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Old 11-25-2014, 06:42 PM   #29
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Hey Bill, nice to meet you. We all should plan a campout sometimes.


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Old 11-25-2014, 06:44 PM   #30
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Congrats again Nelson you must be on Cloud 9!!! I'm actually looking at Classic myself, since I will be full timing I want all the room I can afford and the Classic fits the bill while feeling homey at the same time. Love the interior and my TV won't break a sweat! Tick Tock Tick stock!

Yes it still does not seem real, I will take delivery next week. I had a few things done at the dealer.


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Old 11-25-2014, 07:03 PM   #31
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Hey Bill, good to hear from ya! I'm doing good and one day closer to my Dream! There's tons of good info here that I will be putting into practice one of these days when I bring my Shiny New Baby home! Talk to ya soon and enjoy some Bird!
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Old 11-26-2014, 07:46 AM   #32
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Congrats Nelson, hope to see you down the road.
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:10 AM   #33
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Hello, I am also single and new and looking to live full time in my travel trailer. I don't have an Airstream, however, I have a 1968 Silver Streak (the kissing cousin). I've just started the remodel of the interior. I was hoping to work on it a little this weekend but it's cold and we just got about 5 inches of snow so I'll have to see how the weekend unfolds! I found there to be a lot of really interesting and helpful people on this site. There is a ton of helpful information too. People have been kind and I appreciate that!
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:28 AM   #34
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Thanks Bev, and yes I hope to see you on the road as well. Were you able to contact the Pensacola unit to stay at their campground, that is close to Pencacola? The Canopener Rally is further down the road, (however I'm thinking they are booked) here is that information, if you are in the area and wish to stop. I will not be attending, however i will be on the Mississippi Gulf Coast camping at http://www.mdwfp.com/parks-destinati...ate=mobilePark

Here is the info for the Canopener Rally;

9th Annual Canopener Rally
January 9-11, 2015
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, Gregory E. Moore RV Resort
7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459
(850)267-8330

Bev, as always Safe travels


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Hi nelson, I've been accepted to work on a Habitat for Humanity site in Thibodeaux so they pick the campsite for us but hope to spend some time at the AS park in Pensacola as well.
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Hey Bev, great cause, plus it's a much warmer climate. Lots of history in Terrebonne Parish hope you have a good trip.


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Hi all, since I am a newb I figured I would post this here..... In a nutshell: I am very handy, know how to weld, work with wood, epoxy, electricity/wiring, etc.... with that said. How difficult is it to get the plumbing and electricity back into a gutted AS? I found one cheap, and love the blank slate aspect of it to customize (not that I wouldn't love an all original, but just don't have the money right now). I found one cheap 28 footer, that is gutted except for a sink and tank at the rear where the bathroom should be. I can find toilets, showers, etc all day long - can I get generic appliances into one of these, as long as the fittings are all the right sizing? TOTAL newb, so please forgive me.... I can send pics of the interior, it is blank and smooth walls and flooring, and that is pretty much it... with the one sink/tank and cabinet assembly at the rear. ANy input would be much appreciated. I told my boyfriend I could throw a bed in it, a quick bathroom assembly, and kitchenette easy (I have all the portable stuff for the kitchen) so we could at least have a comfortable sleep and start to use it right away. Am I crazy?

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Hi all, since I am a newb I figured I would post this here..... In a nutshell: I am very handy, know how to weld, work with wood, epoxy, electricity/wiring, etc.... with that said. How difficult is it to get the plumbing and electricity back into a gutted AS? I found one cheap, and love the blank slate aspect of it to customize (not that I wouldn't love an all original, but just don't have the money right now). I found one cheap 28 footer, that is gutted except for a sink and tank at the rear where the bathroom should be. I can find toilets, showers, etc all day long - can I get generic appliances into one of these, as long as the fittings are all the right sizing? TOTAL newb, so please forgive me.... I can send pics of the interior, it is blank and smooth walls and flooring, and that is pretty much it... with the one sink/tank and cabinet assembly at the rear. ANy input would be much appreciated. I told my boyfriend I could throw a bed in it, a quick bathroom assembly, and kitchenette easy (I have all the portable stuff for the kitchen) so we could at least have a comfortable sleep and start to use it right away. Am I crazy?




That does not constitute an unstable mind, however it's a sure mark of an adventurous Airstreamer !! Good luck on your adventure, it's all about making memories. ENJOY ✨✨


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Old 12-05-2014, 05:09 AM   #39
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I am very handy, know how to weld, work with wood, epoxy, electricity/wiring, etc.... with that said. How difficult is it to get the plumbing and electricity back into a gutted AS?
Shouldn't be all that difficult. The folks at Jackson Center do it with new trailers all the time, and crank out more than one a day.
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Again, that's what Airstream does. Except for the shell, there is very little in a trailer that is uniquely Airstream. Get to know names like Atwood, Dometic, Thetford, and you'll do fine.
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Yes, you are crazy. It's called "aluminitis" and it's incurable. Luckily you have the AirForums for online counseling sessions, and you can attend Airstream rallies for group therapy sessions.

An Airstreamer of my acquaintance started using his trailer while it was completely gutted, just shell and floor, treating it much like an aluminum tent. Sleeping bags all around, ice chest, barbecue grill, and parking near the bathhouse for restroom and shower facilities. In fact, he even organized a recurring rally, and those of us who attended multiple editions of the rally got to witness the progress of his renovation at each new rally. The last one I attended, he had almost everything built in, except for appliances and interior doors.

As long as it's roadworthy (axles, tires, hitch, brakes, lights all in good working order, no pieces falling off) you can begin using it right now if that's what strikes your fancy.
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Still there?

If you're interested in forming a club, you could set it up on the forums and take advantage of some of the club tools available. Just click on the "Clubs" tab on the bar near the top of this page.

I think you should also write some general membership qualifications (vintage kin?), and what defines as newb. Do members need to resign after they're not Newbs anymore?

And if you are going to hold rallies, are you going to provide liability insurance? Do you plan to have a charter? Dues?

I'm really NOT trying to rain on your parade. Just be sure you don't create some personal liability if you create a club and something down the road goes askew.
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And if you are going to hold rallies, are you going to provide liability insurance? Do you plan to have a charter? Dues?
Given the newbie status of the folks trying to form a newbie club, allow me to suggest this:

Forget the club. Informal rallies might be best, something along the line of, "Hey, fellow newbies, let's get together at _____ State Park for _____ weekend. I'll be in site number _____ and there are still plenty of spaces available in the same loop. We will have a potluck Saturday evening, and bonfires each night at my trailer. RSVP in this thread if you can come." If you pick a venue that you like, it won't matter how many or how few takers you get, you'll still have fun. But the more, the merrier!

The KISS principle applies in all things newbie. Why make things more complicated for yourself than they already are?
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Old 12-05-2014, 07:22 AM   #42
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I think you should do some character mapping, plot outlines, a pilot, proposal, and pitch this Reality Series to Netflix.

"Single Airstream Newbies - The First Rally"

Who wouldn't watch that!
I'll be the Creator and Executive Producer.
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