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Old 03-14-2012, 09:34 PM   #15
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Oh forgot, the most important thing...pictures for all of us!!!
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:08 PM   #16
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Congratulations and welcome! Streamers come in all shapes, sizes, and types, and you'll enjoy meeting all of them.

Brad...June, huh...? hmmmm....
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:38 PM   #17
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Like Brad said, join us in Arkansas. It will be a fun time, give you a chance to ask all the AS questions you want, AND meet some great folks!

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Old 03-14-2012, 10:54 PM   #19
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Congratulations and welcome! Streamers come in all shapes, sizes, and types, and you'll enjoy meeting all of them.

Brad...June, huh...? hmmmm....
You should come Glee! That would make 5 Bambi's if you join us!
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:05 PM   #20
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You should come Glee! That would make 5 Bambi's if you join us!
Sounds like so much fun! Bambis rule! I'll think about it...I was intending to spend most of the summer in CO, but.....
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:17 PM   #21
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Welcome to the world of shiny, happy people (for the most part).

Advice? If you've never towed anything before, make sure they show you how to adjust trailer-brakes via the under-dash control box. Mine was too high - almost put myself through the windshield going down a mountain road.
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:23 PM   #22
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Going to Texas Friday to pick the Airstream up... Any Advice?
Congrats Mark! Have you towed before?
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:20 AM   #23
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Don't care about gay or straight, just enjoy the hell out of your AS. jim
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:34 AM   #24
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What Jim said. Congrats & enjoy.
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:10 PM   #25
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There is soooo much advice you could receive, and yet....

A couple good ones if you haven't towed much before, or camped in an RV...

1. Let/Press the Dealer to do a thorough walk-through and demo, and suspect you may forget stuff anyway.. Make sure YOU can work all the things from wter heater to draining tanks..
2. Begin drafting "Checklist" for setting up and gtting ready to tow/drive off... Many of the "great stories.." here involve things like leaving antennas up or windows open or even hoses connected.. A good short checklist can help a lot.
3. Be ready to drive a little slower than the fastest cars on the Interstate at the beginning.. Airstreams tow so well you might think you can go 75, until you discover that mass and inertia are not your friends when you need to stop or swerve.. Take it easy and gain confidence slowly.
4. Start modestly with cooking and meal plans.. Sandwiches and basic coffeemaker and microwave stuff are OK to start, and you can work up to gourmet menus' after learning what you are comfortable with in kitchen and cleanups.

Best of luck on ride home, and do enjoy it!!
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In a short 24 hours, I will be in my new 19 ft Flying Cloud! Very Excited... Pictures will be coming
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:15 PM   #27
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Another thing that people do is spend their first night on the dealers lot to learn the systems and look for any deficiencies that can be taken care of before you drive off.
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In a short 24 hours, I will be in my new 19 ft Flying Cloud! Very Excited... Pictures will be coming
Yipeeee!
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