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Old 06-22-2016, 02:43 PM   #15
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Whatever we decide to bring, we make / update a few quick lists whenever we go out camping:

(1) Stuff we wish we had with us now.
(2) Stuff to leave home next time (e.g. brought but didn't use, and don't really need).
(3) Stuff we brought that was actually useful and should be brought again (goes on the packing list).
(4) Anything that's busted and needs to be fixed before the next time we go out. (Hopefully a short list!)
(5) Anything we want to improve / upgrade for next time (expensive list, but good to have).
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Old 06-22-2016, 07:15 PM   #16
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My wife and I had been searching for a used trailer for a few months, got real frustrated dealing with some of the sellers and the whole process. So we switched gears and decided to buy a new one. Put a deposit on it yesterday, take delivery in a couple of weeks. First time AS purchase for us, although my dad had one as did my grandparents. So we are somewhat familiar with them.

Is there a thread somewhere that has a list of "must have" items for newbies?

Thanks in advance

Blair
Watch your head, when going to bed, and back out. The wife's side, was easy, my side was a nightmare. (It's got an 'East-West bed).
Kinda short on storage space too.
After several trips, I gave it back to CanAm and got a 30' FC. with a North-South bed.
It's great. comfortable, easy to get in/out of, and more storage space than I can use. the 30'er is a real winner.
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Old 06-22-2016, 07:19 PM   #17
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Someone will post links, here, but not I as I find the search function difficult.

Perhaps Google search it, and that might be easier, tho everyone's needs are a bit different.

I suggest you do some short trips close to home, and keep paper and pen handy...this is probably the best way to know what you want and need to have with you.

Go thru everything, write down what you need to have to take care of it.

Have fun.


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AGREE! Keep a 'checklist' of things to take; another for hitting the road, and a third one for recording snags, anomolies, and things that need attention when you get home.
And ALWAYS do a 'walk around' before MOVING the trailer.
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Old 06-22-2016, 09:18 PM   #18
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Watch your head, when going to bed, and back out. The wife's side, was easy, my side was a nightmare. (It's got an 'East-West bed).
Kinda short on storage space too.
After several trips, I gave it back to CanAm and got a 30' FC. with a North-South bed.
It's great. comfortable, easy to get in/out of, and more storage space than I can use. the 30'er is a real winner.
The east-west bed...I'll either get bumps on my noggin or get used to it.

I guess we'll find out about the storage.....

Before we bought the new one, tried to get a used FC27 with the north-south bed...was sold when I called.

Thanks everyone for all the suggestions and links. Greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-24-2016, 04:23 PM   #19
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:21 PM   #20
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Welcome aboard!! You will love your airstream. Join a club !! Everyone is helpful. I'm not sure the 3.42 rear end in your truck is rated that high for towing. I think it its more like 7200 but either way I'm sure you will be fine. I think the 3.92 or around that number rear end brings the higher tow capacity.
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Old 06-25-2016, 03:25 PM   #21
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You're going to have a great time!

We have a 25 and really, really like it. There are pros and cons to every size Airstream so don't doubt your decision. There is no perfect size/configuration for all that you will do. There are times I want a smaller trailer and times I want bigger. That's just life ! They are all wonderful!

Everyone has posted good info so all I can add is get equipment that you feel you need based on what folks have shared and don't sweat the rest until after you get out there for a close-by overnight experience. That will let you know what else you would like to make things more comfortable or safer. Have fun!
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