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    tinman54's Avatar

    Why did I buy an Airstream

    Well put! We purchased ours almost 3 years ago after having many sob's and thought it would be fun to have and restore a vintage trailer. As I was searching and reading the thought of an airstream came up as I work with sheet metal for a living and a aluminum trailer was a good match. In not to much time our 54 Cruiser(Nellie) showed herself on craigslist. If I would have known it was going to be 3plus years before camping in her??? Don't know what else I would have done with all that spare time anyway. Already we have met many good friends. Our favorite trips are the ones with no plans, just going till we want to stop.We are very much looking forward to getting on the road with Nellie.
    Posted 06-25-2011 at 11:31 AM by tinman54 tinman54 is offline
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    wendywoods's Avatar

    Why did I buy an Airstream

    I can barely put it better. We are anxious to get on the road for the same reasons,but are waiting for some one to come along and buy our house. We are very tired of mortgage payments, insurance payments, water bills, mowing the lawn, property taxes,etc. etc. and see the Airstream as a way of cutting our expenses so much we can retire and have more quality time to do what we love: travel.
    Posted 06-24-2011 at 05:13 PM by wendywoods wendywoods is offline
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    Why did I buy an Airstream

    As we used to say back in the day, "right on brother!" I like your attitude.
    Posted 06-24-2011 at 04:57 PM by Mr.Bill Mr.Bill is offline
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    Lance M's Avatar

    Why did I buy an Airstream

    Great reasons! We share many thoughts. I hope we meet sooner rather than later!
    Posted 06-23-2011 at 07:50 PM by Lance M Lance M is offline
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    StreamRollin's Avatar

    Why did I buy an Airstream

    Thanks for sharing, that was a nice post.
    Posted 06-23-2011 at 11:49 AM by StreamRollin StreamRollin is offline
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    From Excited To "O No What Have I Gotten Into"

    Hi Lawchick,
    Yea we defiantly had mixed feelings after our first camping trip. But I have to say that Mrs. S hung in there more so than I. She really wanted to keep the AS and if that’s what she wants then keep it we will. I never had a lot of dealings with repairing Travel Trailers so I was a little intimidated by the task of our growing to do list. But I’ve always been one to tinker with things and do my own repairs on our automobiles and around our small 20 acre farm, so with the support of my wife and the fact that I’m not one to give up, I’m going head first into this project so we can keep our dream alive of being young and traveling the U.S. Traveling with our “Quad” as we call it. (This consists of me, the wife, and our two dogs.) Thanks to all the info I have gathered here and the resources for needed parts I’m really excited to get this project going and post it on the forum so that it might help someone in need just like it did myself.
    Some things you might want the dealer to show you that I wish I would have thought of, the electric and water of course, but also fill all the tanks with water to show that they hold water and that the valves do not leak. Also check the back of the trailer, which in my case would be the rear bedroom, where the city water connection goes into the trailer, this seems to be a famous spot for water leaks which was the corporate for my floor rot. The connection seems to leak and rot the floor. We have replaced our flooring and the city water connection and all the fittings inside the trailer to prevent further leaks.
    As you can tell I’m the writer in our family to, Mr. S is the documenter and photographer and does a wonderful job in photo editing. She is very creative. Once we get out on the roads I’m sure she will have some amazing pictures.
    Glad to know I got a shoulder to cry on lol…don’t be shy to do the same to me. As I progress Ill be sure to post and keep everyone up to speed and if I can help in any way I’d be glad to do so.
    I really hope your deal goes through so that you can get the AS and keep your spirits high and take it one day at a time. There are lots of people here to help you through whatever you might come across.
    Hope we do meet one day. My wife loves the beach and I did promise her we would make a trip to Florida one day so we might see you there. Good luck to you and keep in touch.
    Posted 01-05-2011 at 04:47 PM by Mr & Mrs S Mr & Mrs S is offline
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    LawChick's Avatar

    From Excited To "O No What Have I Gotten Into"

    Hang in there. I had mixed feelings reading your post. We are about to pick up our 92 Excella 29 that we have been trying to buy for three months (long sad story), but it's coming from a dealer and we will make them put the water and electric to it before we drag it away. It's a 92 though and I know there are bound to be troubles. Besides that, it has lots of rust and I'm not sure it hasn't been flooded at some point! But the floors seem sound and everything works, and it has a new AC.

    But, we are buying it at a pretty low price with full knowledge it will probably need repair. And we aren't even handy like it sounds like you are. Don't give up! Hope to meet up with you sometime out in AS land.
    It is a bit of a cult, isn't it? And a wonderful one! If you read some of the reactions to wrongs done to forum members, it seems a little like a gang, too, LOL.


    Btw, we were driving in Tennessee over the weekend and met three AS rigs in a row, apparently going somewhere together. We slobbered and drooled like the kid left out on the playground and resolved anew to get that AS and keep it and love it and give it a name. So, hope you do the same. We can cry on each other's shoulder.

    I'm the writer (and talker) in our family.
    We are Ray and Carol and we hail from Arkansas and also live as much as we can in Sarasota, FL, our other "home".
    Our user name refers to the fact I am a retired cop. But I'm also a writer-type. Hubby is a retired computer analyst/IT Guru. We'll see you sometime out in AS land.
    Posted 01-05-2011 at 08:55 AM by LawChick LawChick is offline
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    From Excited To "O No What Have I Gotten Into"

    Pb,

    Thanks for the support. Your right everything has been covered in this forum and I still amazed at things Im learning from them. I'll be sure to document the progress for everyone to follow. But there wont be anything done until after Jan. 20th which will be the day I return back to the U.S. (I work abroad) So be looking sometime after that. I got lots and lots of parts on the way and Mrs. S went and picked out bedroom flooring today (special order of course) and its now on the way too. So lots to do when I get home.

    Becky,

    Thanks for your support too. As you know the floor rot really get you down when you first discover it but we do have new sub flooring in the rear bedroom so thats a positive note. Glad to know theres somewhere to come and be able to ask questions and people are so willing to help and watch others make progress on there AS. I saw your avatar pic and WOW what a nice AS. So SHINY ...LOL thanks for the welcome.
    Posted 01-04-2011 at 04:53 AM by Mr & Mrs S Mr & Mrs S is offline
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    Becky B.'s Avatar

    From Excited To "O No What Have I Gotten Into"

    Yeah! I'm glad you didn't give up! I had similar problems (lots of floor rot) after I got it home & started cleaning it up. I know the sick feeling! But, the good news is, everything I needed to know to repair it is here in the forums. And if it isn't, just ask & someone will help you. It's a VERY friendly forum! Welcome!
    Becky
    Posted 01-03-2011 at 06:17 PM by Becky B. Becky B. is offline
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    Lance M's Avatar

    From Excited To "O No What Have I Gotten Into"

    Wish you the best of luck

    JS,
    Glad that you didn't give up! We all are interested in seeing your progress. There really isn't anything that can go wrong that hasn't been covered here on the forums. Good luck to you!
    Posted 01-03-2011 at 04:54 AM by Lance M Lance M is offline
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