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View Poll Results: Is your Airstream trailer your first RV of any kind?
Yes, never had anything else. 5 45.45%
No, I had SOB. 3 27.27%
No, I had a SOB but this is my first AS. 2 18.18%
I don't under stand the question. 1 9.09%
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Old 10-23-2018, 06:27 PM   #1
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First timer

Is your Airstream trailer your first RV of any kind?

I see the term "first timer" all the time. I see this term coupled with "and we are going on a long trip" or "I traded in my RV to get an AS and I'm a first timer" It just seems odd to me. So my question is just how first timer is everybody. Are you experienced or new without experience.
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Old 10-23-2018, 06:57 PM   #2
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Could mean many things.

My vintage 69 caravel is my first and so far only TT that I have owned. But as a kid, my family would go camping from time to time in rented or borrowed pop-ups, spam cans, and even tents. Then there were the years I spent in cub-scouts/boy scouts camping too.

I don't really consider myself a first timer, but then again, I'm sure I still have much to learn. Indeed, I have learned much just fixing/repairing/refurbishing my '69.

There are several key areas that make up the body of knowledge an AS owner will acquire:

Camping
Towing
Rules of the Road
Electrical (AC/DC)
Plumbing
Metal working
Carpentry
AV/RF/Wi-Fi
Dealer antics
Fellow AS owners
Beverages
WBCCI culture and traditions
Cooking
Camping Partner Psychology
Tires
Tow Vehicle theology
Critter ingenuity
Places to go/avoid
Water conservation
Weather
Financial tricks
Laundry

That list is hardly exhaustive, but one can be a newbie in a few areas, expert in others, and still figuring out some.
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Old 10-23-2018, 07:16 PM   #3
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Is your Airstream trailer your first RV of any kind?

I see the term "first timer" all the time. I see this term coupled with "and we are going on a long trip" or "I traded in my RV to get an AS and I'm a first timer" It just seems odd to me. So my question is just how first timer is everybody. Are you experienced or new without experience.
Hi

All my prior RV experience was pre-1980 on gear somebody else (parents ...grandparents ... friends ...) actually owned. There was quite a bit of it. For various reasons up until this AS, we always bought tents. The AS is the first RV I've ever bought . Just how that fits into the "rules" of the question ... who knows.

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