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Old 02-25-2005, 12:47 PM   #1
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Cool We are taking the plunge!

Well, as of about noon today, we have a 28' International CCD on order!!!!
The new TV, a Chevrolet 2500HD CC SB 4x4 Duramax/Allison is also on order. Hopefully sometime in April we can introduce them to each other.
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Old 02-25-2005, 01:40 PM   #2
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Holy Cow - what a sweet sounding combination. Congratulations. I have been very happy with my Chev oil-burner and Safari, and believe you'll be thrilled as well. I'll bet you guys are about to bust.

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Old 02-25-2005, 01:40 PM   #3
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Randi,

Wow! That's a big leap! Congrats on the 28' CCD and the 2500HD. What interior color decore did you go with? Did you get to the factory the other week?
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Old 02-25-2005, 01:56 PM   #4
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Cool The New A/S

We went with the Blue Streak interior, and with blue accent panels in the OH compartments (instead of the blaze orange).

We are excited/nervous/relieved and alot of other emotions right now.

The dealer we went with, Craig Smith RV in Galion, Ohio, is about 140 miles away, and has been a pleasure to deal with, and our salesman, Matt Sisson, has been great also.

Our local dealer (20 miles away and stuck in the mid-1970's -no e-mail or internet site for their business, don't have a PC @ their business) did not seem to really want our business.
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Cool! Cool! Cool! Cool!

Congratulations.
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New Airstream and a new truck! We went through the same exciting period just over a year ago. Now the hard part ... waiting.

Congratulations!
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Old 02-25-2005, 04:23 PM   #7
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I grew up with the Lone Ranger, Tonto, and Silver What an exciting day for you --Congratulations! We love our big red truck, guzzler though it is. . .it pulls an A/S so sweetly! Happy Trails!
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Truck and Trailer

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I'd have to hit the lottery to buy both at the same time. I know you will be happy with both.
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Old 02-25-2005, 09:16 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone for the kind words. No, we didn't hit the lottery...have just tried to always live well within our means and after several years of keeping our noses to the grindstone we had paid off our home. That really frees up a nice chunk of change each month.

Our girls are still little (2.5 and 8) and we have dreamed about taking them to see the places that we have never seen...the Grand Canyon, Colonial Williamsburg, etc. We considered buying lake property at one time, but then we would be obligated to always go to the same place... and probably spend a large percentage of time mowing and maintaining. This seems like a good fit and (hopefully) much less expensive than a lake home.

Bob, yes we did tour the factory. In our year and a half search for the perfect RV, we toured other facilities (many are very close to our home)...Airstream seems to have it under control!

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Congratulations and happy travels to you and your family! Great size for 4 and what a set up!

Tow it proud and have a ball!!

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Old 02-27-2005, 03:03 AM   #11
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Congrats to fellow 28' CCD'er

Great news to have another 28' CCD on the forums. They are awesome! We have a Chevy Avalanche 2500 8.1 L gasser to tow ours. Let us know when you recieve both and keep us abreast of your experiences and travels with pics and descriptions!

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Old 02-27-2005, 10:50 AM   #12
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Randi,

What type of generator are you guys planning to buy? I recommend the Honda EU-3000is or 2 EU-2000s.
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Old 02-27-2005, 12:22 PM   #13
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Bob,

The "generator jury" is still out. It is between Yamaha and Honda. Like the integral wheels (lockable) and the boost feature on the Yamaha. There is also a dealer in W.VA. who sells Yamaha's set up for Tri-Fuel, Natural Gas, LP/Propane, or gasoline. That would be a nice option, not to have to tote around gas cans, and their inherent smell. The Yamaha is a little heavier than the Honda 3000, 6 to 8 pounds, but it is also a little shorter. The boost option is interesting, but not sure if it would ever be needed.

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Well, as of about noon today, we have a 28' International CCD on order!!!!
Since this is your first trailer, be sure you take it out one Sunday afternoon, drive around, and find a large parking lot that is unoccupied and practice backing up. Take a couple of plastic waste cans with brooms in them and use them as side markers. You will thank yourself later on when you are confronted with backing into a site. A plastic can is much easier on your new trailer than a post or tree....

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Old 02-27-2005, 04:54 PM   #15
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Hi Tim,

The Yamaha sounds interesting. I have a Honda EU-3000 with wheels, but they don't lock. The tri-fuel in a nice feature, as is the battery boost on the SEB version. Can the WVA dealer install a remote start for it?
Are you going with a truck cap or hard tonneau on your 2500HD to protect/secure it?
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Old 02-27-2005, 04:54 PM   #16
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The Yamaha sounds interesting. I have a Honda EU-3000 with wheels, but they don't lock. The tri-fuel in a nice feature, as is the battery boost on the SEB version. Can the WVA dealer install a remote start for it?
Are you going with a truck cap or hard tonneau on your 2500HD to protect/secure it?
Bob,

The dealer is WVA also offers remote start on the Yamaha. And we will have a locking hard tonneau for the bed. Maybe a Leer, or Peragon makes an intriguing rolling aluminum top. Both install without drilling any holes in the body metal.

On the subject of protection, sounds like a lockable pin for the receiver/hitch is a good idea. We have seen good and bad things said about hitch ball locks, yes you should have them, no they are easy for a thief to defeat. Heard about wheel boots, rotochok's, and lots of other security items.

What security items do you utilize to protect your Airstream?

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Old 02-28-2005, 03:47 AM   #18
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I'm also looking into a wheel boot. I currently have a hitch lock, but feel that is insufficient to a determined thief. Some have mentioned LOJAC for trailers. It's about the same cost as the boot, and I have a local dealer. I might check that out.
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Since this is your first trailer, be sure you take it out one Sunday afternoon, drive around, and find a large parking lot that is unoccupied and practice backing up. Take a couple of plastic waste cans with brooms in them and use them as side markers. You will thank yourself later on when you are confronted with backing into a site. A plastic can is much easier on your new trailer than a post or tree....

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Good Idea - I was planning on using mylar balloons with crepe paper strings and a couple of nuts to weight them to the ground. Heh, heh. Could even carry them with my for the first real backup. They certainly won't weigh down the trailer.

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Congratulations redeagle313! Sounds like a great combination. That diesel will be wonderin' when you're ever going to put a load on it. Where are you at in NE Hoosierland? Went to a middle school (back when they called them Jr. High Schools) in La Porte, IN many years ago ... nice town.
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