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Old 04-26-2020, 06:07 PM   #1
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Dorothy the Airstream

Hi!!! I have been a member of the group for a couple of months, but Iíve been lurking for almost a year. My grandparents aka, Mamou and Papou bought a brand new shiny Airstream 280 in 1982. I was 10 at the time and have many fond memories of family trips. I have always been intrigued by her beauty and class. Both of my grandparents and my mother have since passed and Dorothy the Airstream has been sitting neglected in a cow pasture for almost 10 years now. Surprisingly, she is in very good shape. I will spare you all the details, but Iím absolutely thrilled to say that we are preparing to bring her home this week!!!! It is a dream come true for me. I know we have a long road ahead of us. We plan to completely modernize her so that she will SHINE again!!!!!!
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Old 04-26-2020, 06:28 PM   #2
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Wow, how lucky you are to get the Airstream passed down to you! Congratulations and good luck on the renovation. There’s a wealth of knowledge on the forum from vintage restoration owners. You’re in the right place!
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Old 04-26-2020, 08:14 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.

Nice looking for the years sitting on the farm. Great year!

Hope you don't have any problem getting all the critters out!
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Old 04-26-2020, 10:16 PM   #4
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Welcome from another '82 280 owner (inherited from my parents!)
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Old 04-27-2020, 01:19 AM   #5
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Yes there are many of us, '82 280 diesel inherited from in-laws. Welcome and good luck.
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Old 04-27-2020, 07:17 AM   #6
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. Best wishes on your "Dorothy" project. Please keep us posted on your progress and send many pictures.

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Old 04-27-2020, 07:49 AM   #7
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