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Old 01-16-2008, 10:12 PM   #1
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A new member says Hello

Hi everyone. My name is Rick and although the screen name is Rick56safari I have a wonderful wife named Joanna. We recently brought a 1956 Air Stream Safari, 22 ft, from a fellow in Fillmore CA. We are extremly happy with our new baby and plan on traveling throughout the US with it in the future.

We are going to have a lot of questions for the forum members as we go along and hopefully we can also help out other members

I should tell you that during our trip home from Fillmore CA, we went thru some of the worst storms in the last 10 yrs of CA history and the Air Stream did great. IT held the road during high winds and rain. Quite the trip for our first time.
We will post pictures shortly
Thanks for the opportunity to say HI.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:16 PM   #2
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Welcome Rick,,, wonderful about your new rig,,, i too have traveled in fifty mile an hour winds with my 16 foot Bambi,,, and it held the road too,, needless to say my knuckles were worn out when i got home and sore for 2 days!!! hope you love your Airstream,, this is a great group,,, Streamin is the best,,,, Happy Trails,, donna in montana
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:20 PM   #3
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Hello and welcome! One of the cool features of an Airstream with the aerodynamics is not just low drag while towing, but as you found out, strong side winds don't affect it as much either. How do you reckon you'd do if you were pulling a white box? I know you'll enjoy owning an Airstream, owning one has changed our lives.
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To those who are about to Stream-I salute you!
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:34 PM   #4
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Hi Rick and Joanna and welcome to the community! Congratulations on your 56 Safari. I really love the Safari layout and body style! We just baught an Airstream and joined this group last week! This website rocks! Caravaning and camping adventures in our Tin can are so very close. The next step is finding a tow vehicle.

Here's a slideshow of our baby. We just got her for 2500!

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Happy Travels! Christa and Pat - sparkling77
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Old 01-17-2008, 06:38 AM   #5
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Welcome Rick and Joanna and congratulations on the purchase of your Safari!

There is nothing comparable to an Airstream and the comraderie amongst owners.

Please post pics as soon as you can.
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:15 AM   #6
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Welcome Rick and Joanna, and congrats on your '56 Safari. Glad to have another NW area Airstreamer join up. Looking forward to seeing pictures of your Airstream, and hope to meet you at a forums rally one day!
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:57 PM   #7
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Welcome Rick and Joanna,

Glad to see the vintage Airstream family growing in the PNW. Hope to see you in a campground this summer.

Awaiting those pictures. We love pictures.

Barry & Donna
Life is short - so is the door on a '51 Flying Cloud (ouch)
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:20 PM   #8
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Welcome, Rick.

We drove our Bambi 19' 2002 home from Eugene to Ashland in October and it hasn't moved since. We're waiting for camping weather to take it out (we're new to this). Looking forward to 'Streaming this spring and summer. See ya there!
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:33 PM   #9
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Like Barry said.....we love photo's

Stream safe!!
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Old 01-17-2008, 04:00 PM   #10
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Thank you, everyone for the warm welcome. Since some of you guys are local (PNW) to us and have more mature Air Streams as we do, do you know of any reputable floor and carpet places that can replace the tile and very old carpeting in our trailer with a new sheet vivyl? Our "tin can" came out of The Shady Dell Trailer Court in Bisby, AZ and as soon as we hit the wet weather all the tiles have come up.
Joanna says she wants it done "nice" so that leaves me out of doing any replacement work :-D. Any ideas for a local place who can do the work for us?
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