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Old 10-02-2022, 08:00 PM   #1
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AS Newbie

Proud new owner of an International 25FBT due off-line mid-November. New to AS but been camping and traveling for quite a while.

Heading on an 8 week +- trip thru the SW into CA to visit family and then on to Quartzsite. Leaving the week between Christmas and New Year weather permitting.

Also looking forward to the many AS Rallies and meets in 2023 and beyond.

Going to visit the Mother Ship later this week. Excited for that too!

I am sure I will have some newbie questions before I leave as well.
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Old 10-02-2022, 08:11 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard

Welcome from the seacoast of New Hampshire!

Congratulations on the upcoming delivery! Exciting time for sure with the anticipation of the day.

Your in the right place to ask questions. Their are many great folks willing to share their knowledge of the in and outs of the camping world. You've probably got some contributions stored away there too.


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Old 10-02-2022, 08:46 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum and the Airstream world! We were also longtime SOB campers, but the Airstream felt like “coming home”. Enjoy your trip!
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(Same man, Bigger can)
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Old 10-02-2022, 09:04 PM   #4
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

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Old 10-02-2022, 09:15 PM   #5
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Congrats and welcome.
Learning and enjoying as we go !
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Old 10-02-2022, 09:22 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on getting your AS soon.

Post some pictures!

Best wishes!
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Old 10-03-2022, 06:25 AM   #7
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Welcome !!!

When you get your trailer, it will be "winterized". That means anti-freeze in all the plumbing. At the time of the walk through, there will be a chance to play with this or that. Running water through the pipes will mess with the winterization. So, what to do:

1) Don't play with that stuff.

2) Re-winterize after you have played

Why bring this up? It's worth thinking about ahead of delivery ....

One recommendation is to "camp out" at the dealer in your new toy. Things you find that evening can be addressed in the morning ( questions or issues ). There will be questions ... After that's done, the dealer probably can re-do the winterization.

We got our van at the same time of year. We opted to not mess with it at delivery. That's also a valid answer to the question.

The only wrong answer to the question is to not winterize and have the trailer stored / unheated / getting ready for a trip out in freezing temps. Since it's already into the 30's at night in Michigan vicinity ( I have data on this .... ) freezing temps in November are pretty much a certainty.

Common wisdom is not to head out on an 8 week trip in an "untested" RV. We took off for 6 months with our new van. Worked out ok for us. Do as I say ... not as I do

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