Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-21-2021, 07:13 AM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
2021 28' International
GREENSBORO , NC
Join Date: Mar 2021
Posts: 9
Finally realized the dream!

Greetings!

Bob and Cindy Knoll here, we just realized our grand dream of traveling this beautiful country in an Airstream. We have both worked in pharmaceutical research for over 25 years, I retired last year, and my husband Bob, retires this May. We bought our Airstream (2021 International) and are getting ready to hit the road. We pick up this beauty in early June and will be traveling to Maryland soon afterwards to start our adventure. Planning to spend as much time as possible "practicing" close to home (Greensboro NC) before heading across country. We are looking for any tips from the pros out there to make things easier. I am specifically looking for "organization" tips for storage. Trying to get creative with the little nooks and crannies! Pouring over all the posts, pictures and leaning so much. Hope to see some of you out there.

Cindy and Bob
dreaming big is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2021, 07:25 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
2020 23' Flying Cloud
2019 22' Sport
Sebastian , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 1,195
Congratulations! Welcome to the freedom of camping.
You’ll find all kinds of checklists, which taken in total would match the mass of a battleship. Plan a trip or two to home in on the type of camping you want to do, and tailor your take with list to that. The packing strategy will follow.
As I’ve said elsewhere, leave some room in terms of weight and space, to avoid groaning axles and a husband’s groaning back from his creating compartment-side rummage piles each time you need something.
__________________
-Don
(That man in that tiny can)
(Same man, Bigger can)
GetawA-S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2021, 07:31 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Dennis C's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 2,588
Congrats! You’ll learn lots of things when you practice. It seems like we learn something new on each trip.
__________________
Dennis

Current: Newmar Ventana 3715 (6,265 lbs. cargo capacity )
Past: Airstream International Serenity 23FB
Dennis C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2021, 07:56 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
2023 27' Globetrotter
Winder , Georgia
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 514
Congrats on your retirement and the new Airstream. We too have a 2021 International and love it. Storage can be tricky but you will find that there is more storage than you might think. One thing that we did that works great with the overhead sliding door cabinets in the International is get these little soft sided basket type containers from Target. They are flexible enough to squeeze in the tight spaces and can be used to separate items and the soft sides project things from banging around while traveling.
Great advice from Don in the previous post. Make short local trips to learn the trailer and figure out what you need(and donít).
Bcc75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2021, 07:59 AM   #5
Rivet Master

 
1966 22' Safari
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Fredericksburg , Texas
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 2,844
Congratulations and Dennis hit the nail on the head. Short trips will straighten out the learning curve. Youíll realize what youíll need to pack next trip and the things you donít need that you packed. We went to Walmart and bought some of the small (8Ē and 12Ē) stackable plastic crates. We take a lot of plastic utensils and paper plates. I hate washing dishes. You live in a great area to hit campgrounds nearby. Good luck and welcome.
Bubba L is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2021, 08:49 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
Hans627's Avatar

 
2009 25' FB International
2018 27' Globetrotter
Hanover , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 3,391
We found that joining the Airstream Club further enhanced our enjoyment of having an AS. You might as well because you can learn so much on a first hand basis. Plus make some good friends.

Congrats and safe travels!
Hans627 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just realized my 77' Sovereign has disc brakes, New axles have drums.....what to do? crazycuda Brakes & Brake Controllers 2 05-03-2020 05:46 PM
We did it! Flying Cloud 30 Owners. Airstream Dreams Realized! DuncanK1 Airstream Lifestyle 11 06-29-2015 11:02 AM
Newbie in Oregon,first RV, first AS, finally living the dream! leoramos Member Introductions 5 04-29-2013 06:11 PM
Finally got my dream trailer joecharb 1993-1997 Limited 8 09-03-2010 04:14 AM
A Dream to be Realized. D.J. Neder Member Introductions 3 07-16-2006 02:56 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.