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Old 11-19-2007, 10:32 AM   #1
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First Time Airstream/RV owner

I want to say hello and let you know that I am a first time RV owner and it was a 1973 airstream overlander I purchased. It is fixer upper forsure. It fit my price range and I have the ability to fix it (I think)? I have never pulled a trailer before so this is all knew to me. My wife and I plan on using to travel to land we bought for retirement.

My kids are all grown and all we have at home besides ourselves are two springer spaniels. I am six years from retirement and we plan on using the airstream for our home when we travel to our land.

I have already researched a wealth of information from this site to help me get this trailer road ready. It is going to need some help.

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Old 11-19-2007, 10:48 AM   #2
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Welcome to the Airforums...congratulations on your Airstream acquisiton and also on your upcoming retirement! The forum will be a great help as you begin to get your treasure ready for the road...lots of information here and a lot of knowledgeable folks ready to give you help and moral support when you need it...

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Old 11-19-2007, 11:54 AM   #3
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Congratulations. We plan to do the very same thing with our "new" 76, 31ft Sovereign. We have lake property and just can't get the time to build on it. We like to run down there when we can and needed more room than the 24ft Argosy gave us. We're pretty excited about getting this one to the lake. Welcome to the wonderful world of Airstreams.
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Old 11-19-2007, 05:47 PM   #4
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Congratulations and welcome!!!

You will find a lot of information here and lots of answers for all of your questions.

I bought my Airstream a year and a half ago and have done lots of renovations. It gets into Your blood and You just can't leave it alone.

I have a springer too....he is 14 and his name is Thunder. He likes to go out in the Airstream for camping trips.


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Old 11-19-2007, 06:34 PM   #5
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Wow! Thanks for the reply's. You folks sound like you enjoy having a great time.

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Old 11-19-2007, 07:02 PM   #6
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My Airsteam is on our retirement property at Lake Fork. We use it on weekends and have never towed it. The folks we bought it from towed it for us. It needs traditional maintenance and cleaning but is still our get away. I like being able to tinker with it and we are thinking of doing some modernizing of the interior as a way to practice. Ours is a 1972 so lots of veneer and some tambor in need of fixing.

Looking forward to spending more time in it this year than las which is always our goal. Welcome to the list. You'll really enjoy it. I don't think there is anything these folks don't know.

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