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Old 05-24-2010, 12:59 PM   #1
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Howdy from Texas!

Around 30 yrs ago this little whippersnapper use to have a blast going camping with his grandparents & one particular aunt & uncle across Texas & in parts of Colorado... They owned different flavors of Avion & Silver Streak, respectively. Great memories...

Well, now this particular little guy isn't so little anymore, and has some little whippersnappers of his own that are at the age that they'd love to start camping. Also, we (mom & dad), after years of tent camping, backpacking, and 4 years in the Marine Corps are ready to sleep in the AC at night on a more comfortable bed, and maybe not get rained on as much!!! hehe We're ready to start making our own great memories...

So, we're beginning our search for an Airstream that fits our family of four. I've checked these forums from time to time, but decided it was time to finally officially join. So, Howdy from Texas everyone!


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Old 05-24-2010, 01:14 PM   #2
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Welcome Scott and Kristen! Good luck in your search for the perfect Airstream for your camping adventures.
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:18 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums Scott & Kristen
We were tent campers and about 12 years ago bought our first used travel trailer and really enjoyed being able to get in out of the weather and enjoy the cool of the A/C in the summer. We had always wanted an Airstream and a little over a year ago we found a 2005 Classic that was like brand new. Since then we have been out in weather as cold as 19 degrees and as warm as 100 + degrees and have stayed real comfortable. We were out 8 times last year and only once this year, but are planning a 10 day trip in July. We are in the process of developing a lot and building a home that we plan to retire to so we have much more time to be able to travel with our Airstream.

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Old 05-24-2010, 01:38 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 05-24-2010, 02:08 PM   #5
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Welcome, glad you finally joined. Good luck with your Search, and be sure to let us know when you find one.

Also, thank you for your Service to our country.

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Old 05-24-2010, 03:39 PM   #6
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Welcome you two.... and your whippersnappers as well..

Yep.. We gave up tent camping ourselves and gave the gear to our kids. They're backs are younger and they heal faster too.

Good luck on you search and keep the posts coming.


"One of the best lessons I've learned is that you don't worry about criticism from people you wouldn't seek advice from."

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Old 05-24-2010, 04:09 PM   #7
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WELCOME Texas......Good luck finding the perfect AS. Hope you can enjoy the process......take your time, do research, look at many floor plans if possible.
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:46 PM   #8
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Good luck on your Airstream search. We found our a year ago and are enjoying the adventure. Ours is a 25' Safari. This year we are going to venture outside of Texas but not far. Texas is the greatest and Houston was our home for many years. The west was calling us (at least as far as San Antonio) and we replied. Been here for 2 years now and love it. Hope you find your favorite AS soon. Enjoy.
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:51 PM   #9
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Thanks for the warm welcome!

Wow! What a nice community welcome Thanks everyone!

We'll keep you posted on the search, and probably will have some questions along the way, as well.


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Old 05-27-2010, 08:45 PM   #10
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Sent you a Private Message

Scott - I was out of town on business and just arrived home this evening. I sent you a private message with some information you are interested in obtaining. Hope you find it beneficial. - Michael
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:29 PM   #11
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We have no whippersnappers, just the two of us now. We bought our A/S amost two years ago, after many years of me not camping, and Rusty Rivet doing the tent thing. Out of the blue I decided that we should get a TT for our retirement (soon, very soon) (yeah_) so we can see some of our beautiful US of A. I didn't much care about the brand, by RR was only going to have a AS. We lucked out, found one in our backyard (portland) not long after we started our search. We have been out on several trips, most recently a boondocking trip (our first), and successful. Hope that you will find the perfect trailer to fit your families needs.
Happy Camping, Susan
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