I've owned my Airstream almost a year now and finally got around to becoming a member!
The 29 ft.Ambassador is the first camper I have ever owned. I had no experience whatsoever with campers so this was quite a leap for me.
Fortunately, everything (except the furnace) was in good working order. I spent most of last summer polishing and camped 4 or 5 times at a state park near my hometown. I scarcely had much time for enjoyment as people stopped constantly to ask about and view my trailer. I told them what I knew,which wasn't much and almost everyone had a friend or family member who at one time or another "had an Airstream".
Anyway, this is a slow time of year at work for me so I decided to take care of some much needed minor interior work...tambour doors, a couple of screens etc. I will post questions about these later and I am in need of a new airconditioner shroud and weather seal/door gasket. It seems that many or most parts are available only from a dealer but I will ask about this later also.