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Old 02-28-2008, 04:29 AM   #1
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Hello All,

After 2 years of searching I finally found a trailer that I can call my own. Just yesterday I had my 1971 22' Trade Wind Land Yacht delivered to my house by the out of state seller that I had puchased it from.

At 21 years of age, us young guns can get quite ....... well how should i put this????? IMPATIENT! When it comes to getting what we want and we often settle for the first thing we can get our hands on, resulting in a poor decision and poor use of money.

I am proud to say that because of everyone here I feel that I had the general knowledge of what to look for when I started my search for an AS. I cant thank you enough and look forward to sharing the process of the rebuild with you, as I know you will welcome me with open minds and honest opinions just like you have done with others in the past.

Again , Thank You!!!!

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Old 02-28-2008, 05:57 AM   #2
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Welcome Spencer, and good luck with your new Airstream. Post some pictures and we can all get a look at her. Hope to see you at a rally some day soon.
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:39 AM   #3
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. Congratulations on your new baby, and best of luck with your project.
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:50 AM   #4
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:53 AM   #5
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Spencer,

Welcome to the forums and congrats on the new towable.
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:55 AM   #6
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Congrats! Post some pictures so we can see just how pretty she is. What is your tow vehicle? Good luck and don't hesitate to ask any questions- someone will know the answer. Happy streaming!
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:59 AM   #7
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Hello All,

After 2 years of searching I finally found a trailer that I can call my own. Just yesterday I had my 1971 22' Trade Wind Land Yacht delivered to my house by the out of state seller that I had puchased it from.
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Again , Thank You!!!!

Spencer from Mid-Michigan
Howdy, and welcome (although you imply that you have been lurking here for a while).

Speaking of impatient, where are the pics of your new purchase!?!? We like pictures. If you want to read a how-to, please look at this thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...eds-31829.html

There is lots of help too.

Good luck and have fun. See you on the road!
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:04 AM   #8
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:30 AM   #9
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Hi Spencer, Welcome!
It sounds like you did your homework and can now enjoy your trailer. Congrats.
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:45 AM   #10
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Grats Spencer! I hear you on the impatient part, but it's just an awesome feeling when you finally get things rolling. I'll be watching your progress for sure.
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:42 AM   #11
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Hey Spencer, congratulations. Keep your eye out for the metro detroit rally thread, it's winter and we're just yakking it up but lots of Airstreamers in the area.
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:08 AM   #12
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Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the family! I know what you mean about impatience! We bought our 70 Overlander on E Bay (and YES it was a positive experience) and waited 6 to 8 weeks for spring to come and make the journey to South Bend, In to pick her up. It's worth the wait!
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:16 AM   #13
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AHHH YOU, you latched onto our name. Glad to have you. Coincidently I am a native of Michigan too.
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:35 AM   #14
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Welcome Spencer...now the fun begins.............
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:59 AM   #15
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Congrulations from an old gun

Hey way to go!! Nice to see a young gun get started in a wonderful new hobby. I live in Port Huron Mi.!! Hey you need any help just give me a email here.Plus there are some great AS clubs in MI. Once again congratulation!! JIm A
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YAY, Someone eles who lives in MI, who is 21, and LOVES Airstream's!!!!!!!! Spencer, send me a PM and Ill tell you when our Rally's are for the Metro Detroit group!!!
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:45 PM   #17
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Hello. We are new to "Airstreaming". We have aquired an 1982 Excella 31'. We are still going through it and checking on what works and what doesn't. I had to do some electrical work on it so far, but that's it. I am afraid at this point to check the gas, I don't know how long it's been since any of the LP has been fired up. Any suggestions?

We are in Charleston, SC...
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:31 PM   #18
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Hey Spencer...glad you could join in and that you found your Airstream...it's good you're young...all the more years ahead of you to enjoy it! Congrats!

Ease on down the road...
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:58 PM   #19
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I have had my 1982 Excella 27ft. about a year now. I just replaced the propane regulator and the flex hose from the regulator bottom to the 5/8 copper line. I made a new 3/8 flex hose (must be rubber). Inland RV said 3/8 was plenty big enough to do the job. The regulators tend to go bad from moisture condensation from the long 30 inch regulator to tank hoses and the fact that the regulator is mounted at the bottom of the tanks. My furnance would fail to lite some times before the regulator change and the stove eyes burned very low flame. Also make sure the oven is turned to pilot off position not just oven off before you turn the gas on. Also install a gas and carbon monoxcide detector you can get one at Lowes.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:49 PM   #20
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Welcome to the Silver Party. You will find all the info you need right here. Lots of great know how available.

REMEMBER, it is your turn to host the next party>>>>>>>>>>>
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