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Old 12-06-2006, 08:48 PM   #1
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I just found this site thru Airstream Life. We bought our Bambi 16 Quick Silver in late July. For died in the wool hotel/motel types we have really gone, head over heals,for the trailer life. After a couple weekend trips for familarization we did a three week trip to Missouri, Iowa, South Dakota, Colorado and home (Las Cruces). We are not much into cooking so the 16 fits our needs without giving up a lot of space to kitchen. Our two Yorkies have given their stamp of approval. Just when I thought I was getting pretty good at the arrival and exit routine I forgot to close the release valve on the black water tank and when I took the cap off I REALIZED my mistake - ugh!!. Should have learned from my Harley riding that you never get TOO good to make a mistake. We did a week and a half seeing some of NM and Airzona a month back and are planning a trip to Big Ben in Janurary. I can see I have a lot of reading to do to catch up.
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Old 12-06-2006, 09:06 PM   #2
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Welcome! We were just in your neighborhood in the last few weeks (on Rt 380 between Quemado and Tatum) going to and coming back from Death Valley. You live in a beautiful part of the world - can't wait to get back and grab another Green Chili Cheeseburger at the Owl.

There are some posts on Big Bend - we were there last Thanksgiving, and it is spectacular. There was also an article recently in Airstream Life about Big Bend.
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Old 12-06-2006, 09:24 PM   #3
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Smile Thanks for the welcome.

My vehicles automatically turn off at San Antonio and head for the Owl Bar. On your next trip, especially in late fall or early spring, a trip 10mi. south of San Antonio to the Bosque del Apache is a real attraction for bird (big birds) watching. Snow Geese, Sandhill Cranes, Golden and Bald Eagles, etc. They number in the thousands. I've been to Big Ben on the bike twice but my wife has yet to see it. We will probably stay in Terlingua as they have a nice RV park. Everyone needs to come to NM as there is very secnic country from North to South and East to West.
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Old 12-07-2006, 06:52 AM   #4
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We call NM home also - Cow Creek which is in the mountains near Santa Fe. We strarted with a 16' CCD Bambi, loved it but needed more space, then moved up to a 22' CCD, needed more space and now have a 28' CCD and love it. We have been up the west coast and down through Yellowstone and Brice Canyon. At the end of this year we will have been in the twinkie for over eight months! We have fallen in love with Airstreams and can't get enough of life on the road. Have fun!!
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Old 12-07-2006, 06:56 AM   #5
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Old 12-07-2006, 09:44 AM   #6
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Warm welcomes to both HOG-I and Pecos Pete! Glad to hear you've been enjoying your Airstreams. Be sure to chime in when others ask for advice on destinations - you've covered a lot of area!
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Old 12-07-2006, 09:50 AM   #7
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Welcome Hog-I----Greetings from Farminton NM ----We possibly have met---I was the service Mgr of the Harley shop here in farm. from 1990-2001 before retiring. You'll find many similarities with HD'S and AS'S. Both identify with their origin and still retain a modern product. Lots of history. Like Pecos Pete we've done the trade thing several times. Started with a Bambi {sporster} traded for 25' Classic {super glide} then to a 30' Classic {electra glide}. We spent nearly 6 monthin ors last year and plan to go full time come spring.pieman
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Old 12-07-2006, 10:44 AM   #8
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Hey, let's get a whole New Mexico thing here

Airstreams seem more scarce here than in other places. I just don't catch as many glimpses of silver as I'd like.

Any yeah, long live the Owl!
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Old 12-07-2006, 02:23 PM   #9
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Justed wanted to say...Welcome Aboard. This is the place for answers to 99.999 percent of your questions.

May your trips be memorable and safe !

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Old 12-07-2006, 04:43 PM   #10
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Hello and welcome frm another New Mexico Newbie. We have a 2007 19' 75th Annivesary Bambi and we live in Los Alamos NM.
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Old 12-07-2006, 06:50 PM   #12
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another welcome to Hog-I and Pecos Pete from albuquerque----
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Old 12-07-2006, 07:09 PM   #13
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We are from Alcalde, NM and have two babies, one we use ALOT(73 saf.)! and the other we are working on(69 trade). We see AS on the highway at times. We are planning on going to the four corners rally in Arizona, maybe some of the New Mexico streamers will go as well. Again welcome to the life-Tamara
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Old 12-07-2006, 07:50 PM   #14
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Welcome to the forum! We New Mexicans are getting to be fairly numerous. I'm sure glad to see that! When we first moved up here (Angel Fire), we felt a bit, well, blinded by the light of a gazillion ugly, white-sided RVs.

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Old 12-07-2006, 07:55 PM   #15
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Welcome HOG-1 We started searching for a 16 Bambi. CCD. Living in New York State and still both working. We could not locate one in our neighborhood. We did locate a 20 ft Globetrotter. 1967. We purchased it in July and had work to do. Now it is winterized and waiting for Spring and short trips. ENJOY.
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Old 12-07-2006, 08:09 PM   #16
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Those white sided RV's are everywhere, including on the side of the road. :-) During a recent trip to Heron Lake up by Chama we saw one that was literally all over the road in itty bitty bits. That RV was destroyed. I am so very thankful to have an AS, bet they don't end up in pieces. It would be great to get together with other NM streamers. Bet there are quite a few of us around. Up here in Northern NM we see AS in yards, many look like they have been their for years, unloved and unused. At times, we want to ask if they are for sale, but we already have two. Not sure if you can have too many though. Every one of them is unique after all--- ;-)
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Old 12-08-2006, 10:15 AM   #17
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Hi HOG-I

Welcome to the world of Airstreaming and the Airstream Forums!

We live in Albuquerque. My wife and I own 2 Airstreams, a 95 and a 61. I have been busy these last few weeks polishing the exterior of the 61. Boy is that a lot of work!

You have at least 5 other Airstreamers in Las Cruces;
Argonaut20
Don/Dawnita
MickeyB
Mike.G.
seedylc

There are a lot of Airstreamers in New Mexico.

The existing WBCCI New Mexico Unit #69 has about 50 members but only about a dozen or so participate in rallies. Most of the members are older. They like to have card parties in various members homes. When they do go camping, it is generally to commercial campgrounds with meeting rooms. They are a traditional unit, i.e., they like to have meetings, wear the jackets, etc.
Their web site is;
Airstream Association of New Mexico, WBCCI Region 11

Some of us have wanted something different and have petitioned WBCCI for the formation of a new Four Corners Unit. Presently we have about 24 interested Airstreamers. You can learn more about us at;
Four Corners Airstream Camping Unit
Check out our rally schedule and join us if you wish.
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I just found this site thru Airstream Life. We bought our Bambi 16 Quick Silver in late July. For died in the wool hotel/motel types we have really gone, head over heals,for the trailer life.
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During a recent trip to Heron Lake up by Chama we saw one that was literally all over the road in itty bitty bits. That RV was destroyed. ;-)
when was that? I think we saw the same one. Late september perhaps. It was a real mess.

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Old 12-10-2006, 09:04 PM   #19
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Thanks everyone for the welcome. To Mike, we may well have met as I have been to the Rally in the Rockies (formerly Iron Horse Rally) since 99 and have been to Farmington HD a couple of times. Eubank, I have also attended every Red River Memorial Day Rally since 99 and plan to attend next year. Hope to see you NM types on the road. HOG-I
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Yes, the Red River thing at Memorial Day is quite a big deal. There's spill-over all over the area (Taos, Angel Fire, Eagle Nest, even Cimarron). The folks we get here in Angel Fire for the RR event are primarily bike-riding Vietnam veterans, a bit older, wiser, and quieter for the wear (and here because of the memorial up on the hill).

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