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Old 08-09-2007, 08:18 AM   #1
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Hello to all! I will be full of questions soon but just wanted to share my excitement. After weeks of checking Craig's list several times a day (Spokane, Seattle and Portland), we are on our way to Seattle tomorrow AM to pick up our '68 Overlander. The couple have been upfront and sent photos of the 'bad' areas. The outside skin appears to be nearly perfect but there is water damage by the front door, a replacement plexiglass window on the door side over the twin bed, and the oven doesn't work. Everything else works. The interior was 'redone' ten years ago, new floor and oak cabinets. The bathroom looks great. We are paying 3,500.00 which sounded fair to us, what do you all think? I can see a new stove, new floor and dealing with the leak...we're thinking someone actually left the door open during a rain? New window. Oh, no curtains. Thank goodness I am semi-retired and have a very handy husband!

A little AS history. My late husband (of 30 years) was killed seven years ago. We had a '73 Land Yacht that we totally loved, pulled it bravely through San Francisco each year (from N. Idaho) to visit his high school pal, camped every weekend we could in the mountains with friends, loved it! After he died I sold it and have been sad ever since. It made the neatest guest cottage and when the power went out on Christmas Eve every year I would take the prime rib right out and bake it in the AS!. Memories. Now I have a new husband and have finally convinced him that we need another here we go Bambo
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:25 AM   #2
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Best of luck with the new addition and the new Hubby . Welcome to the Forums and don't be shy with your questions. You'll also find a wealth of information in the search area.
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:31 AM   #3
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Hi Bambo, thank you for sharing your story and good luck tomorrow picking up your new baby! We have a very active forums group in the Northwest, so hopefully you will be able to join us for a rally one day. Let us know how things go tomorrow.
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:44 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by bambo
...on Christmas Eve every year I would take the prime rib right out and bake it in the AS!.
Prime Rib on Christmas Eve Now that's my kind of cooking. Thanks for sharing that story and welcome to the forums.

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Old 08-09-2007, 09:48 AM   #5
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Rivet Welcome to the Forums

Hi Bambo,

Sounds like a great trailer. There is already a thread you should post to, "How Many People Actually Use Their Oven?" Link Below:

Please put up photos and keep us informed.

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Old 08-09-2007, 10:34 AM   #6
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

Congratulations of your new baby and your renewed Airstreaming lifestyle.
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Old 08-10-2007, 06:46 PM   #7
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Thanks to everyone for the kind welcome! New day, new plan. We planned to drive to Seattle today to buy the '68, remember? Well, we had really wanted a '75 Tradewind Land Yacht we found on Craig's List and were second in line. We thought the first guy would surely buy it. Yesterday we had an email from the owner, the guy decided to not even look at it, and so here we are...driving back to N. Idaho from Battle Ground, WA as I write with our wonderful, pristine AS. Stored inside and lovingly cared for all these years. Brand new tires and brand new never slept on twin mattresses. Everything works. Even the cupboards open smoothly and look like new, the under bed containers are all there...even the manuals! Can you tell we're in love? We'll be joining the WBCC as our AS already belongs and proudly wears her numbers. Meanwhile, DH, Max the dog and I have six more hours driving but I can't stop looking at our new baby in the mirrors. Thanks again for the welcome! Bambo
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Old 08-10-2007, 06:55 PM   #8
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I just love to hear stories of serendipitous events. And I all turned out the way you wanted.
Good luck and hope to see you at one of the really fun! northwest rallies soon.
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Old 08-10-2007, 07:56 PM   #9
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Hi Bambo,, and welcome to the Forums,, sounds like luck was on your side in more ways than one,,, there are a few of us out here in the Northwest,, you are not that far from me,, please post some pictures of your treasure when you can,, best and happy trails,, donna in montana
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:16 PM   #10
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Bambo - Congratulations on getting the 75 Trade Wind. My favorite year and model. Welcome to the club!


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Old 08-11-2007, 01:07 AM   #11
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Congrats and Welcome Aboard! Happy Trails, Ed
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Old 08-11-2007, 03:34 AM   #12
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That's great news Bambo. Sometimes things happen because you need them to and didn't even realize it. Unfortunate for the sellers of the 68 but there's a lot of folks out looking so they'll get it sold soon enough, and you get what it is you really wanted.

Pictures, we love pictures. Even when it's a forums members trailer already, we love to see the new owners with their trailer, TV and any personalizations you do.

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