RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-26-2021, 12:44 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
2021 28' Flying Cloud
Upland , California
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 16
Picked up our Flying Cloud this weekend!

My husband and I just took delivery on our FC 28RB twin this weekend and we are so excited! We placed the order back in late October and did our walk-through on Saturday, in the midst of a rare Southern California rain. We are total newbies, neither of us having towed anything before Saturday! Drove home, did a little bit of practicing in the local high school parking lot, then took her home and got her parked. Now we just need to find a few places for shake-down weekends, both with and without hookups, before our vagabond summer begins! (Suggestions welcome!)

Thank you to everyone who answered all my questions while we were looking to buy. We are excited to begin this new chapter in our lives and looking forward to becoming members of this community.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2021_flying_cloud_ours.jpg
Views:	14
Size:	285.0 KB
ID:	387602  
Kungaloosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2021, 12:48 PM   #2
3 Rivet Member
2019 27' Flying Cloud
2004 25' Safari
Williamsburg , Virginia
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 117
Congratulations! What a great looking rig! It sounds like you're off to a terrific start...I envy your weather as we're "winterized" right now in Virginia, anxiously awaiting spring. Enjoy it, stay close to the Forums...a great resource. Congratulations again.
AgBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2021, 01:18 PM   #3
moosetags's Avatar

2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
2012 23' FB Flying Cloud
2005 25' Safari
Santa Rosa Beach , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 12,218
Images: 5
Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Congratulations on your new baby. She sure is pretty. May you have safe travels and many great Airstream Adventures with her.

SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
WBCCI #3628 -- AIR #14872 -- TAC #FL-7
2015 FC 25' FB (Lucy) with HAHA
2020 Silverado 2500 (Vivian)
moosetags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2021, 01:34 AM   #4
1 Rivet Member
Boston , Massachusetts
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 15
My dream vacation was my Travel from New Orleans
laraalbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2021, 01:40 AM   #5
2 Rivet Member
2020 25' Flying Cloud
Chula Vista , California
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 48
We spent a long weekend at Hurkey Creek Campground south of Idylwild in October. Quiet and lots of hiking trails. No hookups so we brought our generator. It's in the Riverside County Park System.
Riverside County also has a nice RV park with full hookups on the Colorado River. Mayflower Regional Park north of Blythe.
Joshua Tree National Park is on our list for late Spring.
Oreg52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2021, 05:19 AM   #6
3 Rivet Member
AnnaBelle33's Avatar
2021 33FB Classic
Cumming , Georgia
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 233
Congratulations! Great idea practicing at the high school. My wife and I did that 30 years ago. We used the Drivers Ed cones left out to set up spots and backed in a bunch of times. Helped a lot at our first few camping spots. Enjoy!!!! Safe travels!
IG: @AnnaBelletheAirstream
2021 Classic 33 FB
2019 RAM 2500 Limited (6.7 Cummins Turbo Diesel)
WBCCI# 8026
AnnaBelle33 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2021, 05:21 AM   #7
Rivet Master
Acheron2010's Avatar
2019 26' Flying Cloud
Morristown , Tennessee
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 683
Join Harvest Host, and take some overnight trips within a day's drive of your home. Wineries, museums, breweries, golf courses. All should have spacious parking for you to practice pull through or backing up, and setup of the trailer. This will give you the confidence to make those multi-day journeys on your way to full-timing, and an opportunity to determine the things you need to pack or leave home. Congrats.
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
2019 Airstream Flying Cloud 26RBQ
WBCCI #6679
Acheron2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2021, 05:51 AM   #8
4 Rivet Member
Baby Zeppelin's Avatar
2018 28' Flying Cloud
Clayton , Georgia
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 372
Welcome to the club. Have fun with your new Airstream! We love our 28' Flying Cloud.
Erik & Carol
Clayton, Georgia
AS: 2018 Flying Cloud 28 "Baby Zeppelin"
TV: 2017 Ford F250 Lariat w/ Blue Ox Sway Pro
AIRForums #126944 WBCCI #1297
Baby Zeppelin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2021, 06:41 AM   #9
4 Rivet Member
Dennis C's Avatar

2020 23' International
Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 432

2020 International Serenity 23 FB "Sparkle Plenty"
2018 GMC Denali 1500 Crew Cab 4x4
Airstream Club International #2805
Dennis C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2021, 06:41 AM   #10
Rivet Master
Hans627's Avatar

2009 25' FB International
2018 27' Globetrotter
Hanover , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 2,220
Congrats on your new AS. May it bring you much enjoyment!

Safe travels!
Hans627 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2021, 07:33 AM   #11
4 Rivet Member

2013 30' Flying Cloud
Kingwood , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 305
Blog Entries: 1
Go to a CAT scale with your normal traveling family members, fill your truck with fuel, weigh the truck without the trailer and then with the trailer. Weigh the truck and trailer both with and without your Weight Distribution Hitch setup. The scale has three sections. Truck front wheels (steer axles) on the first section, truck treat wheels (drive axles) on section two, and the trailer wheels on the third section. Several good videos on YouTube showing this process. This will give you a good idea of how much and where you will be able load additional items. Congratulations and welcome to the group.
DoubleR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2021, 09:35 AM   #12
Rivet Master
Mollysdad's Avatar

2017 26' Flying Cloud
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 5,363
Blog Entries: 1
Your setup from a look at the picture looks perfect.
Rain is good. Check for puddles or dribbles.
Mollysdad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2021, 09:39 AM   #13
Rivet Master
2019 25' International
Providence , Rhode Island
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 733
Welcome and congrats!
kittmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2021, 01:16 PM   #14
Trilla the Traveling Tube
kpfate's Avatar
2018 22' Sport
Somewhere between Cheyenne & Dayton , WY
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 276
Images: 1
Welcome aboard and what a beaut'! We just got our first AS in June and it has been so much fun, we bought a house for it...and ourselves!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Garage overkill.jpg
Views:	12
Size:	76.9 KB
ID:	387653  
As Fate would have it
2018 GMC Sierra 1500
2018 22FB Sport
kpfate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2021, 01:50 PM   #15
3 Rivet Member
2015 25' Flying Cloud
Gainesville , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 105
Well Done - Nice looking rig.
Specsalot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2021, 02:18 PM   #16
Rivet Master
Silverbee's Avatar
2015 28' Flying Cloud
2012 25' Flying Cloud
2007 20' Safari SE
Fuquay Varina , North Carolina
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 513

Glad you were able to pick up your new baby.

We love the the Flying Cloud 28 footers.
Silverbee is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2021, 02:30 PM   #17
3 Rivet Member
2013 28' Flying Cloud
Penn Yan , New York
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 111

If u like, I can send u my checklist for our FC28 to help u develop your own. My email is “delrossa@hotmail.com”. If u email me I’ll send you the checklist. It will help u develop your own. At your stage it’s a must have.
delrossa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2021, 12:54 PM   #18
1 Rivet Member
2021 28' Flying Cloud
Upland , California
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 16
Thanks everyone for the suggestions and encouragement. We weighed the truck at the CAT scales when we were shopping, so we are familiar with the procedure and will head there as soon as we have loaded the trailer with what we think are the necessities.

We are pretty much minimalists when it comes to travel. I have also looked into Harvest Host and it looks promising. We wanted to do a bit of full-hook up camping at first, just so we can make sure all systems are working as they should. We definitely ordered our FC with dry camping in mind: only one AC, propane stove (no microwave...I don't really use it at home either) and upgraded solar w/lithium batteries. The ability to dry camp was our big question with the GT after the 2021 changes. Lucky for us they changed many of the things we disliked about the FC prior to 2021. Just meant to be I guess!
Kungaloosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2021, 01:01 PM   #19
1 Rivet Member
2021 28' Flying Cloud
Chester County , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Oct 2020
Posts: 17
Congrats!!! Super jealous as I ordered a 28RB Oct 3 and have to wait until April 19th ish! Would not be doing much but sitting anyway here on the right coast anyway. Would be awesome if you keep this thread updated as you travel!!!

Sidwar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2021, 01:45 PM   #20
1 Rivet Member
2018 27' Globetrotter
2021 27' Flying Cloud
Santa Fe , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 11
Congratulations on getting your Flying Cloud! We picked up our FC 27FBT on December 19th and have been on the road with it ever since. It has performed flawlessly since day one. The quality of the build is what you would hope and expect from Airstream. I hope you enjoy yours as much as we have enjoyed ours!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Droxine Ft Stockton.jpg
Views:	11
Size:	128.0 KB
ID:	387729  
ToBoldlyRoll is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just picked up our new 2020 25’ Flying Cloud FB Twin Rad22 Member Introductions 10 04-20-2020 06:28 PM
Picked up our Airstream today srpuywa 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 6 05-15-2013 01:20 PM
Just Picked Up Our New Airstream Paul&Dee Member Introductions 14 04-05-2009 08:13 PM
Newbie Airstreamers - Just picked our new Safari SE 27FB hlopez Member Introductions 5 04-15-2008 11:53 AM
Picked up our 2007 25' Int SS millvalleyca 2006 - 2010 International 9 04-22-2007 10:43 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.