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Old 12-01-2006, 10:25 PM   #1
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She's home and all tucked in.

Finally! After a long day of inspecting, questioning, learning and signing, we had a smooth drive home with our gorgeous new Safari. Hooray. Now we know how you've all felt during this fabulous adventure. Thanks for all the advice.
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Old 12-01-2006, 10:30 PM   #2
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great pics janet!

congratulations too...

wait till the neighbors start dropping by....

where are the inside and action photos!

did you break a bottle of bubbly over her nose?

where are you gonna sleep tonight...sleep?

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Old 12-01-2006, 10:35 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Family!

Janet,

CONGRATULATIONS! What a beeeee-uuuuuuuuu-tee--------full rig!

Have you been able to stop smiling yet? Takes awhile.

I am so happy for you. Can't wait to hook up camping. I'll show you mine (Avis and mine! ) if you will show me yours!

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Old 12-01-2006, 10:40 PM   #4
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janetb....2007 will be a good year. Have fun.
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Old 12-01-2006, 10:43 PM   #5
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Janet, congratulations on bringing home your new baby. What a beautiful beautiful setting for your beautiful Airstream. We hope to see you on the road.
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Old 12-01-2006, 11:10 PM   #6
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You go girl!! now you're doin' the dream!! Looks good. Wish mine didn't have 18" of snow on it.(part of it only)
Good luck and carefree travel adventures ahead.
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Old 12-01-2006, 11:37 PM   #7
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Thanks to you all! This photo's a bit "starry" but that's how we're looking at her right now. Interior and action photos to follow.Of course we toasted the homecoming--and sound system and seating arrangements--and all was good. Even the dogs found it easy to settle right in. By the way 2Air, the neighbors were here as soon as the chocks were placed. And we live in the country!
Loving it.
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Old 12-02-2006, 01:03 AM   #8
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Congratulations!!!!!

Congratulations, Janet!!!

What gorgeous photos… and gorgeous 2007 25’ Safari FB SE!!!

Well, it’s about time your coach came off of the production line…
Now Santa’s elves can start working on ours!

Do take a moment to put up the holiday decorations…
At least the stocking…
To receive that little hose elbow!

I’m so happy for you!
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Old 12-02-2006, 01:04 AM   #9
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Janet,
That looks fantastic in your drive.
I know you had some apprehension a while back. (Around the time of the NorCal rally) How did the process go - did you have any quality issues do deal with - etc.
Congrats on a beautiful trailer, I happy for you!
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Old 12-02-2006, 06:43 AM   #10
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O.K. I'm gonna go out on a limb here... I predict that Janet will soon win one of the monthly photo contests here on the AS Forums. That or we'll see her work on the next series of brochures from AS.
Nice shots Janet.
Congrats on the new 'Stream.
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Old 12-02-2006, 06:48 AM   #11
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Just Beautful Janet, great photos - great rig!

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Old 12-02-2006, 06:49 AM   #12
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Yeaaaa!

Congrates on your new AS. Wonderful photos too! I just love the 25 layout. We just winterized our Safari and sadly stare at it sittinng in the driveway.

Have fun and travel far!
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Old 12-02-2006, 09:06 AM   #13
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Looks real sharp...great pics!
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Old 12-02-2006, 10:01 AM   #14
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Oh dear, I should have mentioned right away that my husband (AirWeGo-who leaves all posting up to me...) took the photos! And he very much appreciates the kind comments! Especially Glens!
Although the dealer did a nice job of getting her ship-shape for us, so far there are just a few minor cosmetic issues to be dealt with: a 1" gap at the top of the cabinet housing the pantry, and a uneven spacing (1/2") between the partitions of the pano window on the front, with some sketchy looking caulking at the mitre joint of one of the windows. I'm sure, as we've been cautioned others issues might arise during our travels and more use.
Silvergate, you are going to be so happy and amazed at how much more fun this is than you even imagined!
We did have a little bit of an edgy moment coming home. Our long drive comes off the main road at a fairly steep angle which we were very apprehensive about making. Then at the top there is a 22 % grade that we weren't sure our TV could manage with it's new load! Terry (AirWeGo) said that as we got closer to home he started to picture the road getting steeper and steeper and narrower and narrower...But all went well and the skids cleared the turn with about 6" to spare. Guess we'll have to bring her up virtually empty every time.
It helped to have some experienced help with all the maneuvering. Terry's 84 yr old dad--master of all things and a veteran RVr with a great eye--guided us through the hairy turns.
Here's a shot I meant to include last night. It's actually my favorite. We had to make ourselves come into the house to go to bed!
Looking forward to seeing you on the road!
And Gunny, if you're reading this, thanks again for the phone calls from JC!
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Old 12-02-2006, 10:36 AM   #15
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More congrats keep rolling in! Interesting narrative in that last post. You may recognize some issues right now but more will become apparent during the first full season of use. The warranty work I had at the 12-month stage made me a happy owner!
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Old 12-02-2006, 11:12 AM   #16
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We're keeping all the caveats in mind, Bob! And we're going to keep referencing the posts for problems specific to this model, including the head-up about sliding mattresses! Yikes.
Terry just came in to tell me the cosmetic glitches are no more, and now I'm embarrassed about even mentioning them. He adjusted the plastic trim piece on the bulkhead by slipping a putty knife behind it and pushing it up to the ceiling. He'll put a small piece of molding across the end to finish off the end gap.
Then he easily slid the center tinted pano guard panel in its track to center it properly and clipped it back into position.
So far the trailer otherwise seems perfect for being a hand-made item.
We'll see how next weeks shakedown goes using all the systems.
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Old 12-02-2006, 03:47 PM   #17
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Photos qualify for an Airstream add...very dreamy and inviting...knock knock
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Old 12-02-2006, 10:25 PM   #18
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She's a beauty!

Lovely setting for a beautiful Safari....I'm still on cloud nine but it doesn't compare with that first night home! I wish you many happy "firsts" and there will be many.....keep the pics coming! BTW, what camera are you using...they really are first rate!

We're heading for the beach tomorrow as we can't resist with the San Diego weather here this week....we're not so lucky to have her on our property but this will do as long as the winter santa anna's are in town!

Good luck, happy trails, and enjoy your new and very beautiful Airstream

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Old 12-02-2006, 11:25 PM   #19
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Thanks for those kind words, Klattu~
And Barbara, you are so right about the excitement of bringing it home. It's great! And I know we'll continue to love it, but the newness of these first days is just so much fun. We won't be keeping her in this spot on the driveway, but are enjoying the convenience for the time being. Then she goes elsewhere to covered storage until we build a shed/barn on the property sometime in the spring.
And thanks for the comments about the photos. Our camera is a Canon 5D.
Enjoy the balmy reprieve down there! We're having crisp gorgeous days with a full moon on the rise...
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Old 12-02-2006, 11:30 PM   #20
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Congratulations!

Great pictures. We know you must be excited. Have fun with it. We look forward to seeing the new baby at 29 Palms.
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