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Old 08-08-2007, 06:50 PM   #1
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Oh boy, what a day!

OK, we're here in JC waiting for the Basecamp to get fixed, what to do...

We went south of I75 and stopped at Paul Sherry RV. They had 3 A/Ss on the lot (they were in the process of moving and hadn't ordered any 2008 units yet). Looked at a 25' International and managed to have a window (one just in front of the door) explode when we tried to open it! Looked at a 23' Safari - didn't like the bathroom. Looked at a 20' Safari and fell in love.

Soooo... while our Basecamp was undergoing warranty repairs, we traded it in on the 20' Safari LS. Yeah, I know, trading a 2007 for another 2007, we took a bit of a financial beating, but it was worth it, the 20' is a sweet trailer. JC is going to finish the Basecamp tomorrow morning (basically just test to make sure the leaks are fixed), then we're off to trade her in and head on home to New Jersey. At least we can catch a couple of nights in the new TT on the way home.

Will I miss the Basecamp? Yes and no. There are a lot of things to really like about the Basecamp, but there are enough problems that make me want to scream. Besides, I don't want to have to spend my like re-engineering the poor tent to trailer interface, I want to go CAMPING!!!
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:07 PM   #2
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Congratulations on the new, new baby. You're going to love her.
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:32 PM   #3
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Smile Congratulations!!

Good for you! Hope that you enjoy your new trailer! Have you named it yet?
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:38 PM   #4
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Good for you! Hope that you enjoy your new trailer! Have you named it yet?
In the tradition of bomber crews of the old 8th Air Force who would just add a number to the end of the name of a previous ship (such as Hang the Expense II, III, IV, and IIRC, Hang the Expense V), she will be Amelia II.
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Congratulations!!!

Congratulations!!!

You better not get an oil change or you may buy a new Tow Vehicle.

Post some pictures!!
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:42 PM   #6
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Congratulations!!!

You better not get an oil change or you may buy a new Tow Vehicle.

Post some pictures!!
Stranger things have happened. I went to Home Depot to buy a kitchen faucet once, spent almost ten grand and came home with just about everything BUT the faucet...
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:15 PM   #7
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VERY good Bob. Keep the economy rolling. The important thing is you can head out tomorrow feeling really good about your trip to JC. I'm sure they like it when this happens. Enjoy Amelia II and take some pics of the trip home.

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Old 08-08-2007, 09:17 PM   #8
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My wife and I went through those three models two weeks ago after we dropped of our safari at the mothership. We agree with you – the 20 footer was especially sweet.

Did you check out the SOB in the showroom that slept 17?
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:51 PM   #9
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Congratulations, Bob. I saw the 20 ft. on display down in Perry and really liked the layout.
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Welcome to the Forums, Amelia II.
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:38 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone, now all I have to do is convince my wife that I have a real NEED for the '64 Globetrotter I saw on a campground storage lot a few weeks back. It needs a home (as well as a shell off resto).
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My wife and I went through those three models two weeks ago after we dropped of our safari at the mothership. We agree with you – the 20 footer was especially sweet.

Did you check out the SOB in the showroom that slept 17?

I have to ask -- what brand and model was it?


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Old 08-09-2007, 06:55 AM   #13
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My wife and I went through those three models two weeks ago after we dropped of our safari at the mothership. We agree with you – the 20 footer was especially sweet.

Did you check out the SOB in the showroom that slept 17?
Never went into the showroom. We saw the three A/S trailers and never got any further along than that!
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They had an interesting mix there. Its fun going through places like that occasionally, it reminds me why I invested in a vintage Airstream!

I asked my wife about the manufacturer, neither of us could remember the name on the sleeper trailer. Essentially it was a cheap large box with wall to wall bunks, a very small stove and bar sink. No storage, no place to sit, or do anything but sleep. I envisioned it being parked at the edge of a jobsite for laborers.
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:46 AM   #15
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The 20' does have a real nice bathroom. We may have chosen the 20' if it had a tandem axle. You may have set a record for the quickest upgrade

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Thanks everyone, now all I have to do is convince my wife that I have a real NEED for the '64 Globetrotter I saw on a campground storage lot a few weeks back. It needs a home (as well as a shell off resto).
Of course you need it! It's been said multiple times on these forums, a great combination to have is an Airstream for camping and an Airstream for tinkering (well, a shell-off is a bit more than tinkering, but you get my drift...)

Congrats on the new 20'!
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Thanks everyone, now all I have to do is convince my wife that I have a real NEED for the '64 Globetrotter I saw on a campground storage lot a few weeks back. It needs a home (as well as a shell off resto).
Of course you have a need for the Globetrotter. The new baby won't like being alone. Just think, you could have a tall carport on each side of the house and use the Airstreams as guestrooms. Now, that's real justification if I ever heard it!! Good luck.
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Old 08-11-2007, 11:50 AM   #19
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Oh no!

Well, the deal for the 20' Safari fell through (financing didn't work out the way we hoped)... At least the leaks on our Basecamp are fixed!

Liz DID agree to a Globe Trotter though, so the saga continues!
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There's nothing wrong with a Base Camp and a Globe Trotter in stock. Bummer on the 20' but circumstances change down the road. You can reword the GT to suit your exact needs, and Vintage is great fun.

Keep us posted on how that pursuit goes. And of course pictures.
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