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Old 02-24-2012, 04:45 PM   #21
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Like promised.....first picture...titled


"What's Missing"




Got her moved to the front.....starting to pack for tomorrow morning departure.

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Old 02-24-2012, 05:13 PM   #22
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BTW when you do the tour make sure you grill Don about when they are going to restore wally's gold trailer. If enough people ask maybe just maybe they will finally do it.
I mentioned Wally's gold Airstream to Don on our last tour. He said there were plans, but didn't have any details of when, or what they were going to do with it. It was very clear that he was as disappointed as everyone else that they were not doing a better job of preserving it. We had an opportunity to go inside of it. The furnishings were rather subdued and practical, as one might expect, but will soon be in need of some TLC. I have some pictures of the interior, if I can find them.
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Well here she is ..packed and ready to go " home"



Departure time will be around 6:00 a.m.


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Old 02-24-2012, 06:27 PM   #24
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Umnn - Jackson Center, Ohio..

Tonight
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Sunday
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:46 PM   #25
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Umnn - Jackson Center, Ohio..

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Thanks for the forecast. Looks like I have it planned right. Gonna arrive Sunday late. Just me. No. Children and the pups. Hope things go smooth. No hury either. Hopefully I will meet some nice people. I love airstream and all they stand for! Can't wait to get "home". I'm really hoping to meet wonderful employees who love their jobs and actually care about the customer. Airstream is a dying breed andkeep true to values in so many levels. Hard part is getting there.

See them soon,

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Old 02-25-2012, 09:19 PM   #26
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I left at 5:30 am and Just stopped for the night....I'm at a rest area Northof Louisville,Ky.

Did a total of 850 miles at 60-65 mph.

With my water tank half full..I got 14 mpg.

Only have about 200 or so miles tomorrow and I will be at Airstream!!

I'm excited.
....and tired, now.
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:52 AM   #28
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I hope you have arrived safely. I'm sorry I forgot all about your trip up here and have comminted to take my wife to a big flea market in Vandailla. Hope you enjoy your stay. Weather forecast says NICE Mon and Tues and I think rain on Wednesday.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:14 PM   #29
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I made it safely.

I will post pics but i have a delimma...
Anyone know the log on password and user name.... For the wifi at airstream...?

You can pm it if you have it.. Boring this town is.... On sunday.. Lol

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Old 02-26-2012, 01:20 PM   #30
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I made it safely.

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A heck of a long drive yesterday, Shane.

Glad you made it safe and sound. Have a cocktail and put your feet up.



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Surely there must be some security on site. Maybe they can help. Here is the guy we talked to after hours. Really nice guy.
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Surely there must be some security on site. Maybe they can help. Here is the guy we talked to after hours. Really nice guy.

Just met Mr Houston,..the man in your photo.

Nice man!

Got the "secret" code!!



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Old 02-26-2012, 02:29 PM   #33
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If you get really bored in JC -- it's easy since there's not much there -- you can head north on I-75 for an hour and visit Jaquas in Findlay, OH. If you like sporting guns, that's the Disney World of the trade. Unbelievable place!
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Enjoying your adventure. Can't wait for tomorrow! Stay safe--and warm!


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Or drive down to Sydney. We found a breakfast place near the center of town that was pretty good. More a coffee shop than anything else, though they had lots of teas too. All I recall is that going into town it was on the right on a main street.

In JC, the Hobo restaurant is next to (west) the Airstream factory and it is kind of greasy. There's a decent restaurant east of the factory compound in an old house.

While going out of town during the day is enticing, if the techs have any questions, it is good to hang around. You can entertain yourself with your computer, buying stuff, talking to others about Airstreams or looking for executives to talk to. It is a small company and the building is not very big. The honchos' offices aren't either and they have desks made out of parts of Airstreams.

You go to the front of the administration building at an hour I can't remember—maybe 6:30 or 7— and tell the guy inside what you need. The time may be posted on the front door. He'll be on the left after you go through the doors. Then someone will come to the Terraport to take your trailer to the shop. Have the sewer, water and electric disconnected beforehand. They may want you to turn off the propane but if you have stuff in the fridge ask that it not be turned off. We have never turned it off.

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Old 02-26-2012, 05:40 PM   #37
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Jackson Center & Floor Rot

Glad you made it safely. We dropped our 2008 Safari 27FB in Jackson Center Friday to have the floor repaired. During our January trip to CanOpener the support leg for the dinette table punched through the vinyl floor and into the rotten plywood below.

We checked it in Friday with Chris and then got to see the technician remove the dinette and peel back the vinyl. Quite a bit of water intrusion and rot in several locations. The technician believes the water came from the rear bumper under the lower beltline. They will replace the rotten plywood and seal at the bumper. The original vinyl is no longer available so it cannot be pieced. Therefore, the vinyl will have to be replaced all of the way from the rear of the trailer to the place the carpet begins in the bedroom area. We are having the current vinyl used in the Flying Cloud installed as the replacement.

Unfortunately for us this is not a warranty repair. We are the third owners and it is a 4 year old trailer. We decided to make the trip to the factory to ensure the job is done correctly (or hopefully better than it was when it was manufactured).

I was particularly disappointed at experiencing the floor rot given I paid a large Airstream dealer in the Northeast a substantial sum to inspect the trailer before I completed the purchase from an individual last August. I specifically asked the dealer's service department to check for floor rot. Needless to say, the dealer failed to identify the floor rot, advising us the unit was in good condition. Since purchasing the trailer I've stored it inside an enclosed warehouse, plus the trailer has only been used outside a total of 12 days (only 3 days with rain), so it is highly unlikely the extensive floor rot occurred after the inspection by the dealer in August 2011. When I arrived home after purchasing the trailer I inspected the roof and found signs of cracked sealant suggesting the roof inspection by the dealer was poor or did not happen. I now wonder if the dealer actually repacked the wheel bearings or checked out the brakes -- he was paid to do so.

We left the trailer in Jackson Center and will be back in 3 weeks to pick it up. We are also having a street side awning installed and a few other things checked. I'm hoping the service work at the factory is superior to what I've experienced with one of Airstream's top dealers. In talking to other Airstream owners I've heard positive reviews about the work at the mothership.

I hope all goes well with your Jackson Center experience.
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I knew you would make it there Shane. Hope you have fun there. Why does it look like ya have a ton+ of weight in the back of your truck?
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Why does it look like ya have a ton+ of weight in the back of your truck?
I really dont know.,,,800lbs of tounge weight maybe?


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