Our new Airstream went on line, Friday, December 8th – at 7:00 in the morning. Wait a minute -- did I forget to mention that we were getting a new Airstream? Yes, I know that we have had our 23’ Airstream for less than two years, and while she was perfect for our 9-week stint to Alaska and back, I was hungry for a bit more room for the long trips . . . and there seem to be a lot more long trips these days! Thus, we ordered a 2018 25’ Front Twin Bedroom International Serenity. It makes perfect sense!
After her first 5 hours on the line (Friday is a short work-day for Airstream) she already looked like a trailer, complete with a frame, axels, tires, end caps, and windows. We received these pictures from an Airstream worker, who tracked her down on the line and emailed them to us.
On Monday we went to the factory to take the 2:00 tour that is, by the way, one of the top 10 factory tours in the USA! We had a VIN# for the tour leader, and he tracked her down for us and introduced us. She was at the end of the first line, and was getting ready to go outside to sit overnight before jumping on the next line for plumbing and fixtures. Picture are not allowed on the tour -- unless your have a trailer that is being made -- then they are welcomed! Here are the ones we got.
On Tuesday, we marched back to the factory and visited again. We got a few more pictures – one of me standing by our Salsa-red upholstery that was about to be installed, and one of the workers installing our bathroom! She would be off the line by Wednesday or Thursday morning!
Plans progressed, and Bruce made arrangements to have the trailer hauled to him at Haydocy on Friday, and an appointment was set for Wednesday, Dec 20, 9:00 a.m. for us to pick her up! Now, the challenge is to patiently wait for Wednesday morning to roll around!
We don’t go camping any more . . . we go ‘streamin’ ! The “SIlvermine and His” is our 2016 23' Airstream, and ‘streamin’ is the name we use to describe our adventures. Stream along as we document everything from weekend trips to longer summer excursions and full-blown vacations. You know what they say: if you’re not in an Airstream – you’re just camping!
Tom & Ella Brown