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Quick News – 9/1/15

Alumaevents in 2016…and beyond

Photo by Kevin Swan
Photo by Kevin Swan

We’ve been getting asked from all around the country: when is the next Aluma [fill in the suffix]? Here are a few dates you can circle on your calendar now.

In 2016, Alumapalooza will return to the Airstream factory in Jackson Center, Ohio, for the seventh year in a row—and you can count on Alumapalooza to continue annually, always the week after Memorial Day.

A whole slate of brand new activities are planned for Alumapalooza 7, including a fun series of hands-on workshops (with prizes!) and more musical entertainment. Watch this Quick News section of Outside Interests for breaking news.

Alumafandango is moving from Oregon to California in 2016. You’ll love the new location, in the midst of California wine country. Save the dates: September 20-25, 2016.

Alumafiesta and PTX Ontario are no longer on the schedule. Stay tuned for the announcement of an Alumaevent in Florida in 2017—we’re still working on the exact dates and location.

Remind your friends to stay in touch with us through Outside Interests, and be sure to stay on top of all the Aluma-news at the Alumaevents Facebook page and Alumaevents Twitter feed.

One month left!

Register for Alumapalooza by September 30, 2015, and get a free Alumapalooza 7 t-shirt! That’s right: each paid adult gets a free shirt if you save your space this month.

Your free shirt—regularly $20—will be delivered at the event at the Airstream factory in Ohio, May 31-June 5, 2016. The discount will be automatically applied when you register online by 9/30/2015.

Alumapalooza 7 t-shirts

Preorders of the Airstream maintenance book have shipped

Airstream Life’s (Nearly) Complete Guide To Airstream Maintenance is selling like hotcakes, and preorders are being filled as you read this. Did you receive yours? (Be sure to let us know what you think about the book; Airstreamer feedback is always welcome.)

“Maintenance of your Airstream is not nearly as difficult as most people think, and with just a few basic tools and this guide, you can do almost every routine task yourself,” states author Rich Luhr. If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, it’s easy to shop online through the Airstream Life store.

Get it for $27.95 (plus shipping & tax). The printed edition is now also available through Amazon, and watch for the e-book version available soon through Apple iBooks.

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