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Old 09-09-2008, 11:01 AM   #15
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Buffett Airstream

Considering Buffett thinks of trailers a being better off at beer cans, I doubt it if he ever slept in one. Another give a way as to the date of this Avion is the rubber window frames.
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:46 PM   #16
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If you look close, you can see the Logo of a local FM radio station, 'SURF 107.1' which was located in Wilmington, NC.

The AS may have been painted for a local promotion by the radio station...maybe, All Buffett, All day...or maybe they were involved during one of Jimmy's appearances...just my 2 cent's worth...

Jimmy doesn't name his 'toys' after himself...usually after a song lyric, book character, album theme, etc...
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:54 PM   #17
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...I mean what would he be doing with an RV to begin with?

A man of his means probably flies to all his venues. So perhaps no need for a luxury bus or huge motor home. Course he could afford either with his pocket change....

I mean you don't think Jimmy is gonna be found camping at the KOA or the state park do ya?
I don't see the reason for doubting that Jimmy Buffett would own an RV. After all Mathew McCaunehey (SP?) has one, Dolly Pardon has a B-van that she and her husband tour in when they take a real vacation, Pamela Anderson has an Airstream, Tom Cruise owns an Airstream, Julia Roberts owns an Airstream, and the list goes on. Where do you suppose they camp?
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:22 PM   #18
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I case you missed it, here's Matthew M.'s airstream.

I also saw the episode where they renovated Pamela Anderson's airstream. I am sure Wally had a lighted stripper pole in his airstream as well .
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:38 AM   #19
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I don't see the reason for doubting that Jimmy Buffett would own an RV. After all Mathew McCaunehey (SP?) has one, Dolly Pardon has a B-van that she and her husband tour in when they take a real vacation, Pamela Anderson has an Airstream, Tom Cruise owns an Airstream, Julia Roberts owns an Airstream, and the list goes on. Where do you suppose they camp?

Uh ... WalMart parking lots ? You reckon ?

Actually they gotta park somewhere. Maybe they'll answer as all of em are members here, (the moderator knows their nicknames).
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:06 AM   #20
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A recent topic in a Buffett RV forum brought up this old Airstream



Short story is was auctioned off to a couple in VA but it was too big for them. It was rumored to have been at a Virginia RV dealer but has been lost since then. Anyone heard from this highly collectable Airstream? Look at that hitch setup- LOL

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Thanks for bringing this up. My wife is a Parrot Head, and I'll print this pic off for her.

But I am curious whether the "recent topic in a Buffett RV forum" used the term "Airstream" or not. Hmmm. Maybe they didn't know...

The hitch setup is a goose-neck.

I wonder if that that type of hitch (used primarily for commercial trailers such as horse trailers, farm haulers and car transporters) was used before the 5th wheel (which is pretty much standard for the bigger SOBs) was "invented". (Hmmm when was the 5th wheel, as we know it for travel trailers, "invented"? Tractor-trailers are all 5th wheel setups.)

5th wheels and goose-neck trailer connections to the tow vehicle transfer weight differently and handle better than "bumper tows". Maybe I'll convert mine. Maybe not.
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(Hmmm when was the 5th wheel, as we know it for travel trailers, "invented"?
Glen Curtiss is given credit for inventing the fifth wheel travel trailer. He used an airplane landing wheel as a pivot point and shock absorber in the rear of a passenger car centered over the rear axle as the receiver for the hitch (thus the name fifth wheel). His aerocars were stressed skin monocoque designs and were produced in the late 1920's. They were extremely expensive in their day and only a handful survive today. The one in the photos below regularly appears at the Tin-Can Tourist Rallies.

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