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Old 05-31-2011, 06:09 PM   #1
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What is an Airstream Avalon?

Just saw an ad for an Airstream Avalon. What the heck is that? It's a circa 1970
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:15 PM   #2
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Sounds like some of the 'not so properly informed' or the ' I'll just add Airstream into my title to grab more site visits' folks. AFAIK, there ain't no such animal. I have seen the Airstream description used liberally and quite inaccurately by people on many occasions. Just because something is aluminum, they think they can use the Airstream name.......
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:22 PM   #3
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Sounds like some of the 'not so properly informed' or the ' I'll just add Airstream into my title to grab more site visits' folks. AFAIK, there ain't no such animal. I have seen the Airstream description used liberally and quite inaccurately by people on many occasions. Just because something is aluminum, they think they can use the Airstream name.......
Ditto. Might also be an Avion which is a similar high quality trailer, but not made by Airstream
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Could be a scam
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Could be scammish behavior, but I think Airstream has reached the point where for - better or worse - they've become a genre unto themselves in some peoples' minds.

Like Xerox, or Kleenex... it's an individual brand name that has so thoroughly defined their category that they encompass the whole category.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:31 PM   #6
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This one was mentioned in a yard sale ad.
I sent her an email to clarify. Wanna bet a flamingo its an Argosy or an Avion?
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This one was mentioned in a yard sale ad.
I sent her an email to clarify. Wanna bet a flamingo its an Argosy or an Avion?
It could be a Toyota Avalon, too.
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How about Avalair? [on edit: or Avion?]

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f417...ere-29675.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f417...nfo-66120.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f417...air-77655.html

It's pretty common to see other streamlined aluminum trailers on eBay listed with Airstream first; eg, Airstream Avion, Airstream Silver Streak
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There is a dealer named Avalon in Ohio which has been an on and off Airstream dealer.
They were very active in the seventies.. It is a long shot but maybe some one is reading the dealer sticker
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There is a dealer named Avalon in Ohio which has been an on and off Airstream dealer.
They were very active in the seventies.. It is a long shot but maybe some one is reading the dealer sticker
That would make it an 'Avalon Airstream'...............no?
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Could be scammish behavior, but I think Airstream has reached the point where for - better or worse - they've become a genre unto themselves in some peoples' minds.

Like Xerox, or Kleenex... it's an individual brand name that has so thoroughly defined their category that they encompass the whole category.
There is a current ebay ad for a pink 50s park model trailer. Doesn't have a thing to do with Airstream, but comes up in a search under Airstream keyword.
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This one was mentioned in a yard sale ad.
I sent her an email to clarify. Wanna bet a flamingo its an Argosy or an Avion?
Of course, if it's an Argosy, it's also an Airstream, so that would be technically correct
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