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Old 12-20-2013, 04:12 PM   #15
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I agree with most above that it is not an Airstream and compare as you may it will never be the quality of an Airstream. A few years ago there was a product called Earth Bound, which also had lots of bells and whistles, looked really cool. It only lasted a very short time and is long gone now. I wonder where the owners of that brand turn to when something goes wrong. You should consider this seriously and do lots of research about the co. and the product. go to the factory, how long has it been in production, look up all the reviews from present owners of units, do the research. Airstream has longevity for a reason. What will that plastic rig be looking like in a few years, what will it be worth. Check it out completely. Be cautious and take your time. Will it be around in 75 or 80 years?
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:46 PM   #16
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I think the economic downturn ate up a lot of RV manufacturers, which is too bad because I like to see innovative stuff like the Earthbound coming out. I think it's weird that so many white boxes are out there, when aerodynamic designs and futuristic styling and tech goodies on the inside seem like no-brainers in 2013! I guess if the market isn't demanding it though, it's not going to catch on.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:01 PM   #17
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If you do, please give us an in depth review, with follow up reliability reports. It looks cool. I love that fact that, unlike so many SOB's, it has a front window.

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Old 12-20-2013, 09:34 PM   #18
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Quite a styling disaster. A little bit of everything borrowed from many RV's, but none of it fits. Odd proportions.

If you want an Airstream, why not get one?
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:48 PM   #19
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Quite a styling disaster. A little bit of everything borrowed from many RV's, but none of it fits. Odd proportions.

If you want an Airstream, why not get one?
Your post reads like a personal value judgment which is probably not universally held.

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Old 12-20-2013, 09:53 PM   #20
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Your post reads like a personal value judgment which is probably not universally held.

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It is Ken, trying to be honest. Beauty is often in the eye of the beholder, but jeez that thing is "unusual". And I'm hoping the op will get an Airstream if that's what he really wants.
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:03 PM   #21
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It is Ken, trying to be honest. Beauty is often in the eye of the beholder, but jeez that thing is "unusual". And I'm hoping the op will get an Airstream if that's what he really wants.
I'm not sure what I think. I will agree with the unusual. I think that is pretty hard to argue with.

Certain aspects of it appeal to me, but I would not swap mine for one.

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Old 12-20-2013, 10:31 PM   #22
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We won't disown you. We have a Holiday Rambler 5er that we really enjoy. A 76 Airstream 31' and a 73 Avion Travelcader 25'. The Airstream going on the for sale block this Spring as it just isn't as cozy as the Avion for us.

We welcome SOBS to the Hiawasse rallies. It's all about great food, fellowship and a good band.
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Old 12-21-2013, 12:42 AM   #23
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We won't disown you. We have a Holiday Rambler 5er that we really enjoy. A 76 Airstream 31' and a 73 Avion Travelcader 25'. The Airstream going on the for sale block this Spring as it just isn't as cozy as the Avion for us.

We welcome SOBS to the Hiawasse rallies. It's all about great food, fellowship and a good band.
Well said!!
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Old 12-21-2013, 03:02 AM   #24
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If you are on this forum then you are an Airstream nut, at least at some level. I certainly would not care if you came to an Airstream rally.

I rode BMW motorcycles for years and went to a lot of BMW rallies. When I bought my Triumph Sprint ST, I still went to BMW rallies and was always welcomed. Most of the Beemer owners found the Triumph interesting. I have not changed. I will always like BMW's, Airstreams oh and Triumph Sprints.

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Yeah, but my Triumph friends consider my Harley a terrible waste of a tractor engine.
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Harley still gets grief from the AMF years- over 30 years ago-
My 2006 Road King has been the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned-
Crude? Yes. Stylish? Yes. Rollin' slow and lookin' good while doin' it? Yes.
Does a GoldWing have better technology? Yes.
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Harley still gets grief from the AMF years- over 30 years ago-
My 2006 Road King has been the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned-
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Does a GoldWing have better technology? Yes.
Yeah, Mine's a 95 FXDWG (Dyna Wide Glide) with over 50K miles and it looks, runs and sounds great. And, as bad as AMF was, they kept the boat afloat until Harley could reinvent itself.
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I actually get the Harley lettering thing- mine is a FLHRCI! The letters tell you pretty much everything about the bike.
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I often wondered.....
Now I know.
It IS possible to hijack something while on motorcycles.

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