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Old 03-28-2010, 11:33 AM   #57
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I don't understand your wording REAL mo/ho
I could see that one coming!

The "Classic" aluminum ones were made up to 1996 (although one sold in 1997). The Land Yacht line started on 1989 with the unique fiberglass front and rear caps.

Of course, all of them qualify as "real" motorhomes! Both models have unique advantages.
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:24 PM   #58
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I could see that one coming!
Me too; I could not resist. I do wave at all Airstreams, though. All in jest.
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:19 PM   #59
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Smile why so few AirStream motorhomes?

Mike I suppose you are like a lot of folks. More than anything, you prefer aluminum over fiberglass for looks and let's face it, the Bauxite has more snob appeal. Me too. I served as a Factory Representative in the RV business for several years, I know it is like pulling teeth to get them to re-tool the line to produce something different than current. Price is the major factor of retool and market demand too. At the time AS was suffering in sales because the product was at a bad price point and the industry was moving to workhorse and slide-outs. Without sales to support it, retool to workhorse & slides was off the agenda unless the company had a real risk-taker with vision to see what was coming. As it was the beancounters won and AS stayed with the more conservative approach thus the demise of the AS M/H. Too many times the final decision is controlled by the beancounters and thus sales suffer and it's all over. The other side is that sales would spend us into oblivion if we turn them loose. My thought: Yeah but it would be a lot more fun think of how great the M/Hs would be!!!
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:31 PM   #60
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As it was the beancounters won
Which pretty much wrecked the American reputation for quality. NAFTA put the noose around our necks.
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Roger that! What a shame.
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Old 11-01-2010, 02:47 PM   #62
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Classic MoHo's....

I have to say that since I purchased my '95 Classic Pusher 36 in September that I have simply been thrilled! I just finished having all the various systems checked out and any maintenance work done and am on to driving and enjoying! In driving all over the country it has been rare to see an A/S let alone a Classic MoHo so really value what I have! If any of you are interested I would love to try and organize a rally for MoHo's to someplace exciting (and safe) such as ALASKA or Canada! Let me know - and in the meantime you can keep up with me at www.airstreamlife.org

I've attached a photo of my moho, and another right behind her, with an A/S trailer in the lead on a trip to Alaska back in the '90's.
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Hello GREENovators

what year, Model did you own for the trip to Alaska ?

did you write an article about the adventure.

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Happy New Year all you mo/ho types!
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:43 PM   #65
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Stir the Pot

I have to get my 2 cents in here and stir the pot.
Each man to his own desires and needs.
The Airstream f/g motor home may not shine in the sun like an aluminum, but it doesn't sweat like an aluminum unit either. Its is cooler and warmer when you want it. It has more storage, depending on model, and, if not artistic, is more practicable for most users.
The 95/96 Clipper was probably the best idea Airstream managed during the f/g production run. It was, by todays standard, a simple unit to maintain, yet it had all the B/W for the day. It had an amazing (over 6000#) carrying capacity for a unit at that time or since. It was a heavy duty raised rail chassis, with well matched power train. I have for the non-believers attached some info.
Yes, I like aluminum also, but I have not seen any that will do the job for me at a price I can afford. Otherwise I would have bought a Prevost.
Have a good 2011 and please do wave when we met on the road. We are ALL proud AIRSTREAM owners.

I might add that the production changes were many as the model was produced, and some of the original specs were improved as the low number were produced.

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What the heck is that pdf about? I gave up trying (short attention span) to download it. Don't forget to blink your lights, we might not recognize an AS box on the road.
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The attachment should work. It is the original spec sheet supplied to sales for the Clipper. As I say, the specs changed as the project progressed. I have not seen a unit that was equipped with the 250HP Cummins. Most, if not all, were 300HP.
Yes, the aluminum are easy to see approaching on the highway, and I ALWAYS wave.

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Old 01-02-2011, 09:29 PM   #68
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Well Dave, the cutter, and or clipper is a fine beast all in a class by itself

It was a shame they Pulled the plug on the Production and Only a few were manufactured.

I think the land Yacht, Is what most streamers refer to as a Fiberglass what ever ???

Not the cutter,clipper units
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I realize this post has some dated posts but discussion is always good.


I know what everyone dreams to own, and that is, something that they are proud to drive. Most people will buy new to cut down on the effort (skill), but not the cost, required to keep it "show". For new autos and trucks, sometimes about all that is unique from your neighbors is the color.
The same with MH's. The units are generally built on similar chassis and the trim and bling makes the product different.

Now then -- there are those who value past production and go to great pain to maintain and show the older vehicles in the style of the period. Everyone appreciates a restored unit when they see it, but few have the time, skill or resources to take on that kind of project.
We do, in most cases, tend to fall into an area we are comfortable with and if that is different than the norm, then sobeit. We are putting the effort into it to satisfy ourselves first. That's what is important.

I believe the Airstream FAMILY all have the same goal, and that is to enjoy family, friends, and experiences that they expect will increase with ownership of an AIRSTREAM, whether tin or plastic, large or small, powered or pulled.


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Old 01-03-2011, 04:15 AM   #70
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Happy New Year all you mo/ho types!
You Mean to Say REAL MOTOR HOME TYPES
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