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Old 03-12-2008, 06:15 AM   #29
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Well, thanks a bunch. Now I almost feel too old to go to work. I think I remember being 20, but I know I sure wasn't thinking about buying an Airstream then. Well, that's another topic we probably can't discuss here. Having an Airstream, or two, is fun at any age. I know I love mine and I am not 29.

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Old 03-12-2008, 06:34 AM   #30
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Always young, never too old . . .

Don't worry Swinginping, your friends are just jealous.

I would've had my first Airstream at the age of 6 if I could've twisted my Daddy's arm a little harder.

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Old 03-12-2008, 06:37 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by swinginping
I am 22 and bought a 1989 345LE about 2 months ago, seller was so shocked, and all my friends joke about me being an old man now... no offense . But, anyone out there close to my age???

Thank God there are finally people younger than me. Im 25 my husband is 30.
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:53 AM   #32
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We went to our first rally when I was 27 and Ben was 31. The next youngest people there parents (who went in their Argosy)!!!!

Now that we're in our mid- and upper-thirties, we're still among the younger ones but happily (not for us, for the WBCCI) not always the youngest.

Good for you getting started young - that just means you'll have more time to enjoy Airstreaming.
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:40 AM   #33
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I married into the wife's family at 22 but finally got permission to buy the dormant Airstream at 24 and use it at 28 last summer...does that count?

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Old 03-12-2008, 07:43 AM   #34
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Wow... when I was 22 I couldn't afford a backpacking tent! I bought my first Airstream in 1987 as a 32 year old and paid a whopping $2k for a '70 Safari Special 23'.

A 345 at 22? I'm impressed!

'Course once I hit fifty, I'm counting each birthday down now, so I'm only 47 again... eventually I hope to be back down to 22..

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Old 03-12-2008, 08:02 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by swinginping
I am 22 and bought a 1989 345LE about 2 months ago, seller was so shocked, and all my friends joke about me being an old man now... no offense . But, anyone out there close to my age???
You are a man ahead of your time... I think it is great! When I was 22 I was riding the high seas in Uncle Sam's Canoe Club fighting the Cold War and keeping Kadafi in check.
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:10 AM   #36
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At 22 I was tent camping, and would have loved to have had an Airstream. I did buy the first Airstream when I was still in my 20s, though (nobody needs to know how long ago that was).
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:46 PM   #37
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Haha, well nice to see the thread got a good response from everyone, i bought my first travel trailer when i was 19, a 1996 26' wilderness which i kept until last november.. which i still kinda miss being my first camper. Wasnt a thing wrong with it, and never had to fix anything. Then bought a 27' 5th wheel which was nice but didnt give me the same feeling as my wilderness, never even camped in it since it was during the winter and only had it 2 months, so i made the leap for the airstream....found it on ebay, and had never seen an airstream rv that i could remember, which unlike my wilderness seems like it may be a little more needy . But its something different which i like, and even though i may complain at some points, i really enjoy learning new techniques and working on about anything, and yeah i think my friends are just a little jealous....
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Old 03-31-2008, 07:29 AM   #38
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Rock on, Ping.

I was really torn between an Argosy moho & the classic AS TTs. Ended up settling on the latter which I bought on my 24th b-day last June.

I had no idea how many people our-agish were active on this forum.
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:22 AM   #39
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Originally Posted by goransons
being in your 50's one day and 20's your others just means your bad at math
not according to a birthday gift I was recently given that says:

"I'm not 50, I'm 18 with 32 years of experience"
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:27 AM   #40
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I may not be your age but I got my first Airstream when I was 16.
My brother and I bought our neighbor's 1963 Bambi. It was a wreck. We restored it using money from our part-time jobs.
That was back when it wasn't cool to restore Airstreams.
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Old 03-31-2008, 10:55 AM   #41
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In 1975 when I was 19 I bought a 1962 VW Campmobile. It had the pop-up top with canvas, ice box, foldout bed and sink. It was my bachelor pad on wheels. I had a lot fun with it, so enjoy your 345.

When your friends are joking you, I'm sure they are just jealous!
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:15 AM   #42
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I wish my Airstream was only 21...

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