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Old 03-31-2008, 12:00 PM   #43
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I got the same razzing from my friends when I bought a BMW motorcycle in 1977. I have been on that brand since then. Now those guys and gals own them too...Go figure!

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Old 03-31-2008, 12:09 PM   #44
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21... Well at 21 I think I even didn´t knew that there are Airstreams on this planet...

Actually that is not completly true. I surely have seen some on our 12 week cross-country-Shasta-Trip thru the US in 1984.
In 1984 I was 11... ....and you weren't even born...

Damn, now I feel old


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Old 03-31-2008, 01:30 PM   #45
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shoot... I wish I had that kind of wisdom when i was twenty-one...
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:33 AM   #46
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I'm 33 now, bought my B190 when I was 30.

I didn't get too much reaction at all at my first rally, other than, "Hey! The heat shield on your catalytic converter is hanging down!"
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:53 AM   #47
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I'm 32. Had my '69 since I was 19. I grew up Airstreaming with my folks, and I couldn't imagine owning anything else.
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:40 AM   #48
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Originally Posted by Mel
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).
Same here with the tent camping. We tent camped all over for years and spent many a summer backpacking thru the Presidential ranges of NH. In my mind, I would still love to do that, by my body started to say "no" a few years ago. That is when we bought our first Airstream.
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Old 04-07-2008, 12:57 PM   #49
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We are in our 50' But my 21 yr old son Loves them and was totally aware of them when we told him we got one last year. I think lots of younger people think they are very cool.

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Old 04-07-2008, 01:09 PM   #50
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37 here - took me that long to do what I wanted to at 22. Brilliant at 22 - enjoy.
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Old 04-07-2008, 01:12 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by Mel
I did buy the first Airstream when I was still in my 20s, though (nobody needs to know how long ago that was).
As long as you aren't the original owner and didn't buy your 18-footer new in your 20's, you're doin' okay!

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Old 04-07-2008, 02:36 PM   #52
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At Least

I'm 15,
Looking forward to driving mine someday.
Those dang parallel parking test are embarrassing.

Oh...wait, I think thats backwards
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:44 AM   #53
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Wow. What a great thing! Been trailering and RV'ing most of my life. It's a good thing Daddy liked me, or he would've traded me for an Airstream. (Good thing I liked him, too, or he woulda been a goner and I'd have got the trailer!)

I've been 29 for a wayyyy long time now. But I'm a lot younger now than I was then. If I could have afforded my own rig at 20? I so would have done it! Congrats. You're a smart guy who will go far in life. (Probably all over the place!) I'm full-timing, adapting various RV ideas and designs for safe, sustainable, affordable housing now.

Let the friends say whatever they want. If they don't envy you yet, they sure will when they're strapped to a corporate desk in a cubical farm somewhere in a few years dreaming of working towards having...ta-dah!...what you already have. They're not stupid, just ignorant. Me? I'm the stupid one. I knew better - and did that trip anyway. Go your own way. Learn everything you can about everything that interests you. That's the always, always the right direction!
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:18 AM   #54
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Well . . . my TRAILER will be 25 at the end of the month.
1990 35' Silver Streak Sterling; 9k GVWR.
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Old 05-02-2008, 12:00 PM   #55
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I'm hunting for a vintage Airstream right now, and the good news for me is that when I get it, it will be older than I am.

(I'm a 70s model by the way )
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:29 PM   #56
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Originally Posted by REDNAX
Well . . . my TRAILER will be 25 at the end of the month.
25? Psssh!! My trailer could be your trailers daddy. Of course as senior as it is, it currently getting major reconstructive surgery. But when (if) done, it will be reborn again for another 50+.

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