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Old 08-01-2006, 06:07 PM   #1
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Question Vintage?

OK, so I am still learning. I have had a 79 Excella 31 foot for a little a month now and I don't understand. What makes an Airstream "Vintage"? Is it the same as a classic car - 25 years? Is my 79 Vintage?

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Old 08-01-2006, 06:10 PM   #2
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Yes, 25 years. www.airstream.net
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Old 08-01-2006, 06:45 PM   #3
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OK, so I am still learning. I have had a 79 Excella 31 foot for a little a month now and I don't understand. What makes an Airstream "Vintage"? Is it the same as a classic car - 25 years? Is my 79 Vintage?

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Dan,

It is as vintage as my 1979 Safari. You are eligible for full VAC membership and may proudly display a VAC sticker on your trailer (if you join of course).

http://www.airstream.net/

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Old 08-02-2006, 10:37 AM   #4
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Mine is NOT vintage????????

You mean my 1989 370 MoHo is NOT vintage? Sure seems like it when I try to get parts. Even Airstream seems to have forgotten, at times, that they built this vehicle. I have to buy most parts from "vintage" sites. OK, just wait 8 more years...
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Old 08-02-2006, 10:43 AM   #5
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Yes, 25 years. www.airstream.net
Well, does that mean that all of the folks that are over 25 here are "vintage" too????? We could start a VAO.... (Vintage Airstream Owner) group... I like the over 25 as being "vintage" it would put a lot more folks into the category.....

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Old 08-02-2006, 01:20 PM   #6
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Tim,
Man are you right about that. Its not until they become vintage that parts start to become available again.
It's like cars, nobody cares about your 15 year old heap but you can build an entire 65 Mustang from a parts catelog!
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Old 08-02-2006, 01:26 PM   #7
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wow! so look at it this way.....some vintage are 25 or so years older than other vintage. they could start there own "catagories" of vintage! wonder when vintage will over take the non-vintage....can't ya see it comming!
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wow! wonder when vintage will over take the non-vintage....can't ya see it comming!
At the prices on the new ones , I suspect the vintage just may overtake the non-vintage .
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it's at the international in salem that the thought first came to me, and on these formus....lots and lots of vintage and seems to me that most of the threads here are about vintage. wonder what the numbers actually are.
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Tim-- be glad you're not vintage. Many of us here are though.
Then again you do have a Classic.
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Tim-- be glad you're not vintage. Many of us here are though.
Then again you do have a Classic.
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Let's just say I'm getting mighty close regardless of what definition we use. Classic has to be just about like vintage. Sure has the same issues .
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I used to think that Vintage was anything older than me. Then it was anything the same age as I was. Then it was anything around when I got married. Then it seemed it was anything that was made when my parents were still in this world. Now my "new" cars are classics and anything I really enjoy is vintage or worse, antique. What is really scary is I have stuff I bought new that was all the rage that is at the vintage/antique border crossing depending on who's looking at it. Thank heavens Airstreams are considered timeless....
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Barry, I know exactly what you mean. I'm still using a Toro lawn mower I bought in 1976. Change the oil once a year whether it needs it or not. Still seems new to me.
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