Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-05-2005, 09:24 PM   #1
_
 
. , .
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8,812
"airstream life" summer 2005 edition is out!

i tried posting this new thread in the community forum/in the news but wasn't able to so i'm putting it in off topic....moderators can clean this up.



hi folks
just back from a week in the tube and the best thing in my "held mail" was the summer 2005 airstream life.

anyone else looked it over yet?

i've got'em all and i think this is the best effort yet.

it really is becoming a polished product, something along the lines of outside magazine which i also read....lots of variety and features, clear consise writing/editing and fun pictures.

even the cover is becoming something special; the effort is appreciated.

it's tough with a quarterly to have much be current but the piece on 06's is timely and the early rendering of the new/classic motorhome is interesting.....i do hope these bmw designers are NOT part of the same bangle group that badly botched the current 5 $ 7 series bmw cars....oh man. and the piece about the new tele show included early enough that we will be about to tune it and watch....good job!

looks like the vendor involvement is increasing with lots of nice new adverts and products....3 pages on a zipdee screen room? wow. the ads really are nicely done....but will they grow in number to dominate the publication?

if the folks from air life are listening.....i'd like to see 2 more editions each year, but not following the same format. one yearly special could be focused on the people, places, rallies and caravans that define airstreamin' with significant attention to the wbbci, the forum events, and a few really special destinations. air life could do for the wb what they cannot do with the blue hat publication....grow wbbci membership by showing what's special about rallies and caravans and the volunteers who make them happen. the second yearly special edition would focus on the products....jc ohio of course, but also tow rigs, hitches, options, upgrades, customization and so on.

so one special edition on people/places and the other on products.....just a suggestion.


i read this summer edition cover to cover while doing my laundry from the last trip....now i'm so psyched that i might just take off again in 2-3 days.....after i mow the lawn.

cheers
2air
__________________

__________________
2airishuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 11:42 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
myboyburt's Avatar
 
1993 25' Excella
Beautiful , New Hampshire
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,705
Images: 12
Blog Entries: 7
It's great!

Got mine yesterday:

I really like the "Great Ideas" article. 5 out of the 9 ideas were provided by members of my WBCCI unit. Cool!

Plus "Rivet Bits", I'll be sure to tune into DIY for this Classic Rides series.
__________________

__________________
Michelle & Leon
New England Unit

myboyburt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 11:51 AM   #3
LEV ZEPPELIN
 
crazylev's Avatar
 
2004 19' International CCD
Chicago , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 930
Images: 10
I got mine last Friday. Another beautiful issue!!! Great work, and a bunch of contributors are from this forum.

Looking forward to the next issue.

Thanks.

Jonathan
__________________
Sometimes I wish I were living in the stone age. Then I would know I'm the smartest person in the world.
crazylev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 11:59 AM   #4
4 Rivet Member
Commercial Member
 
Currently Looking...
Somewhere , Indiana
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 432
Wink Great Job!

All,



My copy of Airstream Life was in my mail box at work this morning. I was excited and had to preview its contents even though I am at work. I really enjoy all of the contents a lot. However, there were two standout articles to me. First, I really liked page 4-5 where you can meet the “Airstream Life Team”. Second, I am always interested in new product development. Thus the article on page 26 “Sneak Peeks Into 2006 and Beyond” was also previewed (ok I read it) and thoroughly enjoyed.



This magazine is getting better and better (I have several past issues) and it is pleasing to see the growth. I had the opportunity to meet Rich Luhr and his wonderful family during the Airstream Homecoming event this year. Brett Greiveldinger was also in attendance and a pleasure to chat with (I wish we could have had a little longer to talk). Additionally I also met Carol Baidinger and Fred Coldwell (Airstream Life Team Members). In summary I can say that all of these individuals are excellent folks and I feel that excellent folks make an excellent product, these folks have provided one of, if not, my favorite magazine in print.



Keep up the GREAT work!



Regards,

Henry
__________________
axleman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 12:47 PM   #5
Patriotic
 
Chuck's Avatar

 
1973 23' Safari
North of Boston , Massachusetts
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 4,533
Images: 260
yeah, that DIY program looks like it'll be great. only one problem........I don't get DIY network!!

hope someone can tape it for me.....
__________________
Air:291
Wbcci: 3752
'73 Safari 23'
'00 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 QC
Chuck is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2005, 08:01 AM   #6
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
rluhr's Avatar
 
1968 17' Caravel
2005 30' Safari
Somewhere , roaming America
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,093
Images: 39
Yes, we're listening!

2air, thanks for all your great comments. We all really do appreciate the kind words and the feedback.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2airishuman
looks like the vendor involvement is increasing with lots of nice new adverts and products....3 pages on a zipdee screen room? wow. the ads really are nicely done....but will they grow in number to dominate the publication?
That's a reasonable question. We are getting more advertisers -- which is critical to the magazine's long-term success, and you will see more ads going forward. Personally, I think the ads increase the value of the magazine because they introduce many vendors you never heard about online.

But even if you hate ads, I have some excellent news: with the Fall 2005 issue, the magazine is going to 80 pages. That will more than compensate for the new ads, giving you more magazine for the buck overall!

We've also got another little surprise coming with the Fall issue. But I'll let you discover that on your own when it comes out.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2airishuman
if the folks from air life are listening.....i'd like to see 2 more editions each year, but not following the same format. ... one special edition on people/places and the other on products.....just a suggestion.
I love this idea. We would be thrilled to provide it, too, but right now it's all we can do to get four issues out per year. Still, I'll keep it in mind for the future.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2airishuman
i read this summer edition cover to cover while doing my laundry from the last trip....now i'm so psyched that i might just take off again in 2-3 days.....after i mow the lawn.
That's what it's all about! See you on the road!
__________________
Former full-timer | AIRSTREAM LIFE magazine | Tour of America (old blog) | Man In The Maze (current blog)

rluhr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2005, 08:34 AM   #7
Rivet Master
 
TomW's Avatar
 
1967 26' Overlander
Huntsville , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 2,918
Images: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by rluhr
...We've also got another little surprise coming with the Fall issue...
The price is going up?

I'M KIDDING, RICH!

My copy just came the other day, and have enjoyed it tremendously so far. I rather like a certain amount of advertising because it puts options in the back of my mind for when the need arises. In fact, I was able to recommend the Hughes Autoformer in another thread because of their advertising in another publication.

Don't tell Edie, but I will not let my wife, who is a crossword fan, work her puzzles because I don't want anyone writing in my magazine. True love is one thing, but... I see a Xerox machine in my future.

Keep up the great work, and rattle the Daffynitions Master's cage when you get a chance, and see if he has another list ready.

Tom
TomW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2005, 08:42 AM   #8
Aluminut
 
Silvertwinkie's Avatar
 
2004 25' Safari
. , Illinois
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 10,334
Can't wait to see the new issue.
__________________
Computers manufactured by companies such as IBM, Compaq and millions of others are by far the most popular with about 70 million machines in use worldwide. Macintosh fans note that cockroaches are far more numerous than humans and that numbers alone do not denote a higher life form. -NY Times 11/91
Silvertwinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2005, 04:37 PM   #9
1 Rivet Member
 
2004 28' Classic
Winterville , North Carolina
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 16
Images: 1
Just recieved our copy today and can not put it down. Looking forward to the DIY program...should really be interesting. The picture on page 57 reminded me of Hunters trailer, just not as nice and homey feeling as hers was. They should get her to help out with interior design. I just wish this was a monthly magazine.
__________________
Leland and Gail
2004 28' Classic
2004 F-350 6.0 Dually
Air#5766 / TAC#NC-5 / WBCCI#2167 / TCT
ford8n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2005, 11:14 PM   #10
3 Rivet Member
 
early's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 123
Images: 5
We got ours last week and i have gone through and through it. Loved it
__________________
early is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2005, 08:43 AM   #11
Pet Sitter Extraordinaire
 
kposey's Avatar

 
1975 27' Overlander
Chattanooga , Tennessee
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,004
Images: 56
Blog Entries: 1
Airstream Life

Haven't got mine yet. When is the DIY program? I don't want to miss it! I'll also be checking my mailbox daily for my copy of Airstream Life!
__________________
Kathy, Tommy, & Crew, Chattanooga, TN
Air #2757
1989 SquareStream (Annie #8)
kposey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2005, 08:51 AM   #12
RivetAddict
 
swebster's Avatar
 
1986 34.5' Airstream 345
Louisville , Kentucky
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,861
Images: 4
Kathy,
There is a multi-episode program airing on DIY this fall which covers the restoration of a Airstream trailer. From the article it looks like it'll be a great program.
__________________
Steven Webster
1986 Airstream 345 Classic Motorhome
AIR 1760
swebster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2005, 09:21 AM   #13
Rivet Master
 
dscluchfc's Avatar
 
1984 31' Excella
Abernathy , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 849
I got my subscription renewed late...07-14-2005....so now I go to the mail box daily anticipating the arrival of the Summer 2005 issue.....I sure am glad it will come plastic shucked so the mail carrier doesn't get to read it first....haha
__________________
David
TAC # TX-18

AIR # 410
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dsphotoscapes
dscluchfc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2005, 04:43 PM   #14
Rivet Master
 
dscluchfc's Avatar
 
1984 31' Excella
Abernathy , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 849
I got it in the mail today.
Looks like another great issue!
__________________

__________________
David
TAC # TX-18

AIR # 410
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dsphotoscapes
dscluchfc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Airstream Youth" JeepinAudiophile Community Polls 30 09-28-2005 07:26 PM
Old "Airstream Answers" Archive 1367_345 General Repair Forum 2 12-09-2003 10:38 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.