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Old 02-22-2008, 04:45 PM   #15
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:10 AM   #16
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Smallest Airstream Made

I saw this one In Baja and is really small.
It cant be more than 10 feet long. It was just a carpeted shell with no systems.
Very cute,
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:31 AM   #17
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Could it be the old Santa Fe Springs Personnel Office

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I saw this one In Baja and is really small.
It cant be more than 10 feet long. It was just a carpeted shell with no systems.
Very cute,
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In 1965 -1966 I became the first Personnel Manager for the Airstream Santa Fe Springs factory. The put together an office for me. It was basically a front and rear shell and enough center area for a door, and enough room for a desk on the back side, and chairs for employees in the front segment.

Airstream was under fire by a union trying to organize the factory. In keeping with laws governing a company, I went about individual interviews with each of the employees. It was done on a very simple basis. What do you want in a company? I asked a series of questions related to this paramenter.

We found that the plant manager created several management problems.

THe net result, the union was defeated in a vote, there were changes in plant management, and there was a new personnel department.

If the picture of the "shorty" trailer can be idenified by segments it can be confirmed as my old personnel office. Later on it became the security office.

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Old 09-10-2008, 09:40 AM   #18
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Same as, but not the same

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In 1965 -1966 I became the first Personnel Manager for the Airstream Santa Fe Springs factory. They put together an office for me. It was basically a front and rear shell and enough center area for a door, and enough room for a desk on the back side, and chairs for employees in the front segment.

Airstream was under fire by a union trying to organize the factory. In keeping with laws governing a company, I went about individual interviews with each of the employees. It was done on a very simple basis. What do you want in a company? I asked a series of questions related to this parameter.

We found that the plant manager created several management problems.

THe net result, the union was defeated in a vote, there were changes in plant management, and there was a new personnel department.

If the picture of the "shorty" trailer can be idenified by segments it can be confirmed as my old personnel office. Later on it became the security office.

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I just counted segments, 5 each. This makes it later than 65, 66. Yes?
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:37 AM   #19
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Here is the latest and the best. Tow it with a 4cyl.

We saw this unit at the Toronto RV show and the quality and design is 2nd to none. Slick!
They must have changed their site: it's Alto - By Safari Condo now.

I saw that last January too. I called shortly after the show to find out the price, and was told about $20,000 IIRC.

While it's spaceous and light and very pleasantly designed, I thought that was higher than it was worth.

However, it sure solves the question of what to tow if you don't want to have a big honkin' TV sitting in your driveway all the time...
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:41 AM   #20
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Hmm... I will have to check into that. Thank you for the lead.
You're in Chicago, Idaho?? When did they move it from Illinois?
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:30 PM   #21
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Basecamp is the smallest AS today. Vintage models of the Bambi are an option but might be over your budget due to restoration issues on the old ones which are the cheaper ones. The Shorty is a rare possibility but not big enough for anything but a single bed fore and one aft.
The Basecamp is worth a look and probably a better bang for your buck if you don't mind the double size bed being a tad small. I am 6'1" and it is snug when I sleep perpendicular to the sides of the rig, this is the normal sleeping position. BCs are easier to tow and park, are running good discounts for used ones and have the scarcity factor since they are now discontinued. Since they are fairly new, you wouldn't have any "work" to do on them, just get and go. Go see one and check it out. This is the only way you will be comfortable. I suggest you do that with any rig you consider. You won't know the rig until you experience it firsthand. There are too many variables that you must consider and feeling it in person will answer most of the tough ones.

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Old 09-10-2008, 03:49 PM   #22
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I've been looking at this as a low to moderate cost Bed & Breakfast.

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Old 09-10-2008, 04:36 PM   #23
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I saw this one In Baja and is really small.
It cant be more than 10 feet long. It was just a carpeted shell with no systems.
Very cute,
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I started this thread about the same trailer this last May! It wasn't "open" when we were there, but I was able to get up close & check it out...it was a "custom", homemade chop-job ~ Used to be an Ambassador by the tags...check this out:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f472...eck-42148.html

All the "stuff" (in your 1st pic) wasn't there when we were, but I'm pretty sure it's the same surf-shack!

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Old 09-10-2008, 04:56 PM   #24
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Interesting sites.

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Old 09-10-2008, 06:23 PM   #25
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Tiny trailers Oh my!

Casitas, Scamps, Olivers and quite a few other brands tend to be in the 10 to 13 foot range ... and I've met quite a few people who love them. They are fiberglass and don't have corrosion/polishing issues like the Airstreams. If that's the size you are looking for, those are all interestng brands.


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Old 09-10-2008, 06:47 PM   #26
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Base Camps are the smallest current model Airstreams. Your other option is to go vintage...they are lighter and smaller than the current models. Otherwise, you may want to check out these non-Airstream trailers:

T@B
Tada
Teardrops

Good luck with your search ~

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I went and had a look at the T@da today (there's a stocking dealer quite nearbye) and was quite pleasantly surprised. Small, but quite complete, and if I wasn't 5'17" tall, I would put it on my list of possiblilties. I was impressed with the fit and finish, although the screens for the windows didn't look like they would keep our bugs out...
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:44 AM   #27
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Shari,
You are correct.
It does say Ambassador on it.
It belongs to the owner of the Cerritos Surf Bar.
Cool that you were there too.
No i want to make one to pull with my wife's Passat
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:43 PM   #28
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Why run, don't walk?

I'm curious why you say run, don't walk, from the BaseCamp. I've only seen a couple of negative comments about them.
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