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Old 09-19-2008, 07:49 PM   #29
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...I've only seen a couple of negative comments about them.
hi weka'

have u been IN one?

seen the specs and so on?

what's your interest?

how might u use one?

r u planning to buy an rv?

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Old 09-20-2008, 02:35 AM   #30
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You kind of crawl into it, Stands about 4-5 feet high wheels and all. I've seen a couple of motorcycle pop ups that are about 30" high x 3'wide by 4' long. They unfold into a remarkably large tent like thingy you can actually stand up in.
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Run or walk?

I have not been in one, but I've looked at them online. To me, AS's are like Siamese cats. When I was a kid, I didn't like them (cats). I thought they were aloof. Perhaps the scene in Lady and the Tramp where they sing "We are Siamese if you please" was part of that. My neighbor had one. I thought their meow was annoying. But then at 18 I stayed at a relative's house for part of a summer, where there were two and I loved them! They may be aloof to strangers, but they were loving and friendly cats to each other and to their family; they welcomed me as part of the family.

So, as a kid, I thought AS's were awful. Rounded like my mom's old refrigerator or that old wringer-washer with the gears that tore open the skin on my curious three-year old finger. Aluminum rather than fiberglass (like a Corvette) or plastic (There's your future, kid, go into plastics . . . ). But now, I recognize the intrinsic beauty of an AS.

I didn't like Coors as a kid, either. That aluminum can! That slightly longer shape! That tan paint on the can! Who did Coors think they were? My tastes changed, obviously; I love Coors now, especially the Silver Bullet. Perhaps that's partly why I like AS's now; long, rounded, and silver, like a beer can.

So, here's a question. If I showed up at an AS rally with a BaseCamp, would I be treated as an outsider, the poor cousin from Yonkers? (No offense to Yonkers intended; it's just a funny name, like Talahassee, Yosemite, and WaKeeney.) Or would I be welcome?
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...So, here's a question. If I showed up at an AS rally with a BaseCamp, would I be treated...
most likely, a b/c owner showing up any any forum rally would be treated just like everyone else.

i suspect this would be true at any a/s owners event too.

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...Perhaps that's partly why I like AS's now; long, rounded, and silver, like a beer can....
but again, what is described as child memories or a/s imagery doesn't fit with this model.

it's not shaped like a can, or a fridge, isn't primarily aluminum (the shell structure is fiberglass) and so on...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f404...oke-44894.html

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