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Old 07-19-2014, 09:58 PM   #1
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"Do they Still make those?"

How long has it been since anyone asked you that question?

When I first started Airstreaming in 2006 I was frequently asked just that.

Now? Never. Say what you will, Thor has effectively made "Airstream" familiar to most people. Think of ALL of the product placement they've done on commercials for insurance, camping, blood thinner drugs, Jay Leno videos, etc., etc., etc. Then there must have been a dozen RV shows including "Norm's" tour of the factory as well as several shows and movies where a character lived in an Airstream.

There are still lots of folks who've never BEEN in one, and the EB's "back porch" continues to draw interest, but I'm no longer living in the grave of the unknown soldier. Your experience?

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Old 07-19-2014, 10:14 PM   #2
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Having an Interstate, I'd never have been asked that question in the first place. But I do get people from time to time telling me, "I didn't know Mercedes made motorhomes!" Maybe Airstream needs to do some more product placementů
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:15 PM   #3
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...but I'm no longer living in the grave of the unknown soldier.

Paula

Wonderful! A better line you couldn't hope to write.

A few people have asked me how old our 2011 Airstream is and look surprised when I tell them, but only once has anyone said outright that they didn't think they were still made. Mind you, this is Canada and people are so polite that they don't like to make such direct statements (I'm an equally polite Brit so I can say that )
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:30 PM   #4
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Paula...

I was just asked that question last week. It was in the hinterlands of Oregon (John Day, which is pretty hinter).

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Old 07-19-2014, 10:31 PM   #5
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Maybe because mine is clearly an old one, I do get that question fairly often.

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Old 07-19-2014, 10:34 PM   #6
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We're still asked the question. It usually goes more like "That's a nice Airstream for its age, they were really well-made weren't they?"
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Old 07-20-2014, 01:00 AM   #7
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I get the "When was it made?" question all the time. Each time I tell them it's a 2014 model, they are amazed.
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Old 07-20-2014, 03:30 AM   #8
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Just a few weeks ago a lady was like, "I didn't know they still made those."
I'm like, "They make 'em every day. They never quit. Mine's a '13."


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Old 07-20-2014, 06:04 AM   #9
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We often hear "I've never seen one of these before" and "I didn't know Airstream made these".

Still.


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I saw a sign in back window somewhere, can't remember. says "YES, WE STILL MAKE THEM" does anyone know where one can purchase that sign?
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Old 07-20-2014, 07:31 AM   #11
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Make a card board sign for the window that says, build completed and the date. That is self explanatory for folks that can read.
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Old 07-20-2014, 07:35 AM   #12
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Maybe get a sign shop to make you a vinyl graphic sign saying. "Yes. They still make 'em."
Sorta like my "The Honys" signs-
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I might just do that...


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Old 07-22-2014, 01:24 AM   #13
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Hey, I like those. Are they easy to remove when I'm ready to sell or put up a different message?
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I would imagine they would be about like the red numbers. They will probably leave ghost images. The Airforums sticker on the glass will be easier to remove. Maybe the "Yes, they still make 'em" sticker could go on the rear window or the front window protector.
When I first got on here, Protagonist's avatar was where mine is supposed to be for a few seconds. That is weird.
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