Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-15-2008, 10:22 AM   #57
4 Rivet Member
 
digger bear's Avatar
 
1973 23' Safari
Richmond , Kentucky
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 373
Quote:
Originally Posted by 62overlander
The fella I passed on 97 north was pulling a rig about as long as mine with a Ford F350. I pull with a Dodge 1500.
That probably speaks more about the quality of Dodge over Fords as Airstreams over SOBs...

I know, I'm already ducking for cover!

;-)
__________________

__________________
Digger Bear
Non impediti ratione cogitationis

--------------------------------------------------------
digger bear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 10:45 AM   #58
Ready-to-Travel
 
pmclemore's Avatar

 
2012 30' International
Walkerton , Virginia
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 2,494
I always make sure I say something nice about their rigs, and they go away satisfied.

Pat
__________________

__________________
pmclemore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 10:50 AM   #59
More than one rivet loose
 
thecatsandi's Avatar

 
Currently Looking...
Keymar , Maryland
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,754
Quote:
Originally Posted by digger bear
That probably speaks more about the quality of Dodge over Fords as Airstreams over SOBs...

I know, I'm already ducking for cover!

;-)
duck low. 45000 miles towing with my 06 F-250. No problems.
__________________
Michelle TAC MT-0
Sarah, Snowball

Looking for a 1962 Flying Cloud

thecatsandi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 10:52 AM   #60
Rivet Master
 
Cracker's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Pittsfield , Maine
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,099
It ain't just the Airstream! In the summer we buzz around in a '91 Saab turbo convertible that might just as well be a new Mercedes or Porsche for the looks of resentment we get. Aside from the "top down" fun, it gets 32 mpg if I behave. On the other hand, I could never convince onlookers that I'm driving it to save money! Like our Airstreams, the Saab will hold it's value indefinitely if taken care of.
__________________
Cracker

2003 GMC 3500 D/A, CC, LB, 4x4 and 2000 Airstream Excella 30. WBCCI 7074
Cracker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 11:24 AM   #61
Restorations done right
Commercial Member
 
Frank's Trailer Works's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Vintage Kin Owner
Currently Looking...
Baltimore , Maryland
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,547
Images: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by thecatsandi
duck low. 45000 miles towing with my 06 F-250. No problems.
put an SOB on it and let me see you on the road... it will have problems then. I had a dream a week or two ago that it took five states to pass an SOB. One of the states was Texas. I really am ate up.....

An ate up, snobby hippie, what is the world coming too....
Frank's Trailer Works is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 01:49 PM   #62
Roadtrain O--O~(--ooo--)
 
ebair's Avatar
 
2000 34' Limited
1979 31' Excella 500
Miamisburg , Ohio
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 145
On the way home from KC, where I picked up my '00 Ltd.
Was cruzing along at the Illinois mandated double nickle when a 40 something cougar in a 380SEL convertible passes by taking a long look at my new to me AS. As she pulled past the TV she looked over and gave me a big smile a wink and a thumbs up before zippin' on down the road. I think I was in a good mood for a week after that. Some people appreciate it, I thought the car she was driving was pretty cool too
Most of the time when people pass on the road the passenger is giving the trailer a long look but when they pass the TV (act like) there ignoring.

Quote:
An ate up, snobby hippie, what is the world coming too....
Hey, I resemble that remark!

Like Pat, I try to say something complementary (usually about how much room there is) to others about their SOB's and we just say it's a 34' trailer when asked, it's funny how people act, we've probably spent less on our 'gently experienced' AS than most 5er's and certainly a fifth of what some one that has a big moho has, but you still get the comments.
__________________
'00 34' Classic Limited (LOVSHAC)
'12 3500HD, 4x4 LBZ D/A CC LB
AIR #12881
TAC OH-10
ebair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 02:37 PM   #63
Rivet Master
 
jimmini's Avatar

 
1989 29' Land Yacht
Mesa , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,594
Images: 43
Embarrassed:not

EMBARRASSED:Not me.I am a proud squarestream owner.

SNOB: Good? I am a proud squarestream owner.

GREY POUPON: Always.I am a proud squarestream owner.

Sorry the devil made me a snob that likes Grey Poupon and Squarestream trailers.

But your always welcome to look inside ours and have a glass of wine or a BEER.
__________________
Jimmini :
AKA : TUMBLEWEED. Just an old buzzard with a itch to yonder.
Cowboys have a way of looking at things a little differently than most folks.Their wisdom is simple and more down to earth.
jimmini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 03:07 PM   #64
2 Rivet Member
 
strmstr69's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Auburn , Washington
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 76
While we aren't official Airsteam owners, I am quite proud to be an Argosy owner. Because we didn't pay anything for it, the re-hab is going to more than make up for that!!

After the countless hours and the bejillions of dollars this is going to take, I see no reason why we shouldn't stand firm on our hindlegs and proffess our love for this trailor and the insuing lifestyle it represents.

If asked I will be only too glad to invite you in for a walk thru as well as a cold one from our restored 30+ old two-way fridge. And let me show you our hand made bolsters for the gaucho and the twins...not to mention the curtains....oh and please check out the cork floor...spongy and warm.

Not a snob, but a proud owner and a labor of love for us and all who wish to enjoy for as long as we may.
__________________
strmstr69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 03:26 PM   #65
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
bredlo's Avatar
 
1954 22' Safari
Deerfield , Illinois
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 1,419
Images: 23
Send a message via AIM to bredlo
Dear Penthouse,
You're never going to believe this!
Quote:
Originally Posted by ebair
Was cruzing along at the Illinois mandated double nickle when a 40 something cougar in a 380SEL convertible...
...long story short, we both collapse on the bed with big grins on our faces, right there in my trailer behind the Flying J!

Sincerely,
Lucky SOB in an Airstream
__________________
Brad
bredlo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 03:33 PM   #66
4 Rivet Member
 
1966 30' Sovereign
1963 22' Safari
orlando , Florida
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 280
Images: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by safari62
What's wrong with dressing up? These Airstreamers are Styling!
thank you for that photo.nice.complete with gold caddy in background.i have a '63 safari and '66 sovereign .love 'em both.
__________________
richie rich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 04:05 PM   #67
Rivet Master
 
Silverhobby's Avatar
 
1967 26' Overlander
1968 30' Sovereign
Vintage Kin Owner
Currently Looking...
Mosheim , Tennessee
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,301
Send a message via Yahoo to Silverhobby
My dad said, "The only difficult thing about owning an Airstream, is getting the FIRST ONE."
__________________
Kevin with Baity the Lab/Pointer
//------AIR # 7303------\\
WBCCI 17109
visit my restoration blog at:
Silverhobby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 04:30 PM   #68
Roadtrain O--O~(--ooo--)
 
ebair's Avatar
 
2000 34' Limited
1979 31' Excella 500
Miamisburg , Ohio
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 145
Quote:
Dear Penthouse,
You're never going to believe this!
Quote:
Originally Posted by ebair
Was cruzing along at the Illinois mandated double nickle when a 40 something cougar in a 380SEL convertible...

...long story short, we both collapse on the bed with big grins on our faces, right there in my trailer behind the Flying J!

Sincerely,
Lucky SOB in an Airstream
Well, the story didn't turn out that way (you don't believe that stuff you read in Penthouse, do you?) she just went on down the road, but it made my day any way.
__________________
'00 34' Classic Limited (LOVSHAC)
'12 3500HD, 4x4 LBZ D/A CC LB
AIR #12881
TAC OH-10
ebair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 05:28 PM   #69
4 Rivet Member
 
Darol Ingalls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 411
"The best is only just barely adequate." Darol
__________________
Darol Ingalls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 05:51 PM   #70
Rivet Master
 
Journalist's Avatar
 
1969 25' Tradewind
Irmo , South Carolina
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 744
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cracker
It ain't just the Airstream! In the summer we buzz around in a '91 Saab turbo convertible that might just as well be a new Mercedes or Porsche for the looks of resentment we get. Aside from the "top down" fun, it gets 32 mpg if I behave. On the other hand, I could never convince onlookers that I'm driving it to save money! Like our Airstreams, the Saab will hold it's value indefinitely if taken care of.
That's not resentment. People just think you have to be some sort of looney for buying Saab, and they are trying to get away from you. j/k

As for the "Airstream millionaire" thing, it probably has to do with a new 25' CCD costing more than a 40' 5th wheel SOB. People with monster 5ers are looked upon as snobs even worse than Airstreamers. Since the price of admission for a new AS is even higher, you do the math.
__________________

__________________
AIR #8891
Unrestored 1969 25' Tradewind
Overkill Tow Vehicle of the Year Award:
2001 GMC 3500 4x4 Dually 6.6L Duramax
Journalist 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
Jet Blue's Mobile Airstream Classic 350 at Colonial Airstream Colonial Airstream Classic Motorhomes 21 10-02-2011 04:05 PM
Really Cool KARE 11 piece on MN Airstream Park & Airstream AirstreamFan Airstream "In the News" 4 09-19-2006 05:25 PM
Airstream Parks: North Texas Airstream Community/NTAC RivetED Link Archive 2 11-26-2004 08:56 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:44 PM.


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.