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Old 01-26-2010, 07:05 AM   #57
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Ok Guys and Dolls, to answer my own thread~ We travelled 1100 miles round trip Chicago to Kansas City.

I have to say you all were correct in your advice and as we were driving I was thinking about your posts and what you said - the fun was not only buying the camper it was the miles of smiles, we had the time of our lives on our adventure going to pick up our little Tradewind! What a blast of a trip!

Thanks for contributing! ; )

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Old 01-26-2010, 07:30 AM   #58
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I'm driving from Olathe KS (Kansas City) to Williamsburg VA to pick up my first Airstream! It's 1300 mule each way but it's a near new 2006 CCD Bambi! I used the forums to find an inspector (Pat in VA) to check it out and he gave it and the owner an A++ so when I get back from vacation I'm loading up the SUV and bringing her home! I am sooo addicted to Airstreams! It has solar so I will be dry camping in the way home. My friends and family think I'm nuts but she is such a beauty and I can't wait. I've already purchased everything I need for the trip! I will let you know how it goes! Thanks to the forums I feel ready to roll!

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Old 01-26-2010, 11:39 PM   #59
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1300 miles huh

Enjoy the trip. We did ours a 1000 miles each way to Orlando a year ago on Valentines Day. Won't forget the moment we made the final turn and say her in the street. Post photos!

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Old 01-31-2010, 11:57 AM   #60
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200 miles, round trip for mine.

1) I went to Kentucky from Tennessee to get my first Airstream, it would have been a nice 24' in great condition, but when I got there the seller insisted on wainting till the next buisness day to get the title notorized (even though it was not needed) a 2 days wait. So while thinking about it , I found a 31' Airstream on the same road, $2000 cheaper. Needless to say I bought it and it was a real heap, I should have waited on the 1st trailer!!! I sold that heap on ebay, and I've watched it be sold and re-sold a few times....
2) My second Airstream-Argosy I found about 50 miles away, its a good trailer, but still not learning from the 1st experience, i should have bought a better trailer further away!
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:06 PM   #61
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Road trips are some of the best memories!
I only went a few hundred miles, and only 1 state over to get my Airstream...but I looked in all 48 states.

From Alabama I have gone to Boston, MA and Newport Beach, CA to pick up a sail boat...but what fun it was coming and going.
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:43 PM   #62
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My husband drove our truck from Texas to Florida (2400 miles round trip) to bring home our AS. He did it all in three days while I was home with a new baby.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:49 PM   #63
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I made it! 3 days, 2600 miles, uphill both ways, lots of curves, rain, snow, ice and WHITE KNUCLES! But shes home. Cold but home.
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:19 PM   #64
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here are some pics!

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Old 02-25-2010, 12:54 AM   #65
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We got lucky with both of ours! We drove a whopping 5 miles for our '64 GT and 7 miles for our '56 Safari...

Now the furthest I drove with a friend to purchase a trailer with $40K+ cash in hand was 1,255 miles...and back - 2,510 round trip in 3-1/2 days. Came home empty handed...the trailer was a huge disappointment - major lemon!

The trip itself was a lot of fun...two girls in a truck yakking the whole way there & back! You can only imagine the topic of discussion on the way home!!!

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Old 02-25-2010, 02:40 AM   #66
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Valentine's day 2009 - Drove 1,000 miles return (Toronto to Heath, OH) to check out an '74 rear bath Overlander, which was nice but not what we wanted. Noticed the seller got his price from another buyer soon afterwards, and that buyer was happy so all went well.

Having learned to wait for what we really wanted, within six weeks we found and bought our '79 mid-bath Sovereign on eBay then drove about 3,500 miles return (Toronto to Bradenton, FL) to pick it up. The road trip down in our vintage pickup was easy and Florida provided a great introduction to Streamin' with perfect weather and resources for getting it ready to bring home.
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Old 02-25-2010, 05:58 AM   #67

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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
NW Ark to Buffalo, about 2300 miles.
Buffalo to NE Arkansas, about 2400mi with side trip.
Allison's are like Airstreams, only the quality is a lot better.


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"Sticks & stones can break your bones...and hail will dent your Airstream"

So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:05 AM   #68
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I had a friend from St Louis go with me to help drive and what a fun trip it was. It was the last 100 miles of rain, ice and snow that drve me nuts. I slowed down while other (SUVs) would pass me like the roads were dry. I counted over 20 cars in the ditch or accident! I was to close for some idiot to smash into my new baby! I feel like I'm ready for anything. She towed so great even with the bad weather.
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:03 AM   #69
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Originally Posted by Jezibels View Post
This question is for fun and to see if Im crazy to actually go out of state for an Airstream.

Question: What is the furthest(or farthest) distance you have travelled to purchase your camper?
300 miles. I drove from my home in Northern VA to Central NC to pick her up.
I bought it over the phone/fax from Out-of-doors-mart.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:03 AM   #70
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I made it! 3 days, 2600 miles, uphill both ways, lots of curves, rain, snow, ice and WHITE KNUCLES! But shes home. Cold but home.

Nice job, Brad - I was curious as to whether you'd be able to make the trip by Spring!

I'm glad you had the first of many great roadtrips. See you on the road.


Somebody, please, point me to the road.

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