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Old 12-14-2006, 08:52 AM   #15
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Neighbor's reaction:
"So, this means more time away using the Airstream... less time at home cooking BBQ for your neighbors? This is not a good thing".

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Old 12-14-2006, 08:53 AM   #16
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We brought our Safari home at the same time that our neighbors were on vacation in Yellowstone. They came back and saw our Airstream, and said, "We saw all those big white trailers in Yellowstone, and they all look the same. We talked about how cool it would be to get an old Airstream or other vintage trailer. Then we come home and see that in your driveway!"

My parents were excited, as they knew we'd been looking for some time (that switched to slightly puzzled when we bought the second one).

The sister-in-law doesn't see what's so great about an old trailer, as her Jayco is only a couple of years old and much bigger. She is also irritated when our Airstream gets more attention in the campground.
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Old 12-14-2006, 09:16 AM   #17
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Our kids think we have "sold out." We camped for years as a family in a Starcraft tent trailer, and it is absolutely FULL of memories. Our kids (one married and the other in college) have no attachment to the Airstream... and they think it is just a bit too "comfortable" for real camping. To be honest, I understand their point of view, and our tent trailer still sits safely in our garage... waiting for one of our kids to claim it, which is sure to happen.
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Old 12-14-2006, 09:43 AM   #18
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Our kids think we have "sold out. ...they think it is just a bit too "comfortable" for real camping.
That's exactly why we bought an Airstream and not an SOB!
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Old 12-14-2006, 10:34 AM   #19
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When we bought Lucy, our four sons and other friends and family all told us that they could not believe that "WE" were going camping. We are not what you would think of as the camping type. But every one of them just loves Lucy. Our third son's comment was, "I'd like to have one those".
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Old 12-14-2006, 01:52 PM   #20
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Our third son's comment was, "I'd like to have one those".
My response: "Well son, they sell them at the Airstream store."
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:09 PM   #21
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The sister-in-law doesn't see what's so great about an old trailer, as her Jayco is only a couple of years old and much bigger. She is also irritated when our Airstream gets more attention in the campground.
Reminds me of something that happened this summer. A guy who had been in and out at the campground where I was staying had become friendly with me over time. Late in the summer he had his son (40ish) out with him and wanted him to see my AS. He took one look at it and said something to the effect that he had seen newer and bigger ones . I could tell his dad was embarassed to no end, and I knew there was no point explaining. Kinda like the saying about the guy who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
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OK, I just joined this forum and I have searched everywhere, but can't find what SOB means. In my business as an ER doctor, it means "shortness of breath" or the more familiar "son of a .....". Can someone enlighten me? Many thanks.
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OK, I just joined this forum and I have searched everywhere, but can't find what SOB means. In my business as an ER doctor, it means "shortness of breath" or the more familiar "son of a .....". Can someone enlighten me? Many thanks.
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Old 12-14-2006, 05:03 PM   #24
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humm...daughter and soninlaw towed it home for me and did NOT want to unhitch, they thought it looked so good on THEIR tv!!!
my youngest son "it's my room when i visit!" "leave it to me in your will"
sister: makes 4 ASs in the fam now and 5 of us wbcci !!
brother: how'd ya pay for it? little small to live in. you have 30 days to vacate your home.
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Old 12-14-2006, 05:20 PM   #25
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The best was my older daughter: Dad! This is the weirdest! thing you have ever done! We had stopped by to see her at school (UF) on our way home from picking it up. Our younger daughter said "you don't think I am going with you in that thing? Mom loves it. Friends and siblings just roll their eyes and say what now? We love it though.
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Old 12-14-2006, 06:35 PM   #26
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Grandma was thrilled, we bought a 79 Ambassador in 2002, it was sweet, and still in 70s decor, she just loved it!! Folks had an Airstream so they understood.
Some relatives were like "its cheaper to stay in a motel" but you know since they are elders we don't argue, I just nodded and said oh yes, um hum, and changed the subject its always safe to talk about the weather with some folks...
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Old 12-14-2006, 07:49 PM   #27
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About every third time we fuel up we give someone a tour . One time over the intercom came " will the Airstream please pull over to the side so people can look at it" . All 6 people blocking the pumps were in the AS, it was like a chain reaction. And it's not even polished!
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