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Old 07-23-2006, 08:28 PM   #1
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I've got a size complex

Just got back from Jellystone Park in Amhurstberg. Our site was directly across from the pool so all could admire our little soup can.

Boy our Bambi looks tiny! Especially when you see some of the behemoths folks tow!!

Yet to go to a site and meet another Airstreamer...

Lot's of looks and comments, between the can, my right hand drive truck or the big black snorkel sticking out the hood, we're quite the sight.
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Old 07-23-2006, 08:38 PM   #2
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Yeah, those of us with the wee little trailers certainly get towered over! We camped next to a Prevost one night, and we wondered if they could just stick our trailer in their storage compartment and save us some gas getting on down the road
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Old 07-23-2006, 08:40 PM   #3
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Got pics? We love 'em! Besides, big doesn't mean better Someone recently in a Forums post said that the majority of Airstreamers upgrade in size. I think a poll investigating that would be interesting. While we love our 31' Classic Limited, what I hope we change to is an older 19-23' vintage model that will fit in more FS sites and be generally easier for us to handle. How many want to grow larger and how many hope to go smaller in the future and why? Meanwhile, enjoy your little Bambi! ~G
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Old 07-23-2006, 09:08 PM   #4
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Here's our soup can.
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Old 07-23-2006, 09:32 PM   #5
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Two Footitis

Yea, you got a small case of it. Always thinking that another two feet of trailer is just what you need.
Me? Started with a Pop-Up. then a 16 foot canned ham, then the 20 foot GT. I think I need a Safari or Tradewind.
The cure? When you can't swing into the "perfect" spot because the trees are too close or the sites too narrow.
This will fix you for a while. Then your wife says we need a bigger front room.
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Old 07-23-2006, 09:43 PM   #6
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Gowyn - We were thinking the exact same thing on a recent family vacation - our tiny little tube of a camper nestled between some mansions on wheels.

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How many want to grow larger and how many hope to go smaller in the future and why? ~G
Recently, someone commented that our little Minuet (24') is perfect for two........we are four. And even if we decided to add another little person to our gang, we're content with her size. I must admit that sometimes, when hubby's in the north wing and I in the south wing and the kids somewhere in between, getting to the other end is a little tricky.......

I'm quite certain, to some, ours is the clown car of campers with person after person emerging from her front door...

Until my motto changes, upgrading is out of the question. "What motto?" You ask? A camper should be big enough that you can comfortably hang out and play games while it's raining, but small enough that when it's not, you can't wait to get outside. And ours is just that.
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Old 07-23-2006, 11:29 PM   #7
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We too had a behemoth Prevost pull in next to us one day. What was funny to us is that they couldn't let their britches touch them until they got out to ask if they could look inside our shiny Airstream. I'm thinking, why does he want to look inside ours when we could have had a party in theirs! I think we did.
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Old 07-23-2006, 11:37 PM   #8
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How many want to grow larger and how many hope to go smaller in the future and why?
How many want to stay the same (I do! I do!)? Mine is perfect just as it is
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Old 07-24-2006, 12:39 AM   #9
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Hello hotLAVA,

Our 60 24ft tradewind is just right ,for all four of us,myself ,my honey and
the kids .


Its all good !

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Old 07-24-2006, 06:24 AM   #10
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How many want to stay the same (I do! I do!)? Mine is perfect just as it is
Perfectly content with our 21' here. We travel 3 of us so far and have'nt felt cramped at all. I feel it forces us to travel light which equals less worries in my mind, less packing and unpacking...also less cleaning...just load the food and go. I can't imagine towing anything bigger although I'm sure you would get use to it. This past weekend following a friend to camp..she made two wrong turns....two turnarounds I would have rather avoided!
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Old 07-24-2006, 07:16 AM   #11
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Went from a 34' avion tag-along to a 25' classic moho. Smaller is better
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Old 07-24-2006, 07:49 AM   #12
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Our 25' Safari has turned out to be perfect for the two of us. Even our 25' is usually one of the smallest units in the RV park whenever we camp. Lucy (our AS) is most often the only Airstream in the park. Lucy gathers a crowd when we set up which makes us somewhat nervous since we are new to RV-ing. We find it more difficult backing into a site with several people watching. It's the only downside of owning an Airstream.

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Old 07-24-2006, 08:01 AM   #13
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Campsite choices

Ditto here. There are lots of huge moho's and 5th wheels in most private campgrounds, but when you go to the less expensive state and county parks, the smaller pop-ups, canned hams and ancient winnies are much more prevalent.

It's interesting that so few people outside the Airstream community are even aware of the unique modern interior of the CCD and Special Edition Safaris. Anytime anyone is curious about mine, I make a point to invite them to peek through it. Almost without exception the guest steps in, and just freezes for a moment... standing slack jawed. Then there's an intake of breath, a faint smile and a soft "wow". Then the hand reaches up and gently strokes the curved ceiling... It's fun to watch.

Even when I've gone to Airstream rallies where there are mostly vintage folks, I've seen some who are seeing the bare aluminum for the first time and you can just see their minds re-working how they are going to restore their interiors!

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Recently a fellow campground camper asked to see the inside of Chummy. While he was inside he asked if I missed having a slIdeout? I replied saying: "no, when it is bedtime I can just show my guests there are only two beds in here and they get the message quickly." No sleepovers for us anymore. We can seat five at the table for dinner but sure like our Airstream privacy at night.
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