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Old 11-29-2003, 09:17 AM   #1
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Just for fun--Pix of your SOB's!

If you weren't always a millionaire and owned and Airstream or Argosy. LOL

This is my previous "load." 1984 Fleetwood Southwind. 27 foot. This thing scared the #$#$ out of me. It was fine when parked. Which is where it spent most of it's time!
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Old 11-29-2003, 09:21 AM   #2
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We went from the frying pan straight to the fire DW bought the biggest, bestest, popup she could find at the time. Then I upgraded her to the BEST an AS

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Old 11-29-2003, 09:37 AM   #3
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My Scamp

This was my second trailer; the first was a tiny Starcraft popup.

The Scamp was terribly cramped and way overweight for the suspension, but of really high quality construction. The interior was hand built of oak by an independent cabinet shop located across the highway from the Scamp plant. The interior quality was, in every way, equal to my Airstream Classic. Unfortunately, Scamp doesn't really "engineer" trailers and the unit was about 1000# heavier than the brochure or proof of origin papers specified. I ruined two axles and blew many tires as long as I owned it even though I upgraded wheels and tires.

The photo was taken at Marathon, Texas, about 100 miles north of Big bend National Park. The campground was the bleakest place that I have ever overnighted. The only thing good about that stop was dinner at the famous Gage Hotel.
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Old 11-29-2003, 09:45 AM   #4
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Just for fun--Pix of your SOB's!

As has been said, "third time's the charm," it was the third try before the Airstream found me - - or was it the other way around? After my initial camping experience in our friend's '64 Airstream Overlander International in 1964, my parents relented and purchased our first RV in 1969 - - the 1969 Chevrolet C20 pickup with a 1969 SunWay 8.5' slide-in camper - - it stayed with us until 1971.



The truck was one that had a long list of recalls and I think the entire family was relieved to see it go in 1971 as it seemed to spend more time in the shop for repairs than it did on the road.

The camping bug lay dormant for a few years, but in 1980 it resurfaced. At that time, I was able to move to the type of RV that had always intrigued me - - a travel trailer. My '65 Dodge Coronet 500 Convertible provided the towing power for a brand new 1980 Nomad 19 foot Light Weight Special - - the trailer ended up being a poblematic as the earlier 1969 Chevrolet pickup and it was sold five years later. The photo below was taken on one of the longest trips with the Nomad at Cloud Nine Ranch in Caulfield, Missouri.



It would be a little more than a decade before my Airstream and I were to find one another - - and as a strange quirk of fate, it was the same trailer that I remember from my first camping trip. The photo below is of the '64 Overlander with its '75 Cadillac towcar.



My RVing ride has been a quirky one thus far!

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Old 11-29-2003, 10:39 AM   #5
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We bypassed the SOB stage entirely

Up until two years ago, we were hard-core tent campers. After five consecutive tent camping trips in the rain along with our "aging" backs, we decided to quit tent camping entirely. Of course, we love to travel and to camp so we needed to find an alternative means to continue to enjoy the outdoors. I went to art school so already knew about the A/S brand -- the trick was to convince hubby! All it took was a trip to the local RV-show. After two hours of trudging through all the SOB's, viola!...we came upon the Airstream dealer! His fate was sealed.
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Old 11-29-2003, 10:49 AM   #6
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Old 11-29-2003, 11:24 AM   #7
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Old 11-29-2003, 06:40 PM   #8
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Tee Hee

This is what we did with my old camper after I got the A/S.
I sold all the goodies - stove, fridge, etc on Ebay.
Then we filled it up with downed limbs and firewood, poured a gallon of diesel fuel inside and let her rip.
Most of it just vaporized. Afterwards I raked up a couple of trash cans full of screws, nails, hinges, globs of melted glass and a lot of aluminum "marbles".
I wrote a post "A fitting end to SOB" but the thread was lost when the server crashed back in June.
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Old 11-29-2003, 09:27 PM   #9
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Our First Rig

Here's our first setup. A 4-person Eureka Timberline tent and a 6" thick Coleman queen-sized air bed with battery inflator. Luxurious! The former rolls to 7"X24" and the latter to 5"X24". Perfect for strapping on the back of a Harley!

Even after we got the Airstream, my wife wouldn't let me sell it. Good thing, too... we're using it a lot now when we tow the boat up to the lake and have to leave the behemoth home. It'll also come in handy when boat camping on the islands.
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Old 11-30-2003, 06:15 AM   #10
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Here's our first setup. A 4-person Eureka Timberline tent
Gotta Love IT! That was the first "real" tent that I bought back in 1977, I still have it and use it on ocasion. Best money I ever spent

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Old 03-10-2012, 02:56 PM   #11
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Somehow I stumbled on to this thread I started almost 9 years ago! Thought it might be fun to resurrect. I went from that 84' Fleetwood Southwind to a 72' Overlander, to an unknown Shasta, to my now current 77' Sovereign.

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Old 03-10-2012, 03:10 PM   #12
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:18 PM   #13
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A Scotty I did own. Yes Scotty's leak too!
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