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Old 01-26-2007, 08:54 PM   #71
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Hi Axel. I seconded the Group Photo idea on the FCU thread. It's a must for every rally!
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:27 PM   #72
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I think this thread is interesting to hear from people who have or have had both an Airstream and a Prevost. If I were to full time I would want the Prevost over the Airstream for the additional space and "heft" for my only home. On the other hand, the Airstream could fit into more sites. Not sure I could even afford a used Prevost. Still fun to look at. Also lvoe the Airstream.

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Old 01-26-2007, 10:40 PM   #73
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Hello Air Apparent, your response made me think back many years when there are pics of me at two camping & fishing this is in the 50's I cannot remember a time of life when I was not camping. Fast forward 50 plus years and times have changed however the RV world has never forgotten who started it all Airstream. We recieve just as attention with the AS as the Prevost. Just two different paths and I love and appreciate both and feel very blessed. Us baby boomers have a BIG influence as to what happens in this world unfortunatley like small business its hard get them all together and the site Airstream Forum does the best at trying accomplish this task within the RV world.
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Old 01-26-2007, 10:48 PM   #74
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I'd love to have a Prevost, but cannot afford it, or it's gas, tires, repairs, etc. Parking it might be a problem. Also, I'd prefer less bling. But overall - I'm envious.

Anyway, I like our Airstream... it's a great size for weekends, and two-week trips too.

I don't really care what other people choose for their RV... but it is fun if they are friendly neighbors at the campground.
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Old 01-26-2007, 11:42 PM   #75
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Your thoughts are understood I noticed that you are MN me too. I was just telling another person that I've haven't been back there to Karlstad since I tore down the house. Had to the meth heads would see a vacant house and do their thing and when busted the property owners pay the cost. but I'll wait till summer. You guys are the toughest soles there are. What I remember is the coldest place on earth, however during the summer the best fishing place on earth. To be envious is no good thats just material stuff real peace comes from within happy thoughts happy mind happy family.
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Old 01-27-2007, 09:24 AM   #76
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For clarification - I'm not THAT envious. I am delighted with the trailer. Although a Prevost is very nice, my priorities are elsewhere... like sending my daughter to college.
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Old 01-30-2007, 02:43 PM   #77
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I agree with you!!!!
While I love our Airstream, I would much prefer to full time in our Prevost.
It's just more comfortable and has a lot more room. The only draw back is you are limited on the parks you can stay in because of it's size.
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Old 04-01-2007, 02:50 PM   #78
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Any other Prevosts owners considering towing their airstream with the bus to Perry's International?? Excella 3287, are you? We might.
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Old 04-01-2007, 03:08 PM   #79
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Old 04-01-2007, 03:19 PM   #80
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Maybe a lot of the large motorhome owners are not camping they are traveling or in between designated stops, hunkered down for the night off the highway and often gone at first light, unless they decide to take some time and stay. Be it two different people with Airstreams, one is fulltiming and cares little about where they spend the night the other is a weekend warrior and the decsion is critical. As I was drawn out about the subject I was asked, when you are at home do you look out your windows all day or spend all your time outside or do you sit on the couch or watch tv or (ahem) go on the computer? I think the difference is that the large motorhomes are residences at least for some time of the year, and the occupants did not come to make fires and play outside. It isn't that they are not social but they may not be on holiday. Though I have never been in a campground with anything the likes of the first picture that I know of..

What is cool is the diversity of people and their circumstances, some are camping on a shoestring, some with luxury some are just passing through, some may be homeless and living out of their car in a tent, but it always seem to be the nicest environment I have ever experienced. Where else can you bump into any walk of person and just share the moment?
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Old 04-01-2007, 05:36 PM   #81
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It's a big world out there with room for everyone to camp in...with whatever you are driving or carrying in your backpack. To each their own and if it makes you happy, great!

I think the problem here is that this is an AIRSTREAM forum so the very large, very expensive motorhomes are playing to the wrong audience. I was fortunate to be able to pick just exactly what I wanted to camp in and the 16 foot Quicksilver Bambi was just what I wanted for a variety of reasons. But I bet if I went to the Prevost forum to talk up my baby...they just wouldn't get it. Nothing personal. Just the wrong audience.
AGREED! But as one who works on ALL of the RVs out there and has been in everything from pop-ups to Prevosts and Newells, I have to say that most folks who own RVs share the common bond of the road to get there. It's the camping experience, whether around a campfire drinking beer or a linen covered table with expensive wine. It's the love of travel and the outdoors that's the ticket!

And besides, you never know who just might be inside one of those big, expensive busses. I had a service call yesterday from a fellow named Dan. Big guy, really nice. The name sounded a little familiar and I know that he was 'known' when a couple of folks pulled up to his spot in a golf cart and asked for an autograph.

After they left and I had finished the repair, we sat down over a glass of wine to review the bill. I asked if he was someone that I should know, as I don't watch TV or listen to the radio (satellite only). He said he was Dan Dierdorf ex pro football, Hall of Fame, etc and was a broadcaster for CBS and used to do Monday Night Football.

It just goes to show.....................................
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blkcat1, Excella3287,

Are ether of you planning on going to Perry towing your Airstreams with the bus. We might!. We will be in the "Vintage" section, if we go. With the advent of a possible vote changing the WBCCI constitution to allow Four Winds/Mandalay/Thor Motorcoaches into the club, a couple of bus conversions would make a nice contrast: Country Coach, Marathon, or Vantare "Airstream Editions?"
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We sold our bus in Feburary and already miss it, however looking forward to creating a combo Prevost-Airstream in the future, best wishes in your travels.
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