Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-08-2016, 09:01 AM   #1037
cwf
Rivet Master
 
cwf's Avatar
 
1999 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Hillsboro , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5,928
Images: 2
A Texas perspective

One day a Texan was traveling from Louisiana to Texas when he saw a Cajun on the side of the road jesturing trying wildly.

Out of curiosity and care the Texans stop to check on the Cajun.

The Texan rolled down his truck window and said hey pard are you OK?

The Cajun replied "Mah yeah, dats my land! My Daddy give me that land!"

The Texan then said " That's great how much land did your Daddy give you?"

The Cajun replied with great emotion and pride at his gift.."I don't know 13 maybe 5 acres I don't know but my Daddy gimme dat land!" Tears started to form in the eyes of both..

The Texan said " I think I know how you feel, my Poppa left me some land too!"

The Cajun said "Oh? You are a blessed man! Well , I don't want to be rude, but can I ask you how much land your Poppa gave to you ?"

The Texan replied with deep emotion and pride , " I don't rightly know...but I can tell you this , when I get in my truck in the morning with the sun had my back and start driving, the sun is JUUUUST getting to the horizon and about to blink out when I get to the other side of my land !"

The Cajun replied with knowing eyes and said... ," I know how that is, I had a truck like dat once !"
__________________

__________________
Peace and Blessings..
Channing
WBCCI# 30676
cwf is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2016, 09:24 AM   #1038
Got gandkids?
 
Jim & Susan's Avatar

 
1973 27' Overlander
'Possum Holler , Georgia
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,406
Images: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Panama Red View Post
I think he meant "couple of states" as I mean when I say "I have a couple guitars..." It's a random number equating to more than one, but less than 50.

-Red, redefining words at random...
Or as in, "Just a couple of beers, Officer Johnson".

Jim
__________________

__________________
www.nesa.org

Air No. 6427
Jim & Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2016, 09:28 AM   #1039
King of the Zebra Speedo
 
Panama Red's Avatar
 
Obrien , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,405
Images: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim & Susan View Post
Or as in, "Just a couple of beers, Officer Johnson".



Jim

'Xactly! I rarely have more than a "couple", most times, just "a few"...

-Red, got this counting thing down...
__________________
Somebody ought to clean these windows. There is a tremendous buildup of gook all over them...
Panama Red is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2016, 09:29 AM   #1040
King of the Zebra Speedo
 
Panama Red's Avatar
 
Obrien , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,405
Images: 7
And, stop talking about my truck like dat...

-Red, not Cajun at all...
__________________
Somebody ought to clean these windows. There is a tremendous buildup of gook all over them...
Panama Red is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2016, 09:38 AM   #1041
Got gandkids?
 
Jim & Susan's Avatar

 
1973 27' Overlander
'Possum Holler , Georgia
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,406
Images: 39
Hey y'all, it's The King's birthday today. Wonder where he's celebrating this year?

Jim & Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2016, 09:39 AM   #1042
King of the Zebra Speedo
 
Panama Red's Avatar
 
Obrien , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,405
Images: 7
Haven't seen him at CanOpener yet... But there's a few people I'm watching close.

-Red, believing...
__________________
Somebody ought to clean these windows. There is a tremendous buildup of gook all over them...
Panama Red is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2016, 09:56 AM   #1043
Got gandkids?
 
Jim & Susan's Avatar

 
1973 27' Overlander
'Possum Holler , Georgia
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,406
Images: 39
Not surprised. It's a well known fact that he and Jimmy Hoffa are runnin' a pizza joint in the Marshall Islands. Ever wonder where the Pineapple and Italian Sausage special came from?

Jim
__________________
www.nesa.org

Air No. 6427
Jim & Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2016, 10:48 AM   #1044
4 Rivet Member
 
Cannonball's Avatar
 
2014 22' FB Sport
San Antonio , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 488
Images: 1
Yea, that is what I meant by a "couple of states". I mean, come on, I live in a state where it is 746 miles from Houston to El Paso on IH 10. You can drive all day and never leave the state.

It is sort of like saying "It's just down the road, not too fur place". We sort of like to keep exact distances pretty vague.
__________________
Cannonball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2016, 12:17 PM   #1045
Rivet Master
 
m.hony's Avatar
 
2013 30' Classic
Greenwood , Mississippi
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,824
What is the difference between:
A couple?
A few?
Several?
Some?
A bunch?
All more than one, but less than many or a lot or a whole lot or boocoodles or bunches and bunches-
A couple is 2-
The rest are 3 or more but not many-


Sent from my iPad using Airstream Forums
__________________
2013 Classic 30 Limited
2007 Silver Toyota Tundra Crew Max Limited 5.7 iForce
2006 Vivid Black Harley-Davidson Road King Classic
1999 Black Nissan Pathfinder LE
TAC #MS-10
WBCCI #1811, Region 6, Unit 56
Airforums #70955
m.hony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2016, 04:31 PM   #1046
Rivet Master
 
Fly at Night's Avatar
 
2010 27' FB Flying Cloud
Fraser Valley , British Columbia
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,693
Images: 10
Sorry to see that the "Elvis Rocks the Canyon" Cafe has closed. Would always stop because one American icon deserves another.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	little elvis cafe.jpg
Views:	79
Size:	40.9 KB
ID:	255562  
__________________
easily distracted by shiny objects
Fly at Night is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2016, 08:25 AM   #1047
Rivet Master
 
switz's Avatar

 
2014 31' Classic
2015 23' International
2013 25' FB International
Apache Junction , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,799
Images: 8
If Airstream does not get the quality control issues resolved soon, they will end up like Elvis - dead. But from the lack of sales that killed off many of the other RVs over time. Bad press from current owners will discourage folks from buying the already bloated price Airstreams.

The value for the money spent perception means top line build quality to most folks, not 1"gaps in the doors or no name on the back of the trailer etc.
__________________
WBCCI Life Member 5123, AIR 70341, 4CU, WD9EMC

TV - 2012 Dodge 2500 4x4 Cummins HO, automatic, Centramatics, Kelderman level ride airbag suspension, bed shell

2014 31' Classic model 30 twin beds, 50 amp service, 900 watt solar system, Centramatics, Dill TPMS, disc brakes, 16" tires & wheels
switz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2016, 11:49 AM   #1048
Rivet Master
 
SteveSueMac's Avatar

 
2012 27' Flying Cloud
W , New England
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 5,409
Quote:
Originally Posted by switz View Post
If Airstream does not get the quality control issues resolved soon, they will end up like Elvis - dead. But from the lack of sales that killed off many of the other RVs over time. Bad press from current owners will discourage folks from buying the already bloated price Airstreams.



The value for the money spent perception means top line build quality to most folks, not 1"gaps in the doors or no name on the back of the trailer etc.

You know what's weird - in theory you're 100% correct - but in practice - sales are through the roof (as is the water - ba DUM dum! &#128516.

Seriously - it makes me wonder - I don't know if I'm recalling this right - but I think when I did the tour a couple years ago, they said they were doing some 50 trailers a day (does that sound right to folks or was that the weekly count?). So over 250 days a year that's 12,500 trailers - and the new capacity was to get them to like 75 a day or almost 19,000/year.

Even if the 50 and 75 are WEEKLY production numbers, you're talking about upwards of 4000 trailers a year.

Let's use the lower number - if 1% of those have significant errors, that's 40/year. I don't know that we see 40 people in these files every year identifying significant problems with their trailers - and of course, the whole population isn't using the forum and some probably have issues resolved at the dealer without discussing in the forums. But it makes me wonder if a high percentage of finished product is actually decent - since it's more common to post complaints in a forum like this than it is to offer compliments.

Maybe for a larger % of new buyers, the experience from a quality and/or 2 year free fix perspective is good enough? They're selling like hot cakes! 😳
__________________
SteveSueMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2016, 12:06 PM   #1049
Full Time Adventurer
 
BoldAdventure's Avatar
 
2007 27' International CCD FB
Nomadic , USA
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,743
Quote:
Originally Posted by switz View Post
If Airstream does not get the quality control issues resolved soon, they will end up like Elvis - dead. But from the lack of sales that killed off many of the other RVs over time. Bad press from current owners will discourage folks from buying the already bloated price Airstreams.

The value for the money spent perception means top line build quality to most folks, not 1"gaps in the doors or no name on the back of the trailer etc.
My grandfather used to have a saying, seems to hold up today.

"The higher the gloss, the cheaper the wood"

The point being, lots of lacquer on cheap wood, quality wood doesn't need that to show it's beauty. And it seems to extend in theory to a lot of products.

Airstream does this, where they make things look fancy and high end, but the quality isn't there, but the gloss is.
__________________
Family of 4 living, working & exploring the USA in our Airstream.
OUR BLOG | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM
BoldAdventure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2016, 02:55 AM   #1050
Rivet Master
 
switz's Avatar

 
2014 31' Classic
2015 23' International
2013 25' FB International
Apache Junction , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,799
Images: 8
A political person said that even lipstick on a pig leaves it still a pig....
__________________

__________________
WBCCI Life Member 5123, AIR 70341, 4CU, WD9EMC

TV - 2012 Dodge 2500 4x4 Cummins HO, automatic, Centramatics, Kelderman level ride airbag suspension, bed shell

2014 31' Classic model 30 twin beds, 50 amp service, 900 watt solar system, Centramatics, Dill TPMS, disc brakes, 16" tires & wheels
switz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Some random questions hampstead38 1967 Overlander 35 02-08-2009 10:39 PM
First Post -Random Thoughts Pecan Member Introductions 5 06-22-2007 06:42 PM
Random Photos ? joatmon Our Community 22 06-24-2005 07:16 PM
Random Electrical Discharge [A/S 325] Fish36991 General Motorhome Topics 27 02-11-2005 06:39 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.