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Old 11-24-2010, 05:39 PM   #15
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I'll chip in with a question or two.

How long have you had an Airstream?

If you could have any Airstream ever built which would you choose and why?
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:00 PM   #16
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Got to ask: even though you have two cool vintage trailers, were/are you ever tempted (especially as restoration effort and $ piled up) to just get a new(er) one?

Thanks for being a good sport and trying this thread idea out.

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What was the biggest learning experience doing your restoration(?)?

Boy Frank, another tuffy! The thing is, we aren't pros, so everything was a first time experience. Yeah, somethings on Birdy were easier than when we did things on Maxwell, but as you know, each trailer is unique and something is to be learned from each one. I would say the thing that was the most scary going in and the most rewarding was replacing panels.

What do you wish you had done differently on your restoration(s)?Nothing I can think of.
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:59 PM   #18
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How long have you had an Airstream?

We got our '64 GlobeTrotter in January of 2002. It was the first Airstream we had ever stepped foot in...we got lucky!

If you could have any Airstream ever built which would you choose and why?

I really like our '56 Safari...so unless I have the opportunity to buy Wally's gold trailer, there really isn't another one I would want. Why? The front kitchen layout is so unusual, I LOVE all the windows - it makes it so open & bright and it has tons of storage.
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Got to ask: even though you have two cool vintage trailers, were/are you ever tempted (especially as restoration effort and $ piled up) to just get a new(er) one?

No. We like old things...although the year the rear entry models (I can't remember if it was 27' or 25', but it had the dinette in the back, black & gold stripes and dragonfly pillows and these cute little tail lights - I think it was a "Special Edition") came out, it caught my eye. I figure we have about 20 more years to wait until it's vintage. It would be perfect for full-timing but it's much too large for our current lifestyle.

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Married for 29 years (I was 12! ), no children - just fur-babies.
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Old 11-25-2010, 01:21 AM   #22
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Shari, your projects both are awesome. Do you think about doing another trailer? If so, what year and model would you go after?

I think this is a great thread. I am so glad you participated.
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Shari, your projects both are awesome. Do you think about doing another trailer? If so, what year and model would you go after?

Thanks Frank. While we have really enjoyed the restoration of both our trailers, no - we have no intentions of doing another one in the foreseeable future. We just want to get out & use them. We both still work and the amount of time it takes to do a full restoration on a trailer "nights & weekends" is too much for these two "Type A's". We tend to be what I call "mono-thinking-brain" (others may call it obsessive ) and we can't just take it slowly as a long term project. We go "full-hilt" until it's done. Birdy took more than 4000 hours over the course of about 3-1/2 years...that's a LOT of time for DIYrs. We just want to enjoy the fruits of our labor...at least for awhile. After Maxwell, we kinda felt the same way...but after a couple years, Birdy came along...

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