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Old 06-20-2008, 01:28 PM   #15
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Funny thing two days ago someone pulled up to my AS and was blowing his horn. So I came out and there is a guy in a red Dodge Hemi 1500 pick-up. I asked him what he wanted. He offers to buy my AS and Burb. This took me by surprise but it didn't take me long to think about it.

I told him "Not For Sale" If I sold my Airstream and my Burb, where would I sleep in my Saab? I do love my Saab but it is a convertible.

In fact I would love to get another one for running around with like a 21-25 footer.

And that is my 2 cents. AS/Lover

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Old 06-20-2008, 01:48 PM   #16
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ha - that's funny - I was thinking high fuel prices would make me have to buy another so I could have one in the east and one in the west - that's one way to save gas. Sell. Never. My escape pod is going with me.

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Old 06-20-2008, 01:51 PM   #17
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Keeping but would love to have a Caravel sitting right next to the Sovereign just for the heck of it.

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Old 06-20-2008, 02:04 PM   #18
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Keeping this;wanting another

Like other posters here, we plan to keep our Gypsy, but would love to add a 18-21' baby stream for quick trips or small FS sites. That's the dream if we someday get to tow all the way to the coasts. ~G
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Old 06-20-2008, 02:36 PM   #19
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Probably spend more time working on mine, the "upside" of a vintage trailer.
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:05 PM   #20
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I calculate that I will spend between 2k and 2500 on gas for the entire month long trip to the GC and Utah and back to RI. I spent $1900 to fly me, my wife and two kids to FL for a weekend wedding last month. What sounds like more fun??? No matter how you slice it it's still a bargain and nothing is more fun!!!!
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:23 PM   #21
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You have to decide if you can afford it. Then, what is important to you. For many of us, ASing is about the best thing we can think of to do.
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:46 PM   #22
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Still buying! Even when fuel gets to $10, we're still going to enjoy vacations and weekend get-aways. To put it into perspective, cutting back on my Starbucks habit or packing occasional lunches alone will pay for any cost difference in fuel. We carpool to work quite a bit, too.
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Old 06-20-2008, 05:13 PM   #23
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For me, if the target area is within about a 1,000 mile radius from where I live it is still more economical to take the Airstream than to fly or drive and stay in a hotel. It is also significantly more rewarding & peaceful to do so. The only true constraint is time allowed for the journey. If you have the free time and the desire to travel, I believe it is the most cost efficient and enjoyable way to go. The road calls... enjoy. The only alternative is to stay home and not travel at all. Quite boring. Regardless of where you reside, there is much to explore and experience.
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:52 PM   #24
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Keepin it!! That would be like selling the......I don't know.... I just couldn't do it.
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:00 PM   #25
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Keeping, I just use my truck less and drive the wife's car or one of my small sports cars. The truck will last longer. This cycle has a ways to go before we know what is going to happen, I am in no hurry to make decisions about trailers, cars, or trucks. Everything is paid for I see no point in going in debt to save on gas. I may rent a long term site in somewhere and move the trailer there for a vacation spot for awhile.
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:06 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by rickandsandi View Post
Looks as if AOL has been doing several gasoline price surveys lately and one of the questions was directed to RV owners and full timers. A surprising number of folks, especially older fixed incomers are looking for options other than the full time life style they had been enjoying. What really caught my attention was the photo they used!
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:13 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by Airhog1

ALL 42 OF THEM!!!!!

Originally Posted by utee94
Neither... Buying!!!

Looks like maybe you two should talk about a purchase/sale. It could be a match made in heaven.
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:29 PM   #28
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That's a funny picture, but...

We (I) probably do not fit the demographic included in that "surprising number of folks."

I am happy in my own back yard. Even if I have to stay within walking distance of our house... as long as our house is surrounded by miles of wilderness. I can walk a long way...

If fuel is $10 per gallon and we want to go a distance on vacation, we'll go. It's a vacation. In the swamps of Louisiana or a week in the Vintage area at International, it's a one shot deal. Heck, one of our favorite wilderness camping spots is eight miles away and there are plenty more of them nearby.

We'll keep or Airstreams. In fact, twelve hours from now (maybe this post should be in the "Airstream Sightings" thread) we are going to look at another one. Why??? Who knows? Because it's there...


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