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Old 12-28-2006, 12:18 PM   #15
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It was pretty funny, but was a little bit insulting to British Caravaners generally.
Agreed.All in the name of entertainment.
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Old 12-28-2006, 01:12 PM   #16
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Fun comments -- fun link!

Interesting to note a couple subjects talked about when AS opened their Europe venture:
1. Toilet cassettes
2. Note the forward axle position and light tongue weights. That raises possible regulatory issues that may not be feasible on this side of the Atlantic. Yet I wouldn't think Airstream will test ultralights here unless the large-obsessed end of the SOB RV market totally evaporates. Even with lighter tongue weights I don't think I'll be wheeling my 5000# Safari by hand anytime soon!

Wasn't somebody recently mentioning a factory visit -- and seemed to imply that the first production Airstream-Europe skins were being readied?
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Old 12-28-2006, 01:15 PM   #17
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I really liked the idea of lighter tounge weights. I still wouldn't tow with a Kia!

It was very insulting to caravanners, but I think those guys came off worse than the caravanners - what a bunch of idiots! Very funny!
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Old 12-28-2006, 01:27 PM   #18
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The highlights:

7:58 "What the hell... !!"

11:07 - Turning around. "The police said we should get a move on, or we would be sent prison for 20 years". Ha Ha Ha!

22:25: "And look at everybody, sitting outside their vans on 4.99 garden furniture waiting for Sunday night when they can set out for home and clog up the roads again..."

23:59: "How do you put a pan fire out?" [Hint: not by walking away from it and letting it continue to burn up your entire trailer!]

24:19: "James, one good thing has come of this, at least you don't have to apoligize for breaking the neighbor's tent".
Oh, but you missed the best line... a tribute to Monty Python and the Holy Grail... "It's the Police! Run away! Run away!" as they run into the bushes as James is trying to turn the caravan on the highway...

I'm pretty sure the entire trip was scripted... including the fire and running over and later on burning up the neighboring camper...

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Old 12-28-2006, 01:39 PM   #19
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Oh, but you missed the best line... a tribute to Monty Python and the Holy Grail... "It's the Police! Run away! Run away!" as they run into the bushes as James is trying to turn the caravan on the highway...

I'm pretty sure the entire trip was scripted... including the fire and running over and later on burning up the neighboring camper...

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Especially when they towed the charred remains out of the campground.
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Old 12-28-2006, 01:40 PM   #20
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My favorite part was the towing speed. 30 whether in MPH or K(ilometers)PH. it is dead slow! and to put the drivers cell number on the electric sign in the back window!!!!!
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Also strange to see the umbilical loop very close to the ground at one point.

Roger? Scripted?? Go on... ! Just what is there to do when caravanning?
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Old 12-28-2006, 01:54 PM   #22
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I was hoping I'd see an a/s somewhere passing them and going a little faster than 30!!!!
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They weren't only offending their fellow Brits.

Did you hear the 'Deliverance' banjo music when the lads walked into the local pub?

and this exchange, describing the caravan itself:

". . . Sculptured Velour Upholstery"

"It is amazing upholstery, I went in there and immediately wanted a curry"
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... and the woodette interior? Sounds like my new, improved Safari. Don, you wouldn't have to be refinishing cabinetry now if you had woodette!

Yes, I caught the local bar Deliverance music.
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hits to close to home

But at least I have not burned mine down yet
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What a deal..some good writing I would have to say.

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Took a look at that Airstream Europe site. Seems a bit more expensive than the domestic version and can't say I care for it too much.

Also didn't really care for much of the RVs I saw in the video. Makes me happy we have what we have here! If I lived in Europe, I'd do what many have done and get my hands on an American version and make the needed mods to make it road legal.
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We spent 2 weeks in the UK last May & saw this TV show a couple of times, half of the show is like this, ending in some sort of disaster & the rest is fairly serious car evaluations. They ARE hilarious! You should see the show they did with cars turned into boats & racing down a lake.
We were on the way back from Whitby to York on a Friday afternoon on the start of a "Bank Holiday" weekend (our Memorial Day) the numbers of caravans were unbelieveable literally miles of them heading for Whitby, Scarborough, or Filey...all on the North Sea coast...we were all impressed, but NO Airstreams...Yet! They all looked like what you saw in the television show but mostly pulled with Land Rovers or Toyota Land Cruisers mostly diesels.
I would like to go back & "hire" a UK Airstream & tour over there...would be fun & cheaper than Bed & Breakfasts or "self caterings".
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