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Old 11-02-2013, 09:37 PM   #197
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We've had three A/S's but I guess we don't hang around long enough to get into conversations about what people paid for things. If someone did ask me, I would simply tell them "you can't put a price on fun" and I'm glad there are different brands of TT's, and other types of trailers. If they were all the same things would be boring. I have no desire to know what someone paid for anything. My wife and I just enjoy the opportunity to live each day and what we own or others own is of no interest to anyone that I've encountered. I imagine that if someone asks what something costs, they already know because they're not asking because they are interested.
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:46 AM   #198
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"You've got a point, is kinda classy, it matches his water hose."

Lmao - dude that was mean!! And pretty funny too!
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:03 AM   #199
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"You've got a point, is kinda classy, it matches his water hose." Lmao - dude that was mean!! And pretty funny too!
Have you taken delivery of your new 30 yet?
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:01 AM   #200
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(( If I'm being honest I kinda like it more than white )) You've got a point, is kinda classy, it matches his water hose. Geek boy, I've watched you. You went big time on TV. out the top on your AS. Now I hear $$$ on the hitch. You're probably going to have 16 " wheels and LT tires before the year is up and I bet you will have Corrosion X oozing out the rivets on your first trip to the beach. You went green, but you did it the right way, a quality rig that will last decades and you will be as proud of it when you pass it on to your kids as you are today. Find me a 5th wheeler that will say that.
He does have the Eddie Bauer wheels- 16" wheels and Michelin LT tires.
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:44 AM   #201
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I don't know if this will translate but it is the best example I have hear of the you cave bought statement.

We have a customer/friend that has had Airstreams since 1979, since then he has towed with a variety of vehicles, 10 years ago we set up a Jaguar for him. He was good enough to let us put it in the RV show and he came and helped us at the show.

I overheard some ask him "so that is your Jaguar and it is $80,000, and you have an Airstream like that and it is $110,000? Bob replied "yes". The guy said "that's $190,000 you could buy a motorhome for that". Bob in his british accent replied "and spend the rest of my life driving a Saturn! are you daft?

Not sure if that translates to print but it broke me up at the time.

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Old 11-03-2013, 07:22 AM   #202
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I'm fairly certain that you can't pull a fifth wheel with a Jaguar...unless you fabricated some sort of trunk/roof/"boot" fifth wheel...
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:29 AM   #203
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Andrew T - that was funny in print!!

Pickup my rig on 11/15
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:06 AM   #204
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All day long passers by stop, linger, and admire my trailer.
As they are walking their dogs they slow their pace and fix their gaze on my trailer.
After they have passed, they pick up the pace and look straight ahead, ignoring the fifth wheels. I guess it is different. No other rig is aluminum and aerodynamic like an aircraft. No other rig has a striped blue awning with matching chairs. No other rig has pink flamingos.
Last weekend we overheard a little girl from the fifth wheel next door tell her parents, "I like that trailer. It is different from all the others in the park."
Every time someone walking down the road admires my trailer I get a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.
I am probably glowing right now.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:37 PM   #205
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I must admit that I feel the same way.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:45 PM   #206
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Today, on the way home for Biloxi, we stopped at Hardee's in Collins for lunch.
I could see a couple sitting a few tables away staring at it and I could hear bits in pieces of the conversation- Airstream, beautiful rig, etc.
After a few minutes the man struck up a conversation asking about how the trucks tows and such.
I was beaming.
Then, in Gluckstadt I stopped at Camper Corral to try to get some L-pins for my Equal-I-Zer hitch.
The salesman at the dealership (which does not sell Airstream) complimented the truck 'n' trailer, asking about the color of the truck and what have ya-
I was proud.
Didn't get those pins, though. Gonna hafta order 'em off the 'net.
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:47 PM   #207
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How much did you pay for that thing:

First of all nobody gets to linger around here on the ranch gawking at horses or the Airstream. The inside is awesome, but the outside will never be shiney or any of that. Usually I can sidestep those rude people who ask how much I pay for things. Once I was asked how much I paid for a pretty good horse by a smart ass hired guy. I told him I bred him to gather wild cows in the mountains in Arizona. Hahahaha.
shut him right up. It was a little trickier when the girlfriend of the owner of the ranch I manage got in my face about how much I paid for my Airstream. She is so loud and obnoxious, I finally just lied which is not like me. I like my job and only have to see them a couple of times a year. She has dollar signs for eyeballs so she thought that was really cool that I got an AS in perfect shape for $5,000. "Wow," she said, "I could do this." Hopefully not near here. Palm Beach is her thing so I think I'm safe. I never tell anyone how much I pay for pickups, firewood or hay either. I have a lot of practice.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:53 AM   #208
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ive been contemplating just a terribly dark and nasty response in my most cynical moments...

I think it is just an annoying question to ask people about "how much did that cost, musta been expensive?!" - its a loaded question....one that if you answer often then you get surprise...I dont care/want to answer and not answering you get judgement...

So perhaps another strategy is a response that will make them feel bad for asking at all.....so something worded that would make them feel like its a sore topic as a loved one died and left it to you...then their only response would be "oh, well, I am sorry for asking"....

Yeah, that one is dark aint it
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:11 AM   #209
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So how much did that cost? "We used to have three children, I think it was a fair trade.."
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:17 AM   #210
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hahahaha - nice

perhaps throw in a kidney in that one as well cause you just had to get this and that upgrade...
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