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Old 01-03-2008, 07:54 AM   #21
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Found one in a filling station and talked to the owner who had no idea what he had. He just bought it and knew it was an AS. His wife didn't want it, but he loved it and was pulling it back home.
Those are the kind of people that need to be invited to forum rallies and introduced to the airforums.com so they can be brought into the family!
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:33 AM   #22
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Those are the kind of people that need to be invited to forum rallies and introduced to the airforums.com so they can be brought into the family!
Definitely! The "show me yours and I'll show mine" is most always welcome at rallies.

It's quite a phenomena. I was startled and amazed when 7 different non-Airstream families came knocking asking for tours the very first time I went streaming as a bumbling newbie. Now I realize it's normal. Airstreamers and SOB vintage campers even in non-rally environments enjoy mutual show and tell.

Respect, consideration, and timing should go without saying, however. I did not appreciate the guy in an Alabama McDonald's parking lot that continually attempted to detain me for a tour in the pouring rain while I was trying to attend to the dog.
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Old 01-03-2008, 04:48 PM   #23
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My wife and I just returned from a park with 202 sites and most all of them were occupied. I saw 7 Airstreams including mine. Most of them were late model Safaris which my wife and I considered purchasing until we saw the sticker price. Anyhow, we bought a 30' 1993 Excella 1000 for $20k that I would be pleased to show and now that I know that other Airstreamers may also like to show theirs I will be less shy about asking.
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Old 01-03-2008, 05:10 PM   #24
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We had the same thing happen as Flyfsher. "Miss Kitty" had no plates or title transfer. She needed an Inspection. So the lady from the Title Bureau came here(for $25) inspection fee. She said "I have never seen one of these".Naturally being a NEW proud owner I said "Would U like to see inside"?
We went inside she looked around, then with a puzzled look on her face and a second look at her paperwork she said "And What year is this"? She couldn't beleive it was 30 yrs old.
I have a small business here at home and we give tours all the time to inquireing customers. Im sure we will want to see other people's as well
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:05 PM   #25
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On my first trip with the Trade Wind, a couple with a 34’ Excella much like the one I have now came up at a rest stop and asked for a look inside. It was like their first Airstream.
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:16 PM   #26
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Sure....Don't be afraid to nicely ask for a look-see. With our Street Rod and polished Caravel, it's hard to get out of a gas stop. Try sitting in it at Cosco while you eat some pizza....

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Old 01-04-2008, 02:59 PM   #27
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We love tourists (TCT)

We love to give tours of the Trotter and enjoy letting people photograph it. We have done this at rest stops, gas stations. restaurants, and especially when we are in a campground. Did Route 66 this summer and met people from all over the country as well as from a number of foreign countries as the result of having an Airstream. Our plate is" 63 Air " and if you see us stop by. You will have to pet our Chesapeake Bay Retriver to gain entrance and if we are camped maybe stay for a cold one.

If you really like to see other trailers go to a Tin Can Tourist gathering . We will be at the annual gathering at Camp Dearborn , Milford Michigan- May 15-18. the open house is one of the really fun things at the event.
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Old 01-04-2008, 03:20 PM   #28
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Afrer arriving in an RV park and getting hooked up, I enjoy walking around the park to see all the other camper's rigs. This must be a natural phenomenon with most all RVers, just watch the other camper's heads as they also walk by. Like me, they are looking left and then right so as not to miss any details of the next camper.
LOL! So true ! We love scoping out other campsites getting ideas. One trick we use is to walk the campground after dark so we can "stare" with impudence!

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Old 01-04-2008, 03:27 PM   #29
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Those are the kind of people that need to be invited to forum rallies and introduced to the airforums.com so they can be brought into the family!
I told the gentleman about the Forum; however, he didn't own a computer and didn't know how to use one. I invited him to the house to look at our Argosy; however, he didn't want to do that either. Some "new" Airstreamers just don't know what they've gotten into YET!
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:16 AM   #30
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We were at the Can Opener Rally this past weekend and I spent the afternoon touring other Airstreams and my wife spent the afternoon giving tours of our 30' Safari Bunk. When I got back we hosted the cocktail party for the rally and I gave several folks tours of the "Changes" while the cocktail party was going on.

There was also a couple that was camping in their Airstream in nearby Grayton Beach, FL that came over by invitation to join us for the rally as day visitors. They are WBCCI members and really liked the forum rally format...or lack thereof. They had never heard of the airforums so I suggested they look us up and they said they would. Unfortunately, someone with animosity toward the WBCCI got them cornered. I didn't think that was putting our best foot forward, so I tried to steer the conversation back to a more positive outlook on Airstreaming and to talk up the airforums.com.
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Old 01-07-2008, 02:27 PM   #31
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I love pulling into the RV park with all the fancy rigs and everyone comes over to see the old Airstream. We always cause lots of "lookey loos"
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Our Trade Wind is way more presentable than our home!
And I thought we might be the only ones with that "problem"!!

If we had more tour requests for the house, well we won't go there.
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:06 AM   #33
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We love to give tours of our Flying Cloud. Last summer we were camping at New Brighton State Beach in Santa Cruz. This young couple that were staying in a tent came over and ask if they can have a looksy. Of course we said come on in. After about a 10 min chat the gal looked over to her husband and said, we are not camping any more till we get an Airstream.
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:27 AM   #34
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We love to give tours of our Flying Cloud. Last summer we were camping at New Brighton State Beach in Santa Cruz. This young couple that were staying in a tent came over and ask if they can have a looksy. Of course we said come on in. After about a 10 min chat the gal looked over to her husband and said, we are not camping any more till we get an Airstream.
Robert,

Those are sweet words to hear from someone who does not yet own an Airstream.

Just think, some poor guy is now potentially thrashing on his own vintage Airstream because of your example .

Good on you.

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Old 01-08-2008, 10:48 AM   #35
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Robert,

Those are sweet words to hear from someone who does not yet own an Airstream.

Just think, some poor guy is now potentially thrashing on his own vintage Airstream because of your example .

Good on you.

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We love to give tours of our Flying Cloud. Last summer we were camping at New Brighton State Beach in Santa Cruz. This young couple that were staying in a tent came over and ask if they can have a looksy. Of course we said come on in. After about a 10 min chat the gal looked over to her husband and said, we are not camping any more till we get an Airstream.

I told my husband we wont camp unless we get an airstream..... and now we are on number 5......
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Old 01-08-2008, 12:23 PM   #37
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I told my husband we wont camp unless we get an airstream..... and now we are on number 5......
That's just the perfect attitude to have. Five times (so far) is impressive. You guys are at least having fun going through the various models. You'll have to write an article at some point on your journey.

What we are enjoying is the younger crowd who come to look. A lot of twenties and early thirties people are very interested in the trailer and having a look. They really appreciate the vintage car as a TV as well. But I love hearing "we gotta get one of these".

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Well we are hands on learners I guess.

no 1 had frame and floor rot.

no 2 han no water or gas and was missing the bathroom floor and tub.

no 3 was pretty but had no a/c or gas running.

no 4 was too expensive...and too small for the 3 of us + small dog

no 5 we havnt picked up yet so I guess we will see how well she works.
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We show off our little silver home on wheels whenever anyone wants to see...they love it...we are like AS public relations people! We oughta get a commission! And it makes us stay all organized and clean...and that's a very good thing when it's only a 19-footer! No room for clutter...if everything's in its place, there is plenty of room! People are surprised at just how roomy it is...

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