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Old 10-28-2005, 04:37 PM   #15
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On my way home from the dealer a couple years back I stopped for gas and to take a deep breath.A guy looked over and said that sure is a nice travel trailer.I felt proud and it stuck,Travel Trailer for me.

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Old 10-28-2005, 04:59 PM   #16
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We simply refer to ours as "The Airstream", or "The Beer Can Bungalow" as we named her.
Recently while on an airstreaming trip someone at the trading post heard me telling my brother to meet me back at the AS, after which they muttered something under their breath about "Airsrteam People" thinking they are better than everyone else, why do you have to announce that it's an AS. I then turned to her (to the dismay of the wife) to tell her that I, in no way think I'm a better person because I own an AS, but I am a better person for not stereotyping people the way you just did me. I have found that some people automatically think that AS owners are Snooty, which I cannot understand. Maybe a few of us small town, country folk, beer drinking, football watching, 4 wheel drive pick-up truck driving, hard working, blue collar Americans need to change this perception. I know I try.

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Old 10-28-2005, 05:39 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Pick
A while back, someone from Miami was looking at the house next door which was for sale. I was asked over the fence if that "thing" was always parked there. I replied "yes!". Another no sale.
I have been known to answer those questions with "No, sometimes we have the other one here, too!" You can see that big vein in the middle of their forehead start to bulge, and throb, as they walk away mumbling to themselves...
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Old 10-28-2005, 06:08 PM   #18
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Smile You paid for it call it what you want but don't call it a tent...

Wow we're lucky we all have a sense of humor right? Most folks are so cool and want to see it or say nice things about our vintage baby.
Our latest camping trip we finally met the attitude described where they say "oh they have an airstream" tone of voice implying we're the ones with an attitude and millionaire budget. Btw they had a gorgeous 5th wheeler--go figure. Well it was too cold to fly the pirate flag and the Jimmy Buffett parrots to show our true colorz
I was really surprised being the down to earth hope for the best sister that I am, when they suggested that I probably used a cone filter versus a basket filter for my coffeemaker. Wow maybe I'd better start a poll, am I missing an Airstream secret here?
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Old 10-28-2005, 08:38 PM   #19
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I used to build trailers in a trailer manufacturing plant and would have killed to be building Airstreams. When we saw an Airstream on the highway or camping it was trailer but there was an emphasis on the "I wish I had a real trailer". But they have always been trailers to me. Coaches were the motorhomes built in the other end of the plant. More to the point, they were built in the motorcoach division, we worked in the trailer plant. I don't care what they or anyone calls it, as long as they don't call my trailer theirs. I find the truckers who stop at gas ups to check it and the old car we tow with almost always refer to the two together as a "rig". Quite the rig you got there fella. Yep, quite the rig. Mind you, I also called my Harley a scooter, much to the amusement of my neighbours.
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Old 10-31-2005, 06:51 PM   #20
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My thought is that a "coach" is a motorhome and a trailer is just that.
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:45 PM   #21
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so what are you name callers, callin them these days....

share your wagon words now.

all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.

we are here on earth to fart around. don't let anybody tell you any different. k.v.
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Old 11-07-2007, 11:30 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Janssvt
My thought is that a "coach" is a motorhome and a trailer is just that.
My thoughts precisely.
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Old 11-08-2007, 12:13 AM   #23
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I use trailer and Airstream interchangeably. However, after reading through the thread and discovering that referring to my Airstream as an Airstream around non-Airstreamers may be perceived as snooty, I will consider amending my ways and be a bit more considerate.


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Old 11-08-2007, 12:16 AM   #24
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What's in a name...

Originally Posted by 2airishuman
it's time to take the aircraft alloy semi monocoque torsen suspended solar powered self contained habitat for a camping trip!

I love it!

Well, we call ours by its name, "Tardis", or "Bambi" and we go camping! But when we talk about it to others it is Airstream!

Mrs. NorCal Bambi (traveling in S Tardis ~ from the Great State of Jefferson)
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:33 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by 2airishuman
hi all

while it is just terminology, it does come up frequently...everytime we or someone else makes reference to that thing.

of course it's a camper, a trailer, an rv but mostly it's an airstream....which is the clearest term.

i tend to use the term 'coach' for rvs on a motorized frame/chassis, but they are still campers and rvs too.

ya know even among airstreamers we tend to use different terms for the itsy bitsy ones than for the looooooonger go figure.

my friends who don't do this sort of camping used to try to annoy me by refering to the airstream as a "mobile home", as in "are you going to bring the mobile home camping this week?" or "did you take the mobile home to the beach?"

25 years ago this bothered me but no longer...i found self deprication took the fun out for others, so i know when to throw in a few trailer trash terms to my advantage.

besides mobile has risen in stature as a office, mobile phone, mobile conferencing, mobile satellite and so on.

while i still prefer just saying it's an airstream, look at all the other terms we've amassed for humor and tin hut, twinkie and on and on.

it's time to take the aircraft alloy semi monocoque torsen suspended solar powered self contained habitat for a camping trip!

OK 2air, that last line made me laugh out loud! Well done. Your style is unique and I take my hat off to you!
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:50 AM   #26
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I call the big "trailer" The Airstream and the little one the Argosy. My very best friend told me she couldn't understand why I loved these things because they are so funny looking. They're all round and silver with no outside designs. Beauty and names are certainly in the eye of the beholder. I can't help going out and looking at my "trailers" and feeling good. Sounds like 2air may be one of the "Coneheads" from France. (Anyone who saw the movie will understand)
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Old 11-08-2007, 06:13 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by Pick
A while back, someone from Miami was looking at the house next door which was for sale. I was asked over the fence if that "thing" was always parked there. I replied "yes!". Another no sale.
Screening your new neighbors. I like that. They failed the test and didn't even know they had been given one.w)

Karen refers to the Minuet, currently named Hedwig as IBDY (I'-bi-dee) for "Itty Bitty Dirt Yacht". A name given it by a member of the Casita Club. I had asked if we were still welcome to come visit now that we owned an Airstream product and he said, "We don't care what kind of itty bitty dirt yacht you drive, you are always welcome here." Good folks are everywhere.
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Old 11-08-2007, 07:41 AM   #28
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For me-
"Travel Trailer" has always been associated with a SOB
"Trailer" is something for hauling various items, tractors, lumber...OR a non-mobile inexpensive alternate to living in an apartment
"Coach" is a Motorhome I can never afford
"RV" and "Motorhome" are the same thing
"Camper" is anything except a coach or a tent, during a camping outing

My 29' aluminum towable facility for enjoying outdoor recreation is my "Airstream"

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