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Old 06-07-2010, 10:23 PM   #1
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Just saw the end of a segment on the History Channel show American Pickers, and the guy they were visiting in N. Carolina had a really old camper, maybe a Bowles Aero(sp?). It had the door up over the hitch. Should be back on at 11pm central again. What was it? Did anybody else see it?
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:55 PM   #2
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:26 PM   #3
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Ha ha... he wanted to buy that Bolus so bad.... but so far the Ol boy wont budge...
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:57 PM   #4
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PeeWee posted on Facebook that they contacted him for permission to use his mothers pictures for the episode.

He wanted it so bad! Betcha they show up with a real Airstream soon. He done got bit by the aluminium bug ( ;
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:31 AM   #5
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They kept calling the Bowles an Airstream. Kind of surprised the producer did not catch that error before it aired.
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First time I ever caught the show, so it will now be on my watch list. It was definitely a Bowles no matter what they called it. Oh, the uninformed; if its aluminum, its an Airstream. It was mostly all there and needed some work but $75,000 is a bit steep in my way of thinking.

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Old 06-08-2010, 08:56 AM   #7
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The producer probably didn't know the difference. Someone saw aluminum and automatically thought AIRSTREAM.
Has anyone really pinned down the fact that it was a Bowles. I knew it wasnt AIRSTREAM.
They guy wanted that so bad he could taste aluminum. Then when the guy sprung the price on him I thought he was gonna faint.
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I thought $7,500.00 was ok, but I was thinking there can't be many of those around. The guy should have said from the start this is "not for sale". I really was hoping the Pickers would end up with it, but $75,000 I just started laughing.

What would be a fair price for that trailer can someone weigh in and let us know.
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There was one Bowles that was restored at the Alumapaloosa and the factory owns one, but it hasn't been restored yet...I think they just got it.

With Wally Byam having worked for Bowles in the '30s there is a connection.
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I've seen that place...

Saw the episode on tonight. That looks like the guy off Highway 27 near Red Cross, NC. I pass through there every couple of months on the way to Albamarle. Neat looking place, never stopped but that will have to change the next time through.

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Old 06-13-2011, 09:01 PM   #11
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New American Pickers Airstream

The pickers are in Arizona in tonight's episode and are trying to buy a '48 Airstream. Success! $8000! Looks to be in pretty good shape, but its missing some windows. Serial number 5003. Cool!
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:06 PM   #12
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has it showed up anywhere yet? i have not seen it on ebay yet.
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:11 PM   #13
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Cool that tonight's '48 find was nearly completely original. She was sure sweet looking. Think they can really get $14,000 for her in that condition?
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I hope so just in case I want to sell my '48 Liner later!
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