View Poll Results: how old are you
under 20 0 0%
20-29 7 1.84%
30-39 87 22.89%
40-49 111 29.21%
50-59 110 28.95%
60-69 48 12.63%
70-79 15 3.95%
to old to remember 2 0.53%
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Old 01-28-2004, 05:55 PM   #1
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age of the owner of a vintage trailer

here in the netherlands I am a member of a vintage trailor club
I am 40 and are one of the jounger members
how about the vintage A/S owners
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Old 01-29-2004, 01:08 AM   #2
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29 and holding

As previously established in another thread http://www.airforums.com/forum...&threadid=9060 we are ALL 29.
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Old 04-20-2004, 02:12 PM   #3
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airstreams making me older

I felt young when I bought my first a/s in January, not I feel old everyday....Waking up sore from poping rivets. I used to have nice hands. I always had lotion around. Now they are cut to shreds from cutting aluminum, and those sharp edges.

I'm happy though, but when I'm done with the overlander, and it;s sold, I will be ready, VERY READY, for a relaxing maiden voyage in the Safari.
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Old 04-20-2004, 04:50 PM   #4
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I have no regrets that we spent a little more than budgeted to get one that was already restored. We enjoyed it all last summer, and are looking forward to doing the same this year, and I've only had to put a little work back into it. As much as I talk about wanting a 22' CCD, I do love our little vintage airstream

Just the other day a friend with a white-box SOB asked me why I looked so long and hard to buy something that OLD. And my only answer was because it was cool. I figure if someone looks at it and doesn't immediately understand WHY, I probably can't explain it to them.

Anyway, it seems to me like many of the vintage units are owned by younger people who don't mind the extra hassle involved, while the way older folks seem to like having a fully-functional trailer that requires less tinkering to keep everything going. Just my opinion (not that there's anything wrong with either camp).
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Old 04-23-2004, 01:20 AM   #5
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Rivet old airstreams

Tell them that age doesn't matter. It is a labor of love!! Each and every AS that runs the road has a lot of history and behind each bit of that history is a story of people who have loved thier AS's. Memories of family, friends, travel, and good times all go along with owning an AS. Those so-called SOB can not say that because they do not last long enough to make it out of the driveway. Besides, who wants to own a square box when you could own a piece of art that everyone recognizes no matter where you travel.....
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Old 05-18-2004, 05:40 AM   #6
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Talking Age----old

As Will Rogers said "I want people to know how old I am, then they will understand why I look this way".


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Old 05-18-2004, 06:58 PM   #7
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Well, we are in the category of "older" and we are owners of a "newer" : not brand new, but a '95, hopefully not in need of constant redo. However, I can tell that as time goes on and I continue to enjoy this forum, I would LOVE to also own one of the smaller vintage units, such as Stephanie's '68 17' Caravel or one of the small Argosy Minuets. I can't imagine anything much neater than seeing both one of the larger newer AS's alongside one of the tiny older ones in our back yard! I can see one for longer trips (the '95-it's SO comfortable and roomy for us) and one for quick weekend hops to nearby state parks or to visit friends in state. So. . .I think we'll cross the lines and mess up the whole concept. Is there anyone else out there like us?
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Old 07-25-2004, 03:27 PM   #8
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It would be interesting to know how many owners in their 30's through 49's grew up with airstreams in their families and have come back to airstream as adults.

We are not in this category, but distintly remember parent's wanting one.
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Old 07-25-2004, 04:46 PM   #9
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Old 07-27-2004, 03:43 PM   #11
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Me or the Airstream?
You in the poll. We know your Airstream age is 32. With any luck your answer will be the same for both!
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Old 09-15-2004, 10:41 PM   #12
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It would be interesting to know how many owners in their 30's through 49's grew up with airstreams in their families and have come back to airstream as adults.

We are not in this category, but distintly remember parent's wanting one.
My family has always been big on RVs and camping, but never Airstreams. My grandfather was more of the "I found this great motorhome for $2500" which would later catch fire, kind of guy. My parents have upgraded from tent, to tent trailer, to hi-lo, to trailer 1, to Arctic Fox, to Itasca motorhome. I plan on doing it right the first time.
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Old 11-05-2004, 04:54 PM   #13
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The wife an I are both 23 and the AS is 29. Seriously.

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Old 11-05-2004, 04:59 PM   #14
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We are 34 and 35 with a 32 year old trailer and my parents are now actively looking for a Vintage 19' after spending just one night in ours.
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