View Poll Results: What is your favorite relationship with your A/S?
Using 160 69.87%
Fixing 41 17.90%
Discussing 26 11.35%
Looking at (it's OK - no one has to know)) 35 15.28%
Dreaming about 30 13.10%
Other - rant expected... 9 3.93%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 229. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-26-2004, 08:55 AM   #29
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One of the key factors in the "pro" column of our buying decision was the fact that the Airstream (more than any other brand/style) would open the door to meeting other campers during a trip.

I was unaware, at that point, that forums such as this existed. Nor was I aware that WBCCI and VAC were out there for additional camaraderie and discussions.

I have also benefited from a number of great discussions with friends and neighbors who have come out of the woodworks to talk about and even assist with maintenance and repair efforts. All of my neighbors have "stopped by" to talk about, and get a tour of, our A/S. This has not happened with any of the various campers, boats, etc. that show up new in the neighborhood.

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Old 07-26-2004, 09:04 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by swebster
I just replaced the right front wheel bearings on my lunch hour. I think this could be a sign that I have a problem.
No, Steven, a problem would be if you were able to replace wheel bearings on BOTH sides of your motorhome on your lunch hour...


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Old 07-26-2004, 10:27 AM   #31
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Cool User....fixer

My wife and I are users, but we make sure we break something every time we stay so I keep getting to fix things. This last weekend was no different. We left our border collie alone in the trailer so we could go to dinner. She found out she could get a much better view if those pesky wooden mini blinds were gone. Home depot here I come!!!
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Old 07-26-2004, 11:47 AM   #32
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Hi My name is Eric and I have a luminum problem. I have a big aluminum toaster on my driveway and it scares the neighbors LOL

Been working on it a year with a few month break for a health problem and yet to use it. Frame off restoration. It back on the frame much to the relief of my neighbors but I still spend a lot of time banging on it and make noise with power tools and it hasn't moved and inch since mid october.

It has a shiny new set of mags and tires in the garage to spiff it up. Every once in a while I will take soem rubbing compound to a spot to remind myself how pretty it will be.

Soooooooon. It's starting to come back together and trying to work on it one full day a week.
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Old 07-29-2004, 09:43 PM   #33
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All of the above choices are so true, I so love Airstreams....I scan passing fields and roads for Airstreams... I dream about what projects my husband can do to them, in fact, he has forbid me to think up things for him to do with the current one...

It is a wonder that he lets me have one. He has also forbid me to have two at a time again, like when I had carefully lined up the 71 Safari and the 74 Argosy in the front yard and worried the neighbors that I had become a dealer...When I had to live last summer for several months fulltime in my 87 Excella with 8 kids, I must admit I did get tired of it. So I sold it but as it went down the driveway there was this terrible feeling in my stomach...and then terror, what if I never find another one that I can afford to buy again? So I frantically bought I forget what year in the 60's Overlander...and a financial crunch brought about our fast, untimely parting ( but to a good home tin can luv) and I again was cast in the depths of despair...what if I never find another? Fortunately, my wonderful unit found me this 83 310 moho and I have to go drive up and see it every day, even though it is sitting at the mechanics 20 min away...I have to touch it, sit in it, look at it,work in it, dream about it, spend money on it, this must be love....
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Old 07-30-2004, 04:41 AM   #34
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I have no problem with excessive-compulsive use of our Airstream's simply DENIAL!
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Old 07-31-2004, 04:14 PM   #35
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Cool Just dreaming, because . . .

OK, OK, I'll post as well as voting in the poll. Just dreaming because "we ain't got none yet!"

Having so much fun reading the forum I'd just about buy one to be part of the group! (But that's not the only reason, of course.) After sickness, caring for in-laws, working on a house to get it ready for sale -- let's take a break!

My mother-in-law, bless her heart, used to talk about the art of mini-vacations. So, in the absence of the real thing (vacation)-- dreaming about ...streaming!
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Old 09-04-2004, 03:11 PM   #36
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This is a great thread! My name is Leigh and I have been addicted to all aspects of the AS "high" for 2 years now. USING is by far my favorite!! But certainly can't give up the fixing, dreaming, posting, talking about, getting pictures of, getting to know other ASer's, etc., parts. NONONO, don't take away my trailer
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Old 09-04-2004, 04:02 PM   #37
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My name is Teresa.......

and I am guilty of being a "watcher"...I watch my Airstream from my bedroom window and wonder why I ever got it......although I'm not going to give it up any time soon. My problem is FEAR. I'm afraid to start anything on it. I do have the manual and the previous owner assured me everything worked ok the last time he used it (3 yrs ago?). The second problem....I don't have any way to tow it...(got the cart before the horse?) So....on nice days....I go outside and sit in it with my two dogs and read a book.......expensive library! LOL (Go ahead, shake your head and say crazy lady)
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Old 09-04-2004, 08:25 PM   #38
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This year I am a heavy user. Got to stay in it over 100 days, so far in 2004, and the year aint over with yet
Today I moved it around the yard so I could mow, and position it better to keep it out of harms way during the impending storm. May do some caulking tommorrow before the rains come.
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Old 09-04-2004, 08:27 PM   #39
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I wish I had known this forum existed prior to buying our AS. Could have saved a ton of time and money. Then again I might not have bought the AS if I had known what would be required to repair.
Since finding this fourm I think there is no project on the AS I would not undertake. It is our pride and joy but still several thousand $ from being road ready. I think all Airstreamers activly look for other Airstreams on the road.

Thanks to all the posters sharing your repair tips and comments.

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Old 09-05-2004, 07:47 AM   #40
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My name is McMullen and I am an astronomer. Duh I must be in the wrong Forum

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Old 07-03-2005, 02:04 AM   #41
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Old 07-03-2005, 07:46 AM   #42
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A day is not complete unless I go inside, underneath, in back, or front of my Chummy and fix something. I have been known to make up problems just to spend more time fixing. Then there are the many days we are out in Chummy. Tommorrow we leave for ten days at a state park less than an hour from our home. I will have the best of both worlds, camping with my tool box.

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