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%
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Old 06-09-2004, 10:13 AM   #1
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Armchair Airstreamers?

Have you ever wondered wether you enjoy repairing and restoring your aluminum pets more than actually taking them out for an adventure?

Granted it takes all kinds and many derive great pleasure from "garage vacations"

So.... at the risk of being flamed, I ask, what do you find most gratifying?

Looking at
Dreaming about

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Let's have a polishing party: I'll supply the trailer and buffing supplies. BYOB (bring your own buffer)

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Old 06-09-2004, 10:18 AM   #2
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Hi, my name is Edie, and I'm a User.

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Old 06-09-2004, 10:25 AM   #3
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Decisions, Decisions

My Name is Vic and I'm a


If I had to pick one... gosh... User with Fixer running a very close second.

Mine is in my back yard and hardly a day goes by that I don't tinker with something.
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Old 06-09-2004, 10:36 AM   #4
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Armchair Airstreamers

Definitely a user whenever possible. But it is sure nice to look at too !!
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Old 06-09-2004, 10:53 AM   #5
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My wife has told me in the past that I enjoy talking about the airstream (usually here) more than actually using it!
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Old 06-09-2004, 10:54 AM   #6
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As much as the guys love working on the trailer, I just want it to be done. My problem is I can already see what it will look like in my mind, the problem is with them catching up to it and my inability to work on it. I can also see what it will look like with alternative schemes like using the original bath stuff. I also do all the internet research and pass the info on to them. Pretty soon I'll work on curtains and stuff.
But I'm very sad that it isn't ready so I could use it right now to be at my dying mom-in-law's side. It's more my need for the trailer to be ready to go, and that looks like quite a while. However I love talking to everyone on this forum, and have found loads of useful information, and good friends. silver suz
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Old 06-09-2004, 11:05 AM   #7
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Hi my name is Brett and it has been 3 weeks since I last bought an Airstream.

I am a user, a fixer, and a subject mixer. I get my ideas on the forum (Steve Miller musical reference)
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Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. -- Plato

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Old 06-09-2004, 11:11 AM   #8
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Me too....

My Name is Vic and I'm a

All of the above! Admitting you have a problem is the first step...but then again, who wants to step into recovery?

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Old 06-09-2004, 11:43 AM   #9
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Right now I am discussing fixing my trailer while looking at it and dreaming that I will eventually be able to use it, and of course, ranting about it.
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Out in the woods, or in the city, It's all the same to me.
When I'm drivin' free, the world's my home....When I'm mobile.

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Old 06-09-2004, 11:45 AM   #10
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I just replaced the right front wheel bearings on my lunch hour. I think this could be a sign that I have a problem.
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Old 06-09-2004, 11:55 AM   #11
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This is an addiction I don't want a cure for!
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Old 06-09-2004, 11:58 AM   #12
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Hello, my name is Ingrid, and I'm a dreamer. ("Hi, Ingrid...")

You all already know about my dreaming, and the keyboard key marks on my forehead from banging my head on it wanting to go get it.


but it is pretty cool to tell everyone about it.
"Let's look Death in the face and say, 'Whatever man.'"
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Old 06-09-2004, 01:44 PM   #13
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Seems I read about this same affliction in a Blue Beret Article recently

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Old 06-09-2004, 02:59 PM   #14
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Gosh, the tinkering is the only thing that keeps me sane between using it. That's why, when I sensed I might be running out of things to do to the Caravel, I added the Bambi to the fleet

If anyone tries to cure me I WILL resist!


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