View Poll Results: How do you (mostly) use your AS?
Camping in the lap of luxury 92 39.83%
Stylish lodging, wherever my destination may be 107 46.32%
Sumptuous guest house 4 1.73%
Other (please post details) 28 12.12%
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Old 07-12-2005, 05:39 PM   #43
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Cool If mama aint happy...

When we had our baby I vetoed any further tent camping, mama is happy and everyone else is too!
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Old 07-26-2005, 12:18 PM   #44
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right now it's "Yar-d-arte"
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Old 07-26-2005, 04:08 PM   #45
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Our Chummy is definetly "stylish lodging." From the shining aluminum exterior to the gleaming rich oak trim interior Chummy is pure style. Not to mention being a one of a kind in almost every camp park, an object of attention and admiration. Is my pride of ownership showing?
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Old 07-26-2005, 04:15 PM   #46
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Home sweet home

Right now, it's our full time home. We sold our homes in April, and have been traveling around the US full time trying to find our next "home". Luckily, we have found it. But as we build our new home on the property, we will again use the AS as our home. We'll park it on the property during the build out. Once we have our home built, it will be used for our getaways, as a guest home, and something nice to admire and remind us of our journey and how we got here...

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Old 07-26-2005, 07:03 PM   #47
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We use our AS to camp in comfort approx. 8 weeks a year and as many weekends as we can. We bought our Safari 25 so we could have the best quality trailer that we could afford. We hope it will be the last trailer we will need to buy. Ricky and Cookie Dunlap
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Old 08-27-2005, 07:22 PM   #48
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Right now it's a driveway queen while I get it to a more usable state.
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Old 08-30-2005, 12:08 PM   #49
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Stylish Lodging

I think for a lot of us it is just getting away from the daily drudge of phones, work, interuptions, etc. When we are away in our Airstream, it is like one big sigh! We are at the point of never wanting to be home!

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Old 08-30-2005, 01:06 PM   #50
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Lodging

I am a new-be but though I would add to this thread. Wife and I (and 2 dogs) stayed in a small cabin on an out of the way lake 30 miles from West Yellowstone for two glorious weeks this summer. 100 yards away was a state campground. Last year we stayed in another cabin near Jackson Hole. We realized that we could have just a much room, better cooking facilities, all our stuff and catch just as many trout staying in a camper ($8 a nite) as in the cabin ($80+ a nite). Getting there from Southern California would be part of our vacation instead of a motel-after-motel chore. Of course, this is not about saving money since one just has to amortize the cost of the tow vehicle (05 Excursion) and the tow toy, et al, ad infinitum, over the time we will use it to realize that we could stay in rather expensive resorts for the same money. It is about having the comfort of our stuff / animals / life style with us no matter where we go, whenever we want to go.
There was no other choice for us but an Airstream and 28' was big enough for us. This forum and the folks on it are a major part of the alure.
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Old 08-30-2005, 01:20 PM   #51
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Great question!

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Originally Posted by Edie G
It seems to me that some of us use our Airstreams to camp in style, and others of us use our Airstreams as stylish travel lodgings.

Which category do you fall into?
We're new to this Airstream thing but we think of it as comfy camping -- an oversized hard-shell tent in the great outdoors with all the comforts of home. That's one of the reasons we prefer to stick with the smaller size with our family of four. Even 23' is more than we need. We're looking forward to downsizing in the future.
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