View Poll Results: How long have you owned your A/S?
0 to 6months 276 29.05%
7months to 1year 150 15.79%
1year to 2years 156 16.42%
2years to 3years 110 11.58%
3years to 4years 64 6.74%
4years to 5years 43 4.53%
5years to 6years 25 2.63%
6years to 8years 33 3.47%
8years to 10years 24 2.53%
10years plus 69 7.26%
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Old 07-23-2005, 04:48 AM   #29
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Picked up our 28' International on April 15th of this year. We will be keeping it for a long time, unless of course they come out with a 30' International with the same floor plan as the Safari 30' Bunk model.....

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Old 12-08-2005, 06:47 PM   #30
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Wow! Even thought the last post to this thread was in July I'm blown away by the pole results. 30% of us are Newbies!!! Go figure.
Perhaps the newness of the aluminitus wear off over time?
Maybe it's time to repole?

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Old 12-10-2005, 07:11 PM   #31
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Hi, Glen,

It doesn't wear off. I bought my Argosy in 1992... and my Excella this year. Now I'm thinking about getting a triple axle model... but oddly, not a even really wanting a motorhome...

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Old 02-02-2008, 01:54 PM   #32
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Nice to hear that we are not alone as "first timers". After many years of camping in tents, a '74 Open Road van conversion, we recently acquired our first travel trailer, a 27' 1978 Argosy.
I had been looking for four years at A/S, Argosy, and Avions to put on our property in northern Michigan. I found this one on the internet and decided to take a look at it. Most of the others I had looked at needed way too many renovations, but this one was in really good condition and purchased it on the spot. The Argosy, even though it was not the top of the line A/S, its lines are classic and the quality is still first cabin.
We now have the bug and plan to make renovations so we can once again boondock and travel the wonderful roads of America.
Thanks Wally for your foresight and intuition.
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Old 02-04-2008, 07:47 AM   #33
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I have owned the 1964 Bambi II since 1982. I do not get bored with the trailer. I keep finding new ways to reinvent it, thanks to this FORUM. I moved backwards, in camping. Having first bought a travel trailer, then adding a tent (still have it), later, a motorhome, but always keeping the silver beauty that first caught my eye as a "piece of Americana."
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:12 AM   #34
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I've had my 76, 24' Argosy for 31 years. Haven't pulled it for the last 4 years because I lost my tow vehicle and haven't replaced it as we've been everywhere in the USA and Canada with it & have been taking vacations in Europe lately, but that will probably change with the $ vs. Euro these days. Has anybody owned their A/S longer?
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:02 PM   #35
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we have had our A/S three years in june.
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:15 PM   #36
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Hey guys, I am sure by now the occasion where poor winterizing was a one time event. However I discovered from a friend at TCPC the best method,In my opinion is by using a 2 inch PVC Pipe approximately 2 feet long with one end capped with solvent glue and the other adapted to take a threaded cap. that will allow to pour winterizing fluid into on the opposite end of the threaded cap install by drilling a 3'16th hole and glue male water fitting and the other end a female water fitting . as you fill the 2" pipe-- connect compresser to pump through the pumping adapter installed . This will force winterizing fluit throughout the plumbing system by just opening individual facuets until fluid escapes. Works for mefemail water connectrion
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We bought our #1 Tradewind 25' 1971 in 1992. 2 or 3 years later, we blew the plumbing (bad winterizing)
Tried to fix it, in a rush, living in center city Philadelphia, the trailer about 25 miles away in storage in New Jersey. No time, always missing some tools,....
Mike drove by an RV dealer, rows upon rows of beautiful brand new white trailers. Sure, they were ready to make a deal if we wanted to buy this "eyesore".

So, we bought our #2: Land Yatch International 29' 1974 around 1994. Now we had to store 2 AS.
We moved to VA, end of 1996, bringing both trailer with us.
A few months ago, we got smart, and realized that the tail sag we had noticed was not normal (not the rear bath fault of course, I know balancing problem )
Having not made up our mind yet/find time,..., about building a house, we have been living in #2 since 1996: 8 months at home, 4 months on the road, each year.
So, we decided it was time to upgrade anyway (difficult to do repairs when living in it).

We just brought home our #3: Excella 32' 1990.
We talked about selling #1 , using #2 as a guest room now. I have the feeling that we are going to stay a 3 Airstreams family for the time being.

If only we had stayed in Philadelphia.... It's getting to be crowed in here.
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:15 PM   #37
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When I originally voted 5 years ago it was 1-2 years.

You do the math ~

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Old 03-04-2008, 01:17 PM   #38
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I think this poll should recycle every year
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:27 PM   #39
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I've owned ours for four years. It's been in the family for sixteen.
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:40 PM   #40

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Old 03-04-2008, 02:49 PM   #41
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4 years this year, where has the time gone!
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:20 PM   #42
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Looking at the graph of the poll results makes me wonder:

Do folks only keep their trailer for 1-4 years? Or have they become that much more popular in the last 3 or 4 years?

There has undoubtedly been a rise in popularity, just wondering to what extent. Hmmm...

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