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 01-24-2003, 07:14 PM   #1
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Question how long have you owned your A/S?

Another thought came to mind, how long have you owned our A/S?

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Old 01-25-2003, 10:39 AM   #2
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My guess is that most are gonna be relatively newer owners

My reasoning is when we have "new toys" we will be more active here than when we're old pros...whaddaya think?

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Old 01-25-2003, 11:17 AM   #3
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Shari,

I agree!!! 1st time owners learning everything they/we can!

What I've been enjoying are the little things/tips that everyone shares. Sure better than reinventing the wheel !

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Old 01-25-2003, 12:03 PM   #4
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If it's true, too bad...'cause the "oldies" have the most to offer

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Old 01-25-2003, 12:19 PM   #5
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Our first Airstream was a 1965 22' Safari whic we owned from August 1980 until August 1988 when we purchased a 1981 31' Excella II which we sold in May 1996. Our current trailer is a 1996 30' Excella 1000 which we ordered in March 96 and took delivery of in April 96. This amounts to 23 years with an Airstream Trailer and during those 23 years we have been to all 48 states.

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i bought my 1966 a/s in mid dec of 2002 for $450.00 i have put $85.00 and 10 hrs of work into it the only thing i have to do to get road worthy is to fix the taillights in it wich i am haveing a hard time getting it to work.
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Old 01-25-2003, 01:12 PM   #7
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Jim,

Please share your knowledge!

That's a great history and travel that you have with Airstreams!

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Old 01-25-2003, 07:53 PM   #8
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WE BOUGHT OUR 76 ARGOSY IN JULY 2002 THE ORIGINAL OWNERS HAD IT FOR 25 YEARS IT IS IN LIKE NEW CONDITION. I PUT NEW TIRES AND BRAKE MAGNETS . THE WIRING ON THE MAGNETS HAD DETERIORATED DUE TO AGE. WE ARE STILL WAITING TO TAKE OUR FIRST TRIP IN IT. THIS IS OUR THIRD CAMPER BUT FIRST A/S PRODUCT
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Old 01-26-2003, 04:01 PM   #9
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I bought my first A/S (1972 Safari 21') around Christmas, gave it back to the dealer 3 weeks later and at the same day bought a 1992 Sovereign 21' from a private person. As can be learned from the poll around one third are A/S newcomers, as it is the case with me.
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Old 01-26-2003, 09:43 PM   #10
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How long have you owned your A/S?

My '64 Overlander is my second travel trailer (first Airstream product) and it has been with me since late in 1995. The aluminum bug hit again this past fall, and I acquired the 1978 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre from its original owner. Collectible Airstreams are just as intriguing as collector cars - - jut a bit more difficult to garage.

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Old 02-04-2003, 09:39 AM   #11
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Wow I thought everybody on the forum had owned their AS for much longer. We got our Bambi 1/17/2003 and took it out 1/18/-1/20/2003. Couldn't take it out last weekend because our 6 mon old Lab was just spayed, and we had to keep her quiet. She gets her stiches out on Thursday evening and we leave on Friday after work. She is the reason we got the AS (so we wouldn't have to leave her when we took weekend and longer trips. I will figure out how to post a picture of my baby Lab & baby AS (19'2" Bambi).
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Hi Rod, pretty same with me - using a trailer because we can have our dog with us.
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Old 03-12-2003, 07:14 PM   #13
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Nope! Got mine 2/17 and have only camped in it in the driveway. It was almost below zero around here.

Soon though....very, very soon!

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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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