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Old 07-31-2004, 07:31 AM   #1
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How old is/are your Airstream(s)

Has there been a poll which looked at the age of Airstreams owned by forum members? Do the majority of forum members own new Airstreams (2000 and up), or Airstreams manufactured in the 90s, 80s, 70s, 60s, or 50s. My guess would be the 70s and 80s, because there are still alot of them around and they would be considerably cheaper to purchase (not necessarily own) than new Airstreams.

Just wondering.

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Old 07-31-2004, 08:33 AM   #2
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I know I have answered a poll about coach age. I know there is also a poll of owners age as well. I searched and found the owners age but did not find the coach post.

As I recall the spikes that I saw for the forum was of "active users" was a little biased to 60's coaches as most prevelent. There were a lot of 80's MH and a cluster of new or near new users.

I seem to recall there was a little discussion as to "why" it panned out that way and most of it surounded the age of the owner and mostly in relations to the use of the internet.

These forums are heavy in technical and restoration help. Most of the people involed in the restorations are middle age so they are also heavy internet users. Most buyers in the late 70- mid 90's are really pre heavy internet use. While there is a fair amount of those coaches out there the owners are still using them and they are still in reasonable shape without needing restoration. Or they are just starting the out to pasture "I still plan to camp but never get around to it" phase. They are not quite to the no longer usable without major attention time to sell it.

The 50-60-s coaches the original owners are to the point of not being able to enjoy them or they have passed and they are being sold off by the remaining family. They are selling them to younger people and they are now heavily sought after as restoration projects. Again the age of the owner and their internet usage influenced the poll.

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Old 07-31-2004, 02:33 PM   #3
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We are newbies, to Airstream . We are working on our 69 Safari.Our ages are 53 and 54.We have just weather striped the windows and door.Refinished the bathroom,sink and tub, with epoxy.This has been fun so far,Can't wait to start
polishing! LOL! Will and Nancy
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Old 07-31-2004, 06:52 PM   #4
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This is probably a waste of bandwidth, but I have noticed that most mature airstream owners own newer airstreams, and most owners of mature airstreams are younger. Maybe take the owner's age, add the trailer's age, divide by two, and you will get the average joint trailer/owner age...Then again, maybe I should cut back on my cold medication, and try again.
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Here is the one on member ages:
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