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Old 01-03-2017, 05:38 PM   #57
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We're looking forward to calling ours home.
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Old 01-03-2017, 05:56 PM   #58
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We usually call it the trailer.

You should have our luck. Everyone always says, “Hey, nice Airstream!”
Um,... no,...
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Old 01-03-2017, 06:04 PM   #59
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The camper-
The trailer-
The TV-
The Baked Potato-
Totally not offended by camper, although "camper" should describe ME- the person doing the camping- in a trailer...
The trailer is the most common name.
I refrain from saying "the Airstream" to not sound snobby.
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Old 01-03-2017, 10:54 PM   #60
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I'm proud to own an Airstream but we refer to the rig as Rex (Tv) and Rosie (2015 27' Flying Cloud). When we take them out we tell the family we're going out for a little "R&R". Between my wife and I Rosie is the Trailer.
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Old 01-04-2017, 02:17 AM   #61
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Yep... our Camper. Pronounced Kamper... and say it with a smile, Pilgrim.

I am never offended. I own it, they do not. Is our 'camper' the best on the road... it sure is. If I owned an Oliver... it would be the best on the road. If I owned a pop up camper... it would be the best on the road.

Our friends ask about where we are taking our 'trailer'. I call it a camper.

I look at it this way. I would not know one RV or Camper from another at a distance. When an Airstream is within sight... everyone knows it is a... well, whatever. If I need to fix something on our camper... it is just another piece of 'junk'.

Hello Ray. Nice to see you are proud of your Airstream, but enjoy it while you can. It is evident that Airstream is working hard to end the long enjoyed reputation for quality. The units coming out of Jackson Center are overpriced and under built. I wouldn't buy anything newer than a 2013 because of the lack of any kind of reasonable quality control in today's Airstreams. The end result is inevitably the Airstream being inferior to the SOBs. It would be nice to be wrong, but I don't think there is much doubt...
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Old 01-04-2017, 03:40 AM   #62
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Old 01-04-2017, 03:49 AM   #63
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Hello Ray. Nice to see you are proud of your Airstream, but enjoy it while you can. It is evident that Airstream is working hard to end the long enjoyed reputation for quality. The units coming out of Jackson Center are overpriced and under built. I wouldn't buy anything newer than a 2013 because of the lack of any kind of reasonable quality control in today's Airstreams. The end result is inevitably the Airstream being inferior to the SOBs. It would be nice to be wrong, but I don't think there is much doubt...
Off topic, hijack.
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Old 01-04-2017, 05:31 AM   #64
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I call our 2007 Airstream Interstate a "Dodge van" (the Mercedes Sprinter was plated by Dodge in those years). Sometimes I call it a camper van if I'm speaking in a context that requires a different adjective.

I bought a "Dodge" logo'd key chain for three bucks at Walmart, and when I check into places, I usually lay my keys on the counter while I'm fishing out money, and the Dodge emblem is visible on the keychain.

It's just another Dodge - move along, nothing special to see here. My whole deal is that I don't want to draw any more attention to the rig than necessary. Nothing good comes from any outward display of material value. Perhaps an ego boost for some folks, but it also attracts crime and opportunism, so the cost-benefit analysis really craters.
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Old 01-04-2017, 07:12 AM   #65
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For us it is always the "trailer" but to a stranger it is a "travel trailer". It may not look to great with the pattern baldness but I am proud to own it. My neighbor laughs at me because the exterior gets washed before every outing and the interior as soon as we get home.
I rarely use "Airstream" unless I think it is useful to throw into a conversation with someone. "Camper" is a good descriptor of an SOB.
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:17 AM   #66
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Smile the Crate

Outnumbered 3 to 2 by dogs ours is more often than not referenced as the Dog Crate!
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:50 AM   #67
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We never got around to naming our 4 year old Scamp 16'. On day one it was referred to as "lil Scamp" and never changed. The new Airstream has yet to be camped in, but is now just "the Bambi" or "the Airstream. I don't know if it will ever get a real name by reviewing our lax history.
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Old 01-04-2017, 01:11 PM   #68
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I grew up always thinking that a camper with something you put on top of a truck and a trailer was something you pull behind a truck and if your trailer has a motor built into it, it is a motorhome.

In any case, an Airstream is an icon and it is an Airstream. Our airstream is named "Prana"
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Old 01-04-2017, 01:26 PM   #69
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The words camper and RV are interchangeable.
There are different types of campers.
truck campers
tent trailers
travel trailers
fifth wheels
Class A motorhomes
Class B motorhomes
Class C motorhomes
They're all campers.
They're all RV's
Some people cal a truck cap a camper, even though it has no camping apparatus inside, but only storage.
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I refer to mine by her name. "the minibar". Or I'll say Airstream. (Puffing my chest out and smiling proudly of my life and the accomplishments I've made to be successful enough to own an American icon.)


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