View Poll Results: Vintage AS or Newer AS
Vintage AS 71 72.45%
New AS 27 27.55%
Voters: 98. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-31-2006, 10:32 PM   #29
Rivet Master
 
InsideOut's Avatar

 
1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 11,793
Images: 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by uwe
....right, many are a lot more.....
Yeah, I know!

Shari
__________________

__________________
Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | WBCCI DenCO Unit | Sisters on the Fly | Tin Can Tourists
BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2006, 11:08 PM   #30
Rivet Master
 
clancy_boy's Avatar
 
2003 22' International CCD
Kiln , Mississippi
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,780
Images: 8
The list is endless.....

To compare vintage to new is like the old saying "apples to oranges". You just can't It's up to the individual an his (or hers) personal desires and abilities at that point in their life that comes into play when picking out the AS.

Many of you say very simular things "I started with XXX (vintage) then years later found the 200X model that made me happy", and your finances were in place to buy the new one. When you have the skills to work on a vintage the task dosn't look so huge.

For me the major reason is allergies, sitting in my Father-in-laws new SOB, with that "NEW TRAILER" smell of all sorts of chemicals and solvents in the air nearly shut down my lungs and sinus. Required a quick trip to the hospital. Made camping out a real misery. So vintage with mostly older adhesives and completely vented out furniture was a must for me. I enjoy the camping life and my Caravel was the bridge to continue that with my wife (NO MORE TENTS!). Other reasons come into play and the time was right for me. We moved into our new house 2 years ago after I completely restored our previous home of 16.5 years, an 80 year old cottage on the Mississippi Gulf Coast that we sold. I have a shop of my dreams now with NOTHING to do. Most weekends were spent searching for a blown lightbulb to change. Now I have "Lucille" and my weekends are whole again with frustration over water leaks in the plumbing, questionable wiring, gas appliances that look like bombs in the making - I'M IN HEAVEN...

__________________

__________________
Michael & Tina with Layla and Preston BZ
The family has grown.
2003 22' INTERNATIONAL CCD
clancy_boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2006, 10:46 PM   #31
4 Rivet Member
 
AZstreamin's Avatar
 
2005 30' Safari
Chandler , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 497
Images: 4
Value your input

Thank you for all of your valuable input. I'm hearing some consistency in opinions. We are narrowing down the wish-list I believe priorities are:
1) Floor plan
2) Condition
3) Age
4) Price

2,3,4 are all directly proportional. If you buy an older model it inevitably will need more $s to bring it up to long haul cross-country standards. You can save some now by buying one in need of more repairs but it will need to be spent later. Floor plan and look seem to be the real variables where opinions vary. So more research and soul searching needed. The easy part was decided a long time ago... It will ONLY be an Airstream besides, I bought the fold down Airstream hich receiver when I bought the truck 9 months ago ...Picture to come.
__________________
AZstreamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 11:51 AM   #32
Rivet Master
 
Jezibels's Avatar
 
1966 24' Tradewind
Chicago , Illinois
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 511
Images: 2
AZstreamin, I see you made your decision, a 2005!

We are in the same boat as you, vintage vs. new.
__________________
Jezibels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2010, 06:23 PM   #33
Jamie
 
jking's Avatar
 
1984 31' Limited
1983 31' Airstream310
Oriental , North Carolina
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 180
Vintage doesn't mean only trailers! There are AS motorhomes well over 25 years old - - mine is 27 - - that are running and all systemsd working because of lots of enjoyable work restoring and fixing. Restoring and maintaining a vintage RV of any sort is nt a job; it's a career.
Jamie
__________________
jking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2010, 06:38 PM   #34
4 Rivet Member
 
WILDRTEXAS's Avatar
 
1970 27' Overlander
ARLINGTON , TEXAS
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 335
Images: 31
Send a message via Skype™ to WILDRTEXAS
Vintage for me.
Love the challanges of the vintage trailers. Love creating my AS into a reflection of my interests and personality. When I bought it, it was all working original, now its a blank canvas...NAKED. I dig the new Airstreams, but Id HATE to make payments on something new.
PS. Have many pieces and parts for sale 1970 International Overlander.
__________________
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion...

Taylor 1/20/96 - 11/28/08

WILDRTEXAS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2010, 08:13 PM   #35
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,423
I like vintage because .... well, I guess because I'm vintage.

Lynn
__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2010, 08:32 PM   #36
on the hunt
 
osolow's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
riverton , Kansas
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 373
Send a message via Skype™ to osolow
If your like me you go with what ever your budget will let you get. If that means something old and needs restored then get it. If it is brand spankin new the have fun camping tomorrow. but from what Ive seen some of the "vintage" trailers that have been completely restored go for almost as much as a new one.
but If your wanting something not so vintage and usable for a good price the mid 80's to early 90's are going for a reasonable price and there ready to use most of them any way.
__________________
osolow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2011, 09:27 PM   #37
4 Rivet Member
 
monah's Avatar

 
1969 25' Tradewind
1957 16' Bubble
1957 22' Flying Cloud
Hillsboro , Oregon
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 412
Images: 171
Blog Entries: 8
We rescued a '69 Tradewind that had actually floated in a flood near the Oregon coast. It wasn't perfect inside...which was great because we wanted to add our personal touches...but then as it became clear that the "quick cleanup" was much more extensive we started designing our dream interior. 2.5 years later.....voila!!! All of the design aesthetics of the era with many many modern amenities, which makes Glamper Girl very very happy

In your spare take, check out my thread....it's been adventure
Mona
__________________
M
monah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2011, 11:48 PM   #38
Rivet Master
 
RichHog's Avatar
 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
1972 25' Tradewind
Houston , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,142
Images: 7
We had a Vintage 72 Tradewind til last sept. When it was stolen. We had put a ton of work in her replacing Fridge furnace gaucho toilet lights and even put real wood veneers over the plastic paneling. Then new Axels and brakes and shocks. After about 16k invested she was our own creation unlike any other trailer. In about 30 minutes someone cut all the locks and she was gone. We looked at a few other Vintage trailers but there was too much pain in all that cause it only made us want our trailer back. So we left the vintage world and bought a 2006 Safari 25FBSe. It's a beautiful thing and we love it? Don't have to fix things every time we go out and bring a tool case to work on some project. We learned that there's been a few improvements over the 35 years. We miss the Vintage world and our trailer but are very happy with the new trailer feeling. In the end we're still Airstreamers.
__________________
RichHog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 12:06 PM   #39
2 Rivet Member
 
Severna Park , Maryland
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 90
There has been a development since this question was originally posted, i.e. a major recession. If the cost of new has been a deciding factor, maybe it would not be now. We purchased new in 2010 and got a significant discount off of list on a 2009 "leftover".
__________________
sailorii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 12:13 PM   #40
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,423
I have to divulge that I lusted over the newer Airstream that came in yesterday. It was a moment of weakness. I'm over it now.

Lynn
__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2011, 03:12 PM   #41
3 Rivet Member
 
idmtman's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Worley , Idaho
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 131
Images: 19
Blog Entries: 7
Seems to m it depends on what your plans are. For my wife and I we want to snow bird 4-6 months per year so we needed something well equipped and lower maintenance. I would have loved to purchase brand new, but I think I got more than I would otherwise been able to afford by purchase a slightly used AS.
__________________

__________________
Idmtman
2006 Safari 28' SE (Sylvia)
75th Anniversary Edition
2010 Toyota Tundra 4x4
TAC: ID-1
idmtman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vintage Trailer Insurance Stougard Insurance & Claims 63 12-02-2017 05:23 PM
Texas vintage get together Pahaska The Rally Zone 33 11-21-2005 05:23 PM
Longest Trip with a Vintage Airstream Pick On The Road... 7 11-03-2002 08:44 AM
Vintage trailer rally 83Excella WBCCI Rallies & Events 0 08-13-2002 10:27 PM
Ralph Lauren Vintage Airstreams ($150,000) Andy R General Interior Topics 0 02-22-2002 01:06 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.