View Poll Results: Did the airstreamforums site influence you in buying your Airstream?
Yes, the site influenced me and I bought a used unit. 228 34.08%
Yes, the site influenced me and I bought a new unit. 92 13.75%
No, I already owned one or would have bought one anyway even if the forum didn't exist. 349 52.17%
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:07 PM   #85
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No, I found it after I had purchased, but wish it would have been the other way around.

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Old 05-12-2009, 08:54 PM   #86
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I was PO'd!

I heard about this site from the PO of my Safari. I had stumbled upon it as I was searching for the perfect Airstream earlier but having never been involved with any kind of forum, I browsed the classifieds and ran for the door. When I found my Safari the PO told me I had to check out this site and the VAP.
Well, I'm glad I came back. This is a fabulous wealth of information, and a damn good bunch of people. Now having attended my first vintage rally and meeting a few of the folks from here in person, I am only more impressed.

Thanks Gene, for reviving this thread.

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Old 05-27-2009, 10:36 PM   #87
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I did not discover the forum until after purchasing our 2005. This time around, in purchasing the 2009, the forum was invaluable: there is a wealth of information, as you know, regarding dealerships and pricing. Additionally, because of Silvertwinkie's thread on filaform corrosion, the first thing I did after parking the thing, was get out the Walbernize and ACF-50. Thank you, one and all!
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Old 01-29-2010, 04:17 PM   #88
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I was looking at Airstreams and then got addicted once I found this site! I also bought mine from AIR classifides and used the inspector service! I love it! Now I need to filter through all the corosion issues I'm reading about. Walbernize and AFC 50? I'll figure it out! I pick mine up in 3 weeks!
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:34 PM   #89
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WE inherited our Airstream, but the site has been huge in learning to operate,tow, repair, and maintain our trailer!
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:31 AM   #90
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Was this site instrumental in you buying your Airstream?

LOL... I voted and then discovered this thread is older than dirt.

I would have bought an Airstream even if I had never found this site, however, the site was very helpful in providing me a basis of knowledge to work from.

I started to look into buying an Airstream about 6 months ago. I do not know anyone that owns an Airstream and I was craving for information. This site helped in providing me with the information I needed.

Some may laugh at me, but weekend after weekend I would patrol the local campgrounds in hopes of finding an Airstream, just so that I could interview the owners. ;>) I found one, but the folks were never home, so all I was able to do was look at the outside and fantasize.

On the phone and the net, I shopped all over the U.S. and Canada. I was prepared to go just about anywhere to get what I wanted.

Fortunately, one of the members of this site referred me to Geo M. Sutton RV in Eugene, Oregon. These folks were great to deal with and they earned my business. At any one time, I had about 3 deals working, but Sutton impressed me the most. They are also only about 8 hours from my house.

In the afternoon of March 30, I was informed that they had one I might be interested in. I quickly negotiated several thousand dollars off of the asking price.

Having already seen how quickly these things can sell, I put down a thousand dollar deposit and packed our bags. We arrived in Eugene the next night and on the morning of April 1, 2010, I bought my first Airstream.... 2007, 25', Classic Limited, FB, in excellent condition.

I was going to buy one with or without this site, but this site helped get me informed and directed to what I believe is a great dealer to do business with.

I for one appreciate this site and I have no regrets... well, other than those "cushions from Hell" that have a mind of their own... but I WILL win the war with these evil cushions, even if I am forced to kill them and feed them to my dog. ;>)

In a life were death is the hunter, there is no time for regrets, only decisions. I am very happy about this decision.

I hope I didn't put anyone to sleep. ;>)


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Old 04-13-2010, 02:21 PM   #91
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Originally Posted by Gator113244 View Post
LOL... I voted and then discovered this thread is older than dirt.

Careful now, some us helped to create dirt errr I mean this site.

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Old 04-13-2010, 06:03 PM   #92
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Well, since this thread popped back up, I voted. I always loved the AS look and had heard it was quality construction that kept these on the road so long. I talked my wife into one about 2 years ago. We found this site and did alot of research. After about a year, I felt comfortable making an offer on a vintage unit. We found ours on ebay last March and we are almost through the renovations at this point. I have to give credit to this site for all the knowledge we gained in such a short period. It is great to have everything we needed right here from options on polishing to weight issues to construction techniques.
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Old 01-30-2011, 02:08 PM   #93
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I may have purchased an AS anyway, but I did purchase a used Safari using the classified advertisements which eased my search. I have always been fascinated with Airstreams but my wife couldn't stand the exterior look. My wife and I went to several RV shows and when I finally got her inside the AS, she said all the other trailers paled in comparison. The clean lines and well thought out interior design sold her.
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:43 PM   #94
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Strange I have never seen this Thread before.Someone said its old than dirt. Well anyway. We saw a NOVA documentary on HOWS IT MADE or something like that. We watched ,then visited the factory which is 60 miles away and then Went looking.
We went with a VINTAGE Airstream because of the price and nothing else on the market is built like em.
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:41 PM   #95
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Strange I have never seen this Thread before.Someone said its old than dirt.
6-20-2003, started by Jack Canavera
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:25 PM   #96
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Knowledge is power! The information on here is invaluable!

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Old 01-30-2011, 11:59 PM   #97
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We had wanted a vintage AS for 2-3 years, I knew that I'd need help during the rebuild and being based in the UK would make things a little harder, but after joining this forum and discovered the friendly support on offer we decided to go ahead and make a purchase. My '65 GT is sitting on my yard slowly getting a resto.
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:51 AM   #98
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No, The site and Internet weren't around in 1972.. I am glad both are now.

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