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 10-02-2014, 08:28 PM   #113
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One of my clients had a 1975 A/S and it was the first time of actually "seeing" one. I had seen many before of course but never really looked. I started searching info, came upon the site and then found the Argosy thread. I was hooked on Argosy thereafter.


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Old 10-02-2014, 08:34 PM   #114
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Man.....this is making me feel guilty for not becoming a contributing member yet.

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Old 10-02-2014, 08:40 PM   #115
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Well then, There's no time like the present. Go for it. It's the best value you'll ever get for your $$$$

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Old 10-02-2014, 08:54 PM   #116
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I lurked on this site for three years without saying a word. The day I purchaced the Airstream I became a proud supporter and started posting. The information and knowledge here is priceless. Just my .02c worth
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:22 PM   #117
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I was told about the forums before I bought The LoveStream, but didn't look at them until I stumbled into ownership of the Alumaturd, fat, dumb, and happy...

This forum has been instrumental in me getting her back on the road though. Could not have done it without some of the advice and encouragement on here!

Somebody ought to clean these windows. There is a tremendous buildup of gook all over them...
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:45 PM   #118
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I already had my third Airstream before I first used the internet, so I was not influenced in my purchase.
However, more importantly, the knowledge I have gained from this forum has influenced me. I have a better understanding how I should use and how to maintain my trailers. Also I've expanded my own horizons from reading about other people's points of view and experiences.
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:15 PM   #119
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I always new I wanted an AS, found it for sale on this site...never been happier!

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Old 02-11-2015, 07:47 AM   #120
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Site was not instrumental in getting one, that was a long time dream. Site is instrumental in keeping, using, fixing, learning and sharing. We found the site while dreaming of a one day purchase. We also lurked for several years then we bought our first and then we had lots of questions and that's when we signed up.

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Old 02-12-2015, 03:54 AM   #121
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No, I found this site after purchasing my Airstream trailer.
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Old 02-12-2015, 05:23 AM   #122
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Yes. We found our AS here after watching the classifieds for about 6 months and it was only 45 miles away! Needless to say I am a huge Forums fan! My goal is to have a cup of coffee with Andy some day and say thanks!

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Old 02-12-2015, 10:10 AM   #123
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Yes. After coming close to purchasing new, we found our 2004 Classic in the forum classifieds, and had learned enough by lurking to feel empowered to buy it. No regrets!

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Old 02-13-2015, 12:46 PM   #124
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No- but it DID help in not buying another SOB and to decide on the AS over a spartan or manor...
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Old 02-13-2015, 01:40 PM   #125
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I didn't know about this forum that's why I voted no , I most likelly wouldn't have bought my first new airstream if I would have had the knowledge of the poor quality of airstream that was on my first airstream (2012) I bought ( almost didn't buy a second one)a second airstream because I liked the outside look of airstream, and liked the inside layout and also the quality of the interior ,and they seem to hold there value ( for now)so I can sell it before I have floor rot ,water leaks ,etc and buy a new one in a year or two and It wouldn't cost me much to get a new one. This forums is great lots of helpful people with lots of know how.

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Old 02-13-2015, 03:04 PM   #126
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Like many others on here, I bought my trailer and then discovered the forums a month or two later. I wish I had gone the other way, as the trailer I bought had sag and separation.

I voted "Yes" though, because the infor I have gotten off here has been very valuable. I've connected with many fine people who have helped me out greatly. Between what I have read on here, the RV maintenance tech books I've bought, and all of the work I've done, I now tend to answer more questions than I ask. But I asked a bunch of them in the beginning.

I sold my '77 Excella to a nice couple that already had a smaller Airstream and wanted to fix up a big one. To me, it needed a new frame, and at the time, I didn't have the time to do it (I was in the middle of building my house). The shell was perfect, and the trailer had great potential.

I now have an '87 Avion. Very similar to Airstream. Biggest difference is the frame is a lot heavier on them and they don't use the rubber suspension (except on the last year). But, I like all the silver trailers. I wanted to buy my grandfather's '58 Traveler (17 or 18' I believe), but he sold it to somebody that could give him a lot more for it than I would. I'd like to get a small Airstream to add to the fleet. I'm keeping my eyes open.

This is an old thread, but I think this site has been invaluable to me. I appreciate the help and am glad to give back where I can.

See you on the road,

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