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Old 11-27-2014, 09:01 PM   #15
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Old 11-27-2014, 09:36 PM   #16
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Things seem to be kind of pricey and not a whole lot of useful stuff.
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Old 11-28-2014, 06:07 AM   #17
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Very seldom do you find anything with a class B on it.

I found a great, handmade mug a couple of years back with a VW bus on it, all decked out with peace and love......bought it and love it.

Maybe Airstream will come out with some things with an Interstate silhouette...it would be the right thing to do, and they would find a ready market.


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Old 11-28-2014, 06:29 AM   #18
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Part of the problem is that Interstates are not iconic like the trailers. People see an Airstream trailer, or a picture of one, and they instantly think, "Airstream!" People see an Interstate or a picture of one, and they instantly think, "Sprinter!"

As evidenced by the "Interstates Spotted" thread, where someone recently "spotted" an Interstate that was just a Sprinter van, and not any kind of RV at all, let alone an Interstate.

Until and unless Interstates become an icon, don't expect to see a whole lot of Interstate merchandise. Unless of course you're something of an artist, and decide to make your own. In which case you may find yourself receiving commissions to make some for the rest of us!
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Old 11-28-2014, 07:01 AM   #19
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New Airstream store - no love for Interstate owners!

I sorta feel the same about Airsrteam motorhomes in general. Not much kinship with the trailer folks. I adopted a different cult.

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So far the keychain is all Ann would buy into but I'm working on the mud flaps! 😄
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Old 11-28-2014, 07:13 AM   #20
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How does one tell an Interstate from any of the many more numerous sprinter class b mh on the road?
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Old 11-28-2014, 07:25 AM   #21
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How does one tell an Interstate from any of the many more numerous sprinter class b mh on the road?
Which is exactly what I meant when I said they're not iconic. But personally, I like the fact that the Airstream logos on an Interstate are discrete. It's a lot better than the ugly swirly graphics on a Winnebago Era!


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Old 11-28-2014, 07:46 AM   #22
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Mine has AIRSTREAM in bold letters across the top front, and I like that.

Sprinter delivery vans tend to not have the rooftop AC, which is the first thing I look for. Other than that, they all look pretty much alike from a distance.

I think some silhouette items would be nice, and would sell well.


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Old 11-28-2014, 08:03 AM   #23
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Sprinter delivery vans tend to not have the rooftop AC, which is the first thing I look for. Other than that, they all look pretty much alike from a distance.
The awning is the visible feature that best says "Sprinter RV" to me. There are some Sprinter passenger vans around New Orleans, that have the rooftop AC and big tinted windows, but they don't have an awning.
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:15 PM   #24
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I looked and looked through the online offerings and settled on collars and leashes for the dogs. We had a bunch of people over for Thanksgiving. Our driveway is not very big and the Interstate was parked right there. Someone reached down to pet the dog saw the collar and said "Oh, do you own an airstream?". This from the person who parked directly in front of it. Oh well.
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Old 11-28-2014, 08:20 PM   #25
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Anyone else feeling like a forgotten stepchild? Being a new Interstate owner (5 days) I'm a tad disappointed. Is this how Airstream feels about "us"? Did I miss something? Thoughts?
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I felt a bit like that when I went looking for a holiday ornament that could convincingly be associated with our Interstate. Our tree is not a conventional "Christmas" tree - it's a memory tree. Each year one ornament is added representing some memory from that year (e.g., a dog in a Santa hat the year we brought our dog home from the shelter, indigenous handcrafted ornaments from places we travel to, etc).

2014 was definitely the Year of the Interstate, but what did I find when I went looking?? Fifty thousand Airstream TRAILER ornaments and nothing else!!!

So I made an Interstate ornament of my own. Walgreens, Snapchat, any of those outlets will do it. I photoshopped the hat and date onto the digital image before uploading it to the online order form. Et voila!!! What to get for the Interstate owner who has, well, nothing to choose from!!
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Mine has AIRSTREAM in bold letters across the top front, and I like that.

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Maggie, I have a theory that our older vehicles will one day be more valuable for exactly that reason. As others have noted, the Airstream aesthetic has been seriously diluted over the years, to the point where you have to be Sherlock Holmes to deduce at even a moderate distance whether you're looking at a genuine AI or just a cargo Sprinter hauling four hundred toilet seats. One day, people are going to be saying, "They only made a very small number of them that bore the true Airstream logo" and that's going to mean something from a valuation standpoint. This is my prediction. My husband doesn't necessarily agree with me when I tell him that the vehicle is partly for present-day fun but let's keep it in decent shape because it's partly an investment also.
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Which is exactly what I meant when I said they're not iconic. But personally, I like the fact that the Airstream logos on an Interstate are discrete. It's a lot better than the ugly swirly graphics on a Winnebago Era!


Yes, but there's a happy medium between a Sprinter derivative that looks like a swirling toilet bowl and a monolith with wheels that looks like... a monolith with wheels.

In protest of the non-iconic status of the Interstate, I invite everyone with a Google account to comment on this home-made video set to Gomez's "Airstream Driver" which is linked below.

For crying out loud - he wrote a song called "Airstream DRIVER" - he didn't write "Airstream HAULER". And yet almost every image in this video is of something being hauled, not driven. And no images of the Interstate at all. I logged my protest accordingly, just to say I did.

"All the angels on the wire
Getting dizzy from the heights
Go carefully, carefully
Oh, Airstream driver

She shoots but never misses
Stare down passin' traffic
Go carefully, carefully
Oh, Airstream driver"

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I hadn't noticed until you mentioned it (maybe because I have a trailer) but there isn't much specifically for Interstate owner's. Would you want a T-shirt or tie or mug or cap with a van on it? Not quite the icon a trailer is. The Interstate exists primarily so Airstream as a company can offer a motor home. I wish they still made the Classic motor home or the rumor of GM re-introducing the PD4104 bus was true. Those are iconic. I have some Harley specific clothing. I used to have more Harley clothing. It is just too overpriced. Shipping from the Airstream store is ridiculous, too.
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