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Old 07-09-2003, 09:13 AM   #29
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2000 to 2003 Tradeup??

I saw the picture of the woman moving things from her "old" 2000 unit to a new 2003 unit. Now, I have to ask this, why would someone do this? Unless the "old" one was wrecked or had some quirk they did not like maybe? I know someone will say, "Because they can!" One member of our unit has had 8 Airstreams in the past 20 years or so. Maybe I am just lucky that I found the "One" the first time?

qqq, how would you like to see those guys knocking on your door at 1 AM because your grey water is draining on the ground?
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Old 07-09-2003, 09:42 AM   #30
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There's a big country concert at Fort Laramie OH this week... hundreds of RVers camping out. And we've had almost a week of severe thunderstorms and heavy rains.

http://www.countryconcert.com/

The news showed miles of RVs waiting to get in, and what a mud bog some parts of the campgrounds have become... guys with big 4WD trucks towing others, and bunches of guys helping push RVs into place. Seems as long as there's beer, everyone's having a great time. The actual concert location is on higher ground so the water isn't a problem there.

Doesn't strike me as an ideal place for an Airstream rally though
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Old 07-09-2003, 09:47 AM   #31
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Re: 2000 to 2003 Tradeup??

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I saw the picture of the woman moving things from her "old" 2000 unit to a new 2003 unit. Now, I have to ask this, why would someone do this?
The caption said they traded a 34 for a 34 with slide-out. Guess they wanted more floorspace.
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Old 07-09-2003, 10:46 AM   #32
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trading up!

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I saw the picture of the woman moving things from her "old" 2000 unit to a new 2003 unit. Now, I have to ask this, why would someone do this? Unless the "old" one was wrecked or had some quirk they did not like maybe? I know someone will say, "Because they can!"
Yep, RoadKingMoe got it right. The accompanying article (which is not on the Free Press website anymore) says they wanted "more space." They plan to spend most of the year in the A/S once hubby retires. They also said, "We're spending our retirement money now. We sure aren't making it in the [stock] market!"

Still, I can imagine the depreciation hit was pretty massive. The 34-ft slide out model was reportedly about $80k. The difference between that and what they probably got on the trade-in must be enough to buy several nice vintage units ... Oh well, if you got it, spend it! ;-)

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Old 07-09-2003, 10:55 AM   #33
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There's a big country concert at Fort Laramie OH this week... hundreds of RVers camping out. And we've had almost a week of severe thunderstorms and heavy rains.

http://www.countryconcert.com/

The news showed miles of RVs waiting to get in, and what a mud bog some parts of the campgrounds have become... guys with big 4WD trucks towing others, and bunches of guys helping push RVs into place. Seems as long as there's beer, everyone's having a great time. The actual concert location is on higher ground so the water isn't a problem there.

Doesn't strike me as an ideal place for an Airstream rally though
OK, so you need to have someone volunteer a farm with 3000 concrete pads poured.
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This is something I just cannot get my head around.

You come to a rally withg a trailer full of stuff to enjoy the events and time with friends, and then you trade up or down and spend 2-3 days moving and re-organizing all the stuff so you can use your new unit.

We had a member of our unit do this at the Sarasota rally and they were drop dead tired after making the swap, and we saw very little of them at functions after they made the deal.
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You come to a rally with a trailer full of stuff to enjoy the events and time with friends, and then you trade up or down and spend 2-3 days moving and re-organizing all the stuff so you can use your new unit.
I agree...but I think it happens alot!

When we were at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Rally last fall, 3 couples (all friends!) from our Unit alone played musical chairs! One couple traded in their 2000 30' for a 2002 28' and then another couple from our group bought the 2000 30' and traded in their '76 Safari. Another couple traded in their 1999 Bambi for a 2001 70th Anniversary Edition...so there was lots of moving around going on! I figure that if they all ended up happy...what's giving up one rally for long term enjoyment!

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Old 07-09-2003, 03:24 PM   #36
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Gotta do what you gotta do. I'd have little reservation of swapping trailers at a rally if I went to one. Tired or otherwise.

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Old 07-09-2003, 03:35 PM   #37
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From what I was told by some of the old timers in our unit, the International Rally is one of the best times to buy. The dealers at these rallys give their best prices. Our local dealer holds a big rally at the state fairgrounds every other year. Ususally he brings in 5 or more units. At the one I attended I saw most of the new units sold and in one case the dealer not only sold a new unit there but he also sold the unit that was traded.

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What's the big deal, Eric?

Heck, out here people reportedly swap WIVES now and again.

Before you get too excited, you should know that you can't swap your wife for an Airstream, a good Lab, or a fly rod. I checked. You have to take SOMEONE ELSE'S wife in return. Kinda defeats the purpose.


Uhhhh...... my wife is standing behind me, isn't she? Gotta go.......
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Cloud....that was pants wetting funny!

BTW Jack, if that is the case at the rallys, then maybe you should keep clear of them if they have any Classics at them!

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Eric, the pots already simmering. We are headed up to the dealer again this weekend to compare new 31' Classics with dinettes. One is a slideout. Patty also talked about going to the Bill Thomas rally at the state fair grounds in September. He usually brings up a goodly number of units. The turnout is usually 350 units or so and all sites are full hookups.

Who knows what will happen....

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Re: What's the big deal, Eric?

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Heck, out here people reportedly swap WIVES now and again.

Before you get too excited, you should know that you can't swap your wife for an Airstream, a good Lab, or a fly rod. I checked. You have to take SOMEONE ELSE'S wife in return. Kinda defeats the purpose.


Uhhhh...... my wife is standing behind me, isn't she? Gotta go.......
Cloud... if there's a hall of fame for posts, this one oughtta be in it! Can we bronze this and hang it somewhere???

At the Sioux Falls Int'l a couple of years ago, it was great sport to tour Bill Thomas' lot every afternoon to see what the turnover had been from the previous afternoon and that morning. I couldn't believe the number of units they must have turned in a week there.

What was amazing was that there was no detailing, cleaning or repairs done either. One family moved out, the next moved in. Just like that! Very matter-of-fact. I don't think there were a total of six coaches that he had to take back to STL. I don't know how many he brought up that year, but I'll bet it was a bunch!

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Who knows what will happen....

Jack
No one really does, but I have a fairly good idea!

You got your toy (van) and now she seems to be getting hers (Classic).

I always knew the Classics were the thing, but until I saw the one at the Midwest Rally, I myself didn't have a real craving for one....now that I've seen it first hand......well, you know the rest, you're living it!

Happy shopping. We too were just looking when we bought Bambi!

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