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Old 08-17-2011, 09:14 PM   #1
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Completely out of left field

Hello to all Classic Airstream motorhome owners. I'm just over a week away from purchasing a long-time dream of mine. I will become the owner of a 1989 Airstream Classic 345.
But! Now it seems that I've got 'friends' coming out of the woodwork asking to 'borrow' my Airstream.
If anyone has had this happen to them in the Forum, what was your response?
Thanks, Derek
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:24 PM   #2
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:25 PM   #3
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hello to all classic airstream motorhome owners. I'm just over a week away from purchasing a long-time dream of mine. I will become the owner of a 1989 airstream classic 345.
But! Now it seems that i've got 'friends' coming out of the woodwork asking to 'borrow' my airstream.
If anyone has had this happen to them in the forum, what was your response?
Thanks, derek
no!!
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:26 PM   #4
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We have not had anyone ask to borrow our rig. Our friends know this would be overstepping friendship. The answer would be "no" if they did. You'd be asking for trouble, and chances are your friendship would be ruined in the process.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:26 PM   #5
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:32 PM   #6
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NO!
My insurance won't allow that!
You have to be kidding!
Say what!
No way!
Get out of here!
What did you say!
See ya later!
You must think I am crazy!
The door is that way!
#$@* NO!
&Ull NO!
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:47 PM   #7
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Of course you can borrow my Airstream! What time can your wife come by tonight?
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:52 PM   #8
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When I got my horse trailer, I had the same thing. The cure was a bumper sticker that said, "Yes, this is my trailer, and no, you can't borrow it!".

Good luck!
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:09 PM   #9
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Of course you can borrow my Airstream! What time can your wife come by tonight?
I love this response

The only one gauche enough to ask to borrow our Airstream was my hairdresser. Because of the type of relationship we have it was quite easy to say "You must be joking!" - Well perhaps those weren't the exact words... However, if you feel the need to be polite, I'd recommend saying something along the lines of it's far too personal an item to loan out or, it's too expensive to be someone else's idea of a cheap holiday.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:15 PM   #10
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I have not been asked but I did borrow my friends when I was restoring mine and it wasn't going to be ready for a trip. But he was the o e that offered and we have been very good friends for 12 years and do a lot of camping together ( our kids are the same age). But there are only a few I would lend it to.
The rest would get a ( whaaaaaaat ).
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Hello to all Classic Airstream motorhome owners. I'm just over a week away from purchasing a long-time dream of mine. I will become the owner of a 1989 Airstream Classic 345.
But! Now it seems that I've got 'friends' coming out of the woodwork asking to 'borrow' my Airstream.
If anyone has had this happen to them in the Forum, what was your response?
Thanks, Derek
You could always go postal to that request, "are you out of your f$%&#%ng mind? Go find your own stream you g@d-dam son of a b!+ch."
quote/ GREENovaters/ 'Can I borrow your spouse?' is also a good response

Those aren't really your A.S friends anyway. Your real friends will be the competent mechanics and your brethren in here.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:21 PM   #12
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NO gets my vote - anything else is just a waste of breath.
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:31 AM   #13
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SURE...if you'll pay for the taxes, insurance, upkeep, fuel, propane, license, my motel room, and an expense paid trip to Vegas or Laughlin...AND, the same for my home without wheels...
YOU went out and found it, YOU went out and bought it, and YOU are maintaining it...nope, I wouldn't classify these parasites as "friends"..."friends" wouldn't ask for more than a weekend trip with you, and they would have to be VERY good friends...in the case of a local tragedy, the basic needs would be a consideration, but in writing...I can remember the friends that appeared right after my first pick up purchse...seems the promises to repay, in kind, dissolved rather rapidly after offer # 1 was more than consummated... I always(ALWAYS) will take on a friend in need, and share more than I have...but length and depth and situations are variables best judged firsthand...
THE FLOOD"S A COMIN"...GET OUT!!!PULL IT, ANCHOR IT REAL WELL, OR FLOOD IT ON YOUR TERMS AND ANCHOR IT REAL WELL...Airstreaming has its own subculture for a reason...subculture issues...
YES, I have had a few people wanting to 'borrow' my moho, some even wanting to rent, and the rare person that has the dream of buying one(mine)...I try to temper my shotgun urge with the memories of a childhood dream having been realized, and recognizing that my realization is short in attainment for lots of folks who still have that urge...a guy today wanted to know how many AS mohos were out there...I told him 200-300...obviously off the cuff, but it sensed right...I'll start the thread...m
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:12 AM   #14
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You could always go postal to that request, "are you out of your f$%&#%ng mind? Go find your own stream you g@d-dam son of a b!+ch."
quote/ GREENovaters/ 'Can I borrow your spouse?' is also a good response

Those aren't really your A.S friends anyway. Your real friends will be the competent mechanics and your brethren in here.

Funny you should mention the postal part GREEN, since I'm a City Letter Carrier for the USPS, lol
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