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Old 12-08-2011, 11:19 PM   #15
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i'm trying not to be down in the dumps, we just might have to wait till we have more money... thanks for trying to cheer me up

and no we don't have to buy a new trailer next year, once it's 'in' it can stay in no matter how old it is...

i am getting so angry at the people who want so much money for their old 5th wheels and such... maybe i should throw in the towel for a while... *sigh*
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:37 PM   #16
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i ALMOST just posted a post to craig's list that said 'dear spazz, just take your meds like the rest of us if you are going to post ads and then never answer your emails'... but luckily i came to my senses before i comfirmed the post... yes, i'm getting a little cranky haha
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:05 AM   #17
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i am getting so angry at the people who want so much money for their old 5th wheels and such...
Don't be mad. It may be that they've bought a trailer, then had to sell, and this is what they have left to pay off on their trailer. Hard times all around.
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:12 AM   #18
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how can we satisfy both my need for 'cool and durability' and his need for space?
Something like one of these, maybe? If I was handy I'd totally do that...
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:36 AM   #19
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yes i suppose i shouldn't be mad, people don't want to lose alot of money on their RVs they bought new... i'm thinking we will just wait and spend 35 grand on a 2012 35' whatever it was that i saw...

and yes yes i love tumbleweed houses, but my husband is NOT handy AT ALL haha, they are great tho aren't they?? thanks for that link i had never seen that one!
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:34 AM   #20
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Wait for a S/O model!

We searched for 6 months, knowing an Airstream and not a SOB was the answer, until we found one within the right age, model, condition & price parameters. Luckily, it was only 800 miles away and I had a friend willing to loan his truck for the long haul home. We got a '03 slide-out, 28' Safari, used 6 times for a total of 28 days for much less than that 5th wheel your husband has his eye on. The added space is worth it for us as we have two Great Danes that hang out with us on every trip. You can be cool and roomy too
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:06 AM   #21
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i only have dec, jan and feb to find an RV, do you find the 28' has enuff room for you both and your great danes no problem? i'm just trying to find a place for two computer stations haha... tho we do have a small dog and a cat, and i have no idea where to put a cat box! it's been a very long and frustrating day that had me almost giving up on my dream of an airstream, tho the good news is that i have actually talked hubby into researching them and he's quite on board with the idea now and is searching too tho not quite as obsessively as i am! i wish i lived in the states, there seem to be zillions of them down there!!
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:00 AM   #22
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think i found one in california, it's a dealer, so will ship, it depends on how much the shipping costs! but i'm letting myself get a little excited, tell me, is it possible to pull out the end couch, and put in a couple of recliners? do recliners FIT into an airstreams door? IF I can do that, i will be a happy camper, so to speak
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:30 AM   #23
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think i found one in california, it's a dealer, so will ship, it depends on how much the shipping costs! but i'm letting myself get a little excited, tell me, is it possible to pull out the end couch, and put in a couple of recliners? do recliners FIT into an airstreams door? IF I can do that, i will be a happy camper, so to speak
Hi Shrug, many Airstreamers have swapped out the sofa for the recliners. Personally, we like the extra seating and sleeping area for visitors that the sofa offers.

We are full-timing in Austin TX in a 34' Classic Limited with a cat (I got rid of the cat box and trained him on the toilet). It has been a year and a half and we have loved every minute of it and don't have any desire to live in a sticks and bricks house again. On financing, we couldn't find anyone who would finance an rv for less than 9% which was ridiculous to us. But we had equity in both of our vehicles, so we refinanced them at 1.9% for their full value with our credit union and that gave us enough cash to by our airstream.

We have visited friends in British Columbia and we both felt that it had to be the most beautiful city in North America. It is awesome that you guys are living there as we always talk about how great airstream life would be there. We are planning our streamcation this summer and want a trip from Tx up the west coast into B.C. and maybe continue up to Alaska.

Just keep looking and things will come together. It took 6 months to convince my husband and 3 months to find the one and move in.

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Old 12-09-2011, 09:21 AM   #24
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oooooh Yvette, that's a lovely picture, and yes, as it turns out my husband isn't convinced at all and says he wants to wait, which to me means, spend what little money we have left to buy an RV... so as of Mar 1st we will be homeless because we won't have an RV or the money to buy one... i'm glad we at least got the land, can always pitch a tent haha... oh hubby is now saying he will have more money at the end of Feb, he must know something i don't!

but yes, well we don't care about guests as much as COMPUTER STATIONS haha so the recliners would be nice for us

you guys are great, i think all people that live in airstreams my have 'the cool factor' in their personalities xoxoxoxox
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:30 AM   #25
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Here is an interesting knowledge nugget; all of the "stuff" in an Airstream is brought in through the front door. It can all be removed the same way! I removed both couches in mine to clean/check everything behind them. Piece of cake!
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:51 PM   #26
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Why not just get a park model, if you're not planning to travel with the trailer? With an airstream you will need to be careful about freezing water lines, etc. You'll go through propane and electricity like nothing at all heating it (I know this first hand after spending a Vancouver winter in mine). At least park models are better insulated and designed to sit in one spot year round.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:19 PM   #27
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Here's a 25' in Tucson for $11.9k. Looks in good condition. Pick it up and have a little adventure!
P.S., I don't know the owner. It was in the L.A. Craigslist is how I happened to spot it.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:24 PM   #28
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Wow, that looks great!
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