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Old 09-12-2006, 05:28 PM   #1
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Where the heck R U ?

Where the heck is everyone?

I just drove from Houston to Chicago to Wisconsin, to Cleveland, than to Alexandria on to Memphis and now to Dallas.

Saw 2 Airstreams headed in the opposite direction, a MH at a local gas station, and a new Bambi unattended at a camp site.

I think the statistics should read "80% of all Airstreams are still in backyards, instead of on the road.

Get out their folks!


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Old 09-12-2006, 05:30 PM   #2
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Old 09-12-2006, 05:41 PM   #3
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I must agree to the dearth of Airstreams that we see when we travel. Lots of SOB's. However, we are still a working couple so our road time is limited.

The most Airstreams we saw was going to the International this year in Salem. But they were going the other way!

I did see one in the Home Depot parking lot the other day with their side window broken out.
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Old 09-12-2006, 05:48 PM   #4
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Mine's in the FRONT yard.

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Old 09-12-2006, 05:49 PM   #5
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Ditto here...still working and carting around the kiddos. I saw two this past weekend on the Mass Pike... one newer, looked like a 26' Safari going east and on Sunday what looked like an 80's one with a canoe on the TV heading west. Son gave me a high five when we saw them ...nothing is cooler than passing another or seeing one.
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Old 09-12-2006, 05:51 PM   #6
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Tonight, we are at the KOA in Twin Mountain, New Hampshire. We are a week into a month long Airstream Excursion. We are going to head to Bar Harbor, Maine in a couple of days. We plan to spend a week there. From there, we're on to Cherokee, North Carolina for a week or so. If we can work it in, we might go by Jackson Center and take the Factory Tour. Maybe then we will go home, maybe.

So far on our trip, we have seen only two Airstreams going the other way on the Interstate.
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Old 09-12-2006, 06:03 PM   #7
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One of mine is about 12' off the back porch, the other is up by the barn...and I am 200 miles away

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Old 09-12-2006, 06:06 PM   #8
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My Twink is down at the lake property. I go see him almost every weekend. We bought the property so we wouldn't have to reserve a campsite and haul him down there. Saves wear on him and on the Tundra. We'll bring him home for the winter for touch-up work and winterizing. I miss having him sitting out beside the house. I miss working on him every spare moment too. I think this is the best of both worlds until we retire and get a home built at the lake. Then he'll get to travel to other places.
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Old 09-12-2006, 08:35 PM   #9
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Ours will be up in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA- Northern most part of MN) this weekend with three other couples... canoeing, fishing and playing until we need a rest... then it will be back-to-work. Do not expect to see too many up there! The last 30 miles of road are DIRT! CAN'T WAIT!

You're point isn't lost on me though... we traveled 3,200 miles recently on a trip and saw but a handful of other AS's. Greeted them all with the familiar wave nonethelesss.
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Old 09-12-2006, 09:27 PM   #10
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Our TW is still 'classing up' the foot of our driveway. (My son-in-laws description). We bought the AS in April, I retired 7/31 and have been really busy since. I don't know how I ever had time to hold a job!
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Old 09-13-2006, 02:27 AM   #11
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Just wondering,,,,, how about market share for Airstream vs SOB , any one know ? 2 or 3 % it cant be much,,,,
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:26 AM   #12
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I'm out there!


I'm in NM currently headed back to FL. I'll be on I-40 to Amarillo, then to Dallas, down I-59 to LA and I-10 thru the Gulf States. So far on th road from Hood River, I have seen 3 A/S's only and only 1 acknowledged my flashing headlights! What's with these people?????

Anyway, If any of you are out and about......flash those lights and wave!!!!!!
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:50 AM   #13
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Later this morning, we're leaving the Grand Teton Nat'l Park and headed for Yellowstone for four days. Weather forecast looks bleak after today. Showers tomorrow and snow for the following two days. Guess I'll be fishing in inclement weather.

Then three days on the road to return to Phoenix. Heading down I-15 to Cedar City, UT then over to Page, AZ, 89A to Flagstaff and I-17 home.

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Old 09-13-2006, 09:17 AM   #14
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My Airstream is in the front driveway waiting to be used this weekend! If you can get down this way, we are having a rally October 20 at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds and we have 23 signed up! Should be a wonderful thing to see!

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