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Old 11-04-2009, 10:07 PM   #29
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Do a controlled test

If you could travel back in time say 30 years and buy 3 different brands of trailers and subject them to the consumer reports of identical tests. Then skip ahead 5 then 10 then another 15 years and compare each one at the different stages of aging, I think you would find the Airstream would win over time and the other units would have long made it to the landfill.

Say one of the tests was that the trailer was pulled over 30,000 miles across the Country. Another might be that a couple lived in it for 5 years. Another would test the exterior condition and another the interior.

Another big test would be to determine the value of the trailer and resale value at the 5, 10, 15, and 30 year marks. I was surprised to learn that the $8,000 I paid for my 72 Trade wind was more than the original owner paid for it new back in 1972!

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Old 11-05-2009, 07:58 AM   #30
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One word - QUALITY!

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Old 07-06-2011, 10:38 PM   #31
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Set aside the wow factor of owning a Harley and or an AS. The designed intent of an AS is base on engineering. Starting with the shape. Observe the attention to detail. The placements, physical sizing and material used for each style of rivet. The skeleton ribs are locate with purpose. The skin has multiple advantages beside pretty to look at. Even the AS history speaks volumes as does your Harley's. At the end of the day as in everything, it's a life style decision. AS have few negatives with lots of up side. Go get yours and it will win you over.

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