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Old 06-15-2006, 05:15 PM   #1
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A Cult?

This gave me a good laugh. Yesterday evening a good friend dropped in and I told him that we'd bought a vintage Airstream. His jaw dropped with a look of mock horror followed by this exclamation: "That's one of those cults isn't it!".
I suppose one can't deny that we are noted for a certain degree of enthusiasm and brand loyalty?
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:21 PM   #2
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It's a cult

Tell your friend:
Yes, this is a cult, and we are very clannish we openly discriminate against others that are not SILVER like us.
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:25 PM   #3
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It's not a cult..

It's a culture. Oh, and what about us orphaned Argosy owners? I like my ivory bullet.

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Old 06-15-2006, 05:28 PM   #4
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But the only evil we do is to corrosion and non-working systems. We gather but don't make sacrifices except of our time and expertise to HELP others who are members of our cult.
Then there's the CULTIVATION of non AS folks who need our help to take the plunge into the cult.
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:48 PM   #5
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Cult?? memories????

I was in Lowes last night on the way home from work, looking
for a few things in the plumbing dept. when a vendor came over
to assist me. When I explained I was looking for drain parts (1 1/4")
for my '56 overlander, her eyes lit up like the sun!!!
She excitedly explained how, as a little girl growing up in Montana,
'those Wally Byam people' would show up once a year. She said it was
'so cool' seeing all those 'shiney trailers' sitting there!! The look
on her face was one of desire...aluminum desire!!! She said those
were some of her fondest memories.....she had always wanted one
but thought they (AS) went out of business. When I told her they
were still in business, she beamed at the thought of "ownership/aluminum
worship". Seems like I found a "lost sheep" wanting to become a "disciple" !!
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:55 PM   #6
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AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!

The power of aluminum can not be denied!!!
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Old 06-15-2006, 07:56 PM   #7
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OHmmmmmmmmmmm OHmmmmmmmmmmmm OHmmmmmmmmmm
(chant with me here...) Wal-ly, Wal-ly, Wal-ly...
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:19 PM   #8
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:41 PM   #9
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It's not a cult...it's just that the "other people" don't get it....yet.
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:53 PM   #10
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They Kiss Frogs Don't They?

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Sometimes in life you gotta kiss some frogs before discovering your prince or princess. Those seeking a Good Trailerkeeping Seal of Approval before buying a used trailer may perhaps be better off limiting their search to reputable, established new/used trailer dealers who might inspect and repair used trailers before offering them for sale. But first read some threads about the condition of brand new Airstream trailers upon delivery to, again, avoid having their expectations of a "better world" being shattered.
Yes, we must be a cult. Don't we go through life kissing Airstream "Frogs and Toads" trying to find a beautiful princess...?

http://www.airforums.com/forum...tml#post240865
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It's a culture. Oh, and what about us orphaned Argosy owners? I like my ivory bullet.
Ahoy pattyo -- Orphaned nothin' bro/sis!! Sometimes I feel like I'm not tied to the dock, having one foot in one boat and one foot in the other. Though it feels like the widening gap will force me to make a choice I have no doubt that my wanderlust will lead thru the new and most roadworthy '06 Safari. (Duh! That was the process...) But I speak about a purchase that not all can afford. I have great affinity toward my Argosy and it is still the easier towing of the two. Rearview mirrors on my truck could see around both sides of that trailer and I did have much better situational awareness. So please include yourself wholeheartedly and completely in participation in the forums!

Rebel beck's comments at the end of klevan's link speaks for the inevitable with 30+ year old Airstreams of any color. But once you put it back together it is good for another 20 -- leave it to your kids to stretch it any further...
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:16 PM   #12
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If this requires a top knot, or for that matter hair of any sort, I'm outta luck I guess. I do think that the crackle of a fire with marshmallows burning crisply would make a nice theme sound though....
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Old 06-18-2006, 08:11 PM   #13
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Wal-ly, Wal-ly, Wal-ly

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OHmmmmmmmmmmm OHmmmmmmmmmmmm OHmmmmmmmmmm
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Dear Mr. 85MH325,

Mr. B has to be smiling down upon you for this response.

I know I sure got a chuckle out of it!

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Old 06-18-2006, 09:10 PM   #14
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Cult?

I allways try to do what my Wife thinks is best....
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