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Old 12-21-2013, 01:50 PM   #1
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Periodically I catch a brief case of "Airstream Fever". Normally I give it 36 hours and it passes.

My current symptoms must be more severe than normal...'cuz I've sure never done this before.

Anyway, name's Bob. And I'm interested in Airstreams.

Cya 'round!

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Old 12-21-2013, 01:57 PM   #2
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Welcome Bob.
You are safe here.

Remember admitting is the first step in recovery.....

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Old 12-21-2013, 02:14 PM   #3
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Hi, name is Rich...and I'm an alumiholic...

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Old 12-21-2013, 02:16 PM   #4
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Hi Bob. Give it more time and come back to visit.
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Old 12-21-2013, 03:02 PM   #5
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Every time I give it 36 hours, another trailer shows up. You want one?
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Old 12-21-2013, 03:23 PM   #6
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face it--you have to get one, the decision is which one?
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Old 12-21-2013, 03:44 PM   #7
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First off you have to recognize that there is no known cure for aluminatis (sp). The most you can hope for is temporary remission. That is the first step in the non-recovery process. Good Luck
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Old 12-21-2013, 05:09 PM   #8
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Take a deep beath, exhale slowly, and realize that Airstream fever is permanent....
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:30 AM   #9
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Well, you certainly came to the right place for a "fix".
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:37 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by AtomicNo13 View Post
Welcome Bob.
You are safe here.

Remember admitting is the first step in recovery.....
If you're fighting Airstream Fever you are anything but safe here. You are taking the first step to full blown addiction. For example, you will soon find yourself spending an inordinate amount of time thinking about hitches, tires, tow vehicles and inverters.

You will become an Aluminerd. It's futile to fight it. Welcome!

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Old 12-22-2013, 10:26 AM   #11
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new hobby

Start looking at gently used Airstreams - it is the least (well LESS) expensive way of starting out. I know - the hard way.

Finding the RIGHT SIZE and layout often lead people to buy two or even three Airstreams at a high cost trading up, down, and sideways.

If I were back in 2005 again when I got my first one here's how I would do it with 20-20 hindsight.
  1. look through for models, sizes, trim levels, floor plans, etc.
  2. spend MUCH time on - they take lots and lots and lots of interior and exterior photos of various models
  3. take a vacation to Ohio and tour the factory - Friday if possible - because most times the workers leave early and you can walk through models on the production line. I originally planned to get a 19 footer... but the bath and bedroom killed that one FAST!
  4. become a religious reader of ebay & craigslist - hunting for the perfect used trailer within 200 miles of your home
  5. visit RV parks in your area - one in mine has 3 airstreams and an Avion stored - not used recently - management can forward your name & phone to the owner
  6. go to a rally and meet some Airstreamers
  7. don't buy the first thing you see (if it's $500 or less - DO it but otherwise it's probably going to be a regretted choice)
A 2 to 5 year old unit that has been decently maintained will be a great starter unit, and if you've done most of the above... you stand a decent chance of getting a "good fit".

Oh, and yes... you are addicted.

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Old 12-22-2013, 11:00 AM   #12
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here is a good search engine for CL--

You can filter search results by miles from you.

I really like this one.

Next May my wife and I are starting on our grand adventure in our AS... she is retiring and off we go!

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