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Old 02-13-2008, 08:11 AM   #1
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Smile Hey you lucky Airstreamers!

Hi there!
I'm Liz- searching for an Airstream to fill that big Aluminum void in my heart. I've been wanting an Airstream for so long, but have been busy changing diapers and picking up teeny tiny Playmobil parts for so long that I barely realized that it's been nearly 4 years since I last posted here.

And I still have no Airstream. So 2 kids later, I think it's time. I had to settle for a house with no character, so I absolutely MUST have an AS!

We're ready to pack up the kid, the baby & our gangly Shepherd puppy and hit the road.

I look forward to chatting with all of you!

Liz :-)

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Old 02-13-2008, 08:20 AM   #2
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Welcome Liz! You've come to the right place. You'll find some families, some pet lovers, and all Airstream lovers here. Oh yeah, and lots of support too. We look forward to hearing what kind of A/S you find. Post pictures when you find it!

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Old 02-13-2008, 08:25 AM   #3
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Welcome Liz! Sounds like you've go aluminitus. Good luck with your search for an Airstream.
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:35 AM   #4
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Welcome to the Forum, Happy hunting for that special Airstream.
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:46 AM   #5
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HI, Liz and welcome back, and you know it's always something, and I give Thanks! I am wondering what type of traveling you are planning, what type of tow vehicle you may have, and what type of trailer you may be thinking about? I am also looking for a trailer, but am limited to the size and weight, because of the limited TV, that I have, a 99 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner. So I am looking for a Argosy 6M Minuet, 20ft. It is about as light of a trailer as I have found, 2450LB, and I really love the Minuet, They come in A 20,22,24, FT. lenghts, 6M, 6.7, 7.3. M= Metre. Give us some more information, there are some really great people here on the AS Forums. Good luck, Red Rover^^^,WOOF, WOOF.
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:02 AM   #6
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if you cant go vintage there is the 17 foot and 22 foot safari sport modles that are very light.
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:13 AM   #7
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Welcome to the Forums. If you've got a question, we've got lots of anwers-you have only to post the question. Good luck with your seems like a very short time ago (Oct.) that I had discovered the Forums. Since then we've purchased a 2007 International 25' that we plan to completely re-do the interior with the help of our decorator. The dealer has been storing it for us for the winter so we've still not been anyplace with it. In two weeks we'll have our six hour walk through and learn about all the parts that make up the AS. We have three trips planned for this spring and summer so you can see how one's life can change with the addition of an AS. Even though we've still not been in it for a night or even an hour!!! Plan on how you'll use your trailer - that will go a long way in determining which model will fit your lifestyle the best. Subscribe to Airstream Life, the AS magazine that is loaded with assistance and information. And, keep writing the Forums! Hope to see you down the road one day.
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:33 AM   #8
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Used Airstream shopping

There are lots of onlite sites to explore, including this one. See a list of sites on Airstream Life's website:

Used Airstreams for sale

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Old 02-13-2008, 12:29 PM   #9
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Welcome to the Forums! Sounds like you are ready to roll after a long hiatus of doingg other obligatory things... Good luck with your search and we hope to see you on the road soon...

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Old 02-13-2008, 06:41 PM   #10
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Hey everyone!
Thanks for the warm, kind welcome! Thanks, too, for the links to find used trailers, etc. :-) Right now we have NO tow vehicle, which on the one hand means we're wide open as to what we can get, or on the other hand, we have to buy one of those, too.

My husband and I are still discussing what we want, but personally, I'm for about a 22(ish)-foot vintage model. From what I've read, something in the 70s would be good (and available). We need something in good shape mechanically & structurally.

And we have no idea what to look at for a tow vehicle. With 2 little (for now) kids and a 75-pound dog, we need some space, so an SUV would be ideal, but I hate for us to get a vehicle that will be guzzling gas while we use it for our regular (non-towing) life.

Oh yeah, as an added challenge, we don't have a lot of money to work with, as I've been a stay-at-home mom for 4 years. (Anyone with a free hand, please cross your fingers for me that I'll get the job that I'm hoping for at my kids' school. --Baby needs a tuition discount!!)

So...for our romantic Valentine's adventure, we're going on a field trip to the Airstream dealership--about 1.5 hours from home. The baby will be 1 year old in 2 weeks, so we haven't really done much adventuring over the last year (aside from a month at the beach and an out-of-state family visit).

Wish us luck!

You're all so generous with your advice, suggestions, and thoughts. I wish I could give you something back!Hopefully someday I can! :-)
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:41 PM   #11
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Welcome Liz..

Vintage Airstream Photo Archives

Try this site to find an index of all the airstream trailers- it will help you determine what you want.

Our first trailer was a '05 CCD 25' which is an awesome trailer- but it blew the transmission in our '95 Tahoe while we were on the road (with trailer and 3 dogs)- so we had to trade it in on an '07 Tahoe while in St. Lois- made that salesman's day! Anyway- the other week were are heading home from sinner and the transmission in our '07 goes- the local dealer re-builds it under warranty- but were skeptical. Point in case- go vintage. We like the look- of course, but they are lighter and safer and more aero-dynamic. Not to mention cheaper (although expensive to restore correctly) to purchase initially and cheaper on the wallet when towing. The difference is night and day when you tow them. My husband only tows the new one, but I will tow the vintage ones.

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Old 02-13-2008, 08:53 PM   #12
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Good Luck and keep looking-we finally got ours last April after 24 years of marriage and we love it (72 25 foot Trade Wind)- tows easily with our 76 Chev pickup with a 350.
Happy travels and God Bless;
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:02 PM   #13
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:43 PM   #14
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Hi Liz!

The best of luck in your search - I know the feeling of really wanting an Airstream.

I've got 2 boys and a 60 lb dog (oh yeah - plus the hubby! can't forget him) in a 25' CCD. I loooove my Airstream to bits - it represents fabulous family memories - both existing memories and those yet to come. It's also all about the freedom to explore, the ability to relax by a campfire, quality time and loads of other wonderful things.

There are tons of experienced and knowledgeable people here on these forums - lots of great advice here.

So good luck, and hope your find your dream Airstream soon (post pictures when you do)!


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