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Old 09-29-2009, 05:05 PM   #1
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Hello There
we are looking to buy an Airstream Motorhome
24ft - LPG
Does anyone know if they exist running on lpg -
Also - with the government over here skinning us all with the cost of fuel -
the engine needs to be as small as poss.
Also - we need to ship to the UK
Anyone any ideas ?
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:17 PM   #2
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I would suggest you check Craiglist. I would look in major cities and see what you can come up with. I usually go to google and type in Airstream motor home + craiglist and the search engine will search the whole country. I really do not know about engine size, but I am sure you can get it changed over to LPG with a conversion kit.

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Old 09-30-2009, 08:19 AM   #3
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Looking for Airstream to ship to UK

Thanks awfully for the reply
There is so much to learn
We are concerned about fuel costs - so smaller the engine the better
If there is anyone out there who has shipped to UK
it would be nice to hear form them
or
Anyone from the UK who has shipped who could help
I am new to the site so a bit confused at the mo
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:38 AM   #4
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Hi Lillian

Some of these threads might get you started:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f343...and-27729.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f343...-uk-33449.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f343...elp-34915.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f368...-uk-32256.html

Did you check out Airstream Europe too?

Home | Airstream Europe : Home page, official Airstream website, UK, Germany, Holland, Europe, caravan, motorhome
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Hi, I have experience shipping to Liverpool UK and Southhampton ports. I ship from the New Jersey port here in the US. Feel free to contact me for questions.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:46 AM   #6
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Hi, I have experience shipping to Liverpool UK and Southhampton ports. I ship from the New Jersey port here in the US. Feel free to contact me for questions.
Now this is funny...
Theres me thinking..oooooo goodee another Damsel from England
and ..what a coincidence ..same name as me ...even more of a coincedance..same unusual spelling..and ..and..asking the same sort of questions..uncanny!!...
Now me being an aged seasoned Airstreamer..clicked on eager to give advice
..well i'd be talking to myself doncha know..
because..because..it is me.. Back in 2009...
may as well answer my own questions..nope no LPG..
Thanks for the offer old chap ...I've been there and done it
been back and done it again.....
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:00 AM   #7
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Airstream motorhomes are rare in the 24' size. The standard engine was a gas powered Chev 454 cubic inch, that is over 8 L. None came with smaller engines, but a small number of AS motorhomes did have a diesel from the factory. I have no idea if any of the rare 24' ones came with a diesel.

The Argosy motorhomes built from '73 to '78 were common in the 24' size. They also had a 454 gas engine, and no diesels. A very few 20' Argosy's were made with a 350 cu in engine, again rare.

I don't believe that any were factory propane powered.

I doubt that a smaller engine would give you any better fuel economy in these units.

You are looking at units which are at least 30 years old now, most will need very significant work on them. Some parts are not even easy to find here in the States, and are going to be more difficult to locate/install etc in England. Are you sure this is a project you wish to take on?
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Sorry about that. I forgot to read the date! My mistake! I was answering another one. I am new to this. Have a great day, or evening I think...
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Sorry about that. I forgot to read the date! My mistake! I was answering another one. I am new to this. Have a great day, or evening I think...
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Thats ok ...
I had an experience with a shipper who pretended to have an Airstream just to get confidence and he did not own one..
so it is nice if you are an Airstream Owner yourself..
One day..if I can find employment .. we may ship again..
so ill keep your name ...ta ra
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Oh yes, a very old post from 2009. I doubt that anything we could say would be of value now.
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:38 AM   #11
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Oh yes, a very old post from 2009. I doubt that anything we could say would be of value now.

There is much lykelihoode thinges will bring gryst to the mill..
The Poste brought back ancient memories and made an interesting reade

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Now this is truly funny!
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I like it when you talk English to me.

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There is much lykelihoode thinges will bring gryst to the mill..
The Poste brought back ancient memories and made an interesting reade

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I like it when you talk English to me.
ha funnywunny...is that toothless you ???
by gad you can give am English girl a nasty suck !
Mansion full of money or a trailer full of love ??
Cant I have 50% of each ??
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Now this is truly funny!
Hey..had an idea this could be the Olde Englishe Thread..
ask a question and I'll answer and you wont understand a word..
that'd be fun..
Before the year dot but After 911 and Charles the Simple ..
[must be a relative of mine] our native tongue was Olde Englishe
..then..after the Norman conquest in the shape of William the Conqueror
we spoke a mix of the two..
As..when the Normans arrived they didnt speak French either..
Great names in those days....like Tostin Godwinson and Silvestor The Stupid..I made that last one up..but there really was a Charles the Simple..Here ill show you him...
awf to bed I jolly well go..quite enjoyed Cowboys and Aliens ..
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Two and a half mugs of grog, what is name if king?
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Two and a half mugs of grog, what is name if king?
younge fellowe young streamer thee testeth my braine...
King Midus me thinks..culdd thatt be the namee ??
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:17 AM   #18
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Ah, Olde Englishe... unfortunately, we acrosst the pond speak American, not English. It IS a different language. And here in Minnesoootta, we speak another language altogether: Ve be from Minnesoootta, don'cha know! Ya sure, you betcha.

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Minnesotan combine Olde Englishe, American English, various Scandinavian dialects and mix well. It does sound surprisingly good to the ear even if hard to understand. Part of the fun of traveling is listening to all y'alls accents. Its even more fun to pick up bits and pieces and bring them home. The locals (fill in any region of North America) find it puzzling trying to figure out where I am from. LOL
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The hardest 'American' I've ever tried to decipher is Cajun. Now that is TRULY a different dialect!

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