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Old 04-29-2007, 04:25 PM   #85
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Those can be added from what I understand?
About as easily as adding plumbing to a house without it! If you're planning on buying one and living in it, get one with the tanks already installed, be it vintage or later model. I used a blue tank with both my '61 Bambi and '70 Safari for grey water. It wasn't fun.

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Old 04-29-2007, 06:00 PM   #86
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Okay. I'll add it to my list of considerations. I agree, i want a grey matter tank. - M.W.
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Old 04-29-2007, 06:30 PM   #87
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Check the Forums Classifieds!

There are several VERY nice newer model Airstreams for sale there - 25 ft and less. There are also some 31 and 34 footers which always seem to be sold at bargain rates compared to their list prices when new. (And these are far more likely to be in "as advertised" condition than anything listed on e-bay).

If you're concerned about towing mileage, don't forget that you aren't moving your trailer every day, or most times even every week. I tend to move mine about once every month, then unhook for a week to a month. If you have a bicycle or scooter for short runs, and use your tow vehicle sparingly, the gas won't kill you even if you get a 34' Airstream. (If you go that big get a diesel for better torque and mileage when you DO tow.)

On the gray and black water tanks, most vintage and small units have very small tanks. Not good for fulltiming. I empty my gray tank about every 4-5 days, and it's a 34 gallon one. That's bathing and dishwashing water. (A man might use 9 gallons a week....) Unless you use paper plates, plastic silverware, paper towels and don't cook other than microwave, you're going to hate a small gray tank. You can carry water from your sink to your toilet and divert gray into your black tank, but you'll be happier as a fulltime with a bigger gray tank.

Take a look, one is just like mine, a 25 FB SE with the midnight sun interior (good if ever spill coffee).

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Old 04-29-2007, 06:39 PM   #88
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Really good point, Paula. And you're right, I don't want to move more than once a month. Maybe less than that at times even, so I can understand the importance of water tanks. Gosh, I'm feeling overwhelmed. I'm going to take a break for a day or two. I've been spending hours and hours reading about trailers, tow vehicles, electrical systems, water pumps, camp sites, vintage trailers, history of airstreams and so on. I'm getting too obsessed. I better just take a deep breath.

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hee hee

Aluminitis... it's incurable.

You got it gal.

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Old 04-29-2007, 07:56 PM   #90
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Aluminitis? Is it normal for the disease to come on so suddenly?

Something strange happened today. I was out today shopping with my mother, who knows nothing of all this. She mentioned I should get a new car, a Mini-Cooper. I said, "No, I'm getting a Ford F250 10-cylinder gas." She looked at me almost shocked and said, "What's that?" I said, "It's a monster of a truck, and I'm going to rule the road."

Now, where did those words come from? What's happened to me? I'm sick.

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Old 04-29-2007, 08:44 PM   #91
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Aluminum fever is a serious factor that cannot be taken lightly. It requires almost immediate gratification, and if left untended it can cause one to do all kinds of foolish things. Commensurate with aluminum fever is TV fever. The two do need to be addressed pretty much in tandem, and the only known cure is acquisition of both. No one truly knows where this delightful malady came from but we do know that an early and major carrier was a couple named Wally and Stella. They became patron saints to many around the globe also suffering from this malady, and they even came up with several solutions to assist people through their trials and tribulations.

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Old 04-30-2007, 12:46 AM   #92
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Thumbs up Alum-i-nitus....

Myra -

The malady you have 'aquired' is easily identified as "Aluminitus", likely an early case. There is NO known 'Treatment' other than liberal AirStream interaction.... this is likely a life-long affliction.

Glad to have to tell you that...!!!

Recommended treatment:

#1. Get that big HONKIN TV you told your mom about....! It WILL mitigate the Aluminitus symptoms for a few hours...
#2. Get yourself a 34'er. They are the biggest "TUBE" of AS salve there is. Not to mention they are relatively the best value. They also have TONS of room - storage, living, cooking, lounging, bathroom, tanks, etc....

You'll be cured! and a card carrying member of the best group to be found on the Web or anywhere....!!!!!! AirStreamers!

That is a bankable statement.

Seriously, if all the info here (and elsewhere) is overwhelming, then take a break.... and come back tomorrow.... can you REALLY stay away LONGER????

Tomorrow is another day, there WILL be another AS that will come up, there are always options!

Another thought.... someday soon, ONE! AirStream WILL reach out and SPEAK to you.... might be in person, over the net, info from a friend...whatever.... It WILL "Speak" to you if you are listening! Even then, there are a myriad checks that will need to be done, but that is a GREAT starting off point.

You seem to have a terrific personality.... let that be your guide... YOUR AS is out there, and it WILL find you.

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BTW, if you can't tell, I think that BIG IS BETTER!!!!! You'll never have to 'upgrade' with a 34'...! They are terrific units. Room for all you could EVER want to do in a TT, and then there is the "Cachet" and all the "envy" from every other camper in the place.... Not neccesary, but FUN! non-the-less.
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I'm sick.

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Old 04-30-2007, 08:55 AM   #94
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welcome kid
i am a single guy with a dog
i have a 22' 2003 int that i tow with a 2002 tundra
i love it
home base is NTAC [ north texas airstream comunity] and it is cheap here in texas. i just moved here from calif. would never go back. look me up if your ever out this way.
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Old 04-30-2007, 01:38 PM   #95
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Hello Myra,New on Ebay theres a 79 airstream argosy 6.0 (19') minuet.The current bid was $1000.Item # 220107796535.Loooks to be in very good shape.A minuet is slightly narrower than a standard airstream.You may want to check it out. Brian
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Hi Brian,

I'm looking at it. It's not bad looking. I'd have to update the interior. Trouble is that I can't get to Missouri too easily to actually see it. I'm watching it on ebay.

eBay Motors: 1979 Argosy 6.0 Metre Minuet by Airstream (item 220107796535 end time May-06-07 18:50:50 PDT)
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Hi Brian,

I'm looking at it. It's not bad looking. I'd have to update the interior. Trouble is that I can't get to Missouri too easily to actually see it. I'm watching it on ebay.

eBay Motors: 1979 Argosy 6.0 Metre Minuet by Airstream (item 220107796535 end time May-06-07 18:50:50 PDT)
It's also for sale here in the classifieds:http://www.airforums.com/classifieds...uct=3575&cat=6
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Myra, Always check airforums.com classified and then other classified sites.

e bay less price...in my opinion more problems.
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