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Old 10-14-2014, 05:36 PM   #1
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I recently bought a book titled "How to Buy an Airstream" by C.S. Michael. He suggested to check out this site for all its good info and help. I am retiring in 17 months and have been looking for an airstream off and on for a while. But it can get a bit overwhelming with so many options out there. I hope this site can help me select the Airstream that is right for me.

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Old 10-15-2014, 08:47 AM   #2
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Hello from Minnesota. My wife's folks bought an Airstream when they retired and traveled all over this great country for over 20 years. They loved all the people they met and the adventures they had. We just recently retired and plan to do the same traveling in the same Airstream. It's a lot of fun.

Airstream has a model for everyone. You have or will develop your plans for traveling. The trailer model for full timing is a lot different than one for weekend get-a-ways. Twin beds or queen? Front bedroom or rear? We use the recliner chair and couch, but others like the dinette. Maybe you want both. Most folks encourage the largest trailer you think you will want in the future instead of the trade up later plan. I believe the 25' and the 27' are the most popular Airstream lengths, but don't quote me on that. Once you know how you plan to use your Airstream and what you folks want for the most comfort and convenience, then the right trailer will be more apparent.

Eventually you should visit a large dealer and look at the different lengths, layouts, and trim levels. Used Airstreams are less cost but carry some wear and tear. You are probably handy and plan on making repairs and improvements yourself. If not, then researching a dealer's competence in the service department will be important.

Welcome to the Airstream community. I hope soon you'll be sharing all your Airstream travel experiences.


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Hello tss; sorry we missed you, but there was a AS rally at Lowden SP this past week end. We had 14 trailers there and had trailer tours. We will have another rally in May, so you might like to put it on your schedule. You will see old, new, short, long, twin, queen etc and help make your decision. You will also get alot of opinions (advice).
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Read, visit Dealers,RV Shows and Visit the Rally's. Lot's of opinions and good info on the forum.
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Old 10-17-2014, 11:48 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info. When in May is the next rally.
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:46 PM   #6
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Welcome to the Forum.

We will be meeting at Lowden State Park in Oregon Illinois for our Spring Gathering the weekend after Mothers Day, May 15th, 16th and 17th 2015.
I'll post more info in the coming months.
You can search "Fall Rally" to get an idea of what we are all about.


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