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Old 08-17-2017, 08:30 PM   #1
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I have never owned an RV. I am an artist and want to buy an Airstream to drive, not haul. Medium size. I like the older models. I want to leave the studio behind and travel about doing outdoor painting. I have looked at the site and never realized there were so many models out there. I need a complete education on model names and sizes. Where to begin?
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:52 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, you are in the right place to learn more about Airstreams.

This is a good place to start.

http://www.viewrvs.com/motorhome/air...am-history.php

There is a classic motorhome sub forum here with lots of active owner of most of the models made. A good opportunity to look into the realities of keeping them going.
As older vehicles and more complex than trailers, they do require some mechanical ability of their owners.

I hope you are able to find what you are looking for.

Cheers Richard
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:23 AM   #3
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If you are anywhere near Reno NV I'll take you for a drive in my 1981 Diesel 280.
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A good place to start since you live in Anderson, SC, would be to visit the upcoming Alumalina Fall 2017 Rally, which wil be held at Cleveland, SC, only about 50 miles from you. Most of the Airstreams there will be trailers, but I'm sure there will be a few motorhomes as well.
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:43 PM   #5
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Is there a web site for this Rally, Dates in particular.
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:57 PM   #6
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Okay, so you're an artist and Airstreams jive with the artsy crowd; I get it, I really do...........However, the reality of owning even a small to medium size Airstream motorhome Classic, or even worse, a slab sider Airstream is that you have to be mechanically inclined. You have to know how to work on these vehicle yourself to mitigate the expensive repairs or it can add up quickly.

These coaches, especially the gassers are not cheap to operate; 6-7 mpg in a coach that could be almost, if not 40 years old. Old electrical grounds, hard to find tires, and a host of other problems means that we spend a lot of time fixing them, to use part of the time.

You need to evaluate your DYI skills, or have very deep pockets before entertaining the thought of owning one of these coaches.

That being said, I wouldn't trade my Classic for anything.

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Is there a web site for this Rally, Dates in particular.
Yes there is, right here on AirForums.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f47/...-a-163240.html
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