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Old 05-01-2006, 08:47 AM   #1
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Hi Forum Members, My wife and I have been RV'ing for around 8 years and currently have the Airstream bug. She read that we have been "aluminated". We currently have an SOB (is that correct forum usage?) 27' 5th wheel. We are planning to downsize to a 23' AS if we go current and are also considering something along the same size if we go vintage. There is a vintage rally in Mineola (East Texas) coming up this weekend. Are rallys a good place to get the feel for the vintage units? We are thinking of hauling our Scout over and just wander around to talk to folks. (We would, of course, park our SOB well away from the rally point!) Also, I would like to say that this forum has been very entertaining and informative so far. We have been reading it for some time and already consider it our number one information point in our quest. Kudos to the members and moderators. (I have never been a forum member before but I'm really anxious to learn how to use the cute little icon things.) Dan & Deborah

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Old 05-01-2006, 09:05 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums. I think looking around a vintage rally would be a great idea. Vintage folks are usually very glad to show their trailer every chance they get. Many put a lot of work into them and love to tell you all about it. Good luck on your search.

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Old 05-01-2006, 09:28 AM   #3
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cAll the rally leaders this week and ask them if you drop by - tell them why.... You are wise to look at lots of different models - ask folks at the rally how they like what they have and why/not.

It's not just about the trailer brand - i swear Airstreamers are a unique bunch. Young and not so young - they are engaging, fun and adventuresome folks. Good luck on the search.
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Old 05-01-2006, 09:39 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum. Have you considered motorhomes? We love our 1979 AS motorhome. Wish we were in Tx., we would make the rally. We bought our horses near your fine city. joe
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Old 05-01-2006, 09:41 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forums. I am sure there is a perfect airstream out there for you guys. The search for your own vintage unit is half the fun (and 4/5ths of the anxiety) of getting started. If you do a forum search for the 'so you want to buy an airsteam thats 3 states away' (or something to that effect) you will find a number of people willing to help you evaluate any coaches you are thinking about buying.

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Old 05-01-2006, 10:39 AM   #6
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Good luck in your search. In the event you decide to go with a new 23 ft. AS, I recently visited one and was very impressed with the layout and design. And with the relatively short length and two axles, it should be a nice easy tow.
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Old 05-01-2006, 08:18 PM   #7
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Thanks for the welcomes to the forum. We are having a blast reading all of the threads and the ads. We hope to join you as "aluminuts" in the near future.
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Old 05-01-2006, 09:08 PM   #8
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Hi and welcome to the forums.
These are great trailers no matter which "vintage" you decide to get.
The new 23 footer is on my "short list" too, but I have to wait 20 years before I can buy it! It is not "broken in" until then.
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Old 05-02-2006, 01:17 AM   #9
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Not a nice bunch anywhere!

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Hope that you find the right AS for you and your needs.

There is simply not a nice bunch of folks anywhere!!! AirStreamers RULE!

This statement will bear itself out over time for you, as it has for me.

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