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Old 01-08-2008, 08:44 PM   #1
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Hi,
I just am following orders and making my first post.
I decided to get rid of my Sportbike, which gets little use and buy a vintage camper, hopefully an Airstream.

I have two Huskies and haven't been able to get out fishing account of taking them everywhere with me. Hopefully this spring I can unload the R6 and find a nice Airstream.

So I happened on this place and who knows, I may find what I am looking for right here. Otherwise their seems to be a place down in Indiana that has some. It would be a short ride from here, Chicago, to Central IN.

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Old 01-08-2008, 08:47 PM   #2
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That would be the guy in Peru? He always has lots of trailers for sale. Also, check out our classifieds, usually a good selection in there.

Glad you're here and keep us posted on your progress of finding a vintage Airstream. They are the best!!

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Old 01-08-2008, 08:54 PM   #3
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I see you must be a fly fisherman. Same here, Trout mostly in SW Wisconsin.
Will have to go see the Grand Canyon when I get one.
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Welcome! As flyfshr said, the vintage Airstreams are the best and for many reasons. Even though the new ones are good it's like the saying goes, "They don't make 'em like they used to". You have the option of keeping it original or remodle and customize as you wish.
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Flyfisherman it is and it has been only for trout at this point. It's a long hike down to the Colorado in the Grand Canyon and I have done this once when hiking down to Havasu Canyan and Havasupai but those days were in my crazy youth.

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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. Good luck in your search for just the right Airstream.
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Welcome aboard, friend...and good luck with your search for an Airstream...the right one will seek you out...it's just the way it works...

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Ease on down the road...
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:14 AM   #8
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Thanks!
Maybe some of you might point me in the right direction.
It is just me and my two Huskies. I will use a Jeep Cherokee to tow.
I don't want to get too big but then I may want a little extra space.
I'd like to stick around 1970s +/- vintage.
I also would like to get one that may need work, but is usable as is.
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http://www.airforums.com/classifieds...uct=4858&cat=6
this is a nice one from what I hear my husband has spoken to this guy on several occasions.
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That looks sweet.
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Old 01-09-2008, 01:54 PM   #11
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Thanks!
Maybe some of you might point me in the right direction.
It is just me and my two Huskies. I will use a Jeep Cherokee to tow.
I don't want to get too big but then I may want a little extra space.
I'd like to stick around 1970s +/- vintage.
I also would like to get one that may need work, but is usable as is.
You will probably want to rethink using a Jeep Cherokee as a tow vehicle. We did for a couple of trips when we first got our '64 GlobeTrotter - @ 19' it's one of the smallest trailers out there (BTW the older the lighter). It didn't work out so well on several accounts...too short of a wheel base (squirrelly), not enough "umfpt" to tow up even the smallest grade with any speed (like over 45 mph) much less in the mountains around Colorado! We traded it in on a slightly bigger V8 Yukon and have never regretted it.

Besides that, seems like you have a plan...go for it!

Oh and welcome to AirForums....there's lots of great people & info that can be found here.

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Old 01-10-2008, 09:28 AM   #12
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Thanks for the heads up about the Jeep. If the Jeep won't cut it I'll jump off that bridge when I get there.
I don't anticipate going cross country with a trailer, at least not at first. I will probably set up camp somewhere in southwest Wisconsin, a couple hundred miles away.
My 2001 Jeep Cherokee was purchased with the HD suspension and the towing package and I have trailed a fairly large pontoon boat without much problem so I think I'll get the Airstream first, then decide if a different tow vehicle is warranted.

What I have decided is to get rid of my 2003 Honda S-2000 and use the proceeds to purchase the trailer.
I thought it over and since I have only managed to put on 2,200 miles on it since purchasing it new, I really am not getting any use or enjoyment from it. I believe I will get a whole lot more enjoyment and use from having an Airstream parked up in Wisconsin where I can go fish and have my doggies with me.
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