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Old 06-06-2006, 07:37 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,

My name is Jackie and I'm looking into motorhomes for retirement. I love the look of the classic Airstream and am here to learn.

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Old 06-06-2006, 09:04 PM   #2
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Welcome Jackie. The classic motor home is by far the finest vehicle ever produced by Airstream but of course I am prejudiced. I am living in mine right now as a camp host. It is comfortable, convenient, and fun. I would suggest you start with Fred's Page and learn as much about these beauties as you can
When you get ready to buy the best advice I can give you is that the purchase price will be just your down payment. Good luck to you.

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Old 06-06-2006, 09:48 PM   #3
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Hi Jackie and welcome. I agree with the Chaplain. I love my 79 Airstream mh 28'. It's about fun to drive and great to camp in. I'm about 50% done on the restoration. Good luck on your search. joe
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:44 AM   #4
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Hey Jackie, welcome to the wonderful world of Airstream motorhomes. They come in all shapes and sizes for sure. I work from mine daily as mine is not the typical moho setup. The search can be both informative and educational. Once you figure out what it is you need, then you can begin searching for what you'll settle for.
You've found the right spot to have your questions answered. We've all been in your shoes...looking. Hope we can help.
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Old 06-07-2006, 08:36 AM   #5
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Hi Jackie,

As a new member and owner of a classic 1966 Airstream I agree with the previous postings that this is the place for you. The folks on this site are AMAZING! My partner and I are almost done fixin' our girl Sylvia up, most of which we were able to do ourselves with help from this site. My best advise to you is when you buy make sure you go and see it in person. Take a friend along so there are more eyes looking at owners are sometimes blinded by the beautiful glare of the aluminum . Make sure it's exactly what you want, there are many vintage trailers out there, so be picky and don't settle.
We love the older trailers, but they do come with some different kinds of issues, so be thoughtful about your skills and what you can afford, but don't let repairing something scare you, the folks on this site will help you through just about everything. Good luck.
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:01 AM   #6
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We love our MoHo

W've had ours for just over a year and love it. Know going in that they are 20++ years old and you will be replacing and upgrading things. We have a 345 and enjoy the space. Its easy to drive and is one of the few MoHos that get a least one thumbs up on every outing! Debbie

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