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Old 08-18-2013, 04:20 PM   #1
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I will retire in 31 months. I have money set aside for a new truck and I am saving vigorously for our Airstream. Not sure what size or model we will buy at this time. We are in the research mode. We hope thru this forum that we will broaden our knowledge. This will even include do we buy new from a dealer or used. We live in Western Kentucky and often make trips to both St Louis and Dayton, Ohio area. There our Airstream Dealers in both areas. So with that introduction, I will likely go in to the lurking mode trying to learn as much as I can from the site. Thanks!
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:56 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums. The forums has a classified section with photo's that would help you view different models and years, plus compare their asking price. If there is a rally near you, that would be a good opportunity to see a number of Airstreams up close, plus they sometimes have a tour of homes where the owners allow visitors to go inside their trailers. It is neat to see how individuals have restored or converted the interiors.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:03 PM   #3
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Lots of good info to be found here ... read, read, read. Welcome!
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:58 PM   #4
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Nice that you are in the count down mode for retirement.

Welcome to the forums. The more you read and the more rallys you attend to look at Airstreams in person and talk to owners, the more you will learn about what is the best TV and Airstream for you.

It is easy to buy new, especially if you have saved the money, but I recommend that you buy a used trailer in excellent condition. Trailers are really quite simple. There is really not that much difference between a 10 year old trailer, well cared for and a new trailer. Buying used will allow you to try out the Airstream that you think is good for you. Later, if you choose to buy new one for whatever reason, then go for it. But test the water first, before jumping in with both feet.

Good luck.

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