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Old 02-15-2014, 07:46 PM   #365
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So far we have been real pleased with our 1995 Airstream Excella! We have not taken it out on the road yet! Our first trip is scheduled for March! My brother, "Sandlapper", has been a huge help to us in getting us ready to start our Airstream adventures. He is gifted with his hands and can "tweak" about anything! A big "thanks" to "Sandlapper"! We are ready to roll!
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Old 03-24-2014, 04:31 PM   #366
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Lookin forward to our first Airstream rally this weekend! This will also be our first trip! It's goin to be a fabulous rally with good food, friends and fellowship! Rain or shine!!
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:07 AM   #367
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Hi Janet, I cannot figure out how to post on this site. We are new members looking for a transport company or fellow Airstreamer to transport our newly purchased used trailer from Oregon to Michigan. Any ideas?
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:01 PM   #368
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Went to our first Airstream rally this weekend! The Spring Alumalina 2014, held at Lake Wateree State Park. My brother, " sandlapper" and Susan, along with other Alumalina members, did an awesome job! It was absolutely a fabulous weekend! Our 1995 Excella treated us beautifully! It could't have been better! Lookin forward to the Fall Alumalina rally at Wateree State Park! This was also our first trip in our Airstream! Feelin happy! Beth
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:32 PM   #369
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Posting is from the subject areas, and it looks like you got attached to a different subject.. Welcome, and congrats on new (used) Airstream... I'd call Airstream factory and ask for Customer Service, and see fi they would give you contact info for some of the transport companies who haul trailers west from factory in Ohio.. They'd probably love a revenue trip back towards the factory.. You might also try Sutton RV in Eugene with same question, as they are large RV Dealership in central Oregon, and get 30+ new trailers delivered over the road each year from Ohio...


You might also call Classic Transport in Indiana at 866-724-1606.. They haul a lot of trailers for RV manufacturers in Indiana, using contract drivers with their own trucks...
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Old 04-04-2014, 03:40 PM   #370
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Greetings,
Mark here, outside of Seattle. Just purchased a 1991 350 LE Classic in February. First post and lots to learn from the group!
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:34 PM   #371
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:59 PM   #372
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My name is Dr. James Courtney Flaks and I am looking to buy an Airstream travel trailer for full-time living. I have many questions as you can all imagine. My first question is pricing. Is there a set standard of the limits for very good condition to an Airstream in fair condition?
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:23 PM   #373
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Welcome Dr. Flaks.. Short answer is no... Airstream selling prices are driven by new pricing/depreciation rates for first 4 or 5 years, and then start to be much more heavily influenced by condition, size, location and floorplans.. Older "Bambi's" sell for more than larger trailers of same vintage, due ease of towing.. Trailers that have been totally restored or beautifully maintained/stored indoors are much more valuable than those left to bake in the sun and humidity by the ocean... Models with leaks, floor rot and mildew/mold may not even be worth any money to anyone but a passionate restorer... Dealers are likely to charge a little more than private sellers, and prices on east or west coast are likely to be higher than in middle of country..


Unfortunately, RV Price Guides like Gold Book and Kelley Blue Book are very rough estimates, used by lenders to avoid making loans too large, but may not reflect realistic selling prices... Adding to challenge is common issue of defaulting buyers and fraudulent sellers on e-Bay, plus some sellers who have very unrealistic views of the value of their "classics"...


Best advice is to start following market, reading through a lot of classified ads, looking at sell prices and re-list prices on e-Bay, and using Search Tempest to search a much larger geography for Craigslist listings.. Over some time, you'll get a feel for realistic prices.. Then you can start to ponder correct size for full-timing, proper tow vehicle and hitch setup, and other life choices.. You can search here (using tab at top and key words) as there have been hundreds of thousands of posts archived over the last decade on these subjects... Good luck with search!
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:13 PM   #374
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Planning on looking at a '71 this week in Minnesota at the Airstream Park. Any experts around?


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Old 05-17-2014, 08:18 PM   #375
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We also just joined and are looking forward to camping in our 20 Flying Cloud Bambi. Our interest is finding recommendations for great places to travel and locating nice campgrounds.
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Old 05-17-2014, 08:29 PM   #376
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Hello

Me and my girlfriend just bought a 2003 28' classic 05-10-14 (last week). We are going through the wow factor. What craftsmanship and effort goes into buidling Airstreams.

We posted a "wanted to buy an airstream add" and a gentleman from Alabama offered to sell coach to us. We are from Wisconsin and drove to Alabama to pick her up last week. The seller's hospitality was special. Now I know what Southern Hospitality means. I hope to keep this trailer for life and pass it down to the next generation.
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Old 05-18-2014, 05:59 PM   #377
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One recommendation on a campground would be Hunting Island State Park near Beaufort ,SC. Beautiful palm trees and several beach sites! Beaufort is a lovely historical town! Happy and safe travels to you!
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:38 AM   #378
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Thumbs up First adventure- picked up Classic 2005-25@ Colonial

Hello,

Just trying out the AirForum which seems confusing however will muddle thru.

My wife & I just enjoyed our first six nights traveling from NJ to home in Lubec, Maine- way downeast with views Campobello Island from homestead. Good learning curve however went really well on all levels and ready for more.

Learning the AirForum to maximize what many of you have learned is key next step, so open to how to work this forum. Thanks,

David & Kathy Gage
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