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Old 11-27-2006, 01:55 PM   #15
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Talking It's like pornography....

Even the supreme court couldn't adequately define it, but finally admitted "You know it when you see it".

There is something organic and soothing about the curved walls. Every time I leave my A/S home and travel to a convention, etc., sans trailer I am reminded of how unnatural boxy hotel rooms feel.

Less is more, and the minimilist feeling of the CCD and Safari Special editions appeals to me. Maybe I'm like a bird... I like shiny.

Durability... Yep. Towability... Yep. People ooh and ahh... Yep it happens. Nice people on forums and at meetings, DEFINITELY. Able to turn off the lightswitch with my toe from the bed....priceless.

I've only towed ONE SOB trailer for less than 100 miles, as a favor for a friend. Man, that would have been a great cure for constipation! Sure scared me "witless"!

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Old 11-27-2006, 01:56 PM   #16
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1, Value.
2, Style.
3, Durability.

But the real reason is that since I was a kid I always thought they looked cool.

I'd rather be boon docking in the desert.

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Old 11-27-2006, 02:06 PM   #17
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Fryzowt explained the value reasons very well. Buy quality at a fair price, keep it for a long time, and you end up spending a lot less and enjoying the item a lot more. Goes for practically anything - cars, clothes, furniture, whatever. How new you buy depends on how much money you have now.

The other reasons are towability (balance and aerodynamics) and style. Nothing else compares. There is no tactful way to put it; SOBs are simply tacky with their silly graphics. They would look better as plain white boxes. That's my opinion, anyway. (I have also met people who think Airstreams are ugly.)
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Old 11-27-2006, 02:27 PM   #18
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Why buy???

... hmmm ... Why get married???
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Old 11-27-2006, 02:47 PM   #19
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They keep going and going and going. I know there is nothing short of a horrible accident that could not be fixed on this trailer. I'm pulling a trailer that was made in 1978, and folks have no idea it is that old. Of course since it's an Argosy, folks have no idea what it is either. And it's soooooo cute too.
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:02 PM   #20
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that's the kind my Dad Left me and it's just cool. I just wish I coild tow it with our corvette
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:32 PM   #21
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I think it is a love it or hate it relationship... a passion or obession

When the time comes to make a decision to buy an RV I think the choice is either SOB or Airstream - some of the airstream wannabees are close to which relates to some peoples obsession for "aluminum".

I would question the quality beyond the shell and design of the shell - I have seen some pretty shoddy workman ship behind the surface of even the 2000's

But then I think quality has everything to do with the buyer and their knowledge and expectations.
Everything will be alright in the end. If it is not alright now, then it is not the end.
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:43 PM   #22
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Why buy?

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Old 11-27-2006, 03:45 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by the_carmv
It seems that there is a certain personality type that buys Airstreams. I am curious why you all made the choice to buy one – was it because of the product appeal, or something more emotional. I have always loved them and am interested in your thoughts.
You may find some answers here:

Why did you choose Airstream?
What mkaes Airstream such a legend?

For me, besides being an American icon, it's unique - unlike any other trailers out there!

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Old 11-27-2006, 07:14 PM   #24
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We have owned 3 SOB class A RVs , but there is nothing like the beauty and quality of the AS. Think about it ...longevity of product , persons that value all that is important in the RV experience , classic style , and a great forum ...what else could YOU want ?
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Old 11-27-2006, 07:51 PM   #25
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All the aforementioned

They are just too CO0OL !!!!!

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Old 11-27-2006, 08:02 PM   #26
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They are cool, great to camp in. I gave a lot more for our 67 Caravel than I could have bought a much newer comparable (used) rig for. But after owning it for 4 years I am pretty sure I could sell it for more than I paid. With interest rates as they are it's a pretty good investment and we get to camp in great places and be a part of the Airstream community.
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:35 PM   #27
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Built tough!

I like the fact it can support a whole tree while protecting the occupants .

I have seen many SOBs cut in half all the way to the frame from this size of tree.
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:45 PM   #28
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We were drawn to Airstream because they look so cool. They are also well made and have the best resale value (not that we would ever sell our baby).

We drive a 1956 aqua blue Thunderbird and camp in an Airstream. What can I say? We are into American icons.

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