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Old 08-27-2007, 11:11 PM   #71
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:41 PM   #72
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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.
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Rented cabins for 10 years.
Then rented class C SOB - class C - for 3 years.
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Woo woo - then the story gets good!!!

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Quality convinced me to buy, and buy an AS TT - bought a beautiful CCD.
Finally last year found the trailer of my dreams - built in 1955!
Barry even let me drool in his 1955 Flying Cloud, until mine was found.
When restoration is done for our FC , then travel more as we dreamed!

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Old 11-21-2010, 04:16 PM   #73
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Bought as a favor to my Son's friend. Have always thought they were cool but too much money for me. But a vintage comes along and I figure it is a "once in a lifetime"
opportunity to own one at 10% of the cost new.
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:26 PM   #74
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My first exposure to Airstreams was when the circus came to town. Why did all the performers have Airstreams and not some other brand, this was back in the mid 50's. I served and apprenticship as a structural steel worker and from there I began to appreciate the difference between a trailer made with two by two and one that was all aluminum and riveted together. Riveted steel ship hulls had more flexibility than welded ones and that again turned me towards an Airstream. I went camping with a friend in his Class B conversion van pulling a box trailer and had other friends pulling boxes. I wanted something that would last and be roadworthy down the road and Airstream was my choice.
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:28 PM   #75
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I bought an AS becase I was compelled to continue a long personal history--the acquisition of beautiful objects that attract the attention and envy of passersby and cost me a small fortune to maintain ('70 Triumph Bonneville; '73 Mercedes 450SEL; '81 BMW R100CS; and so on). The only such purchase that never disappointed was a Boston Whaler.

I've had the AS for only 5 weeks, so the jury remains out.
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:47 PM   #76
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Our first trailer was an ultra lite. 18' and only 2350#. We decided we wanted something bigger and more quiet than the light weight thin walls of our trailer. Besides, we only got a little over 10 mpg with it anyway , so what was the advantage of that. We like the classic looks of the AS. Face it - Airstreams are really cool to just look at and admire. What other trailer can you say that about? They are classics, even when new, and easy to sell when you want to or need to. BTW, I get better mileage with my 28' AS than my 18' ultra lite, although I do drive slower with it.
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:03 PM   #77
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HCR: My Airstream can be disappointing at times, too......but it's less disappointing than everything else.
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:29 PM   #78
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Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
My first exposure to Airstreams was when the circus came to town. Why did all the performers have Airstreams and not some other brand, this was back in the mid 50's.
We are watching "Circus" on PBS. Someone in The Big Apple Circus has an A/S. Sadly most of the other trailers where SOB. One guy actually had mushrooms growing in his SOB.


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Old 11-21-2010, 05:34 PM   #79
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My wife said she would go camping with me if I got one. So we have a 2007 a/s

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Old 11-21-2010, 05:42 PM   #80
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tHIs is a 4 yEaR old tHread.

from a 1 tImE pOSteR who hASn't bEEn BaCk N 4 years.

Y ne1 would bump it 2dA is oDd.

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Old 11-21-2010, 08:18 PM   #81
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It's destiny, that's why. One person made one post and eighty people got that nice warm feeling in their tummy about why they chose Airstream....
It was destiny for me, I came into town a little too early for a meeting, made a last second decision to exit the freeway and go to Starbucks for a quick cup of coffee and there she was, sitting on the side of road across the street with that for sale sign in her window. Just waiting for me to come along. I wrote down the number and called as soon as the meeting was over to have the owner come down right away. I was the first one to call and ten minutes later, it was mine.
I had researched them a few years before and thought they were definitely the coolest trailer around. It was a fluke thing, I suddenly had some money and she showed up out of the blue. Best deal I ever made. Little did I know that anywhere we went, people would show up like she had a big sign on her that said, "Hey come on over and make friends." Then I discovered the Airforums and made even more friends who showed me how to fix things I never imagined I would be able to do. That was incredible and now the Airstream goes on to define even more of my life since I will be fulltiming in it very soon and how cool is that? friends
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:08 PM   #82
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I bought an AS over an SOB because I fell in love with it at first sight! They are great units and the community is even better! Even if we seem to disagree or argue from time to time! =) Were just like any other large family!
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:15 PM   #83
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In one word quality. I guess another word would be refinement. No change for the sake of change just constant improvement (usually). I have always been drawn to quality and solid engineering. Thats why I like German cars and German motorcycles. In terms of the quality of the Airstream trailer, they are in a league of their own. Nothing in Europe can even compare. It is all because of the vision and passion of the designer.

As good as the Airstream trailer is, the Airstream forum family is even better.

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Old 11-22-2010, 06:17 AM   #84
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I got the fever

I always thought an RV of some kind would be a blast! My husband who is into classic cars suggested an AS. Again the icon thing. They are more fun than I ever imagined! We have been from sea to shining sea!

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