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Old 02-06-2007, 03:28 PM   #15
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Excellent list again Shari, thank you so much!
By the way, Edgewater is near one of my favorite places... I love that whole area,
but Evergreen is just about heaven.
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Old 02-06-2007, 03:45 PM   #16
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Most people don't have a clue where Edgewater is...even folks here! You musta spent some time here...I agree, Evergreen is pretty cool! Although it's growing and changing...

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Old 02-06-2007, 03:48 PM   #17
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The growth is sickening... Awesome Church headed up the mountain
"Lookout Community Church", check it out.

Been through Denver a plethora of times, spent a couple of months in
the mountains just outside of Evergreen.
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Old 02-06-2007, 03:56 PM   #18
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The Minuets are small but are one of the few choices you want behind a 6 cylinder tow vehicle. You are the one saying you want to travel long distances ... even Alaska. I'd assume you'd want to end with the same tow vehicle you start out with. That's always a flip of a coin but you could stack the deck against that happening if you get too large in trailer choice. Hey -- at your age I still had 25+ years of tenting ahead of me ...

The Argosy was made by Airstream and was the first trailer to prototype panoramic front windows. And the one in the want-ad definitely will need window protectors before active travel! See this thread.
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One more question... At 6'4" should I worry about my height?
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:34 PM   #20
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My buddy was 6'4" and owned 3 Airstreams over the years. He never mentioned a clearance problem if there was one.. I am 6'2 and only have to watch it when I go under the Airconditioner.
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Eric,

I live in Atlanta (Dunwoody) and would be glad to show you some of the things to look for in an older Airstream. I currently have a 1985 (not vintage, but getting there), but have also owned a 1978, 79 and 2004. My current 1985 is in process of renovation, but I can show you some of the things to watch for on a used airstream (rust on frame, plumbing and electric and shell issues).

With that said after owning a new Airstream I would never buy anything but used. They are simply full of character and charm. Email me at [security - email removed by mod] if I can be of help. By the way, you have found the best source of information on Airstreams at this site.
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:52 PM   #22
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Hi Eric,

It sounds like you have a great adventure ahead of you. I believe you will need to get a small trailer, or upgrade your tow vehicle. You will be going a long way, including mountains. A V6 will be unbelievably weak towing a travel trailer on hills.

I rode a Kawasaki G-5 100cc dirtbike (also unbelievably weak) from Minnesota to Alaska and back during the summer of 1975. Back then the Alcan highway had 1,100 miles of dirt - each way. It rained a lot, turning it into 1,100 miles of mud. I was a foolish 19 year old college kid. I'm glad I did it.

Enjoy your opportunities for high adventure before you have a job, house, and other obligations. My next opportunity to get away for more than 2 weeks wont be for another ~10 years... when I retire.
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Eric - use the above link to a thread about a Rally this spring in North Georgia. Lots of Airstreams will be there and a great crowd of people. This will give you a chance to see and touch a large variety of years, sizes, types of Airstreams - talk to their owners, and if you go on Saturday - eat a great meal.

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You guys are great, thanks for the heads up on the Rally, the height, and your own trip!

I expect to possibly move up to a larger tow vehicle later this year... So I don't mind buying something at the edge of what I can pull now.

Those new Toyota Tundras look amazing :-)
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What a wonderful adventure you had on the trip to Alaska. Thanks for sharing it. I do hope you find the trailer of your dreams.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by EricFarewell
Been through Denver a plethora of times, spent a couple of months in
the mountains just outside of Evergreen.
Yeah, we seem to think so! Even with the growth we are experincing here, it is still such a small town feel. I grew up in a small town, so I should know!
Where in Evergreen did you live?

Good luck on your quest, I like that Argosy.
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Eric-

Two quick notes; I am 6'4" and the only problem I have ever had in an AS is going out the door. Now I have the bumper above the door. As for the Argosy, they are a great TT but the reason they are painted and not naked is that the end caps are steel and not aluminum.

Let us know when you get your new to you Airstream!
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Do come to the Springstream Rally and meet some Airstreams and Airstreamers. Good luck with your search.
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