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Old 04-01-2018, 02:57 PM   #1
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vintage ?

how old is a airstream before its considered vintage ?

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Old 04-01-2018, 03:03 PM   #2
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My understanding is 25 years old

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Old 04-01-2018, 03:09 PM   #3
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25 years = vintage


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Old 04-01-2018, 04:10 PM   #4
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The term "Vintage" can be very subjective. "Vintage" has a distinction of rarity or desirability, as well as age.

There are those in Airstream circles that consider "Vintage" as being any Airstream pre-1969 or pre-Beatrice; followed by the Beatrice 70's and 80's trailers, and then Thor Industries. The slide out versions of the 2000's maybe considered Vintage even before a regular trailer of the same year, or era.

As far as motorhomes go, there are only three categories; Argosy class moho's 74-78, 20'-28', Classic & Excella (aluminum) moho's, 78-93, 28'-37', and the final Classic's 93-96, 36'..........everything else, (fibreglass, or Interstate) may never be considered "Vintage", even though the very first fibreglass Land Yacht was built in 1989.

The only exception to this could be the B-series Airstream camper, 89-96, based on a 460 powered Ford Econoline, which may be considered "Vintage" one day, as its numbers were very limited.

Again, this is subjective and depends on which model you own.

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