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Old 08-31-2005, 10:06 PM   #1
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Airstream Sightings while Travelling

My wife and I just completed a 2,000 mile round trip from Vancouver, BC to Lethbridge, AB and points between. Being summer we thought we would see at least several Airstreams/Argosy's on the road. Sadly, we saw one of each on the road in over 36 hours of driving. In addition there were 3 Argosy's parked in yards (one, a 6 metre Minuet is for sale in Lethbridge = I have the phone number if anyone is intersted - it's clean and looks not bad at all), one Airstream, and in Lethbridge three mid seventies Airstreams at used RV dealers lots. Is it that we are in Western Canada that we saw so few? In other travels this summer through out BC and Washington seeing just one on the road was a treat and other than those who attended the Mt Baker Tin Can Tourists event we never saw two at any one time. A surprise was the number of SOB vintage trailers on the road though with a rough estimate at 30% of those being towed being 70 and older and many of them 50's. What are you seeing in your travels?
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Old 08-31-2005, 10:20 PM   #2
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Timely thread!

We're in Great Falls, MT ... a '76 International from Saskatchewan just pulled in today. The owner just retired from the RCMP in Regina ... and is the original owner ... bought it 29 years ago this week. The trailer is in great shape.

Last week a new 2005 Safari was here for 2 days ... they were from Texas ... on their way to the Candaian Rockies.

Have to admit ... it is pretty rare when we see an AS on the road.
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Old 09-01-2005, 08:18 PM   #3
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Question Not an Airstream, but ...

I know, its not an Airstream ... but ... too cool not to share.
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:23 AM   #4
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Post One or two spotted each week

Up here in Meeshigan we see one or two per week. Last weekend there were so many heading north for a WBCCI in the Mackinaw City area that our arms got tired from all the waving...
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:43 AM   #5
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We went to Michigan last weekend and seen 6 Argosy's and about 7 or 8 Airsteram's........ no wait a min.... that was a rally we went to What a great weekend. Marvin
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Old 09-02-2005, 10:02 PM   #6
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I just finished a 6009 mile trip from Ohio to Tucson, to Yellowstone, and back. I saw two airstreams, one Argosy on the road, and one in a campground near Cortez, CO, and another in St. Louis. I thought I'd have seen a few more.
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Old 09-02-2005, 11:18 PM   #7
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We travel often in the Traverse City/ Sleeping Bear dunes area of Michigan. Always wondered why we almost never saw an airstream in the park or out and about.......then one day we saw the gleam of lots of aluminum. They are all at Holiday Park Airstreamers park on US 31. Nice place, small lake, big trees. Really, really, really cheap storage!!! Last year it was $25/month...we left it all summer to save wear and tear on the 'ol sovereign going back and forth from Ohio. It worked out great!

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Saw a Argosy MH last night at Boonesboro C/G near Winchester Ky last night, Looked good but noboby around,
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Old 09-03-2005, 08:34 AM   #9
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We only count what we call "the live Airstreams" traveling on the road. We counted six from central California to the Oregon boarder than NONE thru Oregon, Washington, Victoria BC and not one live one, all the way back.
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Old 09-03-2005, 08:37 AM   #10
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I saw one waiting for service at CW in Mesa, AZ this week. I could not locate the owner. Does this count as a sighting? It appeared to be a late 90's Excella.
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Old 09-03-2005, 09:17 AM   #11
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When I was heading out to Arizona from Maryland, in May, I took I-40 across, then I-17 South to I-10. Nada Airstreams. When I got to Phoenix, I had to turn around and come home, because Sherri's prognosis had gotten worse. I took I-10 to 20 to 30 to 40. I didn't see a single Airstream the entire time, and I looked for them too. Very bizarre.

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Old 09-03-2005, 09:53 AM   #12
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Hey 65GT, great Bristol photos!

We were also at Bristol this past weekend, stayed at Farmer Bob's. Great views from your campsite. A couple came over to our camper on Thursday asking the year, etc. They were camped a couple rows away from us in a mid-70's unit. I invited them in to take a look at the inside of our unit and received a nice compliment about the condition and look of the birch cabinets. You meet the nicest people in Airstreams!

Maybe we should try to coordinate a mini-Airstream rally for one of the upcoming Bristol races! I couldn't think of anything better than "racin' the way it ought to be" and an army of these silver beauties amongst all the other SOB's.

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Feels weird to be responding to my own post ...

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Have to admit ... it is pretty rare when we see an AS on the road.
My ... how things change in just a few days. We're in Boseman, MT at the KOA ... not too bad of a place.

When we pulled in ... we spotted a Caravelle right away ... and right behind us was a 30' Classic w/Slide. They ended up right next to us ... and get this ... their names are Will & Grace. Nice folks from Aspen, CO.

Also, a '93 34-footer pulled in this afternoon and set up right behind us. This place is starting to look like an Airstream Rally.
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Old 09-03-2005, 10:00 PM   #14
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We're on our last night out of a 3.5 month trip to Alaska and back and in a KOA in Van Horn, Texas. Greeting us in the campground was a gorgeous '73 or so, very shiny silver 'stream. Don't know enough about the vintages to know exactly what it is, but it is ver-r-r-y shiny. We haven't seen many A/S on our trip...one every so often...and it is a point of excitement when we do.

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