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Old 08-26-2012, 06:17 PM   #1
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Am I the only one excited to see an Airstream on the road?

Again, today we were making our way back to home base, about a four hour drive, and this time I saw 4 Airstreams headed in the other direction! Two newer unites and two older units. I waved and flashed my lights but got zero love in return. Of the 12-15 Airstreams I've seen on the road this year, only one gave me a return headlight show! Am I the only one excited when this rare siting occurs?
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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I aways wave and flash my lights. Whats up with AS er's who don't?? Maybe they aren't on the forums.. or in the WBCCI ?

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Old 08-26-2012, 06:22 PM   #3
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No you're not the only one! If we see another Airstream in time we always say "hi" with flashing lights and waves... and if we see another Airstream in a campground we always try to at least stop by and say "hey" ... good friends have been made that way! (Don't be disappointed if sometimes they could care less, but 90% of the time, they will also be happy to acknowledge another fellow Airstreamer.)
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:35 PM   #4
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We go up to every AS in the camp ground we are at. We met Janie Q that way. and meet others forum members sometimes.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:37 PM   #5
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I flash the headlights and wave (even when I'm not pulling the AS).
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:40 PM   #6
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I try to wave, but keep in mind my primary job is driving the rig, so it's very possible I don't see you in time to wave, especially in heavy traffic.
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:57 PM   #7
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Airstream sightings are so rare for us that we are usually caught by surprise when we actually do see one on the opposite side of the road. By then, they've passed and probably can't see us waving and flashing our headlights. Any ideas on late signals that others can see from the side or rear?
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:01 PM   #8
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We feel the same way!
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:17 PM   #9
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Thumbs up

We always wave, or flash the lights whenever possible, and only sometimes get a response. But we were passing through Sedalia, MO last week, and an elderly gentleman in bib overalls waved, and gave us a big thumbs up, while he was walking across a parking lot.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:21 PM   #10
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I'm with TB Rich. We flash. Maybe get a response 40% of the time. I know I miss some until too late, but that still leaves half of these dudes who are downright unsociable. Bet they won't have an Airstream in 5 years...
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:43 PM   #11
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Saw two this weekend going in the other direction while pulling ours. I got a return flash from both. My favorite thing is, when I see one staying at the local Walmart, I pull up and introduce myself as the "OFFICIAL WALMART AIRSTREAM GREETER", and usually get a chuckle. I try to point out my Airstream license plate frame on the back of my truck to give the "proof" that I actually have one. I have met several nice streamers this way and offer to help with local information. Most are pleasant about the exchange. Some think I am nuts. Oh well... Fun in my book.
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:24 PM   #12
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My husband doesn't get into it

I would flash my lights, but I'm usually not the driver. Plus my husband isn't much into the airstream state of mind. But I always feel you all are my bro's.
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:37 PM   #13
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I always enjoy seeing an A/S in tow en route to the coast. Saw a new Ford pulling a late model 28' [?] a day or so ago.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:39 AM   #14
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At least your Airstream trailers are distinctive enough to spot. My Airstream Interstate looks like every other Sprinter-based B-van from the outside. If you don't see the big red WBCCI numbers fore-and-aft near the roof line, you wouldn't know it's an Airstream. So, if I flash my lights at an Airstream trailer, the driver figures I'm pissed off or something, not just saying, "Hi!"
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