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Old 06-30-2011, 12:14 PM   #15
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Remember the enemy "plane" shoot-down or "bomb mission" count symbols they'd paint on warbirds? How about something similar on the rear panels?
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:15 PM   #16
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And it definitely DOES contain flammable gases. That should be worth a big scary sticker.

Or are they inflammable? I can never remember the difference....
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:24 PM   #17
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Maybe they aren't looking at the trailer after all. They're just vain -
and are admiring their reflection. More so with the polished Airstreams!
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:24 PM   #18
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@fly by night: I think those would be rivets spewing from the bumber of the bond airstream! LOL!
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:29 PM   #19
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clewis, okay. In the spirit of Airstream, I'll go with the rivets.

But I'm still sharpening mine into tire-ripping WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction).
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:30 PM   #20
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How about a sticker that says . . . Don't follow too closely, you never know when we might feel the urge to flush!
I think we have a winner!!!

And, I would add onto that: "I ate dinner last night at The Crazy Cajun in Port Aransas!

Sorry, I couldn't resist.......
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:48 PM   #21
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"Caution, contains human waste" might brush a few more of them back from the plate.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:52 PM   #22
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Thank you, thank you verah much!!!! I'll be here throught Thursday . . . :-)
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:55 PM   #23
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We stopped and a fast food place in North Carolina last week on a way home from Virginia. When we stopped we parked in an 18 wheeler parking spot next to the building. After eating we came out to find a couple sitting in the car eating their lunch checking out our AS. They did roll down the window to tell us they liked our “Trailer” as they called it. Made me feel good after all the hours we have put in her over the last couple of years.
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:07 PM   #24
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To add to my original post:

Something most drivers don't realize is that you tend to go where you are looking. I've heard it referred to as "Target Fixation". As a motorcycle rider, if you see an object in the road you don't want to hit don't fix your attention on it. Instead, look to where you want to go. I think that's what happens. They get so locked on to what they are looking at the next thing they know is they hit it.
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might as well get used to the gawkers and lookers.

pulling an AS does tend to get you attention simply because they stand out from the other rigs.

i have had people look, wave, talk to us at the dump stations; no problem for me - i enjoy it.

we sometimes travel without our AS [ie: recent trip to Alaska] and i will often go over to a parked AS'er to converse and compare notes. sometimes even snap a pic or two.

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[at a pull-out on the highway btwn anchorage and seward 6/23/11]

you know how much us AS'ers love to talk!

no harm - no foul. spread the word!
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On two different occasions, when making shopping runs at grocery stores, we found Japanese and German tourists standing outside our Bambi taking pictures of themselves against the trailer. They said they had heard of Airstreams, but never seen one.
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might as well get used to the gawkers and lookers.

pulling an AS does tend to get you attention simply because they stand out from the other rigs.

i have had people look, wave, talk to us at the dump stations; no problem for me - i enjoy it.
People looking and waving is no problem for me either.

Until it gets to the point that they run into me.

Yeah, I have a problem with that. A big one!!!

I wonder if you would have a different opinion if you had experienced what we had.

One of the other drivers was so close. He was 2/3 of the way INTO my lane.
I had to go completely on to the shoulder as I was hard on the brakes!!!

Still no problem?
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:36 PM   #28
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On two different occasions, when making shopping runs at grocery stores, we found Japanese and German tourists standing outside our Bambi taking pictures of themselves against the trailer. They said they had heard of Airstreams, but never seen one.
Well, this changes the perspective entirely.

I'm going to have a sign made, "Airstream Photo Backdrop - $5" and plunk it outside the trailer whenever I'm stopped (except at campsites/RV parks 'cause I need my beauty sleep).

Might as well make a few bucks on the road, what?

Heck, Banff is loaded with Japanese/German tourists. Changing my destination NOW!

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