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Old 04-30-2007, 07:58 PM   #85
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I need to buy it and rent it out. Sounds lucrative to me.

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Old 04-30-2007, 08:34 PM   #86
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Yeah, it seems like maybe there's a zero missing off the buy it price but who knows. It is California after all and what with rents the way they are there.......

Every now and then when I see a trailer on eBay I go to the local classifieds to see if they have the trailer listed locally and what they are trying to get from the neighbors. Quite often it is a lot less than the eBay price. In this case the trailer sold on the buy it now program before I did my research, and it was not listed locally. But kind of interesting that this other one popped up. There are a lot of vintage Airstreams out there just waiting for one of us to come along and adopt them.

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Old 04-30-2007, 09:21 PM   #87
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Yeah, it seems like maybe there's a zero missing off the buy it price but who knows. It is California after all and what with rents the way they are there.......

Every now and then when I see a trailer on eBay I go to the local classifieds to see if they have the trailer listed locally and what they are trying to get from the neighbors. Quite often it is a lot less than the eBay price. In this case the trailer sold on the buy it now program before I did my research, and it was not listed locally. But kind of interesting that this other one popped up. There are a lot of vintage Airstreams out there just waiting for one of us to come along and adopt them.

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I just talked to someone on the phone who apparently "collects" a lot of these old aluminum units. And then he sells them overseas and ships them off in containers. It made me sad to think that many of our babies are getting picked up and sent overseas. Is this some kind of trend? Something about it disturbs me.

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Old 05-10-2007, 03:09 PM   #88
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Yesterday was a very interesting day in the Pacific North West. My buddies Lee and Judy picked me up and we headed out to look at a 55 Flying Cloud they found for sale. A gutted shell but otherwise from the pictures it looked extremely nice. Regrettably the frame was in tough shape, it would need to be flat hauled out and the overall work effort to start from scratch are more than they want to put into a trailer - they have significant time and health restraints. On the way there and back we took different routes and discovered at least another dozen, probably more, Airstreams of all sizes and years in yards, on ocean and lake side lots, on driveways being worked on and neglected back in the bush. It was a fun trip but I'm worn out.

Here's a few pics we took of the one place where the fellow has about 20 trailers, mostly Airstreams, but some Silver streak, and Silver Stream and at least one Boles Aro (sp?). He has a few Bambi's in stock that appear to be his favorites. Very nice gentleman with his own little collection - I doubt very much that parts would be for sale but whole trailers are. These have been sitting on grass for a long time and as with the one we went to look at, I suspect the frames on the others are also very questionable. Regardless, I thought I'd share some pics.

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How bizarre. So this guy collects Airstream trailers and it looks like bathtubs too? Where is this place?

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Canada and I think they are crazier than us Californians.

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Old 05-10-2007, 07:06 PM   #91
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Great show, I only wish it was playing in So Cal.

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Old 05-10-2007, 07:54 PM   #92
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Actually we were in Washington State. We live 15 minutes north of the border so the whole Washington area is to us like our back yard. The fellow is west of Seattle. He is also restoring a 1912 home and it's going to be gorgeous. The bathtub thing, well, I guess it is a personal preference, but not mine. He has lots of neat old stuff kicking around and he's built a couple of buildings reminiscent of 30's through 60's garages. He was very friendly and open about his trailers which was refreshing and he also told us of another fellow who lives a bit further down the peninsula who also has a similar collection. We headed that way, passing an early 60's Safari on a driveway that had wide whitewall tires on it and was in the midst of a major cleaning, but never were able to contact the other fellow to see what he had in storage. It just goes to show you that there are a lot of Airstreams out there yet waiting for a loving family to adopt them.

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I'm heading up that way soon (I hope). Do you recall where in Seattle he was? I'd love to see his trailers if I'm in the area.

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Old 05-11-2007, 12:10 AM   #94
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He's in a town called Poulsbo which is a ferry hop west of Seattle. If you want I can have my friend who knows him ask if he'd be willing to show his trailers. Bear in mind that all of these need work. A few of the Bambi's are quite good I think, and at least one of the Silver Streaks was in terrific shape (17' Chico model) but the Flying Cloud we went to see and the other Safari's, and the 24 and 26 footers were all in various stages of having been stripped with most of them used as his storage. In essence they are his storage sheds, they are aluminum and just happen to have axles under them.

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A backyard full of Airstream storage sheds. Wow. Clearly he is of the Pat Rack genius. Airstreamus Packus Rattus. I would love to check out the trailers but I better till I actually get there to make any sort of plans!

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Bill, You are in luck! Channel 24 on the direct T.V. carries San Bernardino's public access channel. Red is on every day.

Now if you do not have direct T.V. I can help you Duct Tape up a bigger antenna. Milo
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Ah yes, the infamous Duct Tape. We used it on our race car many times with much success (the use of the tape, not the race car). My neighbour in my home town had a piece of duct tape personally autographed by Red Green that he highly prized and had it in a picture frame on his wall. His wife was not too pleased when he tried to put it on the living room and bedroom walls and it ended up in his shop.

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Bill, You are in luck! Channel 24 on the direct T.V. carries San Bernardino's public access channel. Red is on every day.

Now if you do not have direct T.V. I can help you Duct Tape up a bigger antenna. Milo
Milo,

Unfortunately, we have cable not direct tv.

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