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Old 06-06-2019, 10:31 AM   #1
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How often do you see another Airstream on the road?

How often do you see an Airstream on the road?

We counted 71 RVs on the road during our last round trip on Memorial Day weekend and 8 or so on our first shakedown trip a few weeks before that, so far not one single Airstream in 15 plus hours on the road though.

Same story once we are at our actual camp sites. Probably noticed 100+ trailers, coaches, etc., hooked up at various sites between the the two state parks we have visited, but not a single Airstream.

Maybe this weekend will be our first sighting of one in the wild as we head a few hours North to Oklahoma, but I'm beginning to think I have a better chance of seeing Bigfoot than another Airstream!

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Old 06-06-2019, 10:38 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!

FYI there is an extensive Airstream Sightings thread which is over a decade old. Over 7,000 posts in >500 pages!

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I finally caught the storage area gate open near where I live and spotted a bunch of airstreams and other interesting things. It was fun cruising and taking daughter in the back screaming, "I see one!!"
Many of the early posts were just text, which is fun to read IMO, and takes us back to a simpler time. The geographic diversity is amazing IMO.

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Old 06-06-2019, 10:59 AM   #3
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We have been Airstreaming for quite a while, and have logged over 180,000 miles of Airstream towing all over the United States and Canada.

Early on in our Airstreaming experience, we rarely if ever, encountered another Airstream. In more recent years, we have seen many more than we used to. There are a lot more Airstreams on the road today than there were ten years ago.

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Old 06-06-2019, 11:31 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by OTRA15 View Post
FYI there is an extensive Airstream Sightings thread which is over a decade old. Over 7,000 posts in >500 pages!
I mowed through a few hundred or so of those pages a few months back, but somehow it totally didn't occur to me to post there. Thanks for reminding me about that one!
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Old 06-06-2019, 11:37 AM   #5
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It is like seeing a unicorn frankly.........I've only seen a couple at the two parks we've stayed at......none on the roads on our return trip from JC.......which btw was an AS from Rhode Island....i.e. the state I live in!

We see lots of people stopping and staring when we drive ours by or at a stop light......
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Old 06-06-2019, 11:40 AM   #6
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Here in the Southern California area, we see 2-3 a week or more.
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Old 06-06-2019, 12:42 PM   #7
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Your more likely to see them at popular destinations. On the road from Cortez, Co to Moab we saw several. In the campground I’m in now there is a FC 30 a few spots from us and a vintage one next to us.

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Old 06-06-2019, 12:48 PM   #8
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If you go near a dealership or an airstream only campground or happen to be near a rally that is getting ready to start or break up, you may see bunches. Tanglewood is a nice city park, not too far from Out of Doors Mart in Colfax NC. I have been there twice and 3 to 7 other Airstreams are always there... and it is a small park. If you get on the BRP (Blue Ridge Parkway -not a rude sound) between Roanoke and Floyd, VA you will likely see one or two near Virginia Highland Haven. And if you are on I-95 in Virginia when the internatiomal WBCCI is going, it will be a plethora of aluminum.

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Old 06-07-2019, 09:15 AM   #9
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Un-scientific observations

We have been traveling the roads of NC & SC over the last three or so years and started very early on keeping a tally of total RV's and Airstreams. It has been almost uncanny how we typically average 1 Airstream per 50 SOB's (including pop-ups and other types of campers). Obviously, there are times when this doesn't pan out, but more times than not that is the ratio. That number does not seem to hold up at the campgrounds, however. Typically, there are no AS's unless we are at Mama Gertie's near Asheville or Huntington Beach State Park in SC. On rare occasions we will spot one at some of the other campgrounds we visit.
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:24 AM   #10
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It depends a lot on where you are. As you get closer to Florida you see more. A couple a day is not unusual down on the Gulf coast.

Sitting here in the rainy campground, let's see, there's 7 over there and two over there and six more up that way, and a dozen or so more over the trees ....

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Old 06-07-2019, 09:45 AM   #11
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We see quite a few but I suspect that is because the dealer also has a storage facility (and concierge!) in Cordelia. So on Highway 80 in California near Fairfield you'll see them coming and going.

Some are friendly if you are also in an Airstream, they wave and wink and stop to visit if you are getting gas or in a campground. Others are not and just go their merry way.

We've also had at least one other Airstream in every park we've been in. Granted we are still on the first year of ownership and all of that was California...but they are out there.
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:46 AM   #12
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We see Airstreams from time to time while driving. We were really surprised when we pulled into the Grand Canyon North Rim Campground last summer and there were 20+ Airstreams all together. It turned out to be one of the Caravan groups.
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:55 AM   #13
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Last fall while on vacation in Acadia National Park, we saw FIVE in our loop in the Black Woods campground. Pretty impressive considering it’s a “no hook ups” campground!
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:10 AM   #14
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interesting query. Now that I think about it, another AS is a rare sight.
But I did see a yard full of vintage in Yucca Valley/Joshua Tree (on CA 62) a couple weeks back.
but not on the road or in the BLM...

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