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Old 10-08-2010, 04:56 PM   #29
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I'm not sure what "class" Airstream owners belong to. There was a thread a couple of years ago about people thinking we were all millionaires (I looked for the thread but couldn't find it). I am not sure what class MoHo owner's belong to either; maybe Class A. Class warfare between millionaires?

My stance is: Crush the other class when I figure out what it is.

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Old 10-08-2010, 04:57 PM   #30
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Looking down our collective noses at those not fortunate enough (or not smart enough) to buy Airstreams is just as snooty. I can just see the owner of a white box travel trailer, motor home, or 5th wheel saying, "You mean those folks in the Airstreams think they are too good to let me camp at Top-of-Georgia Airstream Park. Well, if they don't want my kind around them then I don't want to be around their snooty campground."
Not really a fair comparison. The Airstream parks are built by Airstream owners , units or whatever for their own use and not advertised as campgrounds open to the general public in campround directories.
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:17 PM   #31
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Several years ago when we still had our 1977 Argosy we stayed at the Hart Ranch RV in Rapid City, SD. When we arrived our biege colored Argosy was covered with an half inch of red mud on the front and both sides. It looked like real "trailer thrash" if you know what I mean. No problem. Nothing said about the appearance. I did wash it a couple of days later. For those not familar with the Hart Ranch it is a 1st rate RV park all the way.
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:42 PM   #32
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A buddy of mine always says "Rich or poor, it's good to have money." Personally, my friends think I'm like a Playtex Bra... no visible means of support. ;p

My two cents on the subject is that people who think they are better that others just because they have money, or like to spend what they have so people think they are deserve their shallow meaningless existence.


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Old 11-07-2010, 05:05 AM   #33
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:46 AM   #34
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I remember when we first started camping 30 years ago with 2 kids in diapers in a used Coleman pop-up we could barely afford. At one point we were in a campground set up and a behemoth of a diesel MH backed in beside us. The levelers came down, tv antenna went up...and we never saw the owners. I remember saying to my wife "now that isn't camping, I'd never have one of those". It wasn't long before our camping trips included coffee makers, a tv/dvd, and other comforts of home. Since that time we have moved up from pop-up to travel trailer to Bounder MH. Last year our MH was totaled when the roof of the storage garage collapsed. The logical progression would have been to continue the climb to a bigger unit...we decided on a 32 year old AS Ambassador. The point being? It doesn't really matter what type of unit we have...it is the "camping spirit" that we embrace. Our kids are young adults and still want to camp with Mom and Dad. It is the experience, the journey, that counts...not the campground or the trailer. Just one Dad's opinion...

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Old 11-07-2010, 07:52 AM   #35
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Very nicely put, Bob. Our sentiments exactly. We don't really care what the guy next door has as long as we are out in Lucy, partaking in America.
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:57 AM   #36
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We had a similar thing a couple of years ago at Lake Erie in Ohio.Just happened we had a lot next to ONE of them there HuGH MH wiff the Flat Screen outside and inside and da Hughs network Dish on da roof.We had our little yappers with us of course which we did our best to keep quite,we didnt wanna get throwed out ourselves . But the guy was not social at all.I got the feeling he though he was better than us and maybe he was. Be the difference was WE had friends in other Airstreams and NO BODY visited him AT ALL. SO MUCH FOR MONEY!
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I parked next to one of them hooge MH in Wisconsin a few weeks ago. We pulled in after dark.

The owner was a nice guy. Can't tell until you meet them.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:54 AM   #38
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I'd have to agree with the idea that Airstream Only parks are just as dull a concept as any other appearance-based resorts. Enforced homogeneity seems, to me, the antithesis of traveling and camping.
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All this talk about snobs reminds me of a thread a couple of years ago discussing how people thought Airstream owners were snobs. This may have been the thread where it was discussed how people thought Airstream owners are millionaires. I suppose those who own Airstream mohos are multimillionaire snobs who only stay at resorts.

Now to have a breakfast of champagne and brie on whole grain individually wrapped crackers while the servants peal the grapes.

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All this talk about snobs reminds me of a thread a couple of years ago discussing how people thought Airstream owners were snobs. This may have been the thread where it was discussed how people thought Airstream owners are millionaires. I suppose those who own Airstream mohos are multimillionaire snobs who only stay at resorts.

Now to have a breakfast of champagne and brie on whole grain individually wrapped crackers while the servants peal the grapes.

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I'm assuming since you are rich, you did not buy the Brie at Costco. If you did, don't eat it.

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I suppose those who own Airstream mohos are multimillionaire snobs who only stay at resorts.
If, by referring to "resorts", you mean the parking lot behind the tire store, you're dead on!
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