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Old 06-12-2016, 12:52 PM   #1
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Is this an Airstream?

I saw this MoHo this morning at our RV park and it had "Airstream" all over it.

It looks brand new and I have never seen anything like it.

Does anyone know if this is a special edition or maybe a custom job?

Look closely at the words "Airstream" above the windshield and on the grill.
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Old 06-12-2016, 01:01 PM   #2
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It sure is, they made motor homes for a few years after Thor bought Airstream.
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Old 06-12-2016, 02:28 PM   #3
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A bit off.

First airstream motorhomes were Argosies: 1974-1979.

First aluminum Airstreams: 1979.

Thor buys Airstream: 1980.

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Old 06-12-2016, 02:39 PM   #4
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Thanks Lynn for the clarification.
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Old 06-12-2016, 02:43 PM   #5
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Is this an Airstream?

Yup, my parents lived full time in their Airstream Land Yacht class A motor home for several years. Their RV had the swept-back windshield. They were WBCCI #4312 at the time, though their number has since been reassigned.
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Old 06-12-2016, 03:16 PM   #6
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Here's a link to one we saw this February in Davenport, FL. Very nice looking AS-RV. Didn't get to see the inside but the owner is very nice.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...ml#post1755757

We saw numerous AS RVs at the Travelers' Rest RV park (formerly an all AS park). It was a real treat to just drive up and down the streets to see them all.
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:07 PM   #7
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The class A has been an on again / off again thing with AS
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:23 PM   #8
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You'll also find bonded-laminate fiberglass trailers bearing the Argosy and Airstream names from roughly 1986 to around 1993-ish.

They were lovingly known as "Squarestreams."

The Squarestreams and non-silver, conventional construction motorhomes caused quite a rift in the WBCCI for many years.
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And speaking of fiberglass trailers . .

Did you see that Airstream bought Nest Caravan:

https://www.airstream.com/nest/

Does anybody have advanced information on what they are planning to do with this brand? Airstream fiberglass units?
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You probably already know that Rocinante was also Don Quixote's horse. It was said that Don Quixote mounted Rocinante and "rode off in all directions. Sound like Airstreamers.:-)
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You probably already know that Rocinante was also Don Quixote's horse. It was said that Don Quixote mounted Rocinante and "rode off in all directions. Sound like Airstreamers.:-)
...and that's exactly the point, thanks! We like our RV's name for a bunch of fun reasons. We were just initially inspired by Steinbeck's book.
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Then there was the Airstream Skydeck from the early 2000's


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You'll also find bonded-laminate fiberglass trailers bearing the Argosy and Airstream names from roughly 1986 to around 1993-ish.

They were lovingly known as "Squarestreams."

The Squarestreams and non-silver, conventional construction motorhomes caused quite a rift in the WBCCI for many years.
I have a Squarestream, but it's not fiberglass. It's aluminum with something bonded onto the metal. There's no doubt now about the metal, since we recently drilled a hole for installing an electrical outlet.
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Did you see that Airstream bought Nest Caravan:

https://www.airstream.com/nest/

Does anybody have advanced information on what they are planning to do with this brand? Airstream fiberglass units?
You might want to check these threads:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f142...an-150136.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f483...am-144000.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f160...me-151976.html

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