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Old 09-17-2002, 02:55 PM   #15
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Well it is not a one-liner but we were up in Sequoia NP and dumping the tanks. A german couple came up and asked if they still made these trailers. I told them that they did. They said that when Europeans see an Airstream, "That is America". To them the Airstream is a symbol of America.

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Old 09-17-2002, 05:28 PM   #16
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when i was camping in the "campground from deliverence" in western kentucky the owner of the park said to me "ain't never had one of those here before"

had a good time at the chicken fights though, kept the doors locked.

squeel, squeel louder! you all ain't from around here is ya?


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Old 09-19-2002, 05:16 PM   #17
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This isn't your typical one liner but, "It sure came close"""!!
While on vacation this past summer driving thru CT., I saw a gang (maybe 15 or so) of 'kewl' looking Harleys in the opposite lane. Almost to a person, they all threw up one arm and, gave the "SilverTurtle" one !HUGE WAVE !@@! That just made our day! Of course, we waved back..
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Old 09-19-2002, 05:30 PM   #18
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Last weekend, at a beach campground we were the only AS among over 300 campers. People would stop and stare, and if I was outside, many would engage me in conversation about the AS. Questions such as "how old is it", "how much was it", "do they still make 'em", to comments such as "it sure is beautiful", "I'm gonna have one someday" and "lucky you" to which I say "Amen". We do feel lucky to have this cool, little piece of rolling Americana to have fun with.
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Old 09-22-2002, 01:17 AM   #19
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This will make you laugh! Last year I pulled into a campground after dark. As I pulled into my slot I asked the grounds keeper where the sewer drain was. He said " on the drivers side where it's suppost to be". I said "nope, not on this one" He said" Want to bet?" I said "YEP!" We shook hands, and he was proven wrong. My '62 Overlander has the dump valve on the curb side. Little did he know that I have been traveling in this bullet since 1972, to me it was common knowledge where the valve was, but was a first for him. Should have bet him a free night's stay! Oscar
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Old 09-22-2002, 08:28 PM   #20
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From the mouths of babes

Pulled into our local Camping World a couple of weekends ago (big $ale this next weekend - FYI!) My three year old daughter spied an International in the parking lot. We drove by slowly, admiring the silver skin in the sun - when she sighed(!) and said "Couldn't we get a silver one instead?!" What, she doesn't like peeling cream paint! Oh welll, I am planning on stripping the Argosy within the year. Got to keep the kids happy!
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Old 09-23-2002, 06:57 AM   #21
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While returning from points south to New England this past summer, we must drive over the Hudson River. On this occasion, we used the Tappen Zee Bridge, which I might add, usually has traffic stopped for twenty or thirty minutes to get through the toll booths. When our turn arrived to burn up the greater part of ten dollars, the toll booth operater stopped us and said.

"I've been at this job for over twenty years, and every time I see an airstream in my booth, I stop them and congratulate them on their beautiful piece of americana. Airstream are simply the most beautiful vehicles on the road."

I smiled, thanked him and went on my way. Somehow the traffic, the wait, and the cost didn't matter any more.
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Old 10-08-2002, 05:32 PM   #22
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Everyone wants a tour of the interior. Heard most of the same comments. This past weekend, at the check-in booth at Strawbwrry Park Campground, college-age girl stated "that's the coolest trailer I've seen-What is it? Many thumbs up while traveling on the highway.Cars slow down to see it when parked at home,we've gotten used to it.And yes, every neighbor has been through it.
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Old 10-08-2002, 06:59 PM   #23
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I heard a guy walking by mumble to his wife..."sure hope his door lock dosen't break"
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Old 10-09-2002, 05:48 PM   #24
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When I pulled mine into my driveway, my neighbor came out and said that he had been planning on buying one. After talking for about 1/2 an hour, I asked what he was planning on pulling it with. He pointed at his '89 Honda Civic
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Old 10-10-2002, 01:15 AM   #25
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I heard that, you're getting rain in Virginia~!
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Old 10-10-2002, 06:43 AM   #26
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That was GREAT!!!!!!!

I am still laughing.

Doorlock break,, you funny guy!!!!!!!!

Somebody needs to get it over to Overlander.

I say we all chip in and buy his AS before he goes into cardiac arrest or blows a vein in his forehead.

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Old 10-10-2002, 08:53 AM   #27
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Old 10-10-2002, 10:11 AM   #28
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I've heard most of the above, but my favorite heard several times, and from surprisingly young people: "Wow! Just like Lucy and Ricky and Fred and Ethel in that movie!" (The Long, Long Trailer) Which tells me that Lucille Ball is another American icon.

I don't suppose John Wayne ever appeared in a movie next to an A/S


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