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Old 02-13-2005, 11:07 PM   #43
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While camping with two other couples this past Fall, our friend's daughter made one of those "mouths of babes" statements which we all will never forget. Not really about the AS, but still pretty good to share.

We (the guys...then w/ our girlfriends at the time, then wives, then wives w/ kids) have been camping together since we were in high school. One of the couples has always preferred tent camping, the other two of us have tent camped, pop-up camped, trailer camped, and now we both have MH. As I mentioned, our friends (Dan & Melissa) have been camping with us before, but it had been a few years, since they didn't want to camp while expecting or until their daughter was "old enough to camp" (I still don't get that one, but that's another story). Anyway, the other couple we camp with has two girls, 5 & 12, and we decided to meet at the campground on Thursday night after school was out. The younger probably only remembers the MH that they have had for little over 1.5 years, before that they had a 34' trailer. When our other friends arrived on Friday evening and began to set up their tent on the site between both of ours, the little one commented to her Dad "they must really be poor, they don't even have a camper."

At Mardi Gras last weekend, someone offered to buy it...with beads! I think they might have had a bit to drink though!)
Numerous young women asked to "tour" the restroom. NOT A CHANCE!

Have had one guy at a campground ask if I "made that thing out of one of those trailers"

"That's the coolest thing I've ever seen. You really have something special there. Let me know if you ever want to sell it."
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Old 02-14-2005, 11:14 AM   #44
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Another frequent comment is tht the person is going to buy an Airstream someday. I even get this sometimes in gas stations, most recently from a guy driving about a 20-year old junker.
I SO agree! I hear that at work...ALL the time because we have some pictures of Luna on various camping trips.

But then they ALSO say that "they're going to open an antique shop some day."


yeah, right.. they don't have TEN BUCKS to start a lay-a-way, but they're going to esaily do what WE do.
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Old 02-14-2005, 11:20 AM   #45
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I've read the whole thread,a nd I didn't see ANYWHERE what we hear on a regular basis..

"Isn't it HOT in there?"

I don't know why they think that.
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:30 AM   #46
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A very good thread

An old one I bumped into...
Is good topic.

On our first non-AS rally camping trip...
While we were setting up the Park Ranger whipped in and jumped out of his truck...
Walking quickly toward us, I'm thinking 'crap, what did we do wrong?'
He comes right up in my face, shakes my hand, and says...

"Best Looking Rig We Have Had In Here All Year!"

This was early March, so did not carry much weight, but I knew his meaning.
He looked it all over, not asking to see inside.
Was our buddy the whole time.

We were there with friends that just became campers in their new SOB TT.
Parked in adjoining spots we had tables pulled together in middle.
As visitors would come by and ask for tours...

I would jump up enthusiastically and lead them over to the SOB,
Talking about how it was new etc, not giving them a chance to speak...
Was very good when they would freeze, not wanting to dissapoint,
Try to explane they wanted to see the Airstream.

(yes we tried to talk friends into a AS before they bought the SOB)
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:43 AM   #47
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Recently I had mine out in Morro Bay, CA. As I was driving in, there were four people walking through the park that all began clapping. Before I got to my spot there were two others who had positive comments.

Like many others, we get waves on the road, requests for tours, comments about "do they still make those", "Is it new?", etc.
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:50 AM   #48
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The most common false comment I have heard-"Ya' know, you can look up those big red numbers on the internet and it will tell you the complete history of that camper"


My response. Yea, thats what I've been told.
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:53 AM   #49
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UPS nods approval

UPS drivers are neat, clean, efficient, and in a hurry . . . until they get to our driveway. Many of the above comments, especially "someday," but also tours; not just once, but every time we're readying to leave, or have just returned. "What have you added lately?" They're trying to share the evolution as we plunge deeper and deeper into 'streaming.
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:57 AM   #50
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On our way home from the NorCal rally, we stopped at a gas station, and my husband went to use the facilities. And well, as he was standing there, tending to business (at the urinal), he hears a voice from behind. He delicately looks over his shoulder to see if someone could possibly be talking to him. He sees a guy leaning against the restroom wall:
"What year's your airstream. I love those trailers... I used to know a guy who, ...."

Wasn't there a Seinfeld about bathroom talkers? Anyway, what's creepier, the guy leaning on a wall chatting with you while you're doing your thing, or that he knew it was you who belonged to the airstream?...
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:58 AM   #51
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They Still Make Those!

That's the first comment. Followed by What's that cost, can we see inside?
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:02 AM   #52
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My favorite coment happened when 3 of us were camping at the beach. A girl looked at Uwe's '64 and at Timemachine's '06 and said is that one the redo?

She could not grasp the fact they never stopped making them.

I am always surprised at how many people wave and thumbs up as we drive.
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:05 AM   #53
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While camping one time, a very nice man offered to trade us his tent for our Airstream, as he felt sorry for us that we weren't able to experience the joys of tent camping. He said he would make the ultimate sacrifice and camp in the Airstream for us (we politely declined).

Last year, while pulling our Caravel to the TCT rally in Deming, we stopped at a rest area. In pulled a tour bus filled with tourists from Australia, and we spent the next 20 minutes taking pictures of people in front of our Airstream, as they wanted proof that they'd seen one while in America!

I've heard, "That's the Cadillac of trailers" several times.

It always makes my day to have a car pull up next to us and give us the thumbs up!
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Anyway, what's creepier, the guy leaning on a wall chatting with you while you're doing your thing, or that he knew it was you who belonged to the airstream?...
We are being watched more than we think.
Yes, that is creepy.

After driving an hour or so, I forget what I'm in...
When your coming up on a intersection, or group of bystanders,
You get the all turning and stare feeling...

"What the ^$&*# are y'all looking at?
Oh, yeah"
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:34 AM   #55
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Our Bambi's not even two months old, and we've been asked several times how many years we've had it (since new?), or, how long did it take us to restore it.
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Anyway, what's creepier, the guy leaning on a wall chatting with you while you're doing your thing, or that he knew it was you who belonged to the airstream?...
Tanya, someone is always watching, I meant no harm DG
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