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Old 05-04-2007, 11:03 AM   #57
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I don't think we have pulled into a campground during daylight hours yet that everybody didn't stop and turn around and watch us go by...but that could be that they were watching my many attempts to back it into the campsite!
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Old 05-04-2007, 12:03 PM   #58
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One the guys in my deer camp has a picture in his boat repair business of him and a deer he killed with my 34 ft Airstream (now sold) in the background. He says people come into the shop and instead of commenting on his nice deer, the always comment on the "cool" Airstream in the background.

He kind of gets POed about it.
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:02 PM   #59
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Tanya, someone is always watching, I meant no harm DG
Classic.... anyway, I like your new sig!

And those aerial photos are too cool!
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:13 PM   #60
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One of my friends brought a fellow he works with over to see our Chevelle as the guy had one in 1970, like us and and is "looking", but was clearly told in advance mine isn't for sale. The fellow spent 15 minutes or so looking at the car and aawing and ooing over it and then when we were herding him to the door he got a bit PO'd and said "aren't you going to show me the Airstream?" Well that took most of an hour as he went over it in detail asking all kinds of questions. He sure liked it and I hear he's been out looking at the new ones (his budget is obviously far bigger than mine). He told my friend to tell me to name a price for both of them, package deal.

It's kind of fun in a way to have two things he wants really badly and he can't have either of them.

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Old 05-04-2007, 10:40 PM   #61
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Our most common comments are:

1. Wow I didn't know they made Airstreams with 3 axles.

2. I've always liked those "Silver Bullet" trailers.

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Old 05-05-2007, 12:24 AM   #62
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Comments,, that is a new one?? thought it was old,,, wow,, is modern inside,,, perfect strangers coming to the door asking to look inside,, sometimes i give a tour,, sometimes not,, pricing of Airstreams always shocks them,,, guess they think 3,500 is all a trailer should cost, ,, remember i live in Montana,,, happy trails,, donna
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Old 05-05-2007, 01:39 AM   #63
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Hi, two comments not mentioned at all or very often: "That trailer has been really well taken care of." Thinking it was antique, not knowing it was actually fairly new. And from one of my co-workers: "Bob bought one of those really expensive Airstream, Stainless Steel trailers."
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Old 05-05-2007, 02:06 AM   #64
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"NO, the Airstream."

My favorite comment was from last October. I was gassing up our '71 Buick convertible with '66 Tradewind in tow when a gentleman in his luxury car pulled up along side. He said,"Really Nice! What year is it?" Thinking what was the norm for us that he meant our big red convertible I answered, "It's a '71 Buick." "NO,NO!' he exclaimed, "The Airstream!"

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Old 05-05-2007, 06:51 AM   #65
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What Fred said.....so long ago.

I get folks who slow down and do a drive by with their digital camera phones. Plenty of thumbs up.

I get way more attention from my logo....I always ask if they can do the Latin translation.

At night I hear cell phone conversations in the parking areas about the "government sticker."

Best yet was the wide eyed look this week in Little River, SC when a grounds crew at a golf course looked ready to bolt when I pulled up the driveway....must have thought it was the INS bus come to check visas.
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Old 05-05-2007, 08:02 AM   #66
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He told my friend to tell me to name a price for both of them, package deal.



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Barry, shoot him a price based on you taking his check, and buying a new Classic, and new Suburban with it.

For some reason, I got more comments when we had our little Argosy, and Marie gets more comments now that we have the Overlander. Since ours isn't polished, and has a few beauty marks on it, it's obvious it's been around the block. Most comments are the "my (relative, friend, neighbor) had one of those." One was a rather snobby comment about it from a Marathon owner, "Why did you get that old trailer?" My rather snippy reply: "Because I couldn't find a 40 year old Marathon!" Okay, it was hot, he was rude, and I was tired, but he got the idea. We exchanged tours, he thought ours was kind of simple, I thought his was ostentatious. I pointed out that when ours was built, it was the most advanced RV at the time, just as his currenly is. We both agreed that camping should be what you want it to be, and parted friends.
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Old 05-05-2007, 08:12 AM   #67
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Last weekend we boondocked for 3 days at a boat race in NJ. We were the only Airstream nestled among a large group of campers, mostly composed of giant SOB motor homes. It was our first time at this event, any everyone was really nice (well, except for the jack@ss in the motor home next to us who never made eye contact, and nearly asphyxiated us with his generator). Over the weekend, we estimated about 45 people, from teenagers to retirees, asked us for the tour, and we had a great time showing them. Some of the comments were:
"Oh my God, I love it"
"I gotta git me one of these."
"Is it for sale?"
"They still make these?"
"Wow, I've never seen one of these up close!"
My favorite: "I think you should cut off the back part of this sucker and attach it a big hinge on the top, so you could haul a boat and stuff."


The usual.
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Old 05-05-2007, 08:16 AM   #68
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I get the "oh I thought it was an Airstream, but now that I look at it I know it can't be". Poor little Argosy. Of course I tell them it IS an Airstream. Then they want to know if the "new" ones are painted now. Seems like a 78 Argosy is pretty hard to explain.
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I get the "oh I thought it was an Airstream, but now that I look at it I know it can't be". Poor little Argosy. Of course I tell them it IS an Airstream. Then they want to know if the "new" ones are painted now. Seems like a 78 Argosy is pretty hard to explain.
I used to tell people it was an Airstream model that was painted, that seems to satisfy them. It also happens to be the truth.
We get the "Aren't they heavy? They're made out of stainless steel, you know" comments as well, I have to explain it is aircraft grade sheet aluminum...
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Old 05-05-2007, 09:54 AM   #70
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When we had somenew tires put on our 1975 Argosy we overheard one of the guys putting the tires on say, What is it?? The other guy replied some kind of Time Capsule. WOW
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