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Old 05-05-2007, 10:46 AM   #71
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When we stop we often have people who want to take a peek inside. They often ask when they stopped building them. I tell them at 5PM, but they will be starting up around 8AM tomorrow.

What I enjoy the most is when a couple come in to take a look and they start telling thier spouse about the Airstream they had growing up and all the great places they traveled to and the great times they had. Many of these folks will be Airstream owners in the future.
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Old 05-05-2007, 10:52 AM   #72
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Some stand in speechless awe. Some silently don sunglasses. Some merely bow down reverently. A few have run back and set fire to their SOB's. A few have also asked to be taken back. One asked how many slices at a time and where I got the bread.
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Old 05-05-2007, 11:13 AM   #73
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Our 1989 squarestream always gets comments.
Is airstream making a new model.
I have had people follow me to gas stations to look,including an owner of a Airstream dealership.He had never seen one other than photos.
But the most comman is from other Airstream owners when thay come inside is OH how nice,so roomy.I love it.
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Old 05-05-2007, 11:27 AM   #74
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But the most comman is from other Airstream owners when thay come inside is OH how nice,so roomy.I love it.
That was me when I first saw the inside of Jim's trailer!
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Old 05-06-2007, 10:52 AM   #75
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How about ,,, I saw a show on TV about those and then start qouting all kinds of incorrect information !!!! I just agree, and go on ,
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Old 05-06-2007, 11:33 AM   #76
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Others Reactions to your Airstreams?

The comment that I received from a campground attendant on my return trip from last year's Internationall Rally in Salem, OR was one that I am sure others must, at times, think:

"Why would anyone paint an Airstream??"

In visiting with him, I learned that he had never heard of the Argosy and had just assumed that it was an Airstream model name. He was rather shocked when I filled him in with a short history of the Argosy line.

Another comment that I received a few years ago from a bystander at fuel stop when I was towing my Overlander home from a visit at Ace Fogdall RV in Cedar Falls, Iowa with my '75 Eldorado:

"Those Airstreams sure must be heavy if a Cadillac with a 500 cubic inch V8 has difficulty pulling one, but I don't understand why your car's front wheels were spinning??"

My response was that the Cadillac had plenty of power and was happy towing the 6,000 pound Overlander -- it just didn't like the fresh, loose gravel on the rain-slick road compounded by the steep grade of the Interstate off-ramp.

The real problem was a Spring shower compounding the lack of traction provided by a newly oil and chipped suface on the road with a steep approach ramp with a Stop sign. The Eldorado's front drive had difficulty getting enough traction on the loose gravel to launch the nearly 11,000 pound combined weight of the combination -- I have since modified the adjustment of the weight distribution bars to solve this particular problem, but at the time was still working to get just the right adjustment for a front wheel drive tow vehicle.

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A few of the comments I've had,"I know what that is","who bought out Airstream when they started making them like that,Fleetwood?" And of course every one wants to buy/trade stuff for it .One guy has a standing offer "when ever I get around to selling it" The same guy has tried trading me a Harley for it .Ever tried to sleep on a Harley? Brian
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When we stop we often have people who want to take a peek inside. They often ask when they stopped building them. I tell them at 5PM, but they will be starting up around 8AM tomorrow.
I'll have to remember that one!
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Old 05-07-2007, 12:02 PM   #79
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When we stop we often have people who want to take a peek inside. They often ask when they stopped building them. I tell them at 5PM, but they will be starting up around 8AM tomorrow.
Oh thats just mean...
Can't wait to use it!
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Our very first weekend out last weekend we encountered the following:

"Is that yours, or are you borrowing it from your parents?"

One guy to another, with three kids in tow, "That Airstream is way too expensive." To which I replied, "Not as expensive as kids would be, and a lot less maintenance."

From a girl riding a horse, to whom we said, "That's a beautiful horse." And she said, "Yeah, but I'd rather have an Airstream."
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:15 PM   #81
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From the Service Manager, at the nearest Airstream dealer to our home, just this last month said "Our service folks are saying your trailer is the most beautiful (older) Airstream they have ever worked on". "Thank you", I said, "and I agree". I replied.

Now, for my sister's camper (1977 Argosy Minuet 6.0). Here is what she heard from folks at a state highway rest stop: "Wowww! What kind of camper is that? It looks like an Airstream, only painted!" And "I can't believe it is 30 years old!"
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This past weekend we checked into a KOA campground after the office had closed. When I stopped to get the map and site assignment attached to the door, the manager/operator apparently was watching on the security monitor. It had rained on us earlier during the drive up and the trailer was wet. When I went into the office to check in the next morning the manager confirmed the site number and said, "Man, last night when you checked in I looked at the monitor and that beauty was just sparkling under the lights in the parking lot. That's the most beautiful trailer I believe I've ever seen." Of course I thanked him and then he asked if I minded if he dropped by to have a look inside. I was too proud to show it off.

Ours is a 30' Bunk house and he remarked that he had three SOB bunk houses when his daughters were growing up. After he left my wife and I talked about how he had to replace his SOB bunk house twice while raising his daughters and our Airstream bunkhouse would last not only the growing up years of our kids, but we could leave it to our kids for them to share to take our grand-kids camping in...of course that is assuming that there will be vehicles capable of towing it in the future and that our kids will be able to afford the gas/diesel to take it out on trips if adequate tow vehicles are available!
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Whenever we go somewhere, we can't get out of our own little town without someone approaching the rig. I'll pull in for gas or to check the tire pressure and someone will come over, usually trying to figure out a way to get inside for a peek without sounding too pushy.

One woman said, "I saw a show about those trailers on T.V. There are a bunch of people who own them and they get together and have these big campouts." Huh? I wonder who she was talking about?

The last time out, a guy I've known for forty years came over and said "That's an old one. They don't make them anymore, do they?"
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HI the communiy;
Here is a nice and innocent comment/question from a child about our trailer in a campground in FRANCE :
" Is it you who have build yourself this caravan ????? "
We laught about that too much... as I wonder if I 've replied...

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