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Old 03-18-2015, 07:48 AM   #43
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"The Ten Year Rule" Is this not a business decision on part of the owners. If they believe they can operate their campground with that rule so be it. In fact I do not see much of a difference then an Airstream park limiting it uses to only AS.
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:22 AM   #44
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On the other hand, I was booking a campground the other day, and the guy (presumably the owner) said, "Can't wait to see that Airstream...I love them!"

Just thought I'd provide a counterexample to the bad stories in this thread. Carry on!
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:59 AM   #45
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The last private RV park we stayed at was a quick overnight. It linked to be mostly permanent residents, all arrayed and backed in around the perimeter. Many trailers looked as if they never and couldn't move. The transients were assigned to the middle. Though we went bothered it wouldn't surprise me if someone was cooking up some meth on the side. While others probably it was all they could afford. This is the flip side of a ten year rule and why RV parks have a bad rap.
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Old 03-18-2015, 12:20 PM   #46
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Many trailers looked as if they never and couldn't move. it wouldn't surprise me if someone was cooking up some meth on the side.
Yeah...just because some people have an older RV or live in a campground means they're cooking meth.

THESE are the kind of snobs that give Airstream owners a bad name.
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Old 03-18-2015, 01:26 PM   #47
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Yeah...just because some people have an older RV or live in a campground means they're cooking meth.
Now, now. "Wouldn't surprise me" is hardly snobbery. A snob is someone who "looks down his nose" at people he considers his inferiors. Kind of like a misspelling of the snot you see when you look up the nose that he's looking down. Snobbishness is a form of bigotry, based on perceived differences in social class or position, and like all bigotry is characterized by judging an entire group of people based on one (real or imagined) example.

In my opinion, just because kscherzi wouldn't be surprised if some of them were cooking meth, that doesn't make kscherzi a snob. Because he (she?) also allowed, in the very same post, that there might be other reasons for the decrepitude of their rigs. There was no judgment of an entire group of people, and thus no snobbery.
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Old 03-18-2015, 02:13 PM   #48
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Lots of snobbery amongst AS owners. Most on the forums are descent people, many others not so much. The air forums seem to moderate people because of the discussions here. Makes you glad to be on here. Does that make me an Airforums snob? Hope not! Peace, Jim
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While I have never had a problem, I have been asked, several times (in Arizona) how old my "rig" is. One time, even though I had mentioned it was an Airstream, they asked if it was dented or wrecked in any manner but I was not refused. Even at that "campground" they were much more accommodating after mentioning it was an Airstream!! And, while there, I will say that most of the "campers" were the $100,000 plus outfits so I am assuming there was some "prejudice" relative to our then 23 foot, '79 airstream. We were, by any means measurable, the smallest "rig" in the campground!!!
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Old 03-18-2015, 02:52 PM   #50
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Just came back from 11000km, four month trip through 4 states and 28 " homes" and on phoning ahead for available space was not asked once about age, but always length.
The only place that I felt any snobbery was to me, reverse snobbery as we were placed in the crappiest ( by an open sewer pump) behind the office when there were plenty of other available spaces that would have fit our unit much better.
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Old 03-18-2015, 03:19 PM   #51
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Lots of snobbery amongst AS owners. Most on the forums are descent people, many others not so much.
Let's not confuse snobbery and elitism.

Examples:
Elitism - "My Airstream is better than your other brand."
Snobbery - "I'm better than you because I own an Airstream and you don't."

See the difference? We don't own Airstreams because we're better people; we own Airstreams because they're better RVs.

My personal opinion is that very few Airstream owners are snobs. But an awful lot of us are elitists. But that's going to be true of the owners of any iconic brand. Harleys. Corvettes. Mustangs. Learjets. Whatever. So we're not alone in our elitism.
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Wow.
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Old 03-18-2015, 04:32 PM   #53
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Wow.

What's to "wow" about? If corporations couldn't extract money from every person on the planet by mastering the art of psychological differentiation through purchase, there would be one single brand of shoe, shirt, razor, kitchenware, soda, trailer, tow vehicle, hitch, tire, coffee maker - and this forum would be the most boring discussion on the planet.

If one buys Levi's jeans and not a no-name brand, is s/he a snob? Certainly not because of the basic purchase preference. If that person attends a party, sees that others are wearing generic/off-brand jeans and thinks s/he is a better human being than everyone else in the room BECAUSE of the jeans - THAT's a problem and something to "wow" about.

That's not what we have here. Airstream, SOB, old, young - it's just preferences. No big deal. Parks can have preferences too and if a park wants all Airstream or no Airstream or trailers of a certain age or condition - consumers have their preference in selection of campgrounds as well - if my trailer isn't accepted at site A - there are a million other sites open to me.

Life is short. Go camping wherever you can. If you're not one park's "type", drag your camper somewhere else and enjoy life. One guy's $0.02...
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Out on a limb here but I bet the "Wow" was for Protag's ability of precise articulation.
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I on the other hand chuckled at the mention of duct tape and 10 years old. I do only use the silver duct tape and put it on very carefully. Looks almost like a storage door hinge or a window frame. Hate to loose those items while bumping down the road. Tried the yellow tape once but it was quite tacky, and that is not talking about its adhesive ability.

Smiling as I try to justify my use of duct tape and convince myself its okay if its silver.
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Duct tape of any color/pattern is acceptable. :-)
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:31 PM   #56
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Out on a limb here but I bet the "Wow" was for Protag's ability of precise articulation.
"Precise"? Only in print, and only because I used to write technical specifications for a living. There's a word for it, and it's not complimentary— pedantic. That's me all over.

In person, I get my tongue wrapped all around my eye-teeth and can't even see what I'm saying. If it wasn't for using my photo as my forums avatar, people who read my posts and talk to me face-to-face would think I'm two different people!
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