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Old 05-13-2016, 09:12 AM   #1
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A reminder of why we love Airstreams

I know, I know...........it's a man-made thing, it doesn't have a soul (or does it? ), it can leak, it needs maintenance and care, it isn't perfect, it will show it's age, it ought to come with no defects, etc., etc., etc............

However, in spending portions of the last two days cleaning and Walbernizing our Pete, our 2014 hand-crafted work of art, I am in love with Airstream all over again. I mean, come on, have you looked at the work these things took to build lately? Just the rivet lines around the window frames make me tired to think of the labor involved............

Whether they're 50 years old, 50 months old, or 50 hours old, man these things are so awesome! We're all SO blessed to be stewards of these creations for our enjoyment and that of the future owners...........

OK, I'll stop and go Walbernize the street side now........
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Old 05-13-2016, 09:26 AM   #2
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Yup!!
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Old 05-13-2016, 09:27 AM   #3
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Your enthusiasm is infectious. I have 10 days to wait to go pickup my first Airstream and it feels like 10 years. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:04 AM   #4
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I couldn't agree more. Getting it ready for another season is a labor of love.
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:09 AM   #5
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So well said!

We are awaiting the delivery of our third AS still full of excitement and anticipation, just like the months and months we debated about our first purchase.

Thanks for renewing our pleasure!
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:13 AM   #6
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There is no other RV shape, style, or color that makes me take a second look or smile...
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:15 AM   #7
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I loved what another forum member wrote on another thread (how to justify the additional cost of an Airstream) - Airstreams make people smile. That is so true. My Airstream makes me smile too (even though it leaks, needs maintenance & repairs, shows its age ...).
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:26 AM   #8
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I wholeheartedly agree with all of these feelings and observations. Even though we have been traveling in an Airstream for ten years now, I still get excited when I see an Airstream on the road or parked in a back yard. It's an experience that doesn't get old.

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Old 05-13-2016, 10:30 AM   #9
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Just part of America

We have traveled up and down the east coast and in the mid west. Many times other drivers have waved, given us the thumbs up, and even yelled to us to tell us how much they love our trailer. Gertie is a great home away from home. We keep her ready to go till we know that the season is over then can't wait to pull her out again in the spring (we work so travel south during the winter does not happen much).
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Thumbs up thanks for reminding me

I have been suffering some health problems this year that have prevented me from doing anything that puts a strain on my system, so I haven't been able to bring the Airstream from storage for use. I could hook up, but couldn't pull up the stabilizer bars on the hitch. Your little homage made me sad and happy at the same time, knowing I will recover, and remembering how much joy I get out of use of the Airstream. I thank you for reminding me of what I am missing, and what I will have to look forward to.
Sooner or later, I will be on the road again in my silver pride and joy. It is always special, because it is an Airstream.
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Old 05-13-2016, 11:10 AM   #11
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I'm sprawled out on the sofa in my Airstream enjoying watching my kids color on a huge sheet of paper.... its too hot to go out and play... the cool air conditioning feels good!

I love my Airstream.... it keeps us all happy!
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Old 05-13-2016, 11:21 AM   #12
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in love with our "cooper" we had a 20ft 2007 for 7 years then last year moved up to a 28ft 2011. oh and before that we had a large double axle pop up when our kids were growing up. We so enjoy traveling with our AS !!! And now enjoy taking the grandkids with us.
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Predictive text gotcha!
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slpiotro - hang in there! I was so very sick last fall and it took all winter to recuperate. Honestly...what kept me going was knowing I would be buying my new Airstream after working on my old one for years and the fact that I would be out on the road again Having something to look forward to can help you heal.
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