I thought I would introduce myself, also. I’m a 38 year old male from central PA. I picked “Silver” for my screen name since it matches my hair too.
I have been searching for an Airstream for about 5-years now. It may sound like a cliché, but I have admired and wanted an Airstream since I was a child. I am also a fan of all “classic” travel trailers and “classic” mobile homes. Spartan Travel Trailers are also one of my favorites, but I wanted something I can tow—realistically. I have never lived in a mobile home before and I’m not sure what my fascination is with them—It must be the “wheels.” LOL
I have already toured the AS factory two years ago, went to the Camping Museum, in Indiana, and scrutinized every single Airstream that has crossed the block on eBay in the past five years.
I always thought I wanted a “classic” AS, 25ft or less, but in the end, I purchased a 1999 27ft Safari. It’s funny how things turn out sometimes.
I ended up buying mine—on eBay, sight unseen, and I won’t be picking it up for several weeks. I don’t even know if I got a good deal or not…. I paid $18,000 for it. Some of you may have seen it on eBay last week, do you think I did ok?
Here's a link to the auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...&category=6727
I have been reading this site non-stop all week and I think it is a great place. I look forward to being a part of it for many years to come. I have NEVER even owned a “camper” before, or even camped in one, so I’m sure I’ll have many, many questions.
I’ll let you know when I finally pick it up and get it home. It’s about 1200 miles away!