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Old 01-28-2016, 07:56 AM   #43
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Received a letter from my German cousin yesterday. Last year he and his wife spent three months touring the US. Two months in a rented MOHO and one in a rented Airstream package from Airstreams 2 Go. They enjoyed the Airstream experience so much that they stoped in Jackson Center to buy one and have it shipped to Germany. Airstream worked with them and the EU network to make it happen. They picked up their new Airstream 684 last week in Merenberg, Germany taking 4 days to return to their home outside of Munich. They absolutely love it and say it is everything they expected. They have already joined the EU WBCCI and plan on attending a couple of upcoming rally's. He and his partners own 5 Mercedes dealerships so of course he tows with a Benz.
He is already talking about a possible new business venture. Renting Airstreams with Mercedes TV.
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:54 PM   #44
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How do people afford Airstream 2 Go? 14 day's rental for over ten thousand dollars???
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Old 01-28-2016, 06:36 PM   #45
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How do people afford Airstream 2 Go? 14 day's rental for over ten thousand dollars???
To be fair, it looks like you get a backpack and water bottle that you can keep.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:32 PM   #46
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How do people afford Airstream 2 Go? 14 day's rental for over ten thousand dollars???

As far as my cousin goes like I said he owns 5 Mercedes dealerships. He and his wife private charter a yacht in the Med or Carib every season for a week or two. Cost of that is over 10k a week. Three months renting RVs is petty cash. Unfortunetly several of his kids are line before me for any inheritance.
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Old 01-31-2016, 08:37 PM   #47
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How do people afford Airstream 2 Go? 14 day's rental for over ten thousand dollars???
They worked real hard and were not into instant gratification! BTW, that was a real tacky post.
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Old 01-31-2016, 09:12 PM   #48
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They worked real hard and were not into instant gratification! BTW, that was a real tacky post.

Well said.
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What was tacky? The cost of $10,000 to rent an Airstream trailer and tow vehicle for a few weeks seems pretty extraordinarily high to me.
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Paying 1/8th the entire cost of an Airstream for a 14 day rental is pretty extraordinary in any measure.

Could you imagine paying 1/8th the price of the car for two weeks of car rental or vacation home.
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Two weeks of bareboat charter in a 36' power catamaran in Miami is 12 grand. There are lots of rich folks out there -- the top 1% in the USA is 3 million folks...

Check out the number of private jets parked in Jackson, Wyoming on any summer day.

Me, well, I have an 11 yo truck towing a 30 yo Airstream. But, I am rich in other ways: lovely wife, pretty house, great job in the summer...

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$10,000 is a lot of money to go camping.
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And plus or minus $100k is a lot to spend for what essentially is nothing more than a tin tent but a lot of folks here have done just that.
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Once upon a time I couldn't spell entrepreneur - and now I AM one. I think the owners are making a good, not fantastic but good profit...

If you rent a top of the line beach "cottage" in Virginia Beach for Labor Day Week you'll spend $4000 or more - for one week. These are pretty palatial cottages and you can easily put six, eight or even more people in them. And then there's the security deposit - because people have been known to get drunk and trash the places.

The "cottage" probably sells for $900K (if the market ever really recovers) or more, and the owner may live in the cottage for a few weeks during the "cusp" season - a few weeks before summer starts or in September after school starts. The rental season is 12-13 weeks, and if the owner doesn't occupy it during the whole off season, it may sit vacant or have a couple of sailors paying modest rent and doing all of the maintenance for the other 9 months.

Why does the Airstream cost so much to rent - because it's sitting on the lot for six to twelve weeks for every week it's in use. AND a house doesn't ordinarily go down the highway being a target for oncoming vehicles, or have someone living in it who has never pulled a trailer before.

Of course then the "why use a half ton Tahoe" question gets answered too.. Because it's SO much more expensive to buy, insure and run a 3/4 vehicle - or even a Tundra/Titan which both get labeled as " 5/8 ton" vehicles.

Of course a badly set up combo is just inexcusable if you're in the business of renting the whole ball of wax. It makes me wonder if the management of Airstreams to Go ever consulted with CanAm Andy about getting the best from a Tahoe... and if not, why not?

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Different strokes for different folks . . .

For the truly wealthy the amounts being discussed are chump change -- all year long . . .

On the other end of the scale there are thousands of people dying of starvation somewhere on this planet right now . . .


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Here in the western Florida Panhandle, the larger oceanfront homes rent for eight to ten thousand dollars a week in the summer season, and folks are lined up to get them.

I guess that there are many people who spend big bucks to vacation.

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