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Old 08-29-2006, 08:24 AM   #309
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towing my airstream down 75 south through Kentucky and Tennessee, we passed an airstream 5th wheel. i've never seen one of those before. are they even aluminum? strange looking, mildly more attractive than a plain white 5th wheel, i guess... but hardly a "Streamlined trailer".
I think the Airstream 5th wheel was an outgrowth of the "Squarestream" of the '80's. It has fiberglass panels and they were quiet nicely built. I think most had stacked washer/dryers and sliders. They were heavy like most fivers. They were painted grey to kind of look like aluminum. But, no polishing! I think there may have been white ones at the end of production, though.

Anyway, they were called Legasy (sp?, that just doesn't look right) and were built until the mid-late '90's.
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Old 08-29-2006, 09:51 AM   #310
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Last week I stopped at a home in Ringgold, Georgia when I saw folks lounging out in the yard. I'd been noticing an old Airstream for over a year parked in the back of their field. The owner was kind enough to show it to me, a 1963 Safari Land Yacht (SN 223D250 for anyone tracking Safari's). It was gutted except for the original storage curbside opposite where the double bed had been, and set up with bunks for a hunting trailer. Interior was in very poor condition before he purchased it but the skin was in amazingly good shape. Still tows and he uses it frequently, and was SO proud to show how he reproduced some of the metal hardware that was missing on the door. He had done a fine job. Wish I had my camera!
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Old 08-29-2006, 09:51 AM   #311
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I think the Airstream 5th wheel was an outgrowth of the "Squarestream" of the '80's....
it just ain't right!

hey, another Ga Airstream! are you going to the rally in october?

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Old 08-29-2006, 12:27 PM   #312
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hey, another Ga Airstream! are you going to the rally in october?

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Unfortunately we're going to have to miss this one. Been to a couple before we got our Airstream and really enjoyed the fellowship. They are really a great bunch of folks.

We had purchased tickets to a special event that week end even before the Spring Fling when the date was set. That week end is a school holiday for our kids so we always plan a trip with the them well in advance to make sure we get the tickets.

I'm really hoping that there will be no conflict with the Spring Fling in '07. There seems to be more Georgians going to this one than there has been in the past. Well actually, I think this is probably the biggest crowd yet, period.
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Old 08-29-2006, 02:25 PM   #313
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towing my airstream down 75 south through Kentucky and Tennessee, we passed an airstream 5th wheel. i've never seen one of those before. are they even aluminum? strange looking, mildly more attractive than a plain white 5th wheel, i guess... but hardly a "Streamlined trailer".
Here's a link to some photos that came up on this site of an Airstream 5th wheel for those who might not have seen one before:
http://www.airforums.com/photo...p?i=9908&c=500
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Old 08-31-2006, 01:29 AM   #314
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I too want a Airstream badly, and being I am only 180 miles from Coos Bay and my sister lives in Coos Bay, I'll have her scout out the neglected Airstream. That made me sick, when I seen how that beautiful unique piece of art was just sitting there in a lot full of junk. How sad of a sight, but I will give it a excellent home with plenty of love if I can work my magic.
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Old 08-31-2006, 04:17 AM   #315
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I just came back from a great drive trip from the tip of Baja to the border. These are a few of the many mexican airstreams I saw.....

One was a car wash in Pescadero!
We're considering signing up for the WBCCI 2007 Baja Caravan (sold out & on the waiting list). Must be a popular caravan! Do you think a 28'er could make it on the Mexican Baja roads? My wife is less enthusiastic about this.......but I consider it a real adventure for our first caravan! About 15 days boondocking out of 45 days total! Six days in Cabo San Lucas with hookups!
Anyone care to chime in about their experiences?
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Old 09-10-2006, 07:51 PM   #316
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3 spotted in georgia this past weekend

#1 was in skidaway island state park. i didn't see it until we were pulling out. mid 70's 24-26 footer maybe? #2 was heading TO savannah when we were on our way home, and i passed #3 on 75 north, towing ours! (345 motorhome, i believe). anyone i should know?

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Old 09-10-2006, 08:06 PM   #317
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Wasn't me. I can't get mine OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY!!! ARG!! I'll go take my medication now.

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well, you have a few weeks to get her ready.
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Old 09-11-2006, 07:53 AM   #319
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We were two Airstreams passing in the night....well, really the afternoon. The family and I were on our way home from camping at Lake Berlin Ohio yesterday going east on 46 and we saw another Airstream (probably a 70's trailer) going West on 46. There was a big "Coon" festivlal going on somewhere around there. I wonder if that is where they were coming from.....anyway a Big Howdy out to you!
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P.S. There are several Airstreams out at the more permanent camp grounds around Berlin Lake. Mostly 70's models.
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i passed these guys enroute to savannah, south of macon. even waved at the motorhome when i passed it, but i don't think he saw me. how could you MISS a shiny trailer in a field of white plastic ones?

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I thought about posting this in a towing thread, but didn't want to start another towing debate

Just got my latest issue of Pop Science, and what do I see on page 11?
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Just got my latest issue of Pop Science, and what do I see on page 11?
Interesting camper in the background, looks like an offroad Euclid end dump.

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