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Old 03-27-2013, 10:08 AM   #3431
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This is a good trip for sightings. Just saw what looked like a late 70s single axle westbound on I-10 mile marker 132 between Lafayette and Baton Rouge, LA
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:20 AM   #3432
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We saw a sovereign rotting in a muffler shop yard in New Iberia yesterday. That brings us to one a day so far, with two functioning.

Btw, "it's my cousins airstream and I could've sold it a hundred times, but he's a deadhead and I don't know what he wants to do with it"
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:19 AM   #3433
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Saw this one today as we were heading out of Cherryvale KS.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:50 PM   #3434
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Spotted what appeared to be a late 1980s early 1990s 28' or larger Airstream headed up the on-ramp to Interstate 24 East from the Western Kentucky Welcome Center in Paducah, KY on Friday afternoon about 2 PM.

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Old 04-13-2013, 09:11 PM   #3435
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can they be identified

Okay the last one is it an airstream it is aluminum under the paint. the other three what is it besides not cared for windows open battery box open (raind last night) tires flat.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:51 AM   #3436
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I recently celebrated my 70th birthday. My wife and I have the good fortune of being basically healthy and able to continue our airstream travel adventures. However, I am humbled when I think of an example we observed two summers ago at a campground on the Oregon Coast.

Late afternoon and in came two rigs of similar type. Older 1980 era 3/4 ton cargo vans towing vintage airstreams of about 30 feet length. The vans were showing their age as were the airstreams with a few nicks and dents but nothing extreme. They sounded and seemed to run well. Both rigs approached back in sites with the vans being driven by elderly ladies accompanied by equally elderly men. The men both got out of the vans with some difficulty and directed the drivers back into the sites.

They backed in leaving the vans connected to the Airstreams and simply put down stabilizers and opened the doors and windows and sat in one airstream taking it easy and enjoying each other's company.

After a while the men got out and hooked up full utilities while it looked like dinner was being prepared. They ate and promptly all closed up the rigs going in for the night by which time it was dark.

The next morning I walked over and had a cup of coffee and a chat with the two men as they sat outside in the morning sunshine. Turned out they were old friends who had grown up together, lived near each other and raised families together all while Airstreaming as a family pastime. They had owned other RVs prior to the Airstreams. They had bought their Airstreams in the early seventies and been traveling together since. They were all four in their early eighties.

One of the men used a cane to get around and neither moved very fast but they were doing it with grace and enjoyment while helping each other get all the camping tasks done. Between the four of them they were still doing it well.

I was impressed!

Whenever I feel a bit down or my mild arthritis acts up I try to recall the example these folks gave me. Today, my goal is to be doing what they did as long as I can. Using the Airstream, or any RV for that matter I suppose, is a healthy activity that can help keep us going longer and in better health. All it requires is that we learn to pace ourselves consistent with our health and conditions and control the risks of driving and maneuvering these rigs down the highways.

I intend to leave my son a well used truck and Airstream which I hope he will appreciate and continue with.

I don't feel it but my friends do now insist I am officially an "old fart".
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:10 PM   #3437
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I'm 61 and just got my first Airstream, 2008 Classic 25. What I'm worried about as I get old is staying healthy and strong enough to hitch it up! The darn head on my Equalizer seems to weigh a ton or I'm a wimp! I need to add some upper body exercises.

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Old 04-16-2013, 01:12 PM   #3438
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Hitch weight

They are heavy so mine stays on my truck most of the time. It only comes off when I need to tow my utility trailer with a 2" ball.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:24 PM   #3439
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I'm 61 and just got my first Airstream, 2008 Classic 25. What I'm worried about as I get old is staying healthy and strong enough to hitch it up! The darn head on my Equalizer seems to weigh a ton or I'm a wimp! I need to add some upper body exercises.

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Isn't that why we have grandchildren? To help us with the 'heavy lifting'?
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:40 PM   #3440
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Isn't that why we have grandchildren? To help us with the 'heavy lifting'?
I belong to a WBCCI unit in SW Florida.
Recently, one of our members sold her renovated vintage 25' AS and retired from camping.
She did all the renovation work herself, except for the hot water heater replacement
She travelled alone. Hitched up herself, backed into camp sites herself, did everything herself.
BTW, she is in her mid-80s and looks like the sweetest white haired grandmother I ever saw.

She makes me believe there is still hope for younger geezers like me.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:17 PM   #3441
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Got a new to me car, and look what the wife made for me... Now I can see an airstream every time I run errands!
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:08 PM   #3442
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Got a new to me car, and look what the wife made for me... Now I can see an airstream every time I run errands!
That's the neatest thing! How did she make that? Really, I want to know!
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:30 PM   #3443
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She has a Silhouette Cameo, it has a program that comes with it that she uses to make cool cut outs. She uses it for scrap booking mostly,but it will cut just about anything. She makes all sorts of stuff with it, so she surprised me with a new sticker for the new truck. I guess it took her quite a while to program the shape, but now I have an Airstream sighting every time I get in it!
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:31 PM   #3444
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Got a new to me car, and look what the wife made for me... Now I can see an airstream every time I run errands!
Your wife might want to at least consider whipping up a good batch & offerring them to this community. I know I'd certainly buy a couple!! That sticker is really cool, very creative!!
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