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Old 06-22-2014, 06:57 AM   #4453
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We're at Potato Creek State Park, South Bend, IN. There was one other AS in the park when we got here. A younger couple who were here to primarily ride the mountain bike trails. My question is, when you all see another AS in a park, do you make a point of stopping and saying hello and introducing yourself? Am I assuming too much that other AS owners are as interested in their AS and meeting other owners as I am?
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:07 AM   #4454
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My question is, when you all see another AS in a park, do you make a point of stopping and saying hello and introducing yourself? Am I assuming too much that other AS owners are as interested in their AS and meeting other owners as I am?
Great question. We haven't, but after our last NEU rally, I might. We had an awesome night of trailer tours and got to see all the cool things folks had done with their trailers from the 50s through a 2014. Too fun! I think I might start doing this now at other campsites!
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:21 AM   #4455
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I do try to meet the other owners- if they are outside. I don 't go up and knock on the door. They are usually very happy to "talk shop" and give you a tour. Sometimes the other Airstream owners will initiate the introduction.
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:35 AM   #4456
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I do try to meet the other owners- if they are outside. I don 't go up and knock on the door. They are usually very happy to "talk shop" and give you a tour. Sometimes the other Airstream owners will initiate the introduction.
That is how I do it also. There are so few of us compared to SOBs that Airstreams of any vintage tend to stand out and it is good to meet other owners. I have made instant friends and I have been given the cold shoulder. Making one new friend is worth it.
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:43 AM   #4457
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Two of our best friends we met this way. We had just ordered the new AS and bought a new truck to go with. We were taking the truck out for it's maiden voyage when I told my partner to go through the local state park and lets take a look at it. And there it was. An airstream sitting there with a truck in front with no one in sight. I told my partner to stop and lets just look at it from inside the truck. All of a sudden the owner comes out (probably wondering who these stalkers were), introduced himself, told us to get out and lets talk shop, invited us in to meet his wife and was short of inviting us to dinner. Later they told us they wish they had. Long story short, they've become best friends, we've camped with them three times since getting our AS, have met them at RV show in Chicago and have gone out to dinner with them, and plan to do much in future. Moral of the story? It does pay to take a risk.
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:18 AM   #4458
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I go up and talk to SOB owners, as well. Some of best campin' buddies have SOB's or a tent. We go to rallies where we are the only silver trailer. RV'ers are good people in general, regardless of brand.
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:38 AM   #4459
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I always make a point to try and link up with other Airstream owners. I'm only 38, but appear closer to 30. So, most of them get a kick out of someone from "the younger generation" being a diehard AS fanatic and having the years of experience with them that I do.
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Airstream meetings

Good question, in the past 5 years we have never been approached at our campsite by anyone - other Airstream owners included.

However, 90% of the time while at the RV dump my husband is approached and asked the usual questions.

We would welcome anyone and would love to talk shop but the occasion never arrises.
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We're at Potato Creek State Park, South Bend, IN. There was one other AS in the park when we got here. A younger couple who were here to primarily ride the mountain bike trails. My question is, when you all see another AS in a park, do you make a point of stopping and saying hello and introducing yourself? Am I assuming too much that other AS owners are as interested in their AS and meeting other owners as I am?
You aren't far from us, but a few of us are headed to East Harbor SP this coming weekend if you wanna meet up. We usually are outside of our trailer and chat with whomever, if we are out walking, we will approach if they are outside their trailer.
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:06 PM   #4462
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Passing through on Carmel Valley Road (in CA,) caught a glimpse through the trees of a vintage airstream parked near a home. Looked just so cute sitting there.
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There was a 34' towed by a white Silverado at Shoney's in Grenada.
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I enjoy meeting all the campers, young, old or in between. They are all friendly, well maybe not all but the majority.
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People always ask us about our AS, and we have introduced ourselves to other AS owners, WBCCI numbers or not....
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Saw a Airstream '34 on US 70 in New Mexico around Hondo. It was heading towards Ruidoso. Nice!
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