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Old 03-07-2007, 06:50 PM   #631
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Went to target today... to buy a rug for the airstream... and saw a new(ish) Safari in the parking lot with a chevy TV and yellow oregon plates!

We circled it a few times. EQ hitch... no forum sticker...
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:48 AM   #632
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Went to Dead Horse State Park (can't get enough of that place) in Cottonwood, AZ yesterday to do some fishing and hanging out with my flyfishing club. Spotted this in the group site and got a tour from the owner. It's a 89 squaresrtream in terrific condition.
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:52 AM   #633
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I also spotted this in another campground in the park. I don't think it came from Airstream, maybe it's a "WBCCI Edition" . It looks to be a Corvair pickup with a very unique camper.
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Old 03-18-2007, 07:44 PM   #634
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Recent Sightings at Jackson Center

Danielle and I were in Jackson Center a week or so ago for some service. We took the tour and loved it. We also saw these unusual items in the parking lot. OOPS! almost got in trouble with the security guard - we were staying at the terra port that evening so we were just walking around and did not realize we were off limits. Snapped these pictures before going back to our campsite.

I'm told this is the only class C Airstream ever built from the frame up. There's only 1 in existence. The tour guide said it sold for over $120k so the project was just not feasible for production. Airstream chose to sell the unit rather than keep it for their collection.

The travel trailer without a rear window is purported to be a custom built unit for Toyota. Notice the arrangement of six narrow windows in the front.

Speaking briefly to the man and woman loading basecamps, they told us they deliver over 30 units per month. Can't confirm is the numbers are correct - just going by memory.

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Old 03-18-2007, 09:53 PM   #635
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Excellent intel work, Agent Nvestysly. Good pics.
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:23 AM   #636
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I read about the only Class C Airstream in Trailer Life a year of more ago. It seems to me that the price isn't that far out of line. Too bad. The photos in the article show it to be a beautiful coach inside. But I guess Airstream was pondering getting out of the motor home business even that far back.

Coming back from Florida yesterday I saw a ton of 5th wheels and thought it is too bad that Airstream doesn't make an aluminum monocoque 5th wheel. I could envision one that could be quite nice...not the monstrosity I have seen in the photo gallery, though. But with some finessing it could be quite nice and if built tall enough could have serviceable slide-outs. But, I don't see Airstream going after that market segment...but it could be a market segment to tap into considering the retiring baby boomers and popularity of 5th wheels among retirees...are you listening Jackson Center?
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:51 AM   #637
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// MASSIVE SNIP ABOUT CLASS C's AND 5th WHEELS//are you listening Jackson Center?
I think Jackson Center heard the money which is why there are no more Moho's or Class C's and I doubt we'll see a Silver Twinky 5th wheel.
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Old 03-19-2007, 12:43 PM   #638
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I was also amazed at how many Provost and other ultra high end motor homes I saw heading south yesterday on I-75. Lots of $500k plus motor homes heading to Florida for early Spring Breaks. I guess it's hard for Airstream to compete when they are just another pretty face in the under $400K market. Now if they had moved forward with the new Classic motor home, they would have had a truly unique product in the market this time and there would have been a lot of people that would have bought just because it was different. But since the mid-late '90's, Airstream's motor homes have been comparable to other brands and haven't had that cashe that people would have wanted in the big ticket market. I guess if they made it unique enough and in the upper price market, it would have sold just because it was different and expensive. Think Rolls Royce, they are no more dependable than a Chevrolet and cost 10 times as much, but people want them because they carry the mystique of being rare, visually different than what everyone else has, and cost a lot of $$$'s.
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Old 03-20-2007, 05:56 PM   #639
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Saw a 25-27' CCD pulled by Dodge Durango rolling northbound past outlet malls and Camping World in Gilroy Friday mid day.. Maybe coming home from service in Los Banos, or maybe heading north on CA 101 to get early start at Casini Ranch... Passing by in sedan with no AIR sticker or numbers, all I could do was look and admire...
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:29 PM   #640
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I saw what looked like a mid 70's Safari in Tucson this afternoon. It was near the corner of Sandario Road and Mile Wide Road.
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Old 03-23-2007, 11:11 AM   #641
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I will be bringing my Caravel back to Michigan from Las Cruces NM about April 4th. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm will I be spotted??? TV will be 2005 Dodge Ram 3/4 ton 4X4 Hemi...Honk and post if you see me...
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My wife and I have been house shopping and across the street on one of the houses we looked at was an early Airstream parked. Believe it to be a late 40's or early '50 model. It looked to be in great shape. Hmmmmm, sounds like a nice neighborhood.

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We've been looking all over north Phoenix. Probably looked at fifty houses or so and have only found a few that'll work for us. Our realtor calls us her "special needs kids."

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