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Old 03-21-2008, 04:17 PM   #1121
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We went to Boise, ID to pick up a '53 Flying Cloud on Tues/Wed of this week. We were surprised at the number of Airstreams we saw in storage compounds in Boise and also a few on farm/ranches along the road. Saw one being towed just after crossing the Columbia River into WA. and all the rest were in hibernation.

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Old 03-21-2008, 04:35 PM   #1122
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We went to Boise, ID to pick up a '53 Flying Cloud on Tues/Wed of this week. We were surprised at the number of Airstreams we saw in storage compounds in Boise and also a few on farm/ranches along the road. Saw one being towed just after crossing the Columbia River into WA. and all the rest were in hibernation.

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So you have joined the ranks of Airstream collector? Is this one you are going to restore, keep , use? The '53' is the perfect year.
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Old 03-21-2008, 04:47 PM   #1123
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We've had Jeeps for a long time and among that crew; there's the 'Jeep wave' and an unspoken respect. Had no idea the A/S community was just as great!
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We have a '76 Jeep CJ7 and '76 Volkswagon Super Beetle Convertible and we have experienced that. Now we have a '70 Airstream! I can't wait to start Streaming and waving!

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Old 03-21-2008, 05:03 PM   #1124
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Tina and I saw a new (had the dealer name tag) 19ft Safari being towed by a white Ford truck with a bed cap and California tags going west on I-10 in Gulfport, MS yesterday. Wife was driving and the man was navigation or reading.

What a sight, makes me want to hit the road.
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Old 03-21-2008, 06:39 PM   #1125
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Barry,

So you have joined the ranks of Airstream collector? Is this one you are going to restore, keep , use? The '53' is the perfect year.
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I'll stick with the '51 Flying Cloud. It works for us other than I want to redo the cabinet work I did five years ago. Now that I've seen some others and how they did them I have some good ideas to incorporate.

The '53 was for my buddy Greg who will also tow with a '57 Pontiac - but his is a 2dr sedan. We bought our cars at the same time 28 years ago and hotrodded them together. Then moved to the west coast where we can enjoy them most all of the year instead of 5 or 6 months. The '53 is a nice rig and it won't take much for him to have it up to snuff. He bought in out of Boise but it was from Oregon so hopefully he can track down some of the history. It looks like it was well used but also much loved.

He joins our other friend Lee who we found a '52 for last spring. He'll be using his hotrodded '54 Ford wagon to tow.

They both blame me for buying mine and making them feel like underachievers by also not owning a 13 panel Airstream.

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Old 03-21-2008, 07:52 PM   #1126
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Old 03-21-2008, 08:55 PM   #1127
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Harley riders have the low left hand wave, like a low five.
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Old 03-21-2008, 09:59 PM   #1128
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Most motorcyclists share that wave. I've been riding British bikes for years and have noted no real distinction between make or model.
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Old 03-22-2008, 09:36 PM   #1129
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Say a late model Airstream on U.S. 67 around Beebe, Arkansas. It was going south while I was headed north to Airstream of Arkansas where, obviously, it was magnificent. Amy and Steve were down from Missouri and Susan was having a seal test on her 310. We spent the afternoon doing Airstream stuff and then had dinner. Was a good time.
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:32 PM   #1130
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I saw a 27-31' with an aluminum box on the back bumper on I-24 headed toward Chattanooga, TN. (mile marker 93) sometime last weekend. I think it was being towed by a gold Dodge or Ford (was coming up on someone and didn't get a good look at the TV).
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Friday afternoon around 4:15 I saw a late 90's or early 2000's Land Yacht motor home on I-85 just south of I-285 heading south of Atlanta. The last four digits of its North Carolina (I think) tag was 1675. If it was you, Hi!
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This one is sitting along I-70 just east of Zanesville Ohio. According to neighbors - belongs to a guy in his 60's - was left to him by his parents and he will not sell it (not for the sentimental reasons you might think). It still has one of the front mount pole antennas on it.
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It is a 30' Sovereign International, probably from 1967 or 1968, although it could possibly be from 1965 or 1966.
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well, seeing as how i work in an RV park, you'd think i'd see AS more often... but we've been the only flash of silver on the lot for the last 2-3 months... until this past week and half... got 3 in a row!
the first two came in under the cover of darkness, so i wasn't able to get photos, and the funny thing was, they came in back to back! i came in from my evening walk excitedly telling hubby there was a AS on the lot one night, and the next day he comes back from his walk saying "oh yeah, i saw them, they're over in blah blah space" and i said "thats not where they were last night!"
first one was an Excella, possibly late 70's early 80's model, WBCCI# 9010 (i think), and lots of SCUBA stickers in the back window, second was a 2005 rear-door Safari (we were actually able to speak to the owners on this one... verified the year for us)
the third was a motorhome that came in with a group of 5 (all the rest were SOBs ) and they stayed for 4 days, so i had plenty of time for a photograph.

just letting all you know that i am, in fact, still alive!
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