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Old 12-04-2008, 08:04 PM   #1641
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I saw a beautiful little '60's polished Bambi traveling west on the 101 Frwy San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles yesterday. I didn't notice what was towing it as we were both traveling fast in opposite directions. It sure was sweet. Kenny
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:02 PM   #1642
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The movie "trailer" had several shots of the inside of the Airstreams and I saw a "Door-Withing-A-Door" in one scene, so the trailer is 1964 or earlier. I'm guessing it is a longer one, probably 26+' and most likely early 60's due to the interior cabinets (as already suggested by markdoane).
Saw the movie at it's Minneapolis opening tonight. I can say with 95% certainty it is a 1959 Sovereign Of The Road.

A most enjoyable movie, "My Name Is Bruce", and we had a nice Q&A afterwards with the producer/director/star. He's a really down to earth guy, and very funny.
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:25 PM   #1643
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This old darling was seen by me during a visit in October of 2007 at a farm that is quite local to me, called The Round-the-Bend Farm (it sits on a curve in the road that has since been removed). It's maybe a ten minute drive from our house here in Aurora, Ontario.

Took the picture just before I was bitten by the AS bug, or maybe it was this old lady that did the biting. In any event, I only just came across it as I was backing up my images on the computer.

If you look closely, you'll see that the rear roof has been gone over very carefully with maybe a large log. I'm thinking it's is in it's final home. You can see that it has a rather permanent-looking water connection on the side, coming up from the ground. Even harder to see is the waste outlet pipe going into what looks like a cistern or holding tank under the rear bumper.

Someone was living in it, I'm willing to bet. They have a couple of windows cracked open...

That was cabbage in the field to the left of it, IIRC.

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Old 12-06-2008, 12:26 AM   #1644
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airstream sightings

Friday's trip to Platteville, Wisconsin resulted in the sighting of two Airstreams. The first was only about six miles East of my home -- a 1970s era Overlander or Ambassador that likely belongs to hunters -- the coach was parked about two miles East of the Lick Creek School between Anna, IL and Lick Creek, IL. The second was someone likely fleeing the winter weather -- a late 1980s 34' foot tri-axle about three miles West of the I-74/I-474 Interchange at Peoria, IL.

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Old 12-06-2008, 05:15 AM   #1645
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Will working on the house at Lake Eufaula, Oklahoma, I saw a beautiful polished Airstream in the Love's gas station. I talked to the grandson of the owners of this AS and he thought it was a 50's something, but didn't know anything more than his grandpa had restored it. Certainly attracted attention and I spoke to the guy at the pump next to me when he told his buddy " I think the new ones still look just like that". He was amazed that one was no where near "new" .
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:08 PM   #1646
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this one threw me for a loop this morning. saw this in the Titusville/Cape Kennedy KOA in FL this morning. they're out of Ontario Canada, and the car is a BMW


and on an unrelated (or possibly related, i'm not sure, its late and i'm tired) note, the KOA website now features an Airstream!
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:43 AM   #1647
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There were four Airstreams in the Huntington Beach State Park (just south of Myrtle Beach) S.C. last week. Another one was checking into Ocean Lakes as we drove by.
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:25 PM   #1648
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So, here I am four years after *ahem* starting this thread thank you, thank you, and I'm driving along my little town where my daughter and I first started the Airscream Game. The rules have been buried in this thread of *ahem* over 1500 posts, thank you, thank you...the rules are simple, you see an Airstream of any kind and scream, try not to wreck, take a picture if you can, post here.

Suddenly my daughter screams, "MOMMY!!!!!" which of course means I have to slam on the brakes and look into the back seat because she's about to die, but no, she's pointing back over me at my side of the street with her mouth in a big "O" shape. My 13 y.o. and I look over and see the picture in the attached link and quietly go, "whoooooa".

Batter Blaster Airstream on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

I'm sure i'm not the first to see it but Airstreams in my town are pretty rare and I had just read an article about this guy starting his own business with some squirtable pancake batter stuff. His tow vehicle was decorated too.

It's a headturner for sure, but I'm always a little sad to see aluminum painted over with anything. Still, quite screamworthy.

And I just have to say how proud I am of this thread, especially since I have yet to finish our trailer!
hahaha... I built this. here's the blog link. AEG Airstream

i never took photo's of it being complete.... my camera died. but this is 3 weeks before the deadline.
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:09 AM   #1649
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Have 'ya been to Bflo. for the SM?
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:37 PM   #1650
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Have 'ya been to Bflo. for the SM?
Have I been to buffalo for the summer? No i have not. I hear it's nice.
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:42 AM   #1651
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Have I been to buffalo for the summer? No i have not. I hear it's nice.
Sorry I should have spelled it out. Contrary to popular belief we do have great summers around here but SM= Small Mouth as in,Buffalo Rising | Prestigious Fishing Series Makes a Splash in Buffalo
Two seasons ago I got a 5 1/2 pounder myself while drowning some worms. Come on, see for yourself!
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:43 PM   #1652
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Sorry I should have spelled it out. Contrary to popular belief we do have great summers around here but SM= Small Mouth as in,Buffalo Rising | Prestigious Fishing Series Makes a Splash in Buffalo
Two seasons ago I got a 5 1/2 pounder myself while drowning some worms. Come on, see for yourself!
Wow, That's impressive. I bet it was a hell of a fight. People under estimate SM.
I haven't been east of Montana. But I love bass fishing. I grew up fishing lake washington, lake sammamish, and the potholes reservoir for SM. All in Washington state.
These past few years I've been fishing for steelhead religiously...this has pretty much taken all of my bass time... I miss it a lot... We always used grubs and sinko's. Always fishing the shore... bumpin' them off of rocks.

My brother Chris travels the world and makes flyfishing movies. He is also the founder of the fly fishing film tour. He asked me to make him a trailer for his film tour... and one of his partners saw this and gave the trailer over to company that he helps advertise for..... batter blaster for their tour across the USA. But... the 2009 FFFT should have the trailer. Finally... If you like to fish you should go check it out.

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they're still adding dates... they usually go to newyork every year.
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:45 PM   #1653
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:27 AM   #1654
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Just saw an AS used in the show, Terminator, the Sarah Connor chronicles. I think it was a mid 70's 31 footer with a rear bath. Looks pretty cool.
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Old 12-19-2008, 05:19 PM   #1655
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Eastbound I-24 in Tennessee

Driving back to the condo on Wednesday I saw an airstream on I-24 between Murfreesboro, TN and Manchester, TN. Looked like a 23-28 footer heading eastbound.

Then when I got back to our airstream today, I met the new owner of a beautiful 30' classic parked next to mine (brand spanking new!)... Just got it the other day. Of course, I had to tell him about Air Forums.

It's good to see these units going to good homes! LOL!

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Old 12-19-2008, 10:29 PM   #1656
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A pair of neglected old ladies

Came across these two on the Oregon Coast Hi-way south of Port Orford,
They can be seen on Google Earth @ 42 40 33.32n 124 25 13.47w.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:56 PM   #1657
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Several years ago while travel nursing, I ran across an AS that was a '
truck shell'...It fit into the back of a truck bed....These guys were planning on refurbishing it...I can not locate my photo, but can someone tell me the history of it?
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:08 AM   #1658
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Several years ago while travel nursing, I ran across an AS that was a '
truck shell'...It fit into the back of a truck bed....These guys were planning on refurbishing it...I can not locate my photo, but can someone tell me the history of it?
It might have been an Avion truck camper. Take a look at this thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...per-31781.html
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:17 AM   #1659
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WOW!!! THAT WAS IT!!! AS needs to do something like this...I noticed that AS has a 'teardrop' type of trailer. To me, it is not as practical...Maybe Andy has an opinion on something like the Avion Truck camper by AS.....It makes sense!!! Especially with the gas prices being what they are today....easy towing, with all of the anemities!!!!
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:35 AM   #1660
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I found many AS's on this UK website

American Vintage Trailers imported from USA for sale in UK

AS's are being sold over there....
Less for us to choose from
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