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Old 01-04-2011, 03:35 PM   #1
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Airstream Top 10 Fallacies

I can think of a few right off the bat:

1. "Airstreams Don't Leak!"
2. "That dent can be pulled out with a suction cup!"
3. "It won't take much money to restore this beauty!"

Can you think of any others?

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Old 01-04-2011, 05:27 PM   #2
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How about:

1. "Airstreams Don't Leak!"
2. "That dent can be pulled out with a suction cup!"
3. "It won't take much money to restore this beauty!"

4. They do not depreciate in value.
5. You can tow one with a bicycle.
6. Everything worked the last time we used it.



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Old 01-04-2011, 05:32 PM   #3
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7. Axles? Why would it need new axles? They aint broke.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:08 PM   #4
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"As well built as a Mercedes."

And, BTW, I think you'll probably get hate mail for starting this thread.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:23 PM   #5
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:34 PM   #6
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Airstream is the best built trailer in the industry.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:39 PM   #7
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:16 PM   #8
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They take pride in their work and have excellent quality control.
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:22 PM   #9
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No need to balance the running gear.

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Old 01-04-2011, 10:12 PM   #10
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They thought of everything when they designed the Airstream. (cough, cough)
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:20 PM   #11
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Airstreams are owned by millionaires; That's why most of them are financed for twenty years.

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Old 01-05-2011, 06:27 PM   #12
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To read some other forums, Airstream owners:

- are rich.

- are snobs.

- trade "practicality" for the cool factor.

- do not own not better trailers.

- believe independent suspension and aerodynamics more important than they are.

Some fallacies are from ignorance or stupidity.

One actual fallacy is that A/S is the best all-aluminum trailer ever made. It should have been . . . .


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