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Old 04-20-2002, 06:46 AM   #1
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Talking Aluminitus AKA Airstreamitus, Silverbulletitis, Etc.

We all have stories to tell about our first brush with Airstream ownership. But I am interested in those of you that for some reason sold your unit, but could not stand to have one so bought another. Or bought another unit to trade up and cannot bear to part with the original.

Is it an obsession, an addicition, or what? So tell your stories, and if you have more than one, do you have a favorite?

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Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. -- Plato

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Old 05-09-2002, 08:31 PM   #2
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Ego amo airstreamitus, but my wife thinks I am crazy. Thats all the latin I can recall at the moment. I just like the way they look and the way they are made. When I take a turn that is on uneven ground or pavyment, it does not creek and mone and make wierd sounds like all other moterhomes I have been in. Plus, it kinda looks like a B 29 Bomber. But most of all is the alum. skin nobody is making them like that then or now. One of a kind, gets alot of head turns.

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Old 07-17-2002, 07:22 AM   #3
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Last year when my wife and I started looking around for a motorhome what we discovered was the entire industry is based on the tackiest of design and decor......every motorhome we looked at had frosted glass, cheap interiors with shiny brass light fixtures and those ugly pastel colors. It's as if all of the manufactures got together at one of their conventions and decided on one design. While one could argue the Airstream has some of those features, I think they're in a class of their own. I can't figure out why the manufactures haven't created a motorhome that's more family oriented. Give us some real wood, classic colors and a floor plan that works with kids. Put some ruggedness into these motorvehicles......I realize it may be based on the demographics they're selling to, but I think there's a whole market out there their missing. I think the first manufacturer who come's up with a classic family (with quality) design will find a new niche. Airstream for us fits that....aluminum vs fiberglass, simple interior designs that just don't seem to get outdated, and a look that no one seems to what to try and match for some crazy reason. Now I know it sometimes comes down to the almighty dollar and what one can afford but I just don't see that big of a price difference compared to what you get in an AIRSTREAM.....Look at what Ralph Lauren gets for his designs....and all he's done is add some wood and give his trailers a theme.....How hard can that be.

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Sorry NOT quite A/, speaking about the LOVE of the old A/S interior, and it's CLASSIC-NESS....
Over here in ENGLAND, a young couple have just turned their home KITCHEN into a '50s style. WHY, simply because they went to FLA:, and saw it somewhere and were instantly HOOKED, they said, the colours and design, were so UNIQUE, and wished they had changed to that style years ago, .... the tall red and chrome bar stools, the checkered cloths, napkin jars, the LOT, so I guess a lot of people not only like the old AMERICANA...but LOVE it, I too are in that group...Chris.....
It's NICE 2B Important...but it's more Important 2B NICE...Chris.....
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