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Old 05-18-2005, 08:35 AM   #1
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There's a nice, short Airstream article in the latest (June) issue of Outside Magazine (also mentioning the resurgence of the teardrop trailer). Here's the site:


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Old 05-18-2005, 09:18 AM   #2
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I found this last bit amusing:

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Want to go custom? Brian Ogan will retrofit your old Airstream, starting at $60,000 for a smaller trailer. Contact him at the Magazine, his modern-furniture store in Berkeley, California.
Hmmm... I hope that includes the complete renovation, top to bottom, of the "old Airstream".

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Old 05-18-2005, 09:44 AM   #3
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Brians AS was featured on "The Genuine Article" a while back.

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Old 05-18-2005, 01:19 PM   #5
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When they featured this coach on "The Genuine Article," I have to say that I liked it in terms of style. Still, I can't figure out why it costs so much. Probably the leather couches cost in the range of $5000 each, throw in a bit more for the table and chairs. There's nothing particularly fancy about the bedroom (it has a bed). I half recall a nicely configured door that allowed you to open the bath to the bedroom but keep privacy from the rest of the coach. But that's not especially expensive, either. I could see the work involved costing $30-40k tops.

As far as the design goes, it's highly derivative of Christopher Deem's prototype Airstream rennovation. It's very nice, but basically, it's a CCD on a motorhome chassis with a couple of Italian leather couches thrown in.

To a certain extent, I think Ogan may be trying to get a name for himself by being the most expensive. It appears to be getting him press, but I've never heard it mentioned that he's ever actually sold coach to a client. As the old marketing class mantra goes, an item is only worth what someone else is willing to pay for it.

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If he has $230,000.00 tied up in is Airstream, it must be hidden behind the walls.
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There's a nice, short Airstream article in the latest (June) issue of Outside Magazine (also mentioning the resurgence of the teardrop trailer). Here's the site:
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