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Old 08-07-2004, 12:36 AM   #1
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1966 20' Globetrotter
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Smile Daffynitions, AS ads

This is all in fun folks, no offense to honest sellers. Here are some frequently used terms often seen in Airstream ads and the revised term I would use after actually seeing the units. I once looked at an older coach where the axles were totally shot. The seller told me that Airstream designed this particular model for easy step-in.
Care to add a daffynition on any you've looked at?

Custom Interior: Sofa has been replaced with lawn chairs.

Fixer Upper: The salvage yard didn't want it.

Good tires: The tread is deeper than the weather cracks.

Have Not Tested The ______: It doesn't work.

Low Profile: Axles are shot.

Mint Condition: Towable

Modified: Duct-taped.

Needs Some TLC: See Fixer Upper.

New Flooring: I tossed in a throw rug.

No major dents: Lots of minor ones.

No Title: Cousin Clem asked me to look after it 'til his parole hearing.

Original Equipment: I didn't install it.

Partially gutted: The stove is still there but I haven't tested it.

Polished: Waxed.

Priced For Quick Sale: No takers on my last 3 ads.

Rare: It's the only one in my driveway.

Slight Hail Damage: Dimpled like a golf ball.

Some Water Damage: This unit is located 2 miles downstream from my house.

Unique: No other unit has the same serial number.

Upgraded: I slapped some paint on it.

Wheel Bearings Repacked: I removed the hub caps and stuffed in some grease.


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Old 08-07-2004, 07:56 AM   #2
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1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
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You asked for it...

Recently refurbished- washed last week
Custom lighting- found a lava lamp in a drawer
Original condition- nothing works, so we left it in the trailer
Has had axle work- has a new set of Kmart hubcaps
Plumbing upgrades- a piece of garden hose now goes to the toilet
A/C works- if you are in Alaska in February
Towing equipment included- couldn't sell it separately
Tows well- could be dragged across the street (maybe)
No leaks- it is in a desert


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Old 08-07-2004, 08:08 AM   #3
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1974 31' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
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Rare Gem-Found in the swamp
Custom Paint-Painted over with spray paint (canned)
Vintage-Some one will buy it if I say it's rare
Genuine Airstream- it's silver
When people lie to you, and refuse to honor their word, don't regret trying to follow a dream, new adventures and friends await you.
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Old 08-07-2004, 10:26 AM   #4
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Never been smoked it – Never been on Fire.

New Door Locks – Hasp and padlock.

Normal Wear & Tear for its age - Worn out, dented, dinged, clear coat peeling, leaks here and there, and floor rotted in small places.

Reupholstered – Patch sewed over burn hole.

Smoked in – Had a small fire that didn’t destroy it.

Tinted Glass – Glass has spray paint on it.

Upgraded Upholstery - Ugly style nobody wants.

Just adding my 2˘ worth

John G
1975 31ft Sovereign International
........Rear Bath Double Bed Model
Tow Vehicle:1999 GMC Serria SLE Classic 1500 5.7Ltr
System: Jordon 2020 Ultima Brake Controller
Hook-Up: Equalizing Hitch and Sway Bar
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Old 08-07-2004, 11:32 AM   #5
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1964 19' Globetrotter
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Must see to appreciate: The 1200 mile trip to look at this heap will wear you down, lower your standards and make you so bleary eyed you won't care about the rotted floor, cardboard covered windows and ruptured water lines.

Could be Wally's own trailer: I also have a bridge for sale.
1964 Overlander | '08 Touareg V6
Current Project: 1964 Globetrotter

Let's have a polishing party: I'll supply the trailer and buffing supplies. BYOB (bring your own buffer)

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Old 08-07-2004, 01:48 PM   #6
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You can find others from a thread I started some time ago called... Airstream Terminology


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Out in the woods, or in the city, It's all the same to me.
When I'm drivin' free, the world's my home....When I'm mobile.

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