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Old 01-07-2003, 01:41 PM   #1
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How long until the cure of Aluminum Fever?

We just committed to a Bambi, we will take delivery Jan 17,2003. Until Thanksgiving I never even considered a trailer. Thanksgiving we went to vist our adult childern on a vist that had been scheduled for nearly a year and we had to leave our new Lab puppy (12 weeks ) with the vet. After we got back we went to "just look at Airstreams". We were infected with a strong case of Aluminum Fever and we will rec. the cure on the 17th. Are we typical?
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Old 01-07-2003, 01:47 PM   #2
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Yes! And congrats on your Bambi. My wife and I love our 2001. We are able to take it even into very remote, primitive campgrounds, where any larger TT could not go. Have fun!!!!
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Yes you are typical.

There is no cure once you have this virus in your system. The only effective treatment is to use your unit often and you should be able to keep it in check.

The disease has gotten worse when you start to look for the second "Project" trailer. That is a sure symptom that you have it bad.

Some owners have it so bad they have 2 or 3 Airstreams. Then it is a decision on what one to use...........
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2nd Trailer

Funny you should mention that, newkid, I just spotted what appears to be a 60's Bambi hidden behind someones garage. I called and talked to someone at the residence, and they are going to have the family member that owns it get back to me. Now, how do I explain this to my wife?
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his and hers

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just tell her it is for her!

then you each can have your own.

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Cool another 1 mybe

i just bought a 1966 overlander 26 footer a week ago and now i am working with a women that i ran into to get another 1. I am not even maried so i dont have a excuse.
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Resistance is Futile...You have been Assimilated into the Collective!!!

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Hey you guys, quit hogging them! Some of us would be happy to have just one!

I've been cruising around the countryside hoping to just get a glimpse of one, and so far all I've seen is a lot of horse trailers. But I refuse to give up.

So, is checking the airstream classifieds and rvtrader.com more than once a day a bad sign too?
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Stefrobrts,

It sounds like you may be a carrier, but not yet have the disease. You are showing the first signs. It is contagious, hanging around here will increase your exposure and then you will have it for sure. It could be worse you could be an adrenaline junkie and need to risk life and limb. Airstreaming is at the very least safe!
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What stage are you at when you don't have one, check the paper and web sites daily (hourly?), and build a web-site showing all the models available? That's really sick! That's where I was before I got mine!

Of course it's all my wife's fault. She is the one that spotted the "Airstream pulling a car" instead of being pulled by a car.
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Lightbulb Aluminum Fever

Aluminum fever is a lifelong addiction. I was struck(smitten?) when only 8 and still suffer from it daily 40 years (and 18 Airstreams!) later.

You'll really know the extent of this debilitating illness when you look out the window and see 5 Airstreams and find youself lusting after another.

My suggestion is to get and keep a well paying job and get your wife whatever she wants for the house as long as you get another Airstream each time she gets something!
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18!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

With 5 in the yard??????

You are right about the good paying job! My question is how do you decide which one to take on this trip, and do you have to move lots of stuff between the units? Or do you keep them all equiped to go?

As you can tell this is a topic of discussion in my house as I have it bad and want a small trailer. Of course the only thing I own that will tow it is the Motorhome...............
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I was struck at age 8 too - my daddy was taking me and my sister to a special fishing spot on our ranch in Medina. (Lost Maples area of Tx) There was a place where my grandmother, Dottie, liked to bathe (so it was called Dottie's Bathtub) and the biggest catfish liked to hide there. We walked around a bend in the road into a clearing and there sat Dottie's Trailer. We weren't allowed to go in without her permission and she died soon after, so I don't know what year it was or anything, but I was HOOKED!!

I haven't even picked up my first one yet, and found myself looking at the classifieds again today...maybe a gutted one, to start from scratch...
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4521red;

You need to hookup with Katherine who posted this:

Airstream in Austin
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anyone possibly interested in a 1968 28ft ambassador located in austin?
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