Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-30-2012, 06:43 AM   #1
Rivet Master
 
Currently Looking...
Nowhere , Somewhere
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 6,417
Blog Entries: 2
Lifestyle gone

My airstream lifestyle or at times seemed death style is over. Traded the trailer for a truck camper. The cash I received will go into the savings. No more trailer nightmares. Thanks to all on the forums for the entertainment for the last few years. Jim
__________________

__________________
avionstream is offline  
Old 10-30-2012, 07:02 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
rogerdodger's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Fresno/Clovis , California
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 685
Good luck, but never say never when it comes to AS ownership! You may return. LOL
__________________

__________________
Roger
Air# 29488
rogerdodger is offline  
Old 10-30-2012, 07:47 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
AWCHIEF's Avatar
 
2006 23' Safari SE
Biloxi , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 8,138
Images: 33
Good Luck, now all you to look forward too is boring old truck camper problems.
__________________
MICHAEL

Do you know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says "You know that thing that you just did? Don't do that."
AWCHIEF is offline  
Old 10-30-2012, 07:55 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
knunut's Avatar
 
2007 20' Safari
2016 26' Flying Cloud
Chgo. N.W. Burb's , Illinois
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 564
Best of Luck. Also looking @ Lance or Bigfoot.
__________________
knunut is offline  
Old 10-30-2012, 08:25 AM   #5
Moderator
 
moosetags's Avatar

 
2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
2012 23' FB Flying Cloud
2005 25' Safari
Santa Rosa Beach , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 10,763
Images: 5
So long, Jim. I have enjoyed your commentary here on the Forums. Truck campers have their own set of issues. Truck campers have all the same systems as Airstreams. Also, loading and unloading a truck camper is more than comparable to the most difficult trailer hook-up. I speak from experience as we tow Lucy with our truck camper.

Good luck and good adventures with your truck camper. Remember that you can tow an Airstream with a truck camper.

Brian
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00009.JPG
Views:	97
Size:	113.8 KB
ID:	171669  
__________________
SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
WBCCI #3628 -- AIR #14872 -- TAC #FL-7
2015 FC 25' FB (Lucy) with HAHA
2005 Suburban 2500 Quadrasteer (Olivia) & 2018 Silverado 2500 (Lillian)
moosetags is offline  
Old 10-30-2012, 08:30 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
Lily&Me's Avatar

 
2006 22' Interstate
Normal , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 13,565
Quote:
Originally Posted by zigzagguzzi
My airstream lifestyle or at times seemed death style is over. Traded the trailer for a truck camper. The cash I received will go into the savings. No more trailer nightmares. Thanks to all on the forums for the entertainment for the last few years. Jim
Awww, too bad!

However, those truck campers are pretty darn cool, and actually very roomy in many respects. That you can get out and do what you love is what is most important.

Best of luck to you,


Maggie
__________________
🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚❤️
Lily&Me is offline  
Old 10-30-2012, 08:39 AM   #7
3 Rivet Member
 
surfpod's Avatar
 
1976 23' Safari
1962 22' Safari
1961 16' Bambi
Philly burbs , PA
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 181
Bye. You can check out my friends website Truck Camper Magazine | The Off Road 4x4 Camper and 4WD RV. A wealth of info.
__________________
surfpod is offline  
Old 10-30-2012, 08:44 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
mefly2's Avatar
 
2015 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Western , ** Big Sky Country ** Montana
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,283
'Hope you don't end up with truck/camper nightmares .... or buyer remorse. Come back for a shot of AS whenever you like!

Post some pics as you have time
__________________
mefly2 is offline  
Old 10-30-2012, 08:57 AM   #9
one of those
 
Gringo's Avatar
 
2011 27 FB International
'03 F250 PSD , Airstream summers, Catalac winters
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,091
What was it about the AS that didn't work out for you?
__________________
A Blog from the Devil's Triangle
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Gringo is offline  
Old 10-30-2012, 10:06 AM   #10
Rivet Master
 
Gene's Avatar
 
2008 25' Safari FB SE
Grand Junction , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 10,842
In the first 2 years, we had moments of "what have we done?" Numerous problems with poor QC, design defects and poor materials used in the trailer, but we got them fixed under warranty and since I have fixed them myself or had Lewster do a few things. Selling ours would have meant a substantial loss because of depreciation, so that was an issue. We love the basic design, but the company has not kept an implied promise of stewardship of Wally's memory and intent.

It can be tough to keep maintaining and improving an Airstream, and I understand why someone would sell theirs and move on. Good luck with a truck camper Jim. We had one for about a month and returned it, but like travel trailers, some are good and some aren't. I agree with Brian, getting a camper on a truck can be a challenge, but not an insurmountable one.

Gene
__________________
Gene is offline  
Old 10-30-2012, 10:46 AM   #11
Rivet Master
 
Currently Looking...
Nowhere , Somewhere
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 6,417
Blog Entries: 2
I have owned at least five as products so this decision was not a rash one. The cost of ownership just became too much for retired people. The truck camper is absolutely the minimum and gives me the mobility that pulling a trailer could not. An extra fourteen thousand dollars in the bank is nice too. Jim
__________________
avionstream is offline  
Old 10-30-2012, 01:13 PM   #12
65th Anniversary CLIPPER
 
masseyfarm's Avatar

 
1996 36' Clipper Bus
Tub City , British Columbia
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3,273
Images: 55
I thought we had you hooked on a Diesel Pusher Zig?

"The MH in FT MYers--what diesel engine would it have? My wife would kill me If I even mentioned it to her. jim"

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f313...ml#post1136657

Are you just waiting on the new AIRSTREAM Class A that is coming soon?
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f313...ml#post1197559

After using that camper with limited liquid storage you will be ready for that big Class A with two bathrooms.

I hope you will still wave at us Airstream owners when we meet on the road.

Happy Travels
Dave

Quote:
Originally Posted by zigzagguzzi View Post
I have owned at least five as products so this decision was not a rash one. The cost of ownership just became too much for retired people. The truck camper is absolutely the minimum and gives me the mobility that pulling a trailer could not. An extra fourteen thousand dollars in the bank is nice too. Jim
__________________
masseyfarm is offline  
Old 10-30-2012, 01:21 PM   #13
Rivet Master
 
SilverRanger's Avatar
 
2005 19' Safari
1968 24' Tradewind
Rural , Delaware
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,475
Thumbs up Adios, Jim.

I'll miss your unique perspective. Best of luck with your truck camper. Keep us posted.
__________________
2005 Bambi
1968 Trade Wind
2007 Ford F250 4x4 Crew
WDCU
SilverRanger is offline  
Old 10-30-2012, 01:27 PM   #14
Rivet Master
 
Currently Looking...
Nowhere , Somewhere
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 6,417
Blog Entries: 2
Already did the class a thing only an sob. Just because someone asks questions on the forum or shows interest in something, does not mean he is looking to actually buy it. Well, I will be able to camp almost anywhere, you cannot, I can pull off the road anywhere, you cannot, and with the money I saved by ditching the as I can camp for several years. Do not expect a wave, I am done with as people ans as. Jim
__________________

__________________
avionstream is offline  
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.