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Old 03-12-2004, 05:55 PM   #1
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Exclamation Sickly Ads For Airstreams make me Puke LOL

I just don't get it.

When I see an advertisment for an old Airstream for sale and it starts with

"Hi my name is _____ and I have a new set of shoes and an A/c
I live in _____ and I need a good home " Yada Yada Yada.....

It makes me puke.

Does anyone really respond or like these kinds of ads trying to sell the trailer as some kind of pet?

I personally would not want the kind of energy that would come with a trailer that has a name and is odviously loved way to much. (I think if they really feel that way about the camper they should keep it not have someone "Adopt it" their words not mine.)

Dont get me wrong I love having my trailer and I love enjoying it,

But I am not IN Love with it.

What do you think of the Idea of trailer ads where the facts are left out and just dribble is put in?

Do you think your Airstream is a animate or inanimate object?

Are you In love , or do you love your Airstream?

Please try not to make me Puke.
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Old 03-12-2004, 06:13 PM   #2
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Yippeee!

Another Dr. C. thread! That was fun, let's do it again
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Old 03-12-2004, 06:16 PM   #3
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I think our trailers , while inanimate objects, tend to lend themselves to being bestowed with personalities and character.
Sort of like thinking that because it seems to be resisting our efforts at repair, for example, it is stubborn.
While I really like our trailer, and don't really want to get rid of it (ask me again right after the next time I wack my head on an overhead cabinet) because it seems to be historically significant, does not mean I will not sell it if someone puts enough money in my hand for the privilege of being the next masochist to own it.
And no, I never answer those, cutesy, drippy, syrupy ads...
I look for one that doesn't want me to adopt "Tommy the Trailer".
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Old 03-12-2004, 06:24 PM   #4
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Where did you see that ad? Mine reads more like this: " Aluminum Whore For Sale, will require monumentous amounts of time and money. If you are married your wife will want to know who the new girlfriend is. She WILL be monitoring you credit card statements and ATM withdrawals. She will be thoroughly convinced that "Inland RV" appearing on the statements is a euphism for a strip joint (no offense Andy )and Airstream Dreams is a lingerie outlet. Come take her off my hands for the divorce settlement cost of $$"

Gotta luv em or leave em!

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I gotta tell you, when we were looking for a used AS, we found one that looked as if it could have been in the same bedroom as the owners....it was that nice. These people took care of this thing as if it had been their child.....a really important investment or both. They were the original owners of a '68 Caravel, garage(heated) kept, all manuals, spare rebuild kits for anything that could break: pump, bearings, etc. They wanted 6800 bucks for this thing, I bet they could have gotten 9000!!!

My point is, I would want to buy a trailer from a person like this. I collect guitars and I want to buy a vintage instrument from someone who has used a humidifier in the winter to prevent cracking. Or an AS that has been treated as the long-term investment and entertainment it should.

I also know that the people that are nutty like this are not nutty enough to not know the value of what they have, as mention by $$$ above.

Hell, if I were in the market for a '79 Excella motorhome and yours was up for sale, I would probably end up calling because you have shown that you are definaltly interested in AS and their product, and more importantly are interested in preserving it via learning on this site.

This only hold true if the person on the other end is on the up and up. And I know there are those that are not.

Welcome to the world of obsesion....be it cars, mistresses, boats, kids, houses, tools, books, computers, on and on.

I love you and good bye. Please don't barf.

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Old 03-12-2004, 06:54 PM   #6
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Marketing...

As Mel Brooks, one of the great 20th century capitalists once put it, "that's marketing, marketing, marketing... the search for more money".
Please don't get me on the soap-box of B.S. advertising that we must endure. Remember what the Romans said, "Caveat Emptor-Buyer Beware"!!!!
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Old 03-12-2004, 07:08 PM   #7
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Obsession is good!

I was wondering -

Did the people cry when they sold it to you?
Do they call to talk sometimes?
Do they ask for photos?
Did you have to sign legal papers stating that you must Walbernise daily?
And most important did you keep the same name?

Taking care of it as if it were a family member is fine, but remember to refer to it once in a while as IT!
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Old 03-12-2004, 07:24 PM   #8
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The whole deal fell through, which, because of a number of other factors, and the fact that we were never able to run across anything else like this Caravel, even though putting out the call, we ordered a new 19'CCD.

BUT, had we been the new owners, I would probably send the previous owners a few shots of the Mrs. and I camping in their TLC Caravel to let them know it was in good hands.

Sort of like adopting a dog I guess.

There is no explaining human nature.

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THIS is a weird thread....Who is Dr. C? Ed and Debbie seem to be responding to something else entirely (mel Brooks????). If you go back to previous threads on what people name their trailers, you'll get some idea what you're up against. Do you dot your i's with a heart, smiley face, a little flower, or a dot?
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Old 03-12-2004, 08:19 PM   #10
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Get the bucket....

We bought our Argosy used of a dealer lot. It had been there for a while and not one but two of the staff actually teared up when we hitched up. They had spent the winter restoring the exterior (things are slow in the frozen north). They sent us mail asking how she was - they offered to visit if she was lonely. It was as though a much cherished member of their family was leaving the nest.

So - we treat her kindly, with respect and gentle tenderness. SHe is aging and deserves our care.

Normal? Reasonable?

Yes.

DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS?
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"Sickly Ads For Airstreams make me Puke LOL "

Can't find the meds today?
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Old 03-12-2004, 08:34 PM   #12
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This is supposed to be fun notice the LOL?
My trailer says you are mean dummys, and should play nice! my motorhome says it is unhappy with your attitude's and wouldnt tow you to the nearest mechanic, (you better be carefull my Motorhome is really angry, and very strong, she has ...............
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Old 03-12-2004, 08:37 PM   #13
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You are truely in touch with your A/S

It wasn't hard.... We apologize.
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Old 03-12-2004, 08:46 PM   #14
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THIS is a weird thread....Who is Dr. C?
Dr. C (drcharles2) was the author of the "Its alive . . . " thread, quoted in part herein:

"What is alarming is the innate need of many participants to engage in anthropomorphosis, i.e. the assigning of human like qualities, with their units. It begins humbly enough by first naming the trailer as one would a child, then innocently elevates to creating and/or purchasing clever "vanity" plates. We see trailers which have a gender (isn't she a beauty all polished up), an age grouping (this baby is so sweet), even to the perception of conception. One thread discussed in detail the actual "birth", complete with factory photos, ultrasound and detailed in utero progress. When people began sending congratulatory messages about the nearly 2 1/2 ton, 25 foot long newborn, I, well how best to describe this, became somewhat nauseated and lightheaded."

Which became one of the most amusing threads on this forum!
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