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Old 11-10-2002, 06:00 AM   #1
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i was wondering what are your favorite things about your Air Stream.

You can see them from outer space!
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Old 11-10-2002, 07:52 AM   #2
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Stability when towing or driving (motor homes)

Shell construction is very strong and long lasting.

Flat smooth skin is easy to maintain, repair and customize

Aluminum lasts nearly forever with very low maintenance requirements

Interior well designed with plenty of storage

Great fresh water, holding tank and fuel capacity compared to my SOB MH

Cargo capacity (my Argosy MH is 2700 lbs. my SOB MH is 3 ft. longer and 1100 lbs.)

Chassis parts availability-P30 chassis and 454 engine were the most common in this class and age of vehicle.

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Old 11-10-2002, 08:26 AM   #3
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flexibility

Being able to adjust living area to ones needs. ie- removed front sofa/sleeper and put in a full-size lay-z-boy and swivel chair.

Long term livability for fulltiming and NO rubber roofs!!
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Old 11-10-2002, 09:45 AM   #4
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Instant Recognition!

Tell somebody you have an Airstream and the picture instantly pops up in their head. Tell them any other trailer name and you see the glazed look creap into their eyes.

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They have their own FORUMS!!! Oscar
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Old 11-10-2002, 10:37 AM   #6
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Cool Quality!

Even people who aren't campers just seem to KNOW that Airstreams hold their value. There is a definite perception of quality and efficiency in both their construction and handling...and rightly so!

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Old 11-10-2002, 11:17 AM   #7
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WBCCI

We were looking at GMC MHs when we decided to purchase this Argosy MH. We've loved our AS trailers, but are very impressed with the GMCs.

Ultimately, we chose to stay with an Airstream product so we could maintain our membership in WBCCI. There is an organization of GMC owners, but many members of WBCCI are like family to us.
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Old 11-10-2002, 11:12 PM   #8
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The great things about Airstreams

To me, there are two endearing qualities of Airstream products. First, is the Airstream's potential of becoming a family heirloom. The second is the ease of handling and towability.

It seems that the Airstream (and Argosy as well) are among the few RVs that have the potential of becoming family heirlooms. While my '64 Overlander isn't exactly a family heirloom, it seems like a member of the family. It was purchased brand new as a special order coach by very dear friends of my family, and I became its fourth owner in 1994. I went on my first camping trip as a 5-year old in this trailer when it was brand new in 1964.

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Re: flexibility

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Being able to adjust living area to ones needs. ie- removed front sofa/sleeper and put in a full-size lay-z-boy and swivel chair.

Long term livability for fulltiming and NO rubber roofs!!
John,

I would like to do the same transformations as you (sofa)
Do you have any pics?

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Old 11-11-2002, 07:14 AM   #10
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Gosh...besides the thoughtful design and enginering? Well, I fell in love with 'em just cause they're PURDY !!! ( Pete's still catching on to this...)

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Old 11-11-2002, 08:45 AM   #11
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Ron,

I should have a pic posted in a couple of weeks. I'll let you know when their on.
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They're nostalgic... just like Harleys.
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Why?

Because over the years, I have always remembered seeing an Airstream on the road and immediately forgot the white boxes.

This last weekend trip (230 miles round trip) scored 3 Airstream sightings on the road; two exchanged headlight flashes, the other was across a wide median and probably didn't see me.

I also shared the RV park I stayed in with a new Classic and sighted two other A/S in RV parks near the road.

I saw dozens of white boxes, but, of these, I remember only a Scamp 5th-wheel, because I once owned one.
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