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Old 04-10-2009, 05:56 PM   #1
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We came THIS close to buying an AS yesterday...

....Had the hubby 'on board', called the credit union to arrange financing. Our target was a 2007 Safari FB 25' that was at a small dealer 2 hours away. Called the dealership on Tuesday and yes it was still there. Not my favorite color (green check) but my dream lay out.

Going to stop and shop on the way home from another appointment. Hubby was pretty positive and I was geeked that he had no objections to spending this much money on an AS. (you have to understand that camping isn't really his thing but he's a good guy and goes with me and our friends.)

Sitting in the parking lot in Grand Rapids putting in the AS dealer address. YIKES their street number won't be accepted. Called the dealer and BOTH the Safari and the 25' Ocean Breeze CCD were sold on Wednesday. They haven't decided if they are going to still sell AS. I'm thinking they sold their three remaining models wholesale...

Very sad here in Michigan.....still looking for a gently used model.....still living vicariously through the AS Forums....

Put new tires on our pop-up yesterday after we got home. Some how it was not as thrilling as what we had planned for the day.

Thanks for letting me tell my tale to those who could appreciate it.
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Old 04-10-2009, 05:59 PM   #2
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To bad you lost that one,but there are plenty more out there.Good Luck Dave
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Old 04-10-2009, 06:23 PM   #3
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Another Close One

We came within a day of buying a 20' Flying Cloud. Even have a new truck big enough to pull it (and almost anything else AS makes).

Although we called it off at the last minute we haven't given up on the AS dream. We also want a gently used model, but bigger than 20'; 27-31' now makes more sense.

Keep your ear to the ground and something will come up.
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Old 04-10-2009, 06:32 PM   #4
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Sorry that this one did not work out but somehow I think that an even better one will come along -- there are plenty out there and one will be for you. Keep watching the Forums Classified!!!

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Old 04-10-2009, 07:41 PM   #5
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....Had the hubby 'on board', called the credit union to arrange financing. Our target was a 2007 Safari FB 25' that was at a small dealer 2 hours away. Called the dealership on Tuesday and yes it was still there. Not my favorite color (green check) but my dream lay out.

Going to stop and shop on the way home from another appointment. Hubby was pretty positive and I was geeked that he had no objections to spending this much money on an AS. (you have to understand that camping isn't really his thing but he's a good guy and goes with me and our friends.)

Sitting in the parking lot in Grand Rapids putting in the AS dealer address. YIKES their street number won't be accepted. Called the dealer and BOTH the Safari and the 25' Ocean Breeze CCD were sold on Wednesday. They haven't decided if they are going to still sell AS. I'm thinking they sold their three remaining models wholesale...

Very sad here in Michigan.....still looking for a gently used model.....still living vicariously through the AS Forums....

Put new tires on our pop-up yesterday after we got home. Some how it was not as thrilling as what we had planned for the day.

Thanks for letting me tell my tale to those who could appreciate it.
TK
Your story is not the first and, most certainly will not be the last..

Moral of this sage is..
Be prepared to pull the trigger~(FAST) Money talk..all else, will walk.
You will find the A/S of your dream..Just be prepared..
See ya~
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:50 PM   #6
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Thanks Debbie - I comb the classifieds a couple of times a day.

Dave and Dreamair - keep your fingers crossed for us

53Cloud - you have me LOL here! Pulling the trigger before my DH was ready to purchase could have created , er, other issues That said, we are armed and ready now should the perfect unit present itself! We'll put our plan in action like a well executed military campaign!

I may not own an AS but I did just enjoy using as many smiles as possible in one post. I appreciate the positive responses and am hopeful for our future streamin'~
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:53 PM   #7
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Believe in fate? Maybe these were not ment for you, and your dream unit is still on the way.

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Old 04-10-2009, 07:55 PM   #8
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....Called the dealer and BOTH the Safari and the 25' Ocean Breeze CCD were sold on Wednesday. Very sad here in Michigan....still living vicariously through the AS Forums....
TK - I know it's a long way to go, but Camper Clinic in Buda, TX (just south of Austin) has a good supply of the trailer(s) you are wanting. Ask for Tom Kaminski.

If that is out of the question, just know that in this market, there are lots of Airstreams out there, most at good prices too. Good luck.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:10 PM   #9
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Hi tksbaskets,

In these matters, the right Airstream will find you, not the other way around

Right now it's a buyers market, and there are so many used rigs for sale for you to look at!

You'll see, and when your DreamStream finds you, you will say, see It all turned out

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Old 04-10-2009, 08:14 PM   #10
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The display models at many RV dealers are not owned by the dealer but by a finance company. This arrangement is referred to as a floor plan. With trailer sales being so depressed some dealers are either voluntarily giving back the models to reduce cost or loosing them because they have fallen behind in their payments. This is happening with many RV brands. Did you visit Woodland Travel Center sales office and did they have any new trailer inventory on hand? Last I heard Airstream is only building trailers that they have firm orders for. Good luck in your search.
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Keep on looking and we are sure you will find the one that is just right for you. And when you do we'll camp next to you and talk AS. See you at Tin Can Tourist in May.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:53 PM   #12
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Hello all!
Dale - yes I believe in fate....hoping it speeds up a bit though

Whitsend - Texas is a bit far to go but I'm willing to travel a bit. My friend Matt said he's always up for an AS roadtrip!

Hi fellow Michigander reddogfox - We have been to Woodland Travel in GR but they didn't have any 25' units there. We were going to go to Weekley in Owosso. The brand new units are about 10K more than we really want to go.

Mike and Matt - I have SERIOUS RV envy and may just have to sit in your unit when we camp this summer to get my AS fix! Looking forward to the Tin Can Tourist event even more now that I know one of the owners Shhh keep our near miss a secret from the other SOB campers in our group. Some day we want to surprise them!

I appreciate all the replies to my thread! I'm feeling remarkably better.
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tksbaskets -- you know that I know you've done your homework. Your prince will come. Good persistence!
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:35 PM   #14
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Thanks Bob! We have your suggestions and advise printed out and in the dream file. You have been terrifically helpful and positive as we narrowed our choices. I'm know I'm going to have questions once we do find our prince
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