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Old 12-19-2003, 08:58 PM   #1
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Rivet What do you like best about having an Airstream?

Me, I like having something that not everyone else has.

I like the fact that it is a quality piece of American engineering.

I consider myself a caretaker of history owning a Vintage Airstream, and that makes me happy.

That is what I like about owning an Airstream as opposed to some other brand.

Once inside it is just a really cool camper (although it does remind me of an Airplane) , but it is the outside and the way it is built and looks that is important.

I honestly never even wanted a motorhome untill I found the Airstream 24' 79 that I had wanted since I was a boy.

Beauty in this case really is "skin deep". At least for me! (although fortunatly the interior of mine is excellent)

Don't get me wrong I like the inside too, but it is secondary to the outside.
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Old 12-19-2003, 09:51 PM   #2
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I need a place next to a trout stream to put my trailer, and after its there I dont want the hassle of upkeep, and that automatically excludes SOBs`
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Old 12-19-2003, 10:37 PM   #3
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What do you like best about having an Airstream?

The timelessness of the product. Even with a decades old Airstream, it is possible to pull into an RV park and not have a rig that is immediately recognized as being more than 10 years old. One of the strangest incidents was in an upscale RV park with a ten year rule - - I had been traveling for more than 12 hours and it would be hours to the next park so I was not anxious to continue on - - with my rig parked in clear view of the registration desk, I registered and was assigned a space (no questions asked). Later that evening the owner dropped by and commented that she didn't know that they were still building new Airstreams - - I invited her to tour the interior and when she sat down on the front lounge, I told her that the coach was a 1964 model - - she basically said please don't tell anyone else about the model year!

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Old 12-19-2003, 10:40 PM   #4
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"Lets face it once inside it is just a really cool camper "

Au contrair! It is the inside I like best! The organic shapes exert a calming influence on me that undoubtedly lowers my blood pressure 30 points or more.

To me, the inside of most sobs are sterile, cold, characterless, and therefor uncomfortable. And relaxation is 97.6% of why I own an Airstream.

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Old 12-20-2003, 02:30 AM   #5
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I just love having something that not a lot of people have. Its a good conversation piece besides being a great trailer. It reminds me of the way things used to be, when quality and workmanship mattered. It reminds me of a simpler time in life that is relived every time I hook her up.....
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Old 12-20-2003, 06:51 AM   #6
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Re: What do you like best about having an Airstream?

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The timelessness of the product. Even with a decades old Airstream, it is possible to pull into an RV park and not have a rig that is immediately recognized as being more than 10 years old. One of the strangest incidents was in an upscale RV park with a ten year rule - - I had been traveling for more than 12 hours and it would be hours to the next park so I was not anxious to continue on - - with my rig parked in clear view of the registration desk, I registered and was assigned a space (no questions asked). Later that evening the owner dropped by and commented that she didn't know that they were still building new Airstreams - - I invited her to tour the interior and when she sat down on the front lounge, I told her that the coach was a 1964 model - - she basically said please don't tell anyone else about the model year!

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Old 12-20-2003, 07:16 AM   #7
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While I have a feeling of comaraderie when I see any RV on the move, there is just something special about seeing an Airstream. I am on I-75 all the time here in Tampa, and there is a constant flow of RV's on the road. Yesterday I saw an early 70's Airstream being pulled by an older Suburban. They were heading South towards warmer weather. It is still exciting to see an AS on the move.

I think they are so comfortable and stylish. I can just hang out in mine for hours, either working on it or just relaxing.

When I bought mine, I had known about them and studied them thoroughly, but never knew I would be viewed as a millionaire. Well, to me, my trailer is priceless. I guess that qualifies me as a millionaire!


It's unique, sleek, and it doesn't reek... of plastic.
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Old 12-20-2003, 08:19 AM   #8
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the reason i like mine is the history.

my grandparents had one.

they sold the farm outside of chicago, bought the trailer and hit the road for a number of years. then settled in scottsdale az. still living in the trailer.

i still remember them showing up with the international travel all and the airstream in front of our house.

thought it was the coolest thing ever, i was 5 at the time.

guess it stuck with me years later.

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Old 12-20-2003, 09:59 AM   #9
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While I have a feeling of comaraderie when I see any RV on the move, there is just something special about seeing an Airstream. I am on I-75 all the time here in Tampa, and there is a constant flow of RV's on the road. Yesterday I saw an early 70's Airstream being pulled by an older Suburban. They were heading South towards warmer weather. It is still exciting to see an AS on the move.

I think they are so comfortable and stylish. I can just hang out in mine for hours, either working on it or just relaxing.

When I bought mine, I had known about them and studied them thoroughly, but never knew I would be viewed as a millionaire. Well, to me, my trailer is priceless. I guess that qualifies me as a millionaire!


It's unique, sleek, and it doesn't reek... of plastic.
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never has so much been said by so little.....
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Old 12-20-2003, 10:57 AM   #10
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You may what to check these out for some other similar comments:

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What do you like best about having an Airstream?

Having a community like this .....
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Old 12-23-2003, 09:54 PM   #12
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The people involved with Airstreams whether they own one or not and then the design of the trailer.
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Old 12-24-2003, 09:27 PM   #13
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I take twisted pleasure explaining to my family and friends that I have purchased an older, used, travel trailer. They think I've lost my mind and picture me living with goats in the hall, chickens on the porch and spam 3 times a day. Then they see the argosy and have to admit (grudgingly) that it's cool and not nearly as horrible as they thought and - oh by the way could they borrow it?
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