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Old 09-30-2003, 11:00 AM   #29
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Ouch, that had to hurt! And the WBCCI wonders where they get a reputation for being snobs. Sure, they've lightened up NOW, but sometimes attitudes from the past can follow you for a long time...
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Hey! Discovery's Travel Channel has a program coming on in 40 minutes (8:00PM & 11:00PM CST) -- MILLIONAIRE TRAILER PARKS. "Discover luxury mobile home parks that cater to the wealthy. Millionaire Park is located in one of the wealthiest areas in the country; the pricey estates of British Park are part of a gated community; and actor Billy Campbell owns a vintage Airstream."

I shoulda known! Sorry, I'm going to have to leave now... The website does say it is rated "G." It should be titled BORING MILLIONAIRE TRAILER PARKS. C'mon folks!!!
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Old 11-24-2003, 09:26 AM   #31
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I get the same responce;
"Are they still in business??" I tell them "Yep and they are having to increace production to meet demand."

My neighbor (The one trying to get me in a Airstream asap) growing up worked at the family camp ground. He said that when they put in a row of sites with electrical hook ups, ten of them, seven would almost always be Airstreams with two or three other Airstream want-a-bes filling out the row. They got to calling that section "Got-rocks row"

My father and brother think I'm nuts wanting a "High end" trailer, and they really shake there head when I tell them I want an old one to restore.
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I don't know about the "dumbest"......

comment made about our Airstream, but I certainly remember the most irritating. I won't mention the RV park by name. Suffice it to say it is in the Destin, Florida, area. Although there was space available, our mint albeit older Airstream was too old to make muster in their chi chi surroundings. I'm sure I could have easily told them it was 2-3 years old, and they would have had a hard time proving otherwise. We moved on down the road to a delightful State park, who's occupants seemed okay with our presence. I won't go back to that place again, regardless of what I'm pulling or driving.
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Re: I don't know about the "dumbest"......

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comment made about our Airstream, but I certainly remember the most irritating. I won't mention the RV park by name. Suffice it to say it is in the Destin, Florida, area. Although there was space available, our mint albeit older Airstream was too old to make muster in their chi chi surroundings. I'm sure I could have easily told them it was 2-3 years old, and they would have had a hard time proving otherwise. We moved on down the road to a delightful State park, who's occupants seemed okay with our presence. I won't go back to that place again, regardless of what I'm pulling or driving.
That is just plain nuts....those folks have issues!
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Old 12-05-2003, 03:38 PM   #34
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Joe,

We just returned from Destin and stayed in the Camping on the Gulf Park. It was one of the nicest we have ever stayed in and they were very friendly! We got in late at night and the first one we tried wouldn't even come to the call box! Glad we didn't stay there. We have a 69 Overlander and the folks at Camping on the Gulf thought it was adorable.

There were several Airstreams there, and all the Airstreamers were super nice.

Sorry for your experience, but it just shows that some people have no class.

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Old 12-05-2003, 03:58 PM   #35
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Joe,

Would you email or PM me with the name of that Park?

I'm going to Destin over New Years.

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Old 12-05-2003, 04:04 PM   #36
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There is a "Camping on the Gulf" RV park. See http://www.campgulf.com/ . I assume that is what she meant.

Weather permitting, I too plan to go down to the gulf for a few days around New Years, if the weather looks good AND the road conditions here in Mo. permit!

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Old 12-05-2003, 05:28 PM   #37
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Here is a link to Henderson Beach State Park . It's one of our favorites. Water and electricity but no sewer conections (dump station). Pets and all makes and years welcome. Book your reservation early as this place fills up fast!
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Old 12-06-2003, 01:48 AM   #38
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We're new to rv'ing, but only considered buying Airstream. We wanted to be able to tow miles and miles in comfort. Coupla things made me kinda defensive about announcing to friends what we had bought.... local paper interviewed campers at a huge airstream rally years ago. And the quote, paraphrased, that stuck with me, and galled me, was When we do this we know we will BE WITH OTHERS OF OUR OWN KIND! Hm. I travel for the differences, not the same-nesses! Oh my oh my.
When we went to insure our unit, the gal at the office couldn't remember what an Airstream looked like. My husband said something about it being a big aluminium trailer. She lit right up and blurted out: Oh! One of those old fart trailers! We've chuckled a LOT over that one.
Our first trip out, we went to a kinda seedy campground for two nights before moving over to the dog show site. People drifted by continually, just to look. Finally, one of the old timers there told us they had NEVER had an Airstream stay with them before! We were wildly exotic to them. And we found ways to amuse them they had never explored before. Did I mention we had no, none, nada, rv experience?
Then, recently, we made arrangements to have a tad bit of work done on our unit at an Airstream place that will remain nameless, lest that poor woman recognize us...... oh lord was she a Snob, with a capitol S! Tried hard to impress us with her travel ability, knowledge of routes and parks and various people. I had the impression she had a brand new unit...... I laughed and laughed when I found out her unit was three years older than our 83 Excella. Shame on me. Sniff. Her advice to join various clubs so we could socialize at our own level was..... sad? And the entire time she looked down her nose at my show dogs! I was vastly amused by both her and the other woman concerned a 31 ft Excella was large enough for two people and my two large dogs! Especiall since my female had taken a Best of Breed and a Group 3 placement just the day before!
Oh well. Being an xlt showing dogs does give me askewed slant on life....

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Old 12-06-2003, 02:21 PM   #39
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I agree the club is good for being with others of your own kind. Nothing wrong with that. As in, after travelling and seeing all kinds of new things, new experiences, it's great to sit down with some folks you don't know and discover you have something in common with them - airstreams! It's one of my favorite hobbies, so why not make plans to be around people who also have airstreams, and enjoy talking about them?

When we're alone camping we've hardly talked at all with the folks around us, beyond "wow, that's a BIG motorhome you've got there!" and "So, where are you folks from?" but when we go to an airstream rally we can explore and play all day and then come back to the trailer and sit around with new friends and talk about replacing dented panels and drilling out rivets and stuff like that. We immediately have something in common, and I really enjoy that.

It's not like we don't travel alone sometimes, it's just a nice option to have. I guess that's the thing, if we're just camping we're 'alone' even in a crowded park. But if we're at a rally, it's a party. The people we meet at Rallys we are likely to see again down the road. The folks we meet outside the club we will probably never run into again.

BTW, When I'm parked next to one of those huge coaches with slideouts, generators, big screen tvs, etc, I tend to think - boy, those folks must be millionaires!
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We agree. Airstreamers are fun to be with. The comment that surprised us most and brings a laugh every time we think of it is the one someone gave us right after our '73 had burned up and was totally destroyed during our stay in a Florida park. One of the RV'ers nearby said "Well that is too bad, but now you can get a real RV" It brought us a chuckle in the midst of that disaster!
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here is another

I was talking to an sob owner and they told me that they stopped making airstreams long ago and they were not worth alot,
they saw a special on them on TV.
they also were nice enough to tell me that there may be a club for people that like them.
can anyone tell me where this club is?
are Airstreams really worth something? Roflmao

I had no less then 7 in my driveway at the time of this conversation.
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Old 12-18-2003, 11:05 AM   #42
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I'm getting a kick out of this whole thing!

My suburban, sedentary lifestyle has always taught me to think of people with campers (pop-up, RV's, whatever) as "trailer trash," on the run from something, probably the IRS. They're all either headed from or to Florida, and they tend to be ignorant and tactless, as opposed to us high-class suburbanites - after all, if you're going someplace, why not just stay in a hotel like normal people? My own parents rolled their eyes when I showed them the Globe Trotter we were going to purchase.

Now that I have my Airstream, it's time to learn about the sub-culture within the sub-culture! If all the RV'ers and trailerites knew how much we're all frowned on by the rest of the country, we'd either start sticking up for one another, or be too full of shame to even park these in our driveways. With that story of the WBCCI vote to keep "Weak Granny" out of the club, I'd have to say there's apparently a sub (only certain kinds of AS) sub (Airstreams in general) sub (trailer) culture.

It's interesting to think about how many times we look down our noses at others, forgetting that if we looked over our shoulder we'd be looking up someone elses.
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