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Old 01-06-2004, 06:30 AM   #57
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After registering at a campground in Pennsylvania, I started towards the truck to drive to the campsite, a girl, who appeared to be around 16, remarked, "That is the coolest camper I have ever seen!" An older gentlman sitting near her on a bench said "Yep, those things are the King of the Road!"
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Old 01-09-2004, 11:10 AM   #58
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The comment I get over and over:
"What year is it?" I tell them it's a 1999. Every time: "Oh, they still make them???"

But I find it nice that I am a member of a small group that knows what's up than the masses of SOBs that don't have a clue.

Once, I was called a "rich boy" as I drove past a group in a campground. Well, that made me smile because one can buy almost anything with such a thing as fianancing. It just takes another monthly payment...
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Old 01-09-2004, 06:19 PM   #59
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OK,, I will ask.. What does the term SOB signify, in the Airstream context?

I dread to think..

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OK,, I will ask.. What does the term SOB signify, in the Airstream context?

I dread to think..

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SOB = Some Other Brand (of trailer)

I don't think it's an accident that it has the same letters as another better known acronym.
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Do you believe they can do all of this without Airstreams??? Inflation and the GATT agreements led me to believe I would ascend to heaven in alu-minium. Dang!!!
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Old 01-29-2004, 05:22 PM   #63
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While purchasing the fabric this afternoon for all the curtains in my trailer, the nice lady that was counting out all the yards asked me what I was going to do with this fabric. I told her I was going to fabricate curtains for my Vintage "Airstream" travel trailer. Her eyes lit up when she said, "Aren't those the silver ones? They are so nice."

Of course, that made my day!
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Old 01-29-2004, 08:07 PM   #64
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poor peoples...

As a child I always thought that airstreams were poor peoples trailers. Couldn't afford a paint job...you know, throught a childs' eyes.

I did learn early on that they were the easiest trailers to pull.

Very true. but glad to have a rich man's poor person trailer of my own....
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Re: poor peoples...

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As a child I always thought that airstreams were poor peoples trailers. Couldn't afford a paint job...you know, throught a childs' eyes.
That's funny...for me as a child I was in awe of the rare sighting of an Airstream. It looked like a space ship and was the "bossest" thing around. And I never lost that awe...
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They still make those, right?

I am not sure if this is dumb, or what, exactly it is.
Today I went to get a water pump for our Argosy, and the conversation at the counter went something like this:
"Argosy? What year?"
"1972"
"Wow, that is an old one. They still make those, right?"
"Umm, no, Airstream quit making them several years ago."
"That is too bad. They shouldn't have stopped building Airstreams, either. Those things were cool!"
This was from an employee of the CW!


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We stopped in a CW looking for some parts for our RM100 OEM refrigerator. I needed a door retainer, and wanted to get some shelf parts.

I could not find them in the aisles so I asked the parts guy if it was a non retail part. He asked the model, when I told him he said "you might as well replace the whole thing as it is going to die any way and you can't get parts". With that mentality I might as well never buy anything I want to keep for more that a few years! I said thanks, but no thanks, and found the part at a bone yard. As far as I know the refer is still working fine.
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I bought my Argosy last fall but couldn't pick it up until early January. The Atlantic seaboard owner didn't fully understand severe weather winterizing (I walked the dogs tonite because it felt so nice at 4-above). I had an Airstream (and SOB) dealer in that area winterize it quickly before I brought it back to Minnesota. The service desk person hadn't seen the distinctive contours yet. When I told them it was an Argosy they asked, "Who makes that?" They were savvy enough not to react when I told them it was an Airstream brand.
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As a child I always thought that airstreams were poor peoples trailers. Couldn't afford a paint job...you know, throught a childs' eyes.

I did learn early on that they were the easiest trailers to pull.

Very true. but glad to have a rich man's poor person trailer of my own....
That made me smile when I read it.
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When we first were talking about getting an Airstream, we noticed right away that most people went..."uh...'kaaay..." and gave us this whatever sort of look. About one out of ten told us how cool they are and how much they want one. Now that we have it in the driveway we still get the same ratio of the same reactions. Part of me thinks it's because it's dirty and needs work, but when I tell myself how they'll finally understand when it's done, deep down I know if they don't understand the idea of fixing up something, they never will, whether it's Airstreams, Harleys, VW bugs, old houses, or anything at all.

I do wish people would stop giving me this curled upper lip attitude about it that I sometimes get (not often thank goodness). I couldn't stand to do scrapbooking or knitting, but I can completely understand a passion for something and I would never crap all over someone else's hobby no matter what it is.

I noticed that it is usually people who don't get out much. They're into video games and TV a lot, and are very much in a sedentary routine. I guess I just don't get *that*. Everyone has their inside moods, but some people literally go to a cabin in the snow and never go outside and play. Can't you do that at home?

And...limiting the age of trailers in your RV park? Can they DO that?? Do they do that?? I'm really surprised.

OK done with my rant.

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