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Old 08-30-2015, 06:57 AM   #99
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The old class C was falling apart faster than I could repair.
Went looking for a GMC, I liked their looks.
Then discovered that Airstream made a motorhome.
Liked the classic look, and one I could fix up and it would be worth it.
No history of Airstreams in my passed, wanted something different and cool looking.




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Old 08-30-2015, 09:42 AM   #100
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I choose an AS because it was an AIRSTREAM! I had seen SOB's that were nice but they didn't have the WOW factor for me. I found a 1978 31' in 2002 that I could afford and the journey began! Since I bought my AS my son's have bought sobs 2 are on their 2nd trailer and the other one has a 5th wheel that's only good as a park model. Last July I traveled about 7500 mi with my As and never had any trouble. When I bought it needed some repair but so far over all it's cost me about $14,000.00. It has had only one small leak at a roof vent, anything I can't fix on it gets repaired by CanAm RV. Me and my AS just 2 seniors having fun!
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Old 08-30-2015, 04:08 PM   #101
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The old class C was falling apart faster than I could repair.

Went looking for a GMC, I liked their looks.

Then discovered that Airstream made a motorhome.

Liked the classic look, and one I could fix up and it would be worth it.

No history of Airstreams in my passed, wanted something different and cool looking.

Those awnings are AWESOME!
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Old 08-30-2015, 04:13 PM   #102
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That is a sweet looking MH. Beautiful job. Any inside pix?
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:09 PM   #103
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klattu,
That Airstream is Soooooo cool. I wish they still made them,would love to have one.

The window awnings are even cooler.
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:13 PM   #104
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Every time I see the username klatuu I think of a seventies song, "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft"-


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Old 08-30-2015, 08:35 PM   #105
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Every time I see the username klatuu I think of a seventies song, "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft"-


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No, that's Klaatu. Good tune though.

Sorry for the thread drift.
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Old 08-31-2015, 12:34 PM   #106
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Wow...thanks for all the positive vibes.

So many photos here...they banned me from adding any more

The old Class C...she was a good girl.








Older photos...is about same now
Of course NASA was my inspiration...just took off from there.
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Old 09-01-2015, 01:25 PM   #107
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Very cool. We did NASA stripes on ours too. Don't have a rear awning but would love to do one in the colors.
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:31 PM   #108
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Add to that:
I know that all but the Eddie Bauer and new Classic have crumby tires!

Taaa daaa ! One of the reason we went to the EB ...
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Can we define crumby? They're Goodyears...
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Old 09-01-2015, 06:50 PM   #110
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Hmm...
Marathon is a good name-
Good for 26 miles-
Puff-up-athon or Swollen-up-athon would be more appropriate names-
3 or 4 years is about all I have ever been able to get out of ST trailer tires. The tires apparently can't really handle the weight or speed or heat, although they were always inflated to proper pressure and never exceeded 65 mph.
The tires are just no good.
There is a reason 16" Michelin tires come on the Eddie Bauer and 2015 and up Classic and are optional on all trailers over 25 or 27 feet.


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I really hope you were being sarcastic.


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I was not... I have 5000 miles on them so far and no issues. I routinely exceed 65mph when able and my OAT's are usually in excess of 85 degrees. From what it sounds like you are telling me, the tires that I thought would last 6 years and cost $800-1000 all around only last 4-5 years compared with the presumably significantly more expensive ones on the EB and Classics. So boiled off, my annual tire budget is actually 5-10% higher than I expected. Within the margin of error for sure but I'll take note and add that $100 line item. Unless of course the more expensive tires last for significantly longer.
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