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Old 10-09-2016, 11:39 AM   #1
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Ben Affleck's Panamerica

Has anyone seen Ben Affleck's Panamerica? It would be nice to see some pictures as the movie clips I saw were very interesting. The walls and ceiling were curved and stained wood. He purchased the Airstream Panamerica he used for the new movie "The Accountant" and changed it it to use as his own trailer for use on sets.
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Old 10-09-2016, 08:06 PM   #2
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Just saw The Accountant on a sneak preview. Unfortunately most of the trailer shots are in a storage unit so not many external shots until the very end of the movie. Interior shots do show interesting wood covered bedroom walls and ceiling. There was a great shot of a motorcycle in the storage bay.
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Hey guys,

I'm very interested in the panamerica models and just watched the movie. I grabbed some stills (don't ask me how) and hosted them here:

http://imgur.com/a/5q3Xs

Does anyone know what model he had such that the foot of the bed was facing the hallway and not perpendicular as it appears the 2009 panamerica models are? Is this the 2010?

Also, has anyone seen the small table removed and something else modded in it's place. That's my least favorite part of the panamerica, the couch/table area. would probably be the first thing I mod.
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A gilt-framed Renoir with an Airstream?

Love it!
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Someone's gotta write the production company and find out what hitch he's using: let's settle this thing once and for all!
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Instead of a Renoir painting, I thought mine was special with a cork bulletin board in that same spot!!

At least I get more use out of my cork board vs a simple old oil painting!! Haha!
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The 2009/2010 Panamerica are the exact same design. The model started in 2009 and, due to lack of sales (price and downturn in the RV economy), Airstream stopped production. Additionally, it's size was off putting to the vast majority of potential owners. You'll notice that there are many that want 30' (or less) length to tow into state and national parks. The movie production company scouted out a privately owned PA in order to build a larger scaled sectional version of the actual PA. The interior is all designed to fit the character's image and luxury tastes; this was all done within the sectional model. Example: The bed was turned to face the hall; not possible in a actual PA. Closet location is only possible if you eliminated the shower area. The major factor in using a PA in the movie was the iconic image and bespoke style borne by Airstreams. They fit the director's vision of this characters varied taste's and need for mobility. The character only needed a few essential to survive and enjoy - privately - in his dangerous line of financial consulting.


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I enjoyed the movie...I guess everyone noticed he is pulling that beast Airstream with a F-150!
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I enjoyed the movie too. I wanted to see more of that Airstream. The luxury level felt very believable. Really nice resto on it. I wanted to see more of the gun room.

Also, Ben apparently bought the Airstream he liked it so much: http://www.madeinhollywood.tv/youll-...he-accountant/
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BACKSTORY:

Out of the Blue, The Accountant's production team reached out to Airstream seeking to secure a Panamerica. I'm told they were rebuffed; the factory offered them ANY current in-production model. They weren't willing to yield to the request to gear up to build a one-off Panamerica. However, the movie's director (Gavin O'Connor) was determined to have an iconic escape pod for Christian's off grid home. As Christian states to Dana, "I can be hitched and gone in twelve minutes."

The director set his Transportation Coordinator (Robert Foster, Jr) to finding a privately owned PA. The reason: He needed, no, demanded a REAL unit from which to measure - then build - a scaled up and movable filming model (it was designed to allow for interior cameras, etc.). Plus, the director wanted it for the awesome exit shots!! We know all of this could have been done via CGI; however, his family grew up having Airstreams. He just HAD to have a PA.

I'm unsure which owners were initially contacted; however, Robert Foster, Jr, contacted me through the former owner of my PA. We talked, he flew to TX, took many photo of the PA, talk some more, offers (and counter offers were made), a deal struck, and contract signed. Needless to say - but I must: We were just in awe of the event unfolding around us!

The PA was picked up and taken (by lowboy flatbed) to the set in GA (you see the PA in the on-set garage that housed the real thing. Scene: Anna was told to "wait outside" by Christian - which, as many of you know, she ignored!

Just as in the movie, more twists were to come. Production wrapped and we're waiting for return of the PA. We're ready to get going on our travels! I finally get the expected call from the production transportation people, however, they initiated a soft-probe to determine my interest in selling - not setting a date for returning her. Though never confirming my suspension, clearly someone was interested in acquiring the toy hauler. At every call, the answer was a nice, yet firm, No. This went on for several rounds - until one just could no longer refuse their offer (don't ask, a signed confidentiality agreement exists).

Hollywood folk that are "A-listers" are taken care of very well!!! This experience was like stopping into a convenience store and buying a buck Lottery ticket!

I can confirm Affleck has the Panamerica. I can't say if he actually paid, or if he was gifted by the production companies. No matter: The movie-going public pays the bill.

Funny thing. A few weeks later I found another PA for sale (in excellent condition) in central Texas. Fair price; but I passed on it. I was able to connect the seller with a buyer in Canada ACHING for a PA; now there are at least two PA's north of the border. As those of you that have knowledge of the PA may be aware, only 18 units were ever built for sale to the public. I'd buy another, however, the wife wants to live in a rolling home (Class A Tiffin) with a basement.
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What would you like to know about it? It's parked about 3 spaces from our Airstream in a SoCal storage unit.
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What would you like to know about it? It's parked about 3 spaces from our Airstream in a SoCal storage unit.
I think that is the same place I have two of mine stored. 😀
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Urbanologist, thanks for that story. I really enjoyed it.
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Urbanologist, thanks for that story. I really enjoyed it.
I'm glad that I could close the information gap around the acquisition of the Panamerica seen in 'The Accountant' staring Ben Affleck (2016).

I do hope they make at least another installment to this story following the reunion of the brothers as crime fighters.
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