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Old 11-14-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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Best and Worst of Your Airstream

Nothing's perfect. What is the one best and one worst feature of your Airstream? And why?

My favorite feature is the streamlined, timeless design. Always look good, people love them, and they tow beautifully.

Least favorite is the sealing system. The sealants will fail sooner or later often causing severe interior damage. It's manageable, but takes careful inspection and frequent maintenance to keep it up.
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:41 PM   #2
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:49 PM   #3
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my best/ worse

Best, it's an Airstream! she has captured my heart!
Worst, I wish the plasticoat lasted forever, that's the worst, for me
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:54 PM   #4
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Best...sitting outside very early morning with cup of tea
Worse...making the stupid corner bed, it could be a very funny youtube video as I struggle with that bed!,,
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:04 PM   #5
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Best...sitting outside very early morning with cup of tea Worse...making the stupid corner bed, it could be a very funny youtube video as I struggle with that bed!,,
Lol. I make it while in the bed. Not so hard that way and we have 9 pillows! Seriously it's very easy to do.
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:01 PM   #6
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I never had payments......best thing!!

So.....I didn't get pissed about fixing stuff,(bad thing), that wasn't paid for yet.

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Old 11-14-2013, 10:05 PM   #7
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Our secret for making that corner bed is getting under the mattress to pull the fitted sheet into place. Sounds stupid, but makes the job easy.

The best of our Airstream? How well it has served us since we bought it new. The worst? Learning to rap on the side of the furnace to unstick a sail switch. Replaced it twice before learning that secret!

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Old 11-14-2013, 10:35 PM   #8
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I never had payments......best thing!!

So.....I didn't get pissed about fixing stuff,(bad thing), that wasn't paid for yet.

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Hi,

Best thing: I only had one payment.

Worst thing: Analog furnace thermostat.
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:24 AM   #9
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Old 11-15-2013, 05:36 AM   #10
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I love that sometimes, parked on a lovely campsite surrounded by the beauty of nature, I'll turn my chair towards the trailer and just stare at the shiny thing. Never discount the pleasure and joy of owning pretty things. (And, like Doug said, it tows fantastically.)

On the bad side, I do wish the floor was some rot-free composite rather than plywood. Eventually, at some point (long after many SOBs have gone to their final resting spot), that will cost $$ for rot repair.

But I much prefer thinking about all of the good things (lots of clever user-friendly design features, sitting in the trailer on a windy and rainy night, having ice cream in the woods, the joy of a hot shower)...

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On the bad side, I do wish the floor was some rot-free composite rather than plywood. Eventually, at some point (long after many SOBs have gone to their final resting spot), that will cost $$ for rot repair.
But in its favor, plywood is from a renewable resource. We can always grow more wood. We can't grow more composite. So combined with the recycleable aluminum trailer skin, an Airstream is a whole lot "greener" than some SOBs.

Yes, that's meant partially tongue-in-cheek. But since a lot of RV companies make a point of advertising how green they are, I couldn't resist…
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.....and we all are riding in re-cycled Bud Cans.

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Old 11-15-2013, 06:32 AM   #13
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.....and we all are riding in re-cycled Bud Cans.

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I don"t think there were aluminum Bud cans when some of ours were made.
Much less people recycling them.

The best: the day we bought it.

The worst: Drilling rivets. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f104...er-111301.html

I'm sure it'll change with time.
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:37 AM   #14
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Best and worst

The best thing has to be that my childhood dream of owning one has become reality for me and my wife. No more getting rained out or snowed out when we camp off season in a tent (which is most of the time). Getting to know our Bambi has been a lot of fun too - it's hard to not stare @ her - no wonder others do. And lastly, looking forward to our next adventure in it, sooo comfortable.

The worst thing is the time between trips.......
We bought it to use though not obsess over.
We hope to see you on the road....
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