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Old 07-06-2013, 12:17 PM   #29
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Old HDRider here. I wore leathers and full coverage helmet even in Texas. Bugged the "tough" guys who paid for their image. I lived and survived it. Worked on by myself or with friends. Never "shop" repaired.

My saying was "chrome don't get you home!" But now have to update since we have AS!

But also "to each their own!" I don't care WHAT you ride, just that you do.

Maybe some sticky graphics clingy type so we can put trees on the AS or horses, etc. so it blends in...? Nah
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:19 PM   #30
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How is an airstream more natural appearing in nature?
Because they don't steal the earth and sky, they reflect it.

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Old 07-06-2013, 12:21 PM   #31
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What we Choose

Let's simplify this.

Everyone has different wants, likes, needs, and financial resources.

Lets say you are looking for a lifetime mate (women or man).

I will use a woman for this example. If she is beautiful, fantastic curves, wonderful smooth skin, well place dimples, nice headlights and a fast rearend, she would seem to be what everyone would want.

But on closer inspection, you might find many defects in the packaging that in the long run may be very expensive to correct.

Same thing with whatever you attach too. One has to consider more than what you first see. You alone will make that decision and have to live with it.

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Old 07-06-2013, 12:42 PM   #32
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Massy, now you tell me. After 49 years of Duck Tape, the defects are still there.
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Re: snobbery ... everybody's a knucklehead except for you and me, and I'm not so sure about you ...
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:07 PM   #34
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:45 PM   #35
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Personally I liked the interior and storage of SOB more so then my AS and for one third the cost and half of the weight. No regrets with my AS as it seems to be quite workable and I just kept coming back to the AS for purchase. As for the graphics on the box trailers they really have no choice. Who would look twice at a big white box. Speaking of other SOB I kind of liked the Lance trailers.
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:57 PM   #36
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Old HDRider here. I wore leathers and full coverage helmet even in Texas. Bugged the "tough" guys who paid for their image. I lived and survived it. Worked on by myself or with friends. Never "shop" repaired.

My saying was "chrome don't get you home!" But now have to update since we have AS!

But also "to each their own!" I don't care WHAT you ride, just that you do.

Maybe some sticky graphics clingy type so we can put trees on the AS or horses, etc. so it blends in...? Nah
EXACTLY the attitude I was trying to get across
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:26 PM   #37
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EXACTLY the attitude I was trying to get across
Thanks, Panheaddave!
My first HD was U.S. Army issue Pan. No registration, only used to check crops. Learned to ride that in the dirt/mud.

I still think it would be cool to have MC or landscape or other graphics instead of th TRIBAL ART I see all over.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:09 PM   #38
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White boxes be they Class A or a trailer are not exciting to the eye. So to give more showroom appeal they get graphics.

You'll notice the graphics are multi colored. That way you'll find a color in there appealing to you. If they painted or two toned the paint jobs like on cars ( or old Shastas) which would actually look good and set your trailer apart they'd have the same problem car sellers do. Having a vehicle in stock that is the make, model and color the buyer wants.

Graphics help move inventory.
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Airstream wasn't without their excesses either. I had a fellow I know buy a 34' 90's Classic. It was that maroon graphics design that came that had a big fleur de lis graphic towards the rear on each side. I've been trying to find pictures of it. He had it refinished by P&S who at the time told him the graphics alone would be $2,500. He ended up putting 2002 Classic Limited graphics on it instead. It ended up looking like a brand new trailer. The only give away was the wheels. Here's a picture of the after.

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How is an airstream more natural appearing in nature?
Because aluminum will reflect its surroundings. Especially when polished. Park under a canopy of trees or a big ope blue sky, and nature's colour palette is reflected in the skin of your trailer. A white box won't do that.
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Because aluminum will reflect its surroundings. Especially when polished. Park under a canopy of trees or a big ope blue sky, and nature's colour palette is reflected in the skin of your trailer. A white box won't do that.
I'm sold...just waiting for that shiny can to get built!!
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My favorite SOB name is the " Intruder"!!

Anyone remember the questionable Norman Rockwell version of classics in the 90s? Probably collectable and rare but gross...
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