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Old 07-12-2016, 09:41 AM   #127
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Enjoy the company and get over it!. life is to short to be this unfriendly.

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Old 07-12-2016, 02:29 PM   #128
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Canadians must be more reserved - am seldom asked for a tour - heaven forbid the cost.

However, the couple from the UK and rented Class C beside me at one campground asked for a tour. The kitchen was a mess, as I had just hosted a dinner party for a couple of friends (who had already left).

When I apologized for the mess, the woman wanted to know what I cooked for dinner! Since I am a foodie, peeled-off the entire menu in chronological order:
- vodka pasta
- caesar salad with shaved/fried parmesan
- honeyed champagne grapefruit granita
- steak with grilled tomatoes, asparagus, and potato-chive waffles
- blackberry/Grand Marnier shortcake
- coffee with Belgium dark-chocolate stir spoon

She looked a little shocked, as if I cook like this every day while Airstreaming.

I don't! This was just a special little dinner party.
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Old 07-12-2016, 04:57 PM   #129
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I went to Alumapalooza in Jackson Center, Ohio for the first time this summer - as a visitor, not an owner. My impression before going was that Airstreamers were a friendly bunch who were happy to show off their trailers, especially at an Airstream-specific event like Alumapalooza!

I couldn't have been more wrong. I saw lots of trailers that I wanted to peek inside, but when greeting the owner or complimenting them on their trailer we were usually given the cold shoulder. Most simply nodded and turned away. Some ignored us completely.

Out of the hundred or so trailers there, I wanted to look into about a dozen of them, but only two of their owners were willing to talk to us. Those two owners were very kind and enthusiastic, and I really appreciate their efforts to educate a newbie. However, I was really surprised by the response from the other 10 or so who couldn't be bothered.

Personally, I'm not very sociable. If we ever get an Airstream I plan on showing it to some enthusiastic Airstream fans, but I'm sure there will be times when I just don't feel like it. Rather than an outright refusal, I'll be sure to have some good excuses lined up - the mess, someone is sleeping inside, etc. My personal favorite excuse so far will be "I'm sorry but one of the cats just dropped a bomb and you do NOT want to go in there!"
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Old 07-12-2016, 05:00 PM   #130
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Canadians must be more reserved - am seldom asked for a tour - heaven forbid the cost.

However, the couple from the UK and rented Class C beside me at one campground asked for a tour. The kitchen was a mess, as I had just hosted a dinner party for a couple of friends (who had already left).

When I apologized for the mess, the woman wanted to know what I cooked for dinner! Since I am a foodie, peeled-off the entire menu in chronological order:
- vodka pasta
- caesar salad with shaved/fried parmesan
- honeyed champagne grapefruit granita
- steak with grilled tomatoes, asparagus, and potato-chive waffles
- blackberry/Grand Marnier shortcake
- coffee with Belgium dark-chocolate stir spoon

She looked a little shocked, as if I cook like this every day while Airstreaming.

I don't! This was just a special little dinner party.
Wow, FaN!

That's a fine and expensive restaurant menu!

Pictures would have been nice....you used to post pictures of your culinary creations.


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Old 07-12-2016, 05:03 PM   #131
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I went to Alumapalooza in Jackson Center, Ohio for the first time this summer - as a visitor, not an owner. My impression before going was that Airstreamers were a friendly bunch who were happy to show off their trailers, especially at an Airstream-specific event like Alumapalooza!

I couldn't have been more wrong. I saw lots of trailers that I wanted to peek inside, but when greeting the owner or complimenting them on their trailer we were usually given the cold shoulder. Most simply nodded and turned away. Some ignored us completely.

Out of the hundred or so trailers there, I wanted to look into about a dozen of them, but only two of their owners were willing to talk to us. Those two owners were very kind and enthusiastic, and I really appreciate their efforts to educate a newbie. However, I was really surprised by the response from the other 10 or so who couldn't be bothered.

Personally, I'm not very sociable. If we ever get an Airstream I plan on showing it to some enthusiastic Airstream fans, but I'm sure there will be times when I just don't feel like it. Rather than an outright refusal, I'll be sure to have some good excuses lined up - the mess, someone is sleeping inside, etc. My personal favorite excuse so far will be "I'm sorry but one of the cats just dropped a bomb and you do NOT want to go in there!"
Now that's disappointing.

We have never been approached by anyone we feared in the least, also have rarely turned down a request to see the inside...only if we were in a hurry.

Why not spread the joy?


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Old 07-12-2016, 05:11 PM   #132
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Sometimes the visitors wanting to tour the Airstream are not direct or I don't catch on.
After they leave my wife tells me they wanted to see inside the trailer.
They never said that.
Oh well.
If I think you want a tour-
If I have the time- some people want a tour at the time we need to be getting on the road-
By all means, come inside and look at my beautiful trailer!


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Old 07-12-2016, 05:20 PM   #133
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I went to Alumapalooza in Jackson Center, Ohio for the first time this summer - as a visitor, not an owner. My impression before going was that Airstreamers were a friendly bunch who were happy to show off their trailers, especially at an Airstream-specific event like Alumapalooza!

I couldn't have been more wrong. I saw lots of trailers that I wanted to peek inside, but when greeting the owner or complimenting them on their trailer we were usually given the cold shoulder. Most simply nodded and turned away. Some ignored us completely.

Out of the hundred or so trailers there, I wanted to look into about a dozen of them, but only two of their owners were willing to talk to us. Those two owners were very kind and enthusiastic, and I really appreciate their efforts to educate a newbie. However, I was really surprised by the response from the other 10 or so who couldn't be bothered.

Personally, I'm not very sociable. If we ever get an Airstream I plan on showing it to some enthusiastic Airstream fans, but I'm sure there will be times when I just don't feel like it. Rather than an outright refusal, I'll be sure to have some good excuses lined up - the mess, someone is sleeping inside, etc. My personal favorite excuse so far will be "I'm sorry but one of the cats just dropped a bomb and you do NOT want to go in there!"
I pur. first AS in1963 still cont. owner but left left all Wally Byum functions in 1970 as it became snobbish and doesn't look like much has changed over the yrs. Yes I have made friendships since. Attend 3 or 4 forum rallys none of people are snobbish but like stated above many WBBCI members still are.
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Old 07-12-2016, 05:44 PM   #134
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Canadians must be more reserved - am seldom asked for a tour - heaven forbid the cost.

However, the couple from the UK and rented Class C beside me at one campground asked for a tour. The kitchen was a mess, as I had just hosted a dinner party for a couple of friends (who had already left).

When I apologized for the mess, the woman wanted to know what I cooked for dinner! Since I am a foodie, peeled-off the entire menu in chronological order:
- vodka pasta
- caesar salad with shaved/fried parmesan
- honeyed champagne grapefruit granita
- steak with grilled tomatoes, asparagus, and potato-chive waffles
- blackberry/Grand Marnier shortcake
- coffee with Belgium dark-chocolate stir spoon

She looked a little shocked, as if I cook like this every day while Airstreaming.

I don't! This was just a special little dinner party.
WOW! I want to camp with FlyAtNight!! If you a see 34 ft AS flag me down! I'll buy the food if you cook!

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Old 07-12-2016, 06:49 PM   #135
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Maggie, I used to post pictures of food, until I got into the gourmet-food business (if that makes sense - would be akin to a bus driver posting pictures of a bus while on holiday). The champagne/grapefruit granita was a real hit, and looked just like this. (Not my picture). I thought it would be a nice palate cleanser after the garlicky caesar salad.

skitique, sounds good!
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:00 PM   #136
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-- snip -- couple from the UK and rented Class C beside me at one campground asked for a tour. -- snip --
Was she a blond and was her husband a bit elderly? We met such a couple in Banff NP at the Lake Louise camp ground, She liked the C, he wanted an AS. They asked a lot of questions. Pat
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:21 PM   #137
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Was she a blond and was her husband a bit elderly? We met such a couple in Banff NP at the Lake Louise camp ground, She liked the C, he wanted an AS. They asked a lot of questions. Pat
PKI, no. She had light brown hair and her husband was not elderly (late 40s - early 50s).

Many Brits/Europeans/Australians rent RVs and tour BC/Alberta. There has been a recent scandal, i.e. tour and RV rental companies have been reserving huge chunks of our provincial campsites then reselling to these RV tourists at a profit.
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:38 PM   #138
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Before I purchased my vintage Airstream Argosy MH, I camped in a cartop tent. That's right, a tent that is mounted to the roof rack of an SUV. I had several models, but the one that attracted the most attention had a bottom floor room with bunkbeds and a ladder leading to the upstairs loft - a two story tent! I could park next to Hugh Hefner's rolling Playboy mansion, and I would still get more attention. The kids and I enjoyed showing our canvas palace. If we were just sitting down to dinner, we'd ask the inquisitor to come back later. Campground camping is a social hobby. To avoid attention, I'd boondock or camp up at my own property, or camp in a lower profile vehicle. My vintage Argosy attracts attention, but not even close to what we had in the cartop tent.
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I guess I have the "grumpy guy on the corner" sign over my head or something but we are very seldom imposed upon by other campers regarding our RV. Once in a while we're asked a question about the age, do they still make those and other basic questions. A few times the conversation evolves into a more lengthy discussion. Less than a handful of times in nearly 15 years has the conversation become "show me yours and I'll show you mine" and when it has it was a mutual agreement.

We have WBCCI numbers on our trailer so I guess that avoids some of the issues the OP mentioned about joining the club.

When we see other Airstreams in campgrounds we don't go out of our way to impose on the owners. If they're outside and we make eye contact that's one thing - we may strike up a conversation. Otherwise we leave them alone and vice-versa.

We haven't attended Alumapalooza in a few years so I'm not familiar with the schedule of events for this year. Many times at rallies there is a period of open house in which you can see the inside of many trailers/RVs. Otherwise, even at Alumapalooza and similar events, I wouldn't expect to strike up conversations and tour another's RV. It's difficult to attend a rally as a "day person." Much of a rally involves meeting people and hanging out but not simply making cold calls on people you haven't already met or seen at seminars, happy hours, etc.
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