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Old 09-30-2015, 09:14 AM   #99
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It's time to let this one go, folks.
Personally, I think it's fun meeting other Airstreamers on the road, have met some interesting, friendly people that way. I don't make a practice of giving tours. Airstreamers seem to be friendly folks, but some seem to be attacking the original poster here. Let it go, please!
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:22 AM   #100
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am thinking of going out this October first time and am a little anxious. guess I should research and mark a map for my happy trails
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Old 09-30-2015, 07:09 PM   #101
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am thinking of going out this October first time and am a little anxious. guess I should research and mark a map for my happy trails
Get a 'rubber chicken', paint it like a Flamingo and hang it off your awning... when PETA shows up say "Hey, it is almost Halloween!"
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:38 PM   #102
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When ya see the Tundra with "GUHOR" license plate (Russian, "I'm in the dark") pulling our 2006 Bambi, 19'er, please stop on by, ya hear? Especially if ya wanna help find my leak. Why do people own Airstreams? Why do people own Labrador Retrievers? Because they are a rare breed..mostly great people.....
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:27 PM   #103
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The only reason I don't give Airstream tours is the resident traveling doggie pack is just too territorial. The AS is their home, and they defend it loudly. Pom/chihuahua mixes are that way, and they are always with us.

But, hey, if we're outside and not busy, we love to talk about Airstream adventures and related subjects. Hopefully the doggets won't get too loud...

Would I barge into someone else's campsite and insist on a conversation? Absolutely not. It's not polite or reasonable to act like that. I do insist on 'common courtesy' at all times.


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Old 09-30-2015, 11:39 PM   #104
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Each to their own, I'm the exact opposite ! I LOVE Airstreams and showing others my rig if they're interested. I'd never barge onto someone's site unless we'd made eye contact and exchanged a smile or whatever.
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:38 AM   #105
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I do feel for your problem as I've had some very friendly folks say hi, and its happened when I've had some "issues" on the road and just want to set up and relax. However, I did look them up and apologize for my unfriendliness. I think most campers regardless of brand like to look at other brands to see the new or interesting styles/equipment or just talk to you because you come from a certain state. My wife and I have had a few RVs and like to talk to folks and hear their travel experiences. I think AS's are a special brand and they draw attention. Hope you fare well in your travels and don't ever, ever, ever drive an H-D Electraglide with your service dog in the sidecar and a hot blond on the passenger's seat , you get questioned and photographed at every stoplight/sign... My cross to bear...
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:43 AM   #106
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Unfortunately, RVers tend to be a sociable lot and fellow Airstreamers are among the worst, often mistakenly wanting to share a perceived common passion. Go to a local sign shop and have a few signs made up that state in big bold red letters:

LEAVE US ALONE - GO AWAY!

These signs should suffice to lets others know you are not in a sociable mood. Other signs to post might include:

DANGER - VICIOUS ATTACK DOG

STAY OUT - QUARANTINED AREA

DANGER - CDC EBOLA TEST SITE

WE HATE PEOPLE - THAT INCLUDES YOU

WARNING - LEGIONNAIRES' DISEASE

OUR PET RATS CARRY THE PLAGUE

VISITORS NOT WELCOMED - GOODBYE!

Hopefully these few helpful examples will get you thinking about other possible signs to discourage busybodies, the curious, gladhanders, insurance salesmen, noisy folks and just plain well-wishers from pestering you. Good luck finding solitude with an Airstreram in any RV park.
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Old 10-01-2015, 01:01 PM   #107
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Most people meet us in the middle of the road and strike up a conversation.
Then, I might invite them for a tour- if I have time/not doing anything else.


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Old 10-01-2015, 02:21 PM   #108
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To each his or her own ... social is defined by the individual ...not everyone wants to socialize.
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Old 10-01-2015, 03:27 PM   #109
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Sounds like a horrible problem....
Maybe dump the Airstream, buy a cookie cutter type RV and enjoy a non social experience!

I own a couple Aston Martin autos, nothing pisses me off more than other owners chatting it up about our rare cars.
It's a birds of a feather kind of thing!
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:38 PM   #110
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To each his or her own ... social is defined by the individual ...not everyone wants to socialize.

Then don't go to a state park or corps park on the weekend- a most social atmosphere-


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We get looky-loos all the time when we camp. For us it's part of the fun, and we enjoy meeting folks interested in Airstreams. Owning an Airstream is also a nifty way to get someone with a cool vintage trailer to talk to us and maybe show us their unit!

When the question of "how much" inevitably comes up, I just tell them Airstream's been making trailers for 80 years, so the real question is how much they want to pay up front and how much sweat equity they want to put into the deal. If they aren't handy or don't want to roll up the sleeves much, it's gonna cost more to get into one. Maybe they could score one that's gently used, oh 2-5 years old. If they are handy and into a restoration or renovation, they can get into an older Airstream at a great starting price and then build it up from there. We've seen some beautiful vintage units! By the time I'm done with this spiel, they forget they asked how much I paid for my trailer, and we're talking about stuff that's a lot more interesting.
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Some interaction with other campers is positive, some is negative.
At the dump station, the guy behind me- "How you like that Airstream with no slides?"
Another guy a fee weeks ago- a former Airstreamer who owns a Jayco now- "You still enjoying your Airstream with no slides?"



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