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Old 10-01-2015, 09:22 PM   #113
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Really I can not believe this thread. It is obvious to me, that most of the streamers on here are or have had a different life than most people. Most have worked in a non social enviroment, do not know to function or ever function in any social settings and quite frankly, if I ever come across any streamers or SOB campers and get the the cold shoulder when saying hi,, i will not waste my breath or time with such people. I have had many custom harleys, and the expectation is that you hope in a selfish way that you are complimented on your bike. I have and will never swoosh someone away. You bought the airstream for the attention. If you can not handle the attention, buy a tent. By the way, any streamer that I have met and said hi to, was polite, asked them how they enjoyed the streamer, said great, I have never asked to look inside, they have usually invited me in for a quickie lookie. So people lighten up and enjoy what time we have left on this planet.
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Old 10-02-2015, 07:59 AM   #114
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Really I can not believe this thread. It is obvious to me, that most of the streamers on here are or have had a different life than most people. Most have worked in a non social enviroment, do not know to function or ever function in any social settings and quite frankly, if I ever come across any streamers or SOB campers and get the the cold shoulder when saying hi,, i will not waste my breath or time with such people. I have had many custom harleys, and the expectation is that you hope in a selfish way that you are complimented on your bike. I have and will never swoosh someone away. You bought the airstream for the attention. If you can not handle the attention, buy a tent. By the way, any streamer that I have met and said hi to, was polite, asked them how they enjoyed the streamer, said great, I have never asked to look inside, they have usually invited me in for a quickie lookie. So people lighten up and enjoy what time we have left on this planet.
I say "Howdy, Y'all !"... Guess I am just a happy Cajun Redneck!
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Old 10-02-2015, 09:00 AM   #115
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Likewise, I try to always find time to be nice, polite, and generally sociable.

Besides, I know it isn't exactly humble of me but I enjoy showing off my unique trailer knowing that some will love it and some will hate it and some will admire my "carpentry skills" and some who know what real carpentry is wont....

It is all the same to me, I enjoy all of it.

Several months ago while I was in Bisbee a giant fifth wheel parked next to me, the man was busy setting up his trailer, a big production no doubt, I said hello in passing, it wasn't hard to judge his attitude, him and I became "silent neighbors" quickly. Turns out his wife was a nice lady who spent the better part of an hour conversing with my wife and I.

Some people are so busy that they miss the better parts of life, and some aren't.




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Old 10-02-2015, 09:48 AM   #116
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Really I can not believe this thread. It is obvious to me, that most of the streamers on here are or have had a different life than most people. Most have worked in a non social enviroment, do not know to function or ever function in any social settings and quite frankly, if I ever come across any streamers or SOB campers and get the the cold shoulder when saying hi,, i will not waste my breath or time with such people. I have had many custom harleys, and the expectation is that you hope in a selfish way that you are complimented on your bike. I have and will never swoosh someone away. You bought the airstream for the attention. If you can not handle the attention, buy a tent. By the way, any streamer that I have met and said hi to, was polite, asked them how they enjoyed the streamer, said great, I have never asked to look inside, they have usually invited me in for a quickie lookie. So people lighten up and enjoy what time we have left on this planet.
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Old 10-02-2015, 09:58 AM   #117
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Old 10-02-2015, 12:49 PM   #118
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We generally enjoy the camaraderie with fellow RVers. Having an Airstream does generate a fair amount of interest. My favorite in the recent past was a guy in a campground in Arizona a couple years ago who came striding up to my trailer as I was doing the set-up. His first contribution, "that looks new, are they still making them." (Don't you wish you had $1 for every time you've heard that?) His second comment was, "how many slides you got on that trailer." My response: "NONE. This is a TRAVEL trailer, not a 'park it at the lake for the summer RV.'" He tilted his head slightly, said, "Oh." Then walked away.
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:37 AM   #119
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I bought an Airstream so....

Sometimes it's surprising who you meet. We were up in Door County Wi. A few years back. An Airstream pulls in a few sites from ours. After a few days the occupants pass by on the road and I engage them in a conversation. As it ends up they are newbees with lots of questions. I refer them here to the forum as a good place to get answers. As it ends up they tell be they've been reading the forum for a while for just that purpose. They ask me what my screen name is and when I tell them they chuckle. One of them said wait a second I'll be right back. She comes back with a stack of paper all of which are posts I have done over time on various topics. She says she prints out the ones most useful and keeps them in the trailer. What a hoot!

The other magnet that has drawn folks to the trailer is the Airforums decal. I've met some of you at campgrounds where we coincidently have been staying at. That decal definitely means a visit.

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Old 10-08-2015, 12:42 PM   #120
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It's funny how other 'Forums members already know who I am when we meet face to face the first time.
It's also funny that they call me by my 'Forums handle rather than my given name.


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Old 10-08-2015, 12:45 PM   #121
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M Honey you are correct. It's like we take on the social media persona instead. I almost feel bad when I say no that's not my real name.

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Old 10-08-2015, 12:50 PM   #122
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:49 PM   #123
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I agree with the "to each his/her own" way of thinking. I do find it strange that even amongst those on this site, there appears to be a pecking order. There is the "vintage" people who even call themselves AS snobs and there are those that have the new models that appear to insult others that are renovating their ASs and using them at the same time, just because they may/may not over time put a lot of money into them. I think folks get ASs for many reasons and it should be a "to each his/her own" thing. I thank God that I'm able to have an AS in any condition, as I'm lucky to be alive after a couple of roadside bombs in 2008. I've always loved ASs, even as a kid and after RVing for many years just said WTF and bought an old but "new-to-me" 1989 AS. She is something I always wanted and will enjoy no matter what the monetary cost and appreciate every minute of it! So, who really cares how your fellow RVer acts as long as they aren't threatening/disturbing anyone, just enjoy yourself, respect other people and have a great day!!!
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:52 PM   #124
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M Honey you are correct. It's like we take on the social media persona instead. I almost feel bad when I say no that's not my real name.

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It is also funny that the people in our WBCCI unit don't know about 'Forums and aren't interested.
I don't look at them as rival clubs. I think it's OK to be in both.


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Old 10-08-2015, 07:10 PM   #125
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Airstreamers come in all shapes, sizes, and personalities. Unless we are going to some sort of rally, we never see another Airstream when we are camping, which creates some curiosity among other campers. We're happy to oblige that interest. On the road, we've been at a gas pump, had another Airstream pull up next to us, and never got a glance or wave from the driver. OTOH, at a rest stop in the middle of Minnesota, had another Airstream pull up in a spot near us, and the owner made a point of saying hi. Life is like a box of chocolates..................fortunately, I enjoy chocolates.
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:51 PM   #126
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We may have a newer AS (can't call it new anymore, I guess), but we know it's because we aren't handy enough to restore / remodel / renovate an elder statesman of a trailer. We're constantly amazed and inspired by what people have been able to do with their trailers, while we mostly just do the best we can not to mess up the one we have.
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