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Old 11-21-2014, 10:33 PM   #85
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:57 PM   #86
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Why an airstream? My dad always wanted one. He's been gone 40 years.
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Old 11-29-2014, 04:24 PM   #87
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I was tired of neighbors asking if I had stole the Airstream we currently have, so I had an option.

I covered the Airstream logo on the front and taped Studebaker over it. Now they want me to take them for a drive in it.

You can never win.
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:42 AM   #88
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Those are all names of toy haulers. Why they gotta sound so violent?
PanAmerica doesn't sound so mean...
Neither does Eddie Bauer !!!
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Old 12-11-2014, 05:04 AM   #89
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Serenity? Or in the past my two called "Ocean Breeze"...... I think the names on Airstreams may set the mood for who buys one. For sure at my age the Serenity idea is tops on my list.

And to Sitting Duck, I sold my 2010 Allegro Bus 43QGP because of size, weight, and the desire to be more relaxed on the road. However at 44 feet plus the towed making it 63 feet long, 45,000 lbs. combined, 13 feet tall...... I appeared far more aggressive than any fifth wheel. Now in the Airstream again, I can pull slightly quicker, worry less about maintenance and repairs, get into much tighter spaces, and am much more relaxed at the end of the day. Did I mention Serenity? 😅


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Old 01-20-2015, 09:17 PM   #90
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...Like the guy in a campground in Phoenix said to me last year, "that sure is a purty unit you got there....how many slides you got?" I said, "NONE" -- this trailer is for TRAVEL, not for parking at the lake for the summer...
Hi, I'm new here researching my first RV. I read this entire thread and this comment was the one that resonated the most with me.

I'm a strong believer in "you get what you pay for". $30K buys a LOT of trailer towable with a 1/2 ton truck. Paying $90K for less space is a tough pill to swallow. This thread has been helpful. Thank you.
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:36 PM   #91
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Old 01-20-2015, 11:34 PM   #92
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Hi, I'm new here researching my first RV. I read this entire thread and this comment was the one that resonated the most with me.

I'm a strong believer in "you get what you pay for". $30K buys a LOT of trailer towable with a 1/2 ton truck. Paying $90K for less space is a tough pill to swallow. This thread has been helpful. Thank you.

Friend, that 30k needs to be tripled. And a healthy percentage of that total added there into.

A 30k new conventional trailer bought every ten years will not last as long as that one 90k Airstream. They will never tow as well and demand far greater fuel burn.

These things mentioned above as well as others, are your mark of quality.

Ask yourself why these others have rubber membrane roofs. There is one long list of comparisons to be made.
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Hi, I'm new here researching my first RV. I read this entire thread and this comment was the one that resonated the most with me.

I'm a strong believer in "you get what you pay for". $30K buys a LOT of trailer towable with a 1/2 ton truck. Paying $90K for less space is a tough pill to swallow. This thread has been helpful. Thank you.

This assumes that one's primary consideration is something like dollars in per square foot of space out. So the bigger and cheaper the better?

We have been inside bigger units and actually would feel embarrassed hauling so much needless stuff down the road: the curio cabinet, TV screen the size of a Buick (hey, we're camping,) and little side-tables with lamps and candy dishes. Maybe these are OK for people who actually wanted a site-built summer home on the lake but couldn't afford it, or need to sleep 8 grandchildren.

Some of us value a quality product, good design, efficient use of space, and a solidly-built trailer that maybe we could bequeath to those grandchildren in 20 years time,-- should we ever get any.
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Old 01-21-2015, 01:17 AM   #94
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Hi, I'm new here researching my first RV. I read this entire thread and this comment was the one that resonated the most with me.

I'm a strong believer in "you get what you pay for". $30K buys a LOT of trailer towable with a 1/2 ton truck. Paying $90K for less space is a tough pill to swallow. This thread has been helpful. Thank you.
Hi, It's hard to compare if size is your main concern. To me that's like saying that you can buy a circus tent for one third the price of a normal house. I would rather have the smaller house. Or would you rather have a huge Opal instead of a one carat diamond?
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Old 01-21-2015, 02:18 AM   #95
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Investigating: why an Airstream?

There are plenty of good arguments in either direction. Pick the RV that makes you happiest and go camping. 😀
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Old 01-21-2015, 05:11 AM   #96
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We had a larger trailer with more walk around room and storage that cost less. It had more break downs, spent more time at the repair shop, cost more fuel to tow, wiggled and jiggled and bounced more while towing, was made of particle board- what else?
You go ahead and buy your $30,000 trailer. You will be an $80,000 Airstream owner in 2-3 years, especially if you like the style of an Airstream or think they look cool. Been there, done that. There's 2 ways to go about it. Buy an Airstream now, or buy an Airstream later. Why put yourself through what I went through? Go ahead and buy an Airstream now and be done with it. I am 46 years old and plan on this being my last trailer. With 1 trip to Jackson Center in 2 years to fix/repair all issues to 110% satisfaction it probably will be my last trailer. That is the definition of quality- exceeding the customer's expectations. Did Jackson Center exceed my expectations? Absolutely! That Forest River trailer went back to the dealership every week for something and was never right. Did Forest River or the dealer ever even meet my expectations? Not a chance!
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Had enough yet?

H2o is fun too....


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Old 01-21-2015, 06:29 AM   #98
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Well put, and my sentiments exactly!

There is still the core of that "marvelous culture" remaining. More and more doofuses (doofi??), it seems.
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