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Old 02-12-2013, 01:50 PM   #1
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New purchase at Colonial Airstream

About three weeks ago I took my 34' Limited to Colonial Airstream in Lakewood NJ for a repair on a leaking vista view window. When I dropped it off, I told them I wasn't using the trailer until march, and I went home to wait for their call. In the meantime my wife and I started looking at the classifieds on the forums for a newer to us used trailer to see what upgrading years would cost.

Well we found several units that we liked, and on a whim I looked at what Colonial had on their web site. I ran across the 2006 34' classic limited with SO and was smitten, and made an appointment to see the trailer. Last Monday I met Patrick at colonial and toured the trailer. I was again smitten and made another appointment for my wife to see it with the slide open. Our appointment was for 11 am last Tuesday. We got there and Patrick had it all ready, even had the heat on and we spent the better part of 90 minutes checking out the unit.

Long and short of it we made an offer plus our trailer as a trade, and we were able to come to terms, and we are the proud owners of a 2006 classic limited 34' SO. I was very happy with attention to detail Patrick Botticelli gave to the whole experience. We are picking up our airstream on Valentines Day, what a great Valentines celebration.

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Old 02-12-2013, 02:27 PM   #2
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Congrats! A happy story, for sure. Of course, you couldn't have had a case of 2'itis, since you already had a 34!
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:08 PM   #3
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Congrats on your new 34' SO. I try to avoid stepping in the ones at the dealer and convince myself that the LED upgrade i want to do, is cheaper than buying something newer than the 72.

But a couple of times when sitting inside a 2011 or 2012 Flying Cloud or Classic with both presenting new leather, great views and the floor plan that flows, purchasing a newer one is not only tempting but also about 35 more years of Airstreaming, just like the 1972 has provided in its 41 years of service.

One of these days, I may be posting a very similar post and I quote; "Long and short of it we made an offer plus our trailer as a trade, and we were able to come to terms, and we are the proud owners". Again, congrats and we know you will enjoy it.

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Old 02-12-2013, 08:46 PM   #4
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We "did it" back in November...the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Traded in our 1982 30' Avion for a 2011 34' Airstream. Same kind of deal....just surfing the sites and came upon this beautiful silver 'stream. Bought it and have not looked back.....in fact, we are looking forward to all the trips we have planned this summer alone.....Bahia Honda, Yellowstone, Disney....etc.

Congratulations.....you'll LOVE it!!!
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:52 PM   #5
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Thanks for the good thoughts, I am a proud Airstream owner and look forward to the adventures that are ahead of us with the new trailer. I will remember my first Airstream fondly, and the experience forever changed me and my wife for the better. 14 years ago she had a stroke that left her paralyzed on her right side and unable to speak. She didn't let it stop her, and we spent two years in our first 34 footer touring this great country of ours.

My hope is that the new 34 will light the fire and we get to go for another two or three...

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Old 02-12-2013, 09:15 PM   #6
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Reganzo, that is a great story and sounds familiar as my wife and I did something similar a few months back. On a smaller scale though. I hope you and your wife enjoy the heck out of your new AS and live life to it's fullest.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:47 PM   #7
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Congrats to everyone. When & if I am ready to get my Airstream, I am sure ill get it from Colonial. I am on their website all the time & only read & hear great things. Happy travels.
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Congrats to all the new owners, I did the same brought my 2005 Safari SS in for repairs and walk out with a 2012 (New) International Serenity. Pick her up in 2 weeks. Airstreams get into your blood.

Reganzo, I hope you fire burns bright for many years to come. Airstreams and the lifestyle associated with them can do wonders for people and relationships. We are on our 3rd unit and each one has done something to improve my life and bring about shared family experiences that I know I would of never had had I not decided to buy my first Airstream.

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:18 PM   #9
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Congrats to all as well.

Jim Clark -- we went in and dropped our 2006 Safari for service, and ended up buying a new 2013 27FB Classic Limited.

We had called Pat and he had the two models we wanted to look at.

We pulled the trigger knowing that we will get years out of this coach before I retire, and will take the Classic on the road for some extended trips when the time is right.

Got a couple of trips planned already. We pick her up next week.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:46 PM   #10
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Reganzo, I hope you fire burns bright for many years to come. Airstreams and the lifestyle associated with them can do wonders for people and relationships. We are on our 3rd unit and each one has done something to improve my life and bring about shared family experiences that I know I would of never had had I not decided to buy my first Airstream.


Picked up the new to us 34 classic ltd, and the urge to hit the road grows ever stronger. We are happy with our decision to purchase a newer Airstream , and to be able to stay with the 34 foot plus add a slide out is the cherry on top. I booked our first trip for the middle of April to Myrtle Beach, yipeeee!

Jim, our fire has been kindled !!!!!!!!!!

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Congrats to all the new owners, I did the same brought my 2005 Safari SS in for repairs and walk out with a 2012 (New) International Serenity. Pick her up in 2 weeks. Airstreams get into your blood.

Reganzo, I hope you fire burns bright for many years to come. Airstreams and the lifestyle associated with them can do wonders for people and relationships. We are on our 3rd unit and each one has done something to improve my life and bring about shared family experiences that I know I would of never had had I not decided to buy my first Airstream.

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Yep, I think that the disease is worst near Valentine's Day ... a new one followed us home, too ...
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Congrats to everyone. Thanks for sharing your stories.
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