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Old 07-18-2014, 06:35 AM   #309
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:53 AM   #310
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They say 80% of the world's statistics are made up.






75% of us say that is bunk!
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:01 AM   #311
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And thus the claims-
Chevy- "the longest lasting, most dependable trucks on the road"
Ford- "the highest selling vehicle 31 years"


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Ford claim = monthly sales data is published and warehoused by folks like Automotive News as well as mfrs.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:39 AM   #312
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The number of registered Model A's still on the road is a hot topic and nothing seems to resolve it. As to Airstreams, I'd like to see current registrations state by state and insurance statistics. Quite frankly, that 80% number sounds like a marketing man's idea rather then a solid statistic. I'm on way back from Kingman AZ on the old Route 66 and have seen at least three abandoned Airstreams. Do these count?


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Old 07-18-2014, 08:43 AM   #313
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Were they abandoned on or off the roadway?
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:42 AM   #314
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I haven't heard vintage Airstreamers denigrating those who buy new as being un-mechanical.

I have heard, and have said it myself after spending 4 years renovating a vintage rig, that those who are not handy should probably not buy vintage, at least not as a money saving move. It would end up costing more to have someone else do the required repairs and renovations than it would to buy a new unit.

If there is anyone who needs to justify the buying of a Vintage unit by putting down buyers of New as being incapable of repairs, or snobbish, well, it seems to me that sort of person has issues that couldn't be fixed by a wrench. Pay them no mind.
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:49 AM   #315
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I haven't heard vintage Airstreamers denigrating those who buy new as being un-mechanical.

I have heard, and have said it myself after spending 4 years renovating a vintage rig, that those who are not handy should probably not buy vintage, at least not as a money saving move. It would end up costing more to have someone else do the required repairs and renovations than it would to buy a new unit.

If there is anyone who needs to justify the buying of a Vintage unit by putting down buyers of New as being incapable of repairs, or snobbish, well, it seems to me that sort of person has issues that couldn't be fixed by a wrench. Pay them no mind.
IMHO... anybody that buys much of anything either needs to be rich or mechanically inclined. "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy"_Red Green

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Old 07-18-2014, 10:59 AM   #316
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I haven't heard vintage Airstreamers denigrating those who buy new as being un-mechanical.

I have heard, and have said it myself after spending 4 years renovating a vintage rig, that those who are not handy should probably not buy vintage, at least not as a money saving move. It would end up costing more to have someone else do the required repairs and renovations than it would to buy a new unit.

If there is anyone who needs to justify the buying of a Vintage unit by putting down buyers of New as being incapable of repairs, or snobbish, well, it seems to me that sort of person has issues that couldn't be fixed by a wrench. Pay them no mind.
Sorry Jim, but this was (primarily) the post that made me comment.....

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I haven't heard vintage Airstreamers denigrating those who buy new as being un-mechanical.

I have heard, and have said it myself after spending 4 years renovating a vintage rig, that those who are not handy should probably not buy vintage, at least not as a money saving move. It would end up costing more to have someone else do the required repairs and renovations than it would to buy a new unit.

If there is anyone who needs to justify the buying of a Vintage unit by putting down buyers of New as being incapable of repairs, or snobbish, well, it seems to me that sort of person has issues that couldn't be fixed by a wrench. Pay them no mind.
OH! it could be fixed with a wrench....Curly, Moe and Larry style!
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The number of registered Model A's still on the road is a hot topic and nothing seems to resolve it. As to Airstreams, I'd like to see current registrations state by state and insurance statistics. Quite frankly, that 80% number sounds like a marketing man's idea rather then a solid statistic. I'm on way back from Kingman AZ on the old Route 66 and have seen at least three abandoned Airstreams. Do these count?


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Old 07-18-2014, 12:47 PM   #321
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ooooo. I'm taking Pharm in this showdown....see, if he can't take you, he has the chemistry technology to make you verrrrrry compliant!

Ps, I think he's talking about the Stooges reference above.
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