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Old 08-21-2011, 10:46 AM   #43
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Aftermath, I don't see where any vintage owner is criticizing anyone for buying new. The topic is about the concerns voiced by new Airstream owners who, right here on the forums, have started a considerable number of posts about the quality issues of their own trailers. As I mentioned earlier, it is human nature to speak up about problems but they rarely speak up when things are right. Please don't turn this into another "us vs. them" thread. There's enough of that in the WBCC threads.
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Aftermath, I don't see where any vintage owner is criticizing anyone for buying new. The topic is about the concerns voiced by new Airstream owners who, right here on the forums, have started a considerable number of posts about the quality issues of their own trailers. As I mentioned earlier, it is human nature to speak up about problems but they rarely speak up when things are right. Please don't turn this into another "us vs. them" thread. There's enough of that in the WBCC threads.
Not my intent to divide. Rather, prevent division via discussion. Clear the air so to speak.

It's my experience/observation that gagging results in deep rifts. Cripes...isn't the world divided enough right now?

Sorry that I haven't been able to respond to all the latter replies personally - combination of being busy and sick.
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So new Airstream owners shouldn't come here to vent about the problems that they're having? As I see it, that's what they're doing - coming here, expressing their concerns and disappointments and, maybe, looking for a group of people who will understand and sympathize with what they're going through. I'm not sure I see where the air needs to be cleared, because I don't see where new Airstream owners are being belittled for their decision. Sorry, but I'm not sure I understand what you're trying to achieve with this thread. It's almost as though you're asking that no one air any concerns that they may have about the quality of their new trailers.
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Sorry....think you misconstrued my message.

Was promoting openness for all. That's what I meant by clearing the air.

I think you are reading between the lines a tad much.
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I may be. But as I said in my first reply, people are prone to complain when encountered with a problem. So, if a new Airstream owner finds quality control issues with his new rig, he's likely going to look to find a place where he can voice his concerns. That place is often this forum. What would you have people do?
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The best... and only thing about an Airstream, is that it's an Airstream, if it hadn't been, I wouldn't have had either a 63 Safari or a new 03 Classic.

And yes, I've praised and bitched about both, so what.

I wouldn't change a thing.

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Question Huh?

I'm trying to figure this thread out.
Near as I can tell it is an argument about whether or not to argue, and if so, what to argue about and what exactly to call the argument.

If I'm not right, please don't burst my bubble.


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RONG....this is.
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RONG....this is.
Where did you find that?
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I'm trying to figure this thread out.
Near as I can tell it is an argument about whether or not to argue, and if so, what to argue about and what exactly to call the argument.

If I'm not right, please don't burst my bubble.


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Well, what can I say? It's just like me practicing the backing up (with trailer) prior to the shakedown cruise.

The poor Airstream goes one way, then it goes the other way, and we're headed right for the fence/ditch/tree/side of the garage (take your pick).
Then I get fed up because we're going no where fast.

As the neighbour said, next time you're "practicing" backing up, can you let me know because I want to bring my lawn chair and a beer. Best entertainment around!

But, I know what to call these backing-up gigs. That's for sure. An exercise in futility. Now I've cancelled the back-in RV park for one with 100% drive-thru sites. So, I'm going.....but the thought of a back-in site is about as appealing as a root canal at this point in time.
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Where did you find that?
It was started by a very eccentric, enthusiastic, erudite, engaging, and thoroughly engrossing fellow Stream'r.

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It was started by a very eccentric, enthusiastic, erudite, engaging, and thoroughly engrossing fellow Stream'r.

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Thank-you, but I don't think I deserve all the credit.
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I may be. But as I said in my first reply, people are prone to complain when encountered with a problem. So, if a new Airstream owner finds quality control issues with his new rig, he's likely going to look to find a place where he can voice his concerns. That place is often this forum. What would you have people do?
Voicing concerns or throwing the bathwater (or black-tank water) out with the new baby which doesn't help anyone...and the implications go way beyond this arena.

If I had a dollar for every "Don't buy new" I have encountered on this forum, it would have resulted in a substantial down payment for my new trailer.

That was the gist of my original post.
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Thank-you, but I don't think I deserve all the credit.

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Your very welcome.......but this was the original Argue thread, a fun place to go if the mood strikes.


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