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Old 08-10-2012, 03:37 PM   #15
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Also look at this:
See 1:31
Airstream Performance - YouTube

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Old 08-10-2012, 05:44 PM   #16
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Link to photo accident with Airstream on its side, previously posted on this site:

Note: I saw the other video, too, and searched for it; but I couldn't find it again. However, it looked pretty much like this photo, but a smaller model.

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Old 08-16-2012, 12:51 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by clarkrkent
My wife and I are looking at buying our first travel trailer. I grew up with my Grandparents owning Airstreams, so of course I am only considering one brand.

To try and be fair, I thought I would ask you, current Airstream owners - why did you spend as much as three times what you could have for a different brand of travel trailer, so you could own an Airstream?
I looked through the replies, and no one else has hit on our number one reason for buying an Airstream. We wanted to join WBCCI! My parents had an Airstream for the last many many years, and through those years we have had many opportunities to see what a great bunch of people belong to the club. We just wanted to be a part of it. Then add to that our fabulous 1976 31' Peapod, and we are very happy campers.
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:41 PM   #18
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I want to thank you all for your thoughts. While this is still something we will have to save our pennies for, I believe that we are really going to focus on Airstream (we love the Flying Cloud 23FB).

After all your comments, the biggest thing that helped push my wife into Airstream was the Airstream Performance video that is on the Airstream site. After watching it, she was sold!
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:11 PM   #19
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Ask your wife if you can also get the Porsche Cayenne in the video too!

Now: 2007 Safari SE 23' "Anne" towed by 2011 Dodge Durango "Herman"
Before: Argosy Minuet and T@B, towed by various Honda Odysseys
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:19 PM   #20
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Airstream / Casita

As a new owner of my first AS I knew I wanted one from the time we purchase our first RV a Jayco tent trailer ten years ago.

We sold our very much loved Casita Spirit Deluxe and upgraded to our new 2013 16' Sport a few weeks ago and can't wait to take it out on it's maiden voyage.

It's not much bigger than the Casita and we know there will be some "issues" with it just like any RV but knowing that in the future the only reason we would replace it would be with another AS was worth the price.

I hope I don't offend my fellow AS owners but if price is the only thing holding you back than take a look at the Casita's. They have the AS look on the outside and a nice clean modern look inside; we even called ours our "poor man's Airstream"!

They are built to a high standard and have the best resale value of any RV out there. We paid new $17,500 for ours and recently sold it for $13,500 after putting 15K miles on it!

The only glitch is there's no dealers so you have to buy factory direct in NE Texas. We we're lucky to find an incredible mobile RV guy who did all our service on the trailer after we brought it home.

When we picked up ours at the factory in 2007 we headed for Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons for a week and then home to So Calif.

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Old 08-16-2012, 04:35 PM   #21
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Hi, why an airstream trailer over an SOB? Well I think a five year old girl could punch a hole through almost any wall, interior or exterior, on many white box trailers. They are made with wood and staples like used for, one time use, shipping boxes. [my opinion]

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Old 08-16-2012, 04:41 PM   #22
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Airstreams Handle Better

Just as shown in the Airstream Performance Video, Airstreams handle better than any other travel trailer I have pulled. Since 1976 I have owned and towed all over the United States:
A Prowler
A Sunline
And four Airstreams.
I must say the white boxes have more room inside and more storage space outside, but nothing compares to the Airstream when it's following you down the highway.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:11 PM   #23
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I have owned tents, 2 sob 1 to replace total of 66 A.S. in middle of trip 1 used 5 new A.S. last new 1976 still own exc. cond. value close to what pur . price, price 36 yr. old wood & nail if you could get anything for it, yes A.S. have some troubles mainly yrs. past a few present yrs. My feelings easy tow exc. handling plus friendship of most A.S. owners also no obnox. odors.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:49 PM   #24
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When we bought ours (in really great shape) I took it to the dealer who had worked on it previously just to have it checked out. He offered to double my money on the spot. Of course I said no since we had been fortunate in our purchase.
This is our first TT, so happy we waited and did not get over anxious!
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:14 PM   #25
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After reading the link to the AS accident I am glad our tv is our Ford F350 with the hitch welded. Have been doing this for all our tv's for our business since we started.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:25 PM   #26
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Avion is good too

Check out a late 70's to late 80's Avion. They're pretty sweet too
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:52 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by JimGolden
Check out a late 70's to late 80's Avion. They're pretty sweet too
Can't argue with JG, silver Avions (pre 91) are great rigs.


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