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Old 10-15-2015, 03:46 PM   #15
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The Airstream fulfilled a life long desire for me and my wife. No more pop-up campers. The most loved feature is the smell of freedom we experience whenever we step inside. Plus no faux hickory cabinetry.
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Old 10-15-2015, 04:03 PM   #16
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It's kind of like this with Airstreams. There are folks who think a car is just a tool to get from point A to point B. Well that's kind of true. But then there are automotive enthusiast and we think there is more than the function to the car. Does it have personality?

And so I feel the same way about the Airstream. It has personality, soul and character. There is something iconic and classic about their shape and design.

A Kia Soul might be nice and dandy but it isn't Porsche or a Corvette. And I'm sure that a Artic Fox is nice and dandy, but it isn't an Airstream either.

This kind of thing makes sense in the heart more than it does on paper.

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Old 10-15-2015, 04:22 PM   #17
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It's streamlined shape and low profile slices through the air like a hot knife through butter, it's fully independent suspension and low center of gravity grips the road like it's on rails.

And it's iconic beautiful, timeless aluminum exterior never goes out of style while it's interior is gorgeous and filled with light.
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Old 10-15-2015, 04:47 PM   #18
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what do you love about Airstreams

We have had 4 other SOB trailers since the 70's. Each one we bought was larger than the previous one. We always wanted a trailer with an open feeling and large windows in order to give us a nice view of the nature around us.

We moved to a good used 2004, 30 foot Classic Airstream back in 2007 because:

1. We love the open feeling because of all the windows all around the trailer.
2. The layout is the best of all the trailers that we considered.
3. It is heavier than our last 28 foot SOB yet it tows much better and we use less gas because of the aerodynamic design.
4. Easier to keep clean on the outside.
5. Lower profile than some SOBs. I am 6'1"" and I do not have any problem with the shower, bed, couch etc.
6. We have put over 50,000 miles on it and had very few problems. We are very happy with it.
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Old 10-15-2015, 05:24 PM   #19
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Besides the obvious quality & perfect towing ability, it's iconic, a classic like so many other American products, corvettes & such. When you see a corvette you immediately know it's a corvette, when you see an Airstream you know it's a Airstream, no other RV on the market or in the world for that matter has that recognition.
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:41 PM   #20
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Besides the obvious quality & perfect towing ability, it's iconic, a classic like so many other American products, corvettes & such. When you see a corvette you immediately know it's a corvette, when you see an Airstream you know it's a Airstream, no other RV on the market or in the world for that matter has that recognition.

Good point.

Same reason to like a Mustang, Frye boots, Black Hills Gold jewelry, Navajo silver and turquoise, button fly jeans, and a Kansas City strip steak.

It's the real, made in USA, authentic, deal.
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:47 PM   #21
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We love the CCD interior. It's not your Father's (or your Mom's) Airstream and has a wonderful retro-modern feel. At the same time it's iconic Americana, it feels more spacious inside than it is, it is easy to tow, and it is a great conversation-starter everywhere we go.
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:52 PM   #22
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My first TT was an Airstream and after walking through dozens of white boxes it was the first trailer I'd been in that frankly didn't give me visions of goats on the porch, diapers in the sink, no front teeth, living.

I like the timeless design, simple systems and there's just something about those rounded walls... I still smile when I step inside.
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Old 10-15-2015, 09:01 PM   #23
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The well-stated "iconic" shape combines form and function. The form makes a lot of people smile - perhaps it inspires them to travel and dream about new adventures, as it has us. The function makes it easy to be confident when towing. Having our little apartment that we tow behind us makes it easy to get away for an impromptu escape when we decide to grab a few days for ourselves. It's easy to tow, easy to set up, and easy to live with. We've made changes to adjust some things to match our needs, and that makes it exclusively ours and unlike anything else. That's what we love about our little Airstream.
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Old 10-15-2015, 09:29 PM   #24
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I think the quality of the cabnetry is fantastic. Some of the hardware is lacking.
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Old 10-15-2015, 09:38 PM   #25
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I was going to say towing, towing, towing, but Road Ruler beat me to it.

We had SOB white boxes for over twenty years. Had the joy of rebuilding sections of them to replace dry rot when there seams failed. (That joy bit was sarcasm)

The Airstream, while not perfect, makes me smile every time I hook it up, or come back to it in a campsite. Inside it's soothing. When I fire up the stove for the fist time after towing for hours with the propane off, the stove lights immediately. I love the led interior lights. The electric switch on the water heater works quickly and well, saving me from using my propane. I could go on, but you get the idea. We wanted one for twenty years, and we are very happy we finally got one. They are not everyone's cup of tea, and that is ok. The thing that is important is that you are happy with whatever you choose to spend your time with. Coffee, bacon and eggs taste the same whether you camp under the stars in a sleeping bag or in an Airstream.

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My first TT was an Airstream and after walking through dozens of white boxes it was the first trailer I'd been in that frankly didn't give me visions of goats on the porch, diapers in the sink, no front teeth, living.



I like the timeless design, simple systems and there's just something about those rounded walls... I still smile when I step inside.

Nothing like stereotyping the poor.
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:24 PM   #27
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Nothing like stereotyping the poor.

Lets not find offense from a statement not meant to be offensive.

And besides, who says Janet was talking about poor folks? Maybe it is more offensive to assume she was....

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What I like about our trailer is that the wife and I built it exactly like we wanted it without spending a pile of money.

It is way comfortable over long stays, and we can avoid Hotels all together!


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