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Old 10-15-2015, 09:58 PM   #29
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The Airstream family that came along with owning my trailer. Ive met so many wonderful Airstreamers and made great friends.

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Old 10-16-2015, 07:07 PM   #30
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My first venture was an SOB. Enjoyed it, but it always felt....flimsy. During a big storm in Dallas, the wind shook me so much I feared serious damage. So AS caught my eye.....I looked, researched, and was hooked: much better mileage, superb natural light throughout, top quality construction, high re-sale value, terrific comfort, great attention to detail...I could go on and on. There simply is nothing on the market to compare. One final note: a neighboring camper, in an enormous SOB with 3 slides, invited me into his rig. Big, yes. But it seemed SMALLER inside than my 23-foot AS!! In sum...go, look, try. Airstream sells itself, if you like quality.

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Old 10-16-2015, 07:44 PM   #31
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After getting trapped on the highway today behind an accident for 3 hours I am glad it had a restroom.
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:24 PM   #32
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Amen to that. Nothing quite so convenient at my age than a clean, handy restroom usable anyplace I can pull over. Wife and daughter also appreciate it for the same reason. Just need to carry some water in the tank for flushing...

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Old 10-16-2015, 08:41 PM   #33
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I use mine for work and pleasure. It is 10 years old this year. It is the shiney inside. I can sit and get my coffee at same time. It is we live very very simple in the eirestream. Two cups, two bowls etc. very few clothes two towels. We live fresh, simple and outside, always outside.thats why I like it. We r simple., gadget free, just living for the moment. 160 nights this year, all good!
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Old 10-17-2015, 05:08 AM   #34
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As noted, having a rest room behind you is very nice. Any entrance ramp on the Interstate can do in a pinch.

But, the ability to make the unit personal is very nice. And at the risk of being banned for too many photos, here is a change in my toilet area, makes the interior "softer".

Alana_Curtains_Bath_10.11.15 by Tommie Lauer, on Flickr
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Old 10-17-2015, 06:04 AM   #35
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Old 10-18-2015, 02:12 PM   #36
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Just in case you had not considered this. You don't even need to keep water in your holding tank to flush on the road. You can use the facilities and then very simply pour in some water from a water jug behind you to flush and carry things along. In case you haven't had an opportunity to fill the water tank. (we can't fill at home).

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Old 10-18-2015, 03:46 PM   #37
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Why an Airstream?

After walking through dozens of SOBs, my husband and I decided we would only be happy with an Airstream as out first TT for three reasons:

1. They are the "little black dress" of travel trailers...classic, classy, and timeless.

2. Even though our old bodies aren't happy sleeping on the ground in our tent any more, we can still feel like we are camping in the great outdoors with an AS, rather than staying in a mobile house with an itty, bitty yard.

3. Owning an AS is more than being a travel trailer owner; you have become part of a new extended family. This forum is just one example of the wonderful people in that family (along with a few prickly ones that keep things lively!)
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Old 10-18-2015, 10:51 PM   #38
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Windows, and more windows. Camping is about experiencing the outdoors. Too many huge SOB's close you off from the outdoors, to the point that they are dark and claustrophobic. In my Airstream, I am surrounded by awesome views of the world around me and tons of natural light.
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Old 10-20-2015, 08:53 AM   #39
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The style- retro, art deco, old-school-
The dependability- a tad above the other brands-
Road manners- literally tows like it isn't even there and yields 11-13 mpg- 20% higher fuel economy than our sob white box-
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Old 10-20-2015, 08:54 AM   #40
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The materials- no mdf, particle board, wafer board, chip board, beaver board, what have ya- not nearly as much "off-gassing" odor as sob trailers-
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Old 10-20-2015, 04:59 PM   #41
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We like our Airstream because of its quality. We plan on using ours a lot with our extended family which includes, 4 families, 5 grandchildren and three dogs for now and we are still growing. Even though we all can't use it at the same time, we plan on using it a lot. Also, most campers which are ten years old, are not here not here today, where an Airstream has been here for a long long time.
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:10 PM   #42
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love of Airstream

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I've read several times in posts that they would never own anything but an Airstream. I would love to know what is it that you love about your Airstream that you wouldn't get in a trailer made by a different company.

I have a real fascination with Airstream but my husband doesn't understand what is so special about them.

Anyone willing to share?
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Likes: steps low to ground easier to board; no rubber roof to maintain; no slide outs to break and have to been cleaned; lower overall height; easier to tow; aero dynamic ( get 3 miles to gallon better mileage); easier to park; modern look; better use of space;

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