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Old 10-21-2015, 05:21 AM   #43
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...and no fiberglass sides to de-laminate...
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Old 10-21-2015, 07:59 AM   #44
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First home I ever owned outright, no mortgage. Whenever I get the "BS" statement,"it must be nice", I simply reply," it is". Nuff said!!
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:25 AM   #45
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I love that my slides won't break and get stuck out in a Walmart parking lot on a Sunday afternoon
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:57 AM   #46
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Airstream with slide-outs aren't an issue. They are rare but very well built if mine is an example. Its thirteen this year and has not had leaked, broken, or gotten stuck. Having a silver tube with expanded floor space for our dogs at night is a delight. The combination is always a conversation started when we travel.
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Old 10-21-2015, 09:48 AM   #47
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Mine is 60 years old and looks better than most 5 year old SOB trailers. Nobody rushes over and asks to see the inside of those ones :-)
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:39 PM   #48
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Our Airstream will turn 50 next year. How many other brands are still on the road after all that time.
When I was in Junior High a good friend of mine, his family bought an Airstream, I was so jealous it was unbearable so for years I pondered owning one. Finally a neighbor in our home town offered to sell us this Caravel for and unbelievable low price and I was smitten. We have owned it for about 20 years and have done some refurbishing and I would not be interested in selling it for any price. One day I stopped at a friend's gas station and a fellow in an SOB pulled in and the skin was coming off. I was only a couple of blocks from home so I offered to go get tools and re fasten the skin. When I returned I couldn't find a wood frame that would hold a screw so we just taped it with Duct Tape to get him home. At that point I was convinced Airstreams were the only thing for me. Nuf said. Our Caravel turned 50 this year and our marriage turned 51 that proves it to me.

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Old 10-22-2015, 10:08 PM   #49
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Tonight we are sitting here dry and comfortable in a downpour, 900 miles from home, watching Thursday night football before sleeping in our own bed. Looking forward to morning when we will hitch up and see more of this wonderful country with the best towing travel trailer following easily behind us.
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:37 PM   #50
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What do you love about your Airstream trailer?

What dkottum said. There's a special comfort in the curved interior space of an Airstream that's hard to describe but pleasant to experience when you're all closed in. Some call it what, feng shui?


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Old 10-23-2015, 01:38 PM   #51
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A cocoon?
At any rate, it is my happy place.



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Old 10-24-2015, 11:07 AM   #52
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And there is that cool aluminum interior! Rain on the roof, lying in bed, reflections of the sun/shade on the sides...
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Old 10-25-2015, 06:14 PM   #53
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We looked new AS units before we purchased our new-to-us rig this past September. We didn't like the aluminum interior/retro look, but that is what makes AS's sooo special, you can change what you want to fit your desires with so many years/models to choose from. We've owned a few SOBs and never felt comfortable taking a cabinet out or converting a twin bed set-up to a single queen bedroom. From what we saw with SOB floorplans, you had what you had. Like many have previously stated, an Airstream is timeless and could be seen as a living thing that "grows" with you and can be changed as you change. Have loved this design since I was a child (now 50+) and feel blessed that my wife and I were able to finally be adopted by one. Good luck to those still looking!!!
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Old 12-06-2015, 11:52 PM   #54
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We've had a succession of SOBs over the past 40 umpty dump years, each a little step up . . . with a specific AS in mind 'someday" . We went thru the de-laminations, re-caulking leaks, re-plumbing, counter tops coming apart, squishy floors, all the things you eventually experience when you RV for 40 + years. Now we have our Dream 'Stream and are totally smitten. It's my favorite place to sleep, ever! The little woman and I will go turn on power and A/C and take snacks and drinks out and just sit and watch a movie, or play dominoes. With the A/C running we're just in our own little world, just on our parking pad! Is it special? You betcha!!! We just spent thanksgiving at Top Of Georgia with Airstreamer Buddies and had a blast.
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Old 12-07-2015, 01:50 PM   #55
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You will still have many of the same maintenance and upkeep issues, but you will never have de-lamination again!


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