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Old 12-08-2015, 02:23 AM   #57
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Old 12-08-2015, 06:40 AM   #58
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Having had a couple AS trailers as my first RV's, then my head got too big and I had a large moho for about four years, I base my opinion.

First, an Airstream has almost no maintenance, mainly simple housekeeping. I sleep in my own bed, use my own toilet, cook my own food.

Second, simplicity is such a gift....no worries about the multiple electrical systems of a moho, ten thousand things to go wrong, huge repair costs if something does go amiss, only minor occasional concerns in an AS.

The ability to back in between semi trailer trucks to park at the truck stops....not possible with a towed behind a moho.

When towing, about 50 - 75% better miles per gallon of diesel vs. the moho. Easy to manage in slippery conditions.

But, if we are going to list the positives....some short comings....only two television sets vs. four. No washer/dryer, a shorter dry camp time before dumping/filling, and, the moho was more comfortable on the road than a truck.

Oh, yes, operational costs....about $3.15 per mile for moho (total expenses including depreciation) vs. $1.73 for TV and AS combined. And the AS/TV costs keep going down as time goes on as a result of lower depreciation.

Summarizing, the AS allows a much healthier mental outlook....a sense of independence, yet lots of support and especially a social structure, WBCCI, not found with other RV's...... my opinion only....
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Old 12-10-2015, 06:55 PM   #59
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Old 12-10-2015, 07:17 PM   #60
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What do I love about our Airstream?

Home is where we park it (of course). As hshovic mentioned, being inside when itís raining, stormy outside, putting on an old Noir mystery/suspense movie... maybe even a 50ís sic-fi...

Damn, thatís liviní big...
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Old 12-10-2015, 07:53 PM   #61
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Driving home on Monday from the Oregon Coast with sideways rain and 60 mph gusts we could barely tell our Bella was behind us, super towable and aerodynamic as she is.

We love the aluminum interior because if / when we get a few drops inside we know where to make a fix.

All in all she's a well-built beauty and loves to run.


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Old 12-10-2015, 08:07 PM   #62
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Most appreciated, a new mattress that is more comfortable than my old bed at home.
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Old 12-10-2015, 08:32 PM   #63
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Having had "pop ups " when that was all we could afford and a 30' SOB with slide that was not well constructed, we saw our first AS at a RV show. We enjoy towing it, sleeping in it, and the convenience of having a second home with us as we travel. Each trip is grins and giggles.
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Old 12-10-2015, 10:15 PM   #64
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Beginning five years ownership, some 28 months on the road all over the country, nothing has quit working, nothing has broken or fell apart, no corrosion on or under it. We do simple routine maintenance, tow it with a half-ton truck, and couldn't be happier.

Most importantly we have our own little home, customized to us, wherever we travel.
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Old 12-11-2015, 03:21 PM   #65
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I make no bones about the fact that my AS leaves a lot to be desired and lacks perceived value as to the price paid.

That said, I decided to turn it into a guest house and created a pad with 30 AMP service, a flagstone patio and a killer view as pictured here. This is the infamous Animas River and about two hundred yards down stream from where the three kayakers were pictured on the orange river.
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Old 12-11-2015, 03:40 PM   #66
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Ours has had only one real issue--a blown GYM tyre. No apparent leaks. Did have to come up with better way to secure some of the rear desk drawers. Heavy braking in Phoenix tended to toss the drawer out of the desk. So now we have childproofing straps on them to solve that issue. Solar solved the battery issues until I can install a better 4 stage converter. An upgraded tankless water heater is IMHO a comfort item.

It sprouted ham radio antennas but all my vehicles tend to do that😄😄😄


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