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Old 09-30-2013, 11:36 PM   #1
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What exactly is an Airstream lifestyle?

How do Airstreamers differ so much from the SOB (as many like to call them) campers? Is it just blind, brand loyalty?
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Well said Scott. I'd say they cost about quadruple then the main stream SOB and the simplicity of them is why we love them
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Just kidding. I believe there is another great American iconic brand that uses that phrase.....or at least the pirate costume wearing fan club does.


I don't think "Airstreamers" are different than anyone else that enjoys RVs or glamping, they just love the RV that they purchased....and they are cool, but so was that Jayco pop-up I had many years ago. How would the Pres. put it; "I've evolved." ��
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As a boating friend of mine once put it:"owning a boat is like standing on the roof of your house, scattering handfuls of $5 bills into the wind, but much more fun".

Owning an Airstream is a similar experience, yet there are very few other brands I would even look at. Not because I feel in any way superior to other campers (I tent camped for years, couldn't afford any trailer at the time) but because every time I look at our AS it makes me smile.
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And right on command, the forum is helping me to illustrate my point...

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What exactly is an Airstream lifestyle?

An Airstream lifestyle is exactly what you make of it. There are as many Airstream lifestyles as there are Airstream owners, no two exactly alike.

The only difference is that pride of Airstream ownership helps to define us. You will meet plenty of Airstreamers, but just how many Winnebagoers will you meet? Most SOB owners don't identify themselves by the brand they own.
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but because every time I look at our AS it makes me smile.
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Back in my "younger" days, I raced Hobie Cats (sailing catamarans). We had what was know as "the Hobie way of life". It was a relaxed, crack open a beer whether you won or lost, chilled out, I look good and so does my girlfriend (now wife) attitude.

I've since grown up, but find the Airstream way of life to be very similar. It may appear stuck up, but after you join in, you realize we are mostly just great people with good looking wives.
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How do Airstreamers differ so much from the SOB (as many like to call them) campers? Is it just blind, brand loyalty?
YES JUST LIKE HARLEY OWNERS. I have ridden a harley for many years and have had vintage airstreams and restored them but they are both money pits. They are both American icons that alot of people buy just to brag about owning. currently have a 64 overlander restoring and a 64 harley panhead I restored a few years ago. Personally don,t want and don't like the new airstreams or the new harleys. I could go buy new and probably spend less money, time, and energy but then what fun would that be? AIRSTREAM LIFESTYLE: it is whatever you want it to be just don't look down an someone who camps in a SOB they have just as much fun.
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SOB owners probably have a lot more $$$$$ in the bank. Or at least smaller payments.
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SOB owners probably have a lot more $$$$$ in the bank. Or at least smaller payments.
More likely just bigger trailers/motorhomes. That may only last about 5 years before they're traded in due to accelerated decrepitude.
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