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Old 07-29-2016, 12:46 PM   #43
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My wife and I bought an Airstream because after owning three other box trailers we decided to buy our last trailer. We did not buy new....economics would not allow us to do so...but we searched till we found a great buy on a very well kept unit. We are now making it our own...changing to LED lighting, changing fabric everywhere, upgrading appliances and just plain having fun between trips. We are headed to Olympia Washington week after next to get away from the heat here in California. We bought ours for the quality of construction and my wife loves all the windows.

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Old 07-29-2016, 01:02 PM   #44
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like classic Boston Whalers, Harley's, Bianchi bicycles, etc. ..... timeless quality and design.

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Old 07-29-2016, 01:19 PM   #45
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We liked the windows that open wide and the light and air inside. It doesn't feel like you're in a cave.
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Old 07-29-2016, 01:24 PM   #46
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Wife said we should buy an Airstream. I said lets think about it, maybe we would like something different. She said, but I like Airstreams. I said lets look and compare, she said but I really like Airstreams and I am not interested in anything else.
So we bought an Airstream a month after I retired in 2012.
She said it was a payback for all the cars I picked out over the years without asking her.
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Old 07-29-2016, 01:44 PM   #47
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Why Did You Buy an Airstream instead of...?

Interestingly, youngest son was the one that investigated and decided to buy an Airstream. He was second owner. We are the third, a ploy to keep it in the family for a long time. Yeah, it can be interesting to maintain, but we are handy, and that keeps me just busy enough. We're making improvements all the time, but the basic design, except for the low-tech plywood subfloor, is sound.

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Old 07-29-2016, 01:49 PM   #48
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We bought an Airstream because every other RV we walked through was just drab and BLAH inside (except some extremely expensive motorhomes). Most things in the RV industry are dark and gloomy and have crazy fabric designs everywhere. Airstreams are bright and happy inside and outside. We also prefer things that are different than what everyone else has.
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Old 07-29-2016, 01:50 PM   #49
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To pick up chicks.
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I bought mine because I had more money than I could possibly use
You lucky dawg! Did you earn it the easy way, by inheriting money— or the hard way, by marrying money?
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Old 07-29-2016, 02:35 PM   #50
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I bought a 1976 airstream because it has style. It's sleek and elegant and will never go out of fashion. If you look at what's on the road from the 1950s Until today, the largest survivors are the airstreams. Whenever you see an airstream you instantly want to see inside it. I also bought the 1976 Eldorado convertible To tow it with. If I'm going to have style, I'm going all out.
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Old 07-29-2016, 02:36 PM   #51
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Oh, I might add also that my family had trailers since I was 10 and I always enjoyed camping with them, but I always end with the people that have an airstream.
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Old 07-29-2016, 02:40 PM   #52
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Hey, good point about the astronauts using them. I'll bet that is in a lot of our subconscious minds.
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Old 07-29-2016, 02:54 PM   #53
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I actually set out to buy SOB but in the end I just could not do it. Bought an Airstream instead and no regrets. Just could not see myself pulling a SOB.
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Old 07-29-2016, 03:24 PM   #54
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Why Did You Buy an Airstream instead of...?

The first time I sat in an airstream was in 2012. I was driving home from work and stopped at Foley RV to look at an 25 Eddie Bauer. The hatch was up for demo purposes and a cool breeze was blowing gently through the trailer. A feeling of peace premeditated and I thought wow!
This is what we need when we retire.
It was two years later and after looking at many trailers,
that on April Fools day I told my husband that We have a new 27 EB trailer. My husband said "right April Fools" and I said "no really"...
Needless to say I am waiting till next April Fools to tell him about the truck
Still working, but will retire after getting a truck.
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Old 07-29-2016, 04:24 PM   #55
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We bought our 1959 Flying Cloud 22" because this was what I had always dreamed of and we found the exact one I wanted. I have always thought they are one of the great pieces of American history like the classic American cars which my family was a major part of as Body By Fisher. These are the Cadillacs of trailers. They are Beautiful, classy, take on the owners personna and have style, the others just cannot even touch!!
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Old 07-29-2016, 04:38 PM   #56
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That was the dream.....and trailer envy!

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