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Old 07-29-2016, 04:59 PM   #57
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You want to sell an Airstream trailer? Get 'em sitting in there with you for a while, just having a relaxed conversation about what they dream about when they think about how they're going to use their RV and sharing what you know about Airstreams. The longer they sit there and chat comfortably, looking out the windows and enjoying the open spacious feel, the better your chances of closing a deal.

We have a couple of friends who visited with us while camping. They own a class C built on a Sprinter chassis. It has a slide-out for the dinette. It's nice enough. However, after chatting for a while in our rig, he just looked all around, taking in the interior and the windows and said, "Wow, this is palatial!"
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Old 07-29-2016, 05:08 PM   #58
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Because I would rather look good changing a tire on our Airstream on the interstate knowing eveyone would be looking and someone would probably stop and offer to help... Much better then the poor soul with an SOB as everyone passes without looking... Just kidding... not really but do have insurance so that someone will come change the tire for me...

The first one I remember seeing and entering was wife #1's aunt and uncle in 76... and I was in awe.
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Old 07-29-2016, 05:20 PM   #59
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Why I bought an Airstream

After seeing the commercial we bought one because we thought it came with viagra!
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Old 07-29-2016, 07:19 PM   #60
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Did it work?You lucky dawg! Did you earn it the easy way, by inheriting money— or the hard way, by marrying money?
No it scares them away right now early stages of full Monty.
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Old 07-29-2016, 07:24 PM   #61
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My overriding concerns for going to Airstream was the fact that they are rounded on all corners, and the roof, making them more 'streamlined' to wind resistance.
Yes there is a lot of 'parasite' drag from awnings, airconditioners, Maxx Aire hoods and so forth, but the 'form drag' of the main hull is lower than a box on wheels.

My concerns were twofold:
Lower aerodynamic drag on the road, (less fuel used); and in an open campground during a windstorm, the rounded shape will 'shuck-off' the wind better than a wheeled box.
My Hi-Lo really rocked in a strongish wind, where-as the AS barely bothered to 'nod'.
Of course, the interior accrutements, that AS is noted for, were a nice thing to have; even if there were snags from the get-go that the auto industry, (and Aviation) just doesn't put up with.
My 30'er tows rather well using a Husky 'Ezy-Lift' connecting to a Ford F-150 3.5l EcoBoost.

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Old 07-29-2016, 11:03 PM   #62
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We bought ours because it is sleek, compact, efficient, easy to tow, and seem to be more durable than SOB trailers.


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what does SOB stand for?

I'm assuming it means non-airstream, but ???
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Old 07-29-2016, 11:06 PM   #63
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Old 07-30-2016, 03:30 AM   #64
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I spent a day looking at SOB's and did not like the quality. Thought Airstream's were over priced, but after the SOB's turned me off I decided to look at the Airtreams. Loved the quality, the windows and the look. We love to camp in the "wilderness" and be able to look out the windows at the beauty around us, we can do that.
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Old 07-30-2016, 04:32 AM   #65
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I am suffering for almost 20 years from a hereditary disease (Ankylosing spondylitis). That makes it impossible to travel in the United States. On the internet one day I found in Wyoming a Cruiser from 1954. For some time, he is now in front of my home and I reconstruct it according to the existing concept. My best Physiotherapy...
It was my dream to have this icon of USA!

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Old 07-30-2016, 08:26 AM   #66
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I am a DIY person, love projects. We went searching for the best quality brand of camper and Airstream was far above the rest. Also, love the look of the raw aluminum and clean design.
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Old 07-30-2016, 09:50 PM   #67
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is it camping or glamping?

I bought an airstream because many many years ago when I was a child, my parents had a SOB trailer that everything worked in, but had as much style as a polyester leisure suit. A few years later, the trailer was worn out. They got another and another but had to upgrade every few years.

We were looking to buy a new trailer and the dealer had a used Airstream. I went inside to look at it. I loved how everything looked and fit. Mom told me that Airstreams were made like airplanes....everything thought out and fit for economy of space but were light and efficient. I started to look at them from that point on.

Zoom ahead 40 years and it was time for me to buy my trailer. I have been watching cars pull trailers for years. Too many ugly 5th wheels behind ugly pickups (sorry to those that use a pickup to pull their trailer)....I wanted to stand out. The car, a 76 Elidorado convertible and the trailer, a 76 Airstream. Seemed a perfect match from the start.
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...I wanted to stand out. The car, a 76 Eldorado convertible and the trailer, a 76 Airstream. Seemed a perfect match from the start.
You're towing with a 1976 Cadillac ElDorado convertible?

We need pics!
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Old 07-31-2016, 11:01 PM   #69
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You're towing with a 1976 Cadillac ElDorado convertible?

We need pics!

I have to finish restoration first. I had a very senior dog that put everything on hold as he had very bad arthritis and could no longer travel. He has now passed and I'm just getting ready to move forward again.

Things still needed: On the airstream: a new floor (I'm going to go for a wood or synthetic wood) and a new door handle and a new oven. On the Elidorado It needs a respray and a new ragtop installed. The blue stripe on the airstream will be painted to match the color of the car.

pictures will be posted as they approach readiness.
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In an SOB with a slide, pulling off the side of the road to use the bathroom and get a snack for the kids was a hassle.

We had to leave the bathroom door open to get in it with the slide out in. One trip, the door fell off. Using the dinette to have a quick meal... not an option. When heading out of town late at night for the weekend, pulling off to boondock for the night was only possible after being level, dropping stabilizer jacks, and putting out the slide.

When RV traveling the whole trip is an experience, and having a trailer is supposed to make the journey better. I don't think many of the SOBs, at least the super large ones with the biggest of slide outs, take the whole trip into account.
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