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Old 03-10-2016, 08:47 AM   #29
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Follow up w/age & AS still going strong since 1963. I will be 82 in 25 days and have no int. of slowing down, still do all of my mech. work myself and trailering, plus summer and winter maint. of farms etc. Is any one older or am I oldest & still active AS owner?

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Old 03-10-2016, 09:17 AM   #30

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1987-2004 1963 22' Safari.

2003 25' Classic....I'm done now.


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"Sticks & stones can break your bones...and hail will dent your Airstream"

So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 03-10-2016, 11:14 AM   #31
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Oldest AS history

I started in 1963 w/used 1962 22ft. AS then 1966 caravel new, then new1967 30ft. then used 1967 26 ft. after totaled 30, then new 1974 24 ft. Argosy, then new 31 ft. that I still have and use. These were all AS., before 1963 started 1959 w/out tent then tent then into AS. My 1963 was same as your pic.s of 1963 also pulled w/ford station wagon, sadly no pics. only of 67 30 ft. and 76 31ft. not a big pics. taker
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Old 03-10-2016, 12:10 PM   #32
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Compared to you and others I am a relatively newbie at 47 years old.. We have been Airstream owners for ~8 years now and on our 3rd trailer. I really like the trailer we have now but would consider a slide-out if a deal came along. Currently I'm saving some coin to put toward a storage shed for the trailer. My wife and I started with a 1981' Excella II - 22' and then to a 1989 Excella 29' trailer. We now have a 1994 Excella Classic. All have taken a lot of work to get them back into usable shape. I enjoy the trailer projects as much as I do camping.
Our KY WBCCI Unit had an older couple who finally had to retire from camping due to health at age 90. I hope I can make it that long.
Steve, Christy, Anna and Scout (Border Collie)

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2009 Dodge 2500, 6 Speed Auto, CTD, Quad Cab, Short Bed
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Old 03-10-2016, 01:40 PM   #33
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My spouse still likes going for a trip in the '59 Tradewind, just like when it was brand new. Been in the family for 57 years.
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Old 03-10-2016, 02:33 PM   #34
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We want to thank you folks who have been towing the shiny shell for years and years. It is fantastic that you all have kept the dream alive and put so many smiles on faces for so long. Your efforts and influence were a major contribution to keeping AS alive so they could continue delivering trailers to new members of the AS community. We purchased Glimmer last Spring. The seed was planted in the 50s by a neighbor who was an early Airstream convert. It took a long time for that seed to sprout but it is growing. And every trip other Airstreamers and their fans bask that seedling with the glow from their smiles. Thank you for growing those smiles. Keep traveling safe. Pat

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