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Old 11-27-2012, 11:08 AM   #15
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I have no idea what "normal" is. Not sure I would describe myself that way.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:41 AM   #16
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Hey there!

Watch what you guys are saying about Normal!




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Old 11-27-2012, 12:27 PM   #17
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Hey there!

Watch what you guys are saying about Normal!
Not saying anything bad about Normal. Normal people really are rare; according to the 2010 census, the population of Normal, IL was only 52,497. That's only 0.017% of the US population, so I'd say it's pretty rare.

Though I am more familiar with Champaign-Urbana than I am with Bloomington-Normal.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:04 PM   #18
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Not saying anything bad about Normal. Normal people really are rare; according to the 2010 census, the population of Normal, IL was only 52,497. That's only 0.017% of the US population, so I'd say it's pretty rare.

Though I am more familiar with Champaign-Urbana than I am with Bloomington-Normal.
Ha!

I suspect the twin cities of Bloomington-Normal are probably close to 200,000 by now, so a little less rare.

Champaign-Urbana is about 60 miles east of Normal.


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Old 11-27-2012, 01:12 PM   #19
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Ha!

I suspect the twin cities of Bloomington-Normal are probably close to 200,000 by now, so a little less rare.

Champaign-Urbana is about 60 miles east of Normal.


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Bloomingtonians aren't Normal, so they don't count. They're only ALMOST Normal.
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Bloomingtonians aren't Normal, so they don't count. They're only ALMOST Normal.


I have lived in both towns, am not native to either but rather tied to both after 35 years here,


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I stand out in a crowd as it is.. might as well have matching accessories for a complete package. Maybe that way upon our paths crossing they might be a little mesmerized until they realize that Im just some kinda dingy good looking rich guy. At that point I think I would be more flying below THERE radar screen then being mismatched with a dumpy ride.
I suppose the Benz would go over in Europe a little smoother..any suggestion on a domestic import of equal stature would be cool. Normal indeed lol.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:27 AM   #22
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If you are going for the conspicuous consumption thing how about a Hummer. Not the little H3 but a full blown over sized and over priced H1. You will definitely stand out in any crowd with one of those things.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:32 AM   #23
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Normal people buy Airstreams ???
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:42 AM   #24
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Murdered out Escalade. Much easier just to have them fear you. That is the way I roll.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:53 AM   #25
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If you are going for the conspicuous consumption thing how about a Hummer. Not the little H3 but a full blown over sized and over priced H1. You will definitely stand out in any crowd with one of those things.
You mean the H2 and H3 aren't overpriced?

On a more serious note, for thatsme, whatever you choose as a tow vehicle is fine, as long as it's got the right towing capacity and the right towing equipment. Towing an Airstream in itself is something of an attention-getter, so you might as well give up on the whole "under the radar" idea. If you got it, flaunt it. If a Mercedes Benz GL450 SUV is your ideal tow vehicle, go for it. No matter what you choose, there will be someone on the Forums to poke fun at you for the choice. We don't mean anything by it; just poke fun right back at'em.

If you put three Airstreamers together, you'll get four different opinions on what's the best tow vehicle. Opinions vary that widely, so depending on who you ask, either there's no wrong answer, or every answer is wrong.

On a lighter note, why is it that people who want to express their individuality seem to do it the same way as everyone else?
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:39 PM   #26
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Actually the price/value of the H3 (of course used only, they no longer make them) has come down considerably. The monster 1st generation prices are still way up there. Nothing says conspicuous consumption like an H1.
Of course if his heart is set on a Mercedes he could get one of these and really stand out in a crowd:

G550 - Starting price currently is about $113,000.00

If I won the mega lottery I would place my order for one to pull my new EB Airstream that I also would placing an order for.
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I'm glad to hear Protagonist speak up for the Benz. I know someone who tows a Caravel with one. And a Tradewind with a Cayenne. There are many choices and some clear design necessities when choosing a smaller tow vehicle. One challenge often is finding a good aftermarket Class III hitch receiver. I'd recommend reading any posts by Andy Thomson of Can-Am RV.

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On a lighter note, why is it that people who want to express their individuality seem to do it the same way as everyone else.
Give it enough time. I'm the only person I know still wearing bellbottoms and long hair. Airstreams too will pass.
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I'm the only person I know still wearing bellbottoms and long hair.
I kind of miss bellbottoms. Even though my bottom is becoming more bell-shaped as I get older. Bellbottoms had the distinct advantage that they were easy to roll up to the knees when you had to wade (which happens OFTEN in New Orleans thunderstorms, our drainage system is so bad). They slipped down over the tops of cowboy boots easily, too.

Don't miss the long hair, though. Baldpate is soooo much easier to wash!
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