Originally Posted by Lothlorian
My son took the trailer to Bonnaroo and he said the young folks constantly complimented him on the Airstream. My 73 is not a show case because I bought it with some huge dents in it. He still got complimented. I was complimented on the trailer 3 times. Each time I was complimented I was at a rest area. I guess airstream catches peoples eyes.
Yes they do catch people's eyes. We've been complimented by people of all ages, and have given tours of our Airstreams dozens of times in parking lots, rest stops, and campgrounds all over the country.
The usual comments are "They still make these?", or "I always wanted an Airstream", or "My uncle/dad,grandfather had an Airstream". Just last week as we were returning from a rally, we stopped at a store and parked the Bambi in the front. When we went in, I heard one of the clerks say "Wow! There's one of those cool old/new/old
Last year, while over in Washington, DC, we pulled into a big parking lot and I noticed a police officer park behind us, get out of her patrol car, and approach us. At first, I thought it had something to do with a questionable maneuver
I made at that last intersection. From over 25 years in law enforcement, I didn't ask if there was a problem, and just said "good morning, officer". She apologized for bothering us, and said she just had a few questions about the Airstream. She said one of her dreams was to own an Airstream, and take her aunt across the country with it. Of course, she got the full tour.
Our kids love them, too. The 68 Trade Wind once served as a playhouse, and then 'party central' for one of our daughters. Every time we run into one of her old friends, they ask us about the Airstream.
Hope you have better luck the next time you visit your property. Looks like "Murphy's Law" was in full effect that day.