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Old 11-08-2009, 04:30 AM   #21
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the funny thing about this entire discussion is that it was started to have you talk about the very guy who's privacy or lack of it you are so worried about. Don't you find it odd that someone would become a member, post about the MM trailer, know exactly about who built it, then post no more? I tried to point that out in the very first post, but no one picked up on it. Not sure if it was MM's publicist or one hired by GSM, but we all were part of spreading the hype about that trailer.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:39 AM   #22
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the funny thing about this entire discussion is that it was started to have you talk about the very guy who's privacy or lack of it you are so worried about. Don't you find it odd that someone would become a member, post about the MM trailer, know exactly about who built it, then post no more? I tried to point that out in the very first post, but no one picked up on it. Not sure if it was MM's publicist or one hired by GSM, but we all were part of spreading the hype about that trailer.
Interesting points Frank....

BUT, if this is an attempt at publicity for either the trailer project or MM it is kind of weak.

Celebrity trailer projects are always a double edged sword as the desires of the client and the potential for advertising benefits of the people doing the restoration can be in conflict.

It can certainly be a huge feather in the hat to get a project like this and bring it to completion. But it can also be a big negative if the restorer becomes known for expensive and extended budget busters. We all dream about the project that could be completed "if money were no object". But it has been demonstrated that this can also produce some strange fruit when it come to travel trailers.

After all, it is supposed to be a vehicle first designed to travel. The addition of high tech gizmos that may make life simplier at home may complicate the occasional nature experience. But as we have seen many of us use our trailers as an extension of other interests. My point is sometimes the added compliction and expense is not worth the trouble.

This brings me back to the "WHAT IF WE ADD THIS" to the redesign of the vintage trailer. Sometimes not being able to afford a flat screen built in during restoration pays off later. Just sayin'

So if someone is leaking news about this trailer it has been done so in a strange way. Hype? Publicity? Advertising? Not sure which.

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Hello , A person who becomes famous loses a side of their self to the public as the public is responsible for helping the fame. Privacy is gone when they are out in the public and so it goes. Better yet these huge money earners should be giving back as Matt does with his new foundation. I think it is V .............
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Sometimes not being able to afford a flat screen built in during restoration pays off later. Just sayin'
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:54 AM   #25
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I had my trailer at GSM, for some work.I was impressed with their work ethic.No wonder why Matt,chose GSM.I did saw Matts Airstream while I was there.I was impressed, a total frame up rebuild. Those GSM guys are very talented craftmen. Its amazing .
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Well, seeing that the major brains behind GSM has left, I wonder if maybe they did place the article to drum up business...
hmmmmm
Edit - just saw the rear... not a fan..
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Well, seeing that the major brains behind GSM has left, I wonder if maybe they did place the article to drum up business..
That would make sense to me. If this thread is an attempt for publicity, it doesn't matter if it's kinda "weak." It does the job - state that GSM is still in business and is still completing trailers. Also consider the audience - it's forum members who would know the backstory, and it's forum members who would be their most rich source of clients, especially if you lose the networking (VAP, WBCCI technical advisor) that Colin brought. They need to keep that business flowing in.

Their new website doesn't hurt either, even if the principal of the company's bio sure doesn't mention much about working on trailers....

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