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Old 05-24-2024, 10:04 AM   #61
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RE: How Many Have You Owned?

I purchased my first Airstream, a 31 year old, 1964 Overlander Land Yacht International in 1995. My plan was to purchase a brand new 24 to 26 foot Airstream, but my dealer informed me that the only floor plan that I would consider had not been available for several years. So I embarked on a several months long search for an immaculately preserved Airstream in my desired floor plan with the large, comfortable rear bathroom and front lounge featuring a pull-out sofa -- it also needed to have twin beds in the center. I was becoming frustrated after nearly six months of searching when I relented and made an appointment to look at the 1964 -- it was more than 10 years older than I had plans to purchase, but thought that I would give it a chance. It turned out to be a good choice as the trailer was so very well preserved and maintained -- the interior and all appliances were demonstrated to be fully functional and in beautiful condition. I made a deposit on the spot and returned a week later to tow the trailer home. With the addition of new tires, I was able to begin camping immediately, and have been using that same trailer ever since -- it will soon be 29 years.

Seven years after purchasing the Airstream, I learned about the 6.0 Metre Argosy Minuets, and became intrigued by the idea of acquiring one for weekend and spur of the moment trips. Just a couple of weeks later, I ran across an ad on the VAC website offering a 1978 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre For Sale by the original owner less than five hours from my home. I immediately made an appointment to see the trailer. It was everything that I was hoping that it would be so I purchased it on the spot and towed it home. It was ready to go camping nearly immediately, but it did need a little more in the way of cleaning as it had been in storage for over a year. Soon, it will have been 22 years with that trailer.

Over the years, I have continued to maintain these two trailers. The Overlander has been treated to a complete Polis and Plasticoat at P and S Trailer Service in Helena, Ohio as well an interior refresh performed by Fowler RV Interiors in Symsonia, Kentucky. The Minuet has received the interior refresh from Fowler RV Interiors, but it is still waiting for its new paint job.

I can't envision selling either of my trailer until I am ready to retire from traveling and I am hoping that is at least a decade if not more in the future.

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