What ever you do, I hope you don't give up on the Airstream dream. Once you do have one done and are out enjoying it with the family you will have a great story to tell around the campfire. If fellow 'streamers are about it would be considered a horror story for sure - let's see, it could start with it was a dark and stormy night.........okay, the night before anyway.....
Sadly, this isn't the first Airstream misfortune that I have encountered. In 2004, my 1974 Overlander rolled after the tail wagged the dog:
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Long story not worth rehashing, but suffice it to say I learned a lot. Pics are here:
Burning Man 2004
While I am getting weary of incidents with Airstreams, I have also had the pleasure of waking up in one on a rainy morning at a beautiful retreat center in rural Wisconsin. To the light din of raindrops on the roof, I told my companion, "let's make some tea," and we did, and watched it rain outside, snug and dry. I have also fetted friends with peanut butter and nutella sandwiches during a horrific dust storm at Burning Man, all sitting around my dinette, safe from the wind and grit, 12v
fan doing what it could to help keep us cool. These were magic moments irreproducible with a tent, and I simply wouldn't consider owning any SOB trailer.
I am firmly addicted to the Airstream experience. With a kid on the way, I don't know how much of it I will be able to afford for the next few years, but thanks for the encouragement!