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Old 07-06-2009, 03:18 PM   #21
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I think the key is to make your RV as comfortable as your home or more so. First get an RV with a pedestal queen bed. Take out that uncomfortable sofa and put in some really comfortable recliners. Loose the rock hard mattress and get a Select Comfort (Camping World) or other extremely comfortable mattress. Buy the nicest cotton sheets for it plus get a great microfiber down blanket to put on top. If you make the RV comfortable enough he won't want to go home to the old stuff!
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:23 PM   #22
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Well, all good points and most agree comfort, freedom, and enjoyment are the keys to good Airstream adventures. Unlike some, I would say if you help around the house then being out should not change your actions or expected duties. I do all the towing and most setup, for this I get the first on site meal fixed for me, after that it's back to normal. The key we found for over 7 years we did the Rallies and such and after being out for 10 years have just got a 1994 34' Excella, is to make it like home. We keep it fully stocked (food, clothing, etc.) and it's not a task to get it and go. Time Share's and box campers are great........plan for weeks, rush to get in and have fun, then back to work...Airstreams to us are more of let's go enjoy ourself for not much more than the cost of a movie.
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:50 PM   #23
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On the personal side. Tell him how romantic it could be.. Just the two of you, camp fire, bottle of wine, and plenty of time to kill if you get the hint

I have a 3 and 6 year old so this isn't the best selling point for people with kids...
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:46 PM   #24
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BeckyT - I would try to talk w/husband a bit before attending the rally. See if he will discuss what his reservations about having a trailer/camping are.

Then, when you get to the rally, you will have some inkling of some of the things you might discuss w/veteran AS owners. For instance, is he concerned about what towing an AS is like, is he worried about finding AS parts, does he think AS trailers are all old and falling apart? He will be quite surprised at the rally, if it is anything like the one we attended a couple years ago. There is such a wide variety of trailers and owners - new and vintage, young and young at heart, completely remodeled and kept original. And, there are many rallies that have workshops to attend. He will have to be one tough cookie not to get involved (if he likes to camp/travel at all) Good luck & keep us informed as to how it progresses!
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:14 PM   #25
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I don't have any suggestions for you but it would be nice to see another
Airstream in a yard near Toledo. We're in Whitehouse and we just don't see many Airstreams around here! Good luck!

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Old 07-07-2009, 03:21 PM   #26
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BeckyT,
Since you live in Ohio, you may want to subscribe to this thread...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f290...ing-50587.html

Maybe you can hook up with them on one of their outtings and help persuade the hubby to try Airstreaming

Just be careful of the dreaded aluminitis disease.
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I think the key is to make your RV as comfortable as your home or more so. First get an RV with a pedestal queen bed. Take out that uncomfortable sofa and put in some really comfortable recliners. Loose the rock hard mattress and get a Select Comfort (Camping World) or other extremely comfortable mattress. Buy the nicest cotton sheets for it plus get a great microfiber down blanket to put on top. If you make the RV comfortable enough he won't want to go home to the old stuff!
The other thing that is really great about getting out in your AS is that all the things at home that seem so much like work are left behind, out of sight and out of mind.

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