Never say never.....
Ask me two years ago would we buy a TT, or more specifically, an AS, and my quick reply would have been not just no, but hell no. Well, I ate those words, for sure, and glad I did. We purchased our AS in April and love it.
For years, our post retirement plan was to relo back to the southeast US, get a place with room to park a large MH, get a coach, then travel North America with our Golden Retriever, Stuart, included. We were able to retire a little early, two years ago, but need to hang out on the left coast a bit longer, so after a year of "adjusting" to retirement, my wife suggested we look at TT's so we can start RVing now and since we already have a good TV. Who could argue when your wife says lets get a new toy? Certainly not me.
I was amazed by the amount of online Airstream specific information and spent many hours as a guest viewing this site. Thank you to all the contributors and subject matter experts. It made us feel comfortable and confident with our AS decision. We have learned a lot in our 5 months of ownership and 5 trips along the west coast, primarily that we really don't need multiple slideouts, 2 bathrooms, ice makers, dishwasher, storage compartments the side of cargo shipping containers, and so on.
Lovin Life in our AS.
David, Pat, & Stuart