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Old 11-02-2007, 02:10 PM   #1
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My husband and I hope to buy an Airstream in 3 years, sell the house (hopefully), and tour the US and Canada for a while. We are in North Carolina. Our last RV was a 20' 1975 Midas that we bought in Florida for very cheap - we had a lot of fun touring in it. We are thrilled to find this website.

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Old 11-02-2007, 02:13 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums. While you are looking, be sure to check the Classifieds here. It’s where I found my 34’ Excella.
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Old 11-02-2007, 02:24 PM   #3
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Welcome Debbie and Dwight! Sounds like a fun plan. Best of luck to you in your search for the perfect Airstream ~
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:27 PM   #4
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Welcome Debbie & Dwight!

The airstreams are "not-so-cheap" units! on the other hand, we had elected to purchase one when we "retired". We had thougth we could better afford it then... Truth is, we had chased all kinds of problems with an old beat up unit we had bought second-hand (Not Airstream) and I was so frustrated after "de-winterizing" that trailer and finding yet again more issues with it, I came back into the house and shared the following thought with my wife...

"We can wait until we retire to buy our dream trailer... Own it for ten years - five of which we'll be heavily medicated ----- or ---- we can buy it this year, own it for twenty-five years - five of which we'll be heavily medicated. Which makes more sense to you?"

She laughed, agreed and got on-line looking for our new unit. Wound up purchasing a "new" unit in 2006. It was a brand new 2005 19 footer that was their last 05 unit they had in stock. Got a wonderful deal on it (to the extent that there is ever such a thing as a great deal on a unit that is so expensive)! Next thing we knew... it was on the back of my truck and we were on our way home with our new AS in tow!

Don't forget... none of us get out of this thing alive! At some point, enjoying the path is worth something. In our case... it was an easy decision. We just had to take the plunge! Haven't even thought about that decision since. it was worth it --- in spades!

Best wishes as you contempplate your purchase and decision!!!!

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Old 11-02-2007, 04:12 PM   #5
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

There's a lot of good Airstream information here to help you make an informed decision. Airstreams are not cheap, but generally worth the price paid.

Based upon your stated plan, you're probably going to want something in the 25'+ range.

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