Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-11-2008, 10:57 AM   #1
New Member
east point , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2
wanna-be airstreamers

hello everyone,

we have just started learning about AS and want to join the fun. who knew they were so $$$?

we don't have a reliable TV yet and don't want to get anything with major horsepower, so we're looking from something on the smaller, lighter side, 17-24 feet.

most importantly, we're going to be in the west palm beach area this weekend (march 14-17) to catch some spring training games, and hope to see some AS in our "spare time." anybody have any advice on dealers in the area, or anyone just want to show off their baby? we are already thinking of going to fort lauderdale for this purpose.

thanks and look forward to hearing from everyone.
dogshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2008, 11:16 AM   #2
Rivet Master
1960 22' Safari
in the wilderness , The great Mojave Desert
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 4,077
Look at the Safari Sports. Either in 17 or 24 feet. They have a low down/low monthly payment deal going. Also they are lighter and narrower that the rest of the line so TV requirements are lower too.

Good luck.
I'd rather be boon docking in the desert.

AIR# 13896
CA 4

Yes, we have courtesy parking for you. About an hour North of Los Angeles.
Goin camping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2008, 11:45 AM   #3
Rivet Master
Fyrzowt's Avatar
Currently Looking...
West of Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 6,699
Images: 8

Are you looking at new or used? Yes, the new ones are $$$$$.
The older ones are $$$.
Other brands are $$.

Keep in mind that over 60% of all Airstreams made are still on the road. While they are not perfect, the structure is of more durable material - the walls have aluminum ribs VS wood which rots.
Durability and longevity are the reasons that I originally began looking at A/S. Now of course, I'll never go back.
AIR #15800

"Wimpy" 1/2 ton 2002 GMC Sierra 4X4 Z-71 Gasser
2000 Safari SS 25'
Fyrzowt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2008, 01:44 PM   #4
Rivet Master
fotochop's Avatar
1969 23' Safari
New Orleans , Louisiana
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 699
Images: 18
Florida looks like Airstream Heaven if you're shopping, especially vintage. a tip: go to "" using the Firefox browser, adjust the one parameter in Firefox according to the instructions and you can search every craigslist in America rather quickly. CAVEAT: (that means 'beware') scammers lurk there, although many sellers are legit. proceed with caution and you should be fine. I'm partial to vintage but I'm a diy kinda guy...
fotochop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2008, 04:05 PM   #5
New Member
east point , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2
thanks y'all. we've been focusing on used since we got over the sticker shock of new. i'd be happy with something clean and sound, that we can "upgrade" as time, money and creativity permit. we're sold on the long-term value and quality of AS versus all the others.

i found crazedlist in another post and have been using that one well. what a cool site!
dogshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2008, 11:40 PM   #6
Rivet Master
TBRich's Avatar

2006 19' Safari SE
Tucson , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,624
Images: 64
Welcome to the forums! Good for you for honing in on the Airstream way! Don't overlook the possibility of a fairly current previosly owned unit..there are good deals out there to be had if you are patient and look around...

Glad you could join us!
TB & Greg and Abbey Schnauzer
AirForums #21900 . Membership Chair & PastPrez, 4CU/WBCCI
Travel Log: AZBambi...On the Road Again
TBRich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2008, 06:24 AM   #7
Rivet Master
fastrob's Avatar
1976 25' Tradewind
. , Maine to Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 610
Watch Out For The Floor

The aluminum skin, carpeting and steel frame cover up the weak link in Airstreams. The plywood floor.
Water can flow in every which way and rots out the floor.
Frame separation is another concern on older units.

"Talk is cheap, Airstreams are expensive," Wally Byam.
25' Tradewind
'18 Promaster 1500 High Roof
fastrob is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wanna see a slimp wheel? Excella CM Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 26 10-19-2007 09:38 AM
Jotto Desk Wanna Be 74Argosy24MH General Motorhome Topics 8 07-10-2005 09:04 PM
wanna build new gaucho John Greenlee Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 2 03-26-2004 05:18 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.