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Old 09-24-2007, 12:15 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by millvalleyca
Hey goin long did you keep your SS?
We had the 19 ft. with the exact same corner bed and bath combo as the SS. What a nightmare.

We kept it 35 days and two trips. If only we had taken our time and tried everything out first.

Learning from that we went back to the dealer and did what we should have done. We shopped for usage and not strictly by price.
I'd rather be boon docking in the desert.

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Old 09-24-2007, 07:11 PM   #42
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Are you Still Listening?

I'm pretty sure you've already made up your mind judging by your post regarding buying a "new one". But as you can see, we Airstreamers just love talking about our rigs. It doesn't reallly matter if anyone is listening. We're in the minority here, which we love, in that we have an Airstream Motorhome. If that interests you folks at all, look at the classified ads here in the Forums. We bought our coach for 18K and started using it immediatelly. It was our plan to make it our own, and we have spent about an equal amount getting it to where we want it. It's 34.5 feet, runs like a top and gets alot of attention, just like all the other airstreams, which is half the fun. What a kick. I agree with Milo, come out and see us at a rally. Ron
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:56 PM   #43
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We bought a '73 31-footer for a little more than a tenth of what you are considering spending. We have two boys. We were originally looking for something in the 27-foot range, and we were a little intimidated by the length of the sovereign.

Now that we've taken it out and done some serious traveling and camping in it, we *love* the space. (And the reason we bought it was because it was the first one we all crowded into to take a look and didn't get immediate claustrophobia!)

Ours was in great, ready-to-camp condition. Yes, we will be making some little changes to customize it. Yes, things will break and need to be fixed or replaced. But you don't have to hand it over to a restorer; you can take it in to a dealer and have things done as needed. That's what our P.O. did, and he had the folder of receipts to prove it. :^)

Buying used, if we ended up not liking it or wishing we'd bought something else, we could easily sell this one for what we paid. We won't! We love her, and we're keeping her.

Good luck!
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Old 10-01-2007, 02:03 PM   #44
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We're getting close to purchasing a 19' Bambi for two of us, thinking we will convert the dinette into a bed for one (him, probably, lol) and put a twin-size mattress on top of it. Anybody have experience doing this with spouse for more than a day or two? Are you still friends when you return home?
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Old 10-01-2007, 02:17 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by Muddy Waters
We're getting close to purchasing a 19' Bambi for two of us, thinking we will convert the dinette into a bed for one (him, probably, lol) and put a twin-size mattress on top of it. Anybody have experience doing this with spouse for more than a day or two? Are you still friends when you return home?
We have camped 30-70 days per year for the last 6 years in a 19' trailer. We are still married...and friends.

Making up/down a bed everyday does get old if it's for more than a 3-4 day trip. We are now restoring a 22' with full time beds & dinette for those longer trips.

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