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Old 07-11-2016, 06:06 PM   #21
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One of my favorite rallies included a trailer tour of everyone's rig. It was a blast! But I wouldn't just open the doors for a tour at random...just me...
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Old 07-11-2016, 06:13 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by rmkrum View Post
My answer to any question of price is "it's paid for..."

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That's a great answer 😜
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Old 07-11-2016, 06:19 PM   #23
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Me and my hubbie are chatty Kathys!! We have a 1971 Boler that we redid and love showing people our hard work. Just can't wait to do that with out AS once it's all done!! 🙏🏼
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Old 07-11-2016, 06:27 PM   #24
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After working on a resto for 2 1/2 years, I don't mind showing her off a little. And yes, please leave your slurpies and sticky kids outside, and for Heavens sake - don't sit on anything.. Was a bit unnerving though when I pulled into a campground last month and had five people waiting to greet me when I hopped out of my truck. Or to have someone trailer tapping when we have the door open and the screen closed and my honey is sitting there in her Jammie's.

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Old 07-11-2016, 06:41 PM   #25
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Price: "More than I wanted to pay, but less than they wanted."

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Old 07-11-2016, 06:44 PM   #26
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It's relative. Since we had never owned our own house, we take great pride in ownership of our first home. I've said it before, how often does one get to own an American icon? When folks ask us where we live, I typically reply "Oh, we live in a trailer." When people ask my wife, she says proudly, "We live in an Airstream!" I can't fault her - our Gandalf The Aluminum gives her great joy.

Early on in our travels we camp hosted. We once checked in a woman who owned a very large and beautiful coach, easily worth six figures. When she asked us where we lived, we pointed to our Airstream. She warned us "nobody can live full-time in one of those - six months max." I could sense my wife struggling to hold her tongue. To each their own. We think of her every now and then. It makes for a good laugh.
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:03 PM   #27
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Tell them "Thank you!" WB worked very hard at promoting the product so folks would feel that way about our coaches.

Can understand the reluctance to give tours. Make an album of pictures for folks to review. That way you won't have to get up from your comfy easy chair or leave your beverage of preference unattended.

Cost - Our answer will vary, but often is "They are a bit pricey, but you can save a bit if you shop and a lot if you buy used."

Glimmer has brought a lot of smiles into our life. We hope it continues.

Travel safe and smile when you see AS and Kin. Pat
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:50 PM   #28
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I enjoy talking to people about our Airstream. It's often younger couples with kids so I return with a question or commit about there kids. If they talk about price I go with " when your last kid finishes collage it will free up some cash"
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Old 07-11-2016, 10:14 PM   #29
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I have no problem showing anyone anything I own and don't mind telling them what something costs or is worth on the current market.
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Old 07-11-2016, 10:34 PM   #30
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I'm in a little different bucket than the rest of you, as mine is a turbo diesel Classic motorhome which draws looks of incredulity where ever she goes. Not a lot of people know that Airstream made motorhomes in aluminium, let alone ever see one on the road.

I'm proud of what I have accomplished restoring her so far and have no problems showing her to people that are interested. I answer all questions with as much humour as possible.

As far as money goes; I always tell people that getting, having or spending the money is the easy part....finding someone willing to sell you his or her Classic motorhome coach, especially turbo diesel, is the really hard part; sometimes owners have even been known to sell at a lower price to the "right" person.

These Queens of the Road are needles in a haystack of trailers. I know of only three turbo diesel Classics in Canada.

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Old 07-11-2016, 11:32 PM   #31
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We're OK with being chatted up about the AS (most recently yesterday by one of the BC inland ferry workers while we waited at the ferry landing,) and do occasionally offer "tours" of the inside if the visitors seem nice and genuine. Definitely yes, if they're friends or family members.

I do find it rude to be asked how much we paid for it. Which happens pretty often. Worse, yesterday someone else asked us, "Did you buy it or are you just renting it?"

To compliments, we pretty much just say thanks, or "We've had a lot of fun with it."
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:55 AM   #32
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Last week we were leaving 7 Feathers Casino RV Resort in Canyonville, OR at their diesel pump and an older gent with a thick German accent asked if my Airstream was very old, I replied 2014, he was genuinely surprised and stated it is new? Just at that moment a beautifully polished 1980 that had been in the park went by and I pointed it out, the look on his face said he didn't believe me about one or both!
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Old 07-12-2016, 05:31 AM   #33
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Often when crossing the border the Customs & Immigration person wants the key to the trailer. I really don't think they are concerned that we have any contraband inside, but are just curious to see interior as they usually come back with a smile on their face.
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:42 AM   #34
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Food for thought:

Learned a lot about the Airstream and the Airforums community. I guess several post on this thread were so nasty they had to be deleted.

Etiquette is a very personal choice not for the masses to decide. Enjoy YOUR Airstream Your way. Safe travels.

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Old 07-12-2016, 08:34 AM   #35
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When we bought our first RV - a SOB we learned that setting out 2 extra lawn chairs meant we were open to receiving guests. Otherwise it was OK to say "Like your rig", then judge whether to stay and talk or move on based on the response.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:38 AM   #36
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Dexter/Joe thx for linking the other thread.

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Old 07-12-2016, 09:44 AM   #37
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Answer to how much "new ones are about 100"
I like the look that comes over their faces.

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Old 07-12-2016, 09:57 AM   #38
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I like Protangonist's response. One of the reasons I like old Porsches and old Airstreams as opposed to new ones is that they requires a lot of work and attention from me, which I find very satisfying. I take great pleasure from making something older function and look new (well, almost new when it comes to my AS).

I haven't invested anywhere near as much time and effort as a lot of folks here, many with trailers much older than mine, who have done truly impressive work. But I have worked on old Nellie a lot and when someone compliments her it genuinely pleases me and I simply say "Thank you.".

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Old 07-12-2016, 08:10 PM   #39
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We've had a few people compliment us on our 69. I just say thank you, we enjoy it. If they ever bring up price I just tell them we bought it used and put a lot of time in it. We usually get "I've heard those things sell for about $30,000.00" I usually tell them if it sold for 30k they probably had twice that in it.

It's funny the comments you do get. I've had several tell me that the Airstreams are really good because they have a lifetime warranty on roof leaks. Where do I file my claim?

Oddest thing we had was on our trip to Alabama. We stopped in Lafayette, LA for the night and my wife was using the bathroom. We had the back window cracked open a bit and she caught our neighbors wife at the back of the trailer tapping on the aluminum and trying to lift the lid on the bumper storage. I'm sure just curious, but definitely strange.
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Old 07-13-2016, 02:21 PM   #40
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When I first joined this Forum and stated a dollar value, it didn't seemed welcomed. So I have been very careful on this forum not to mention dollar values. I have told close friends how much I bought it for and how much more I had to put like, spoons, forks, gens, solar,etc that added a few more dollars. I think I'll go with a few deflect answers from the others when it comes to pricing. Owning an AS to me was unrealistic reality until the wife surprised me and signed while I was drooling at the accessories. It was our biggest impulsive purchase to say the least. So technically, there is A LOT of me on this trailer. Not exactly hands on as some of you are, but indirectly through my hard earned dollar that I put in it. Is that fair to say?
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