Re the video: Doesn't matter if you're selling - from what I gather most folks here aren't. I'm a Venture Crew Advisor (Venturing is a coed division of the Boy Scouts for 14-21 year olds) and I do a lot of video for my crew to promote Venturing. They give them out to interested kids on DVD.
Think that if Airstreamers had their own videos of their units - especially the vintage units - they could share them with friends, family and eventually forums like this as broadband connections increase.
Since I'm used to being a volunteer, I thought I'd volunteer my services here as well. The advice here on tow vehicles, hitches, refinishing, etc. is unavailable anywhere else and is so extensive that it's obvous that people volunteer hours of their time to advise and teach. Kinda like Scouting. Offer still stands to any AS'ers in NYC area.
Not ready to lay out $30K++ for a new AS yet, especially while the kid is in college, but the older ones look great for their age when they're well maintained.
I went to Holiday on Wheels in Patterson NY to look at new models. Quite an intimidating experience - way off the main road, nobody even asked us what we were interested in. Felt like we weren't welcome.