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Old 09-15-2002, 06:50 PM   #1
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Others' Reactions to your Airstreams?

What kind of comments do you folks hear on your Airstreams? We don't see many in our travels, and we are usually the only one in the campground. It's fun to listen to peoples comments as they walk by ours. We have heard lots of amusing comments such as:
1. "That my dear, is the most expensive travel trailer on the planet"
2. " I wonder what those things look like inside?"
3. "Do they still make those?"
4. "Wow!, what is that thing? I've never seen one of those before!"
5. "People that have those are usually snobs."
6. "That trailer you've got there is the king of the road".
7. "I'd buy one of those, if they made a fifth wheel".
8. "That thing looks like a submarine".
10. From a 16 year old girl: "Wow that is the coolest looking camper I have ever seen!"

What comments can the rest of you share?
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Old 09-15-2002, 07:11 PM   #2
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Comments at campgrounds in order of most heard:

1. That's a good looking trailer you got there.

2. They say that Airstream is the Cadillac.

3. Is that a brand new one?

4. They still makin those?

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Old 09-15-2002, 07:11 PM   #3
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"I knew they made trailers but I've never seen an Airstream motor home before."
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Old 09-15-2002, 07:35 PM   #4
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Then there is:

How many Coors Light cans did it take to make that thing?
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Old 09-15-2002, 09:37 PM   #5
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I get "how old is that thing anyway",
and "you mean it's not from the sixties"?

Also a lot of folks call it a Winnebago. That really ticks me off.
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"What year is that?" Most folks won't believe that my trailer is brand new. They insist that I have restored it 'cause "They don't make them any more, do they?"

Another frequent comment is tht the person is going to buy an Airstream someday. I even get this sometimes in gas stations, most recently from a guy driving about a 20-year old junker.
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Old 09-16-2002, 12:26 AM   #7
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And then there's always the "I remember those from when I was a kid!" and the "My fill-in relative here had one of those Airstreamer things" and finally, "Didn't they used to have clubs & round the world trips in those?"

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Old 09-16-2002, 07:57 AM   #8
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From non-RVing folks:

Those are the Cadillac (or Rolls-Royce) of RVs

From RVing folks:

Why didn't you buy a Class A? (I give 'em the Harley answer, "If I had to explain it, you wouldn't understand.")
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I thought only old people from florida owned these things !!!!!!!
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Old 09-16-2002, 08:57 AM   #10
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Having never owned an RV before, I was shocked at the number of people that gather around when I pull into a campground , or that want to talk about it when parked.

It is not infrequent to have a small crowd of men standing around as I empty the tanks, longingly admiring the trailer, or waving goodbye as we leave the campground office. My wife can't believe how many people truly yearn and aspire to own an Airstream. We are often asked if they can tour the inside. Rather humbling actually.

The most frequent comment I get is "that is the most beutiful trailer on the road", along with the others already mentioned.
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Before restoration:
"I hope he's not gonna park that thing next to our new Jayco."

"Have you thought about painting it?"

"They're ugly as sin but I hear they tow really nice."

After restoration:
"How much would you take for your trailer?"
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Old 09-16-2002, 03:03 PM   #12
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Last year, while at Va Beach, I had a 5 yr old come up and ask to see the inside of my "Submarine". Both he and his grandmother took a tour..I've also heard all the others. Even had a RV dealer ask me if it was new. I told him, nope, it's an 84. You should've seen the look on his face..<smile>
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Old 09-16-2002, 03:46 PM   #13
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Trailer comments

My Argosy attracks people where ever we go. Even sitting, as in this picture, I have people driving in to inquiry about it.

I've had comments such as:
"Wow. Well built"
"I didn't know there was such a trailer"
"Airtream built this?"
"Is it for sale?"

and more.

My favourite is from my six year old son. When he first saw it he said: "It looks like a peanut" Hence its name.
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Old 09-16-2002, 03:56 PM   #14
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Airstream marketing should read this thread. To summarize:

Look newer than they are (durability), you can keep them a long time!

Do they still make these? (Yes - more advertising?)

High Quality (make the case to spend more ??? up front than buying a newer unit that is not built as well)

Maybe we should develop an advertising campaign for Thor to correct these mis-conceptions.
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Old 09-17-2002, 03:55 PM   #15
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Well it is not a one-liner but we were up in Sequoia NP and dumping the tanks. A german couple came up and asked if they still made these trailers. I told them that they did. They said that when Europeans see an Airstream, "That is America". To them the Airstream is a symbol of America.
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when i was camping in the "campground from deliverence" in western kentucky the owner of the park said to me "ain't never had one of those here before"

had a good time at the chicken fights though, kept the doors locked.

squeel, squeel louder! you all ain't from around here is ya?

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Old 09-19-2002, 06:16 PM   #17
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This isn't your typical one liner but, "It sure came close"""!!
While on vacation this past summer driving thru CT., I saw a gang (maybe 15 or so) of 'kewl' looking Harleys in the opposite lane. Almost to a person, they all threw up one arm and, gave the "SilverTurtle" one !HUGE WAVE !@@! That just made our day! Of course, we waved back..
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Old 09-19-2002, 06:30 PM   #18
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Last weekend, at a beach campground we were the only AS among over 300 campers. People would stop and stare, and if I was outside, many would engage me in conversation about the AS. Questions such as "how old is it", "how much was it", "do they still make 'em", to comments such as "it sure is beautiful", "I'm gonna have one someday" and "lucky you" to which I say "Amen". We do feel lucky to have this cool, little piece of rolling Americana to have fun with.
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Old 09-22-2002, 02:17 AM   #19
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This will make you laugh! Last year I pulled into a campground after dark. As I pulled into my slot I asked the grounds keeper where the sewer drain was. He said " on the drivers side where it's suppost to be". I said "nope, not on this one" He said" Want to bet?" I said "YEP!" We shook hands, and he was proven wrong. My '62 Overlander has the dump valve on the curb side. Little did he know that I have been traveling in this bullet since 1972, to me it was common knowledge where the valve was, but was a first for him. Should have bet him a free night's stay! Oscar
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From the mouths of babes

Pulled into our local Camping World a couple of weekends ago (big $ale this next weekend - FYI!) My three year old daughter spied an International in the parking lot. We drove by slowly, admiring the silver skin in the sun - when she sighed(!) and said "Couldn't we get a silver one instead?!" What, she doesn't like peeling cream paint! Oh welll, I am planning on stripping the Argosy within the year. Got to keep the kids happy!
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