Originally Posted by zamboni
Now that it's four years later, anyone heard of ARA?
It's now another 8 years later and I finally ran across a little information about the Airstream Recreation Association (ARA).
It was apparently an organization created by Airstream in 1989. Not sure if I could really call it a club. I am not sure how long it was around.
Memberships came in 2 levels: Silver for $25/year and Gold for $79/year. Membership offered a variety of benefits, including prizes, emergency road side assistance, discounts on Airstream Company Caravans and on a variety of products and services of interest to travelers, insurance, lost key service, etc. Interesting the Gold level membership would extend the warranty on a new Airstream from the then standard one year to two years. Not bad for $79 on Airstream that likely cost from the mid-$20,000s for the least expensive trailer to approaching $100,000 for some of the motor homes. The ARA apparently also offered some of it's own overseas "Old Country Tours" where one rented a local motor home for travel.
That's all I know.