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Old 01-31-2016, 04:22 PM   #81
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I dont think AS ever made a mirror polished model. Thats just something the newer vintage owners do, Not stock. Referring tp post 82. Dont know how this got posted first.
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Old 01-31-2016, 04:22 PM   #82
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Given that Airstreams are already more expensive than their competitors, might as well do a more exclusive version.

Why not do a polished aluminum skin, as in the old days? That's the icon everyone remembers anyway, and why I probably will always stay with the older ones.

I love the idea of extra attention to aerodynamics, as it just looks cool.
Retro elements, like painted wheels and baby moon hubcaps?

It would be a great platform for a number of different decor styles as have already been mentioned. Vintage Hawaiian kitsch for me, thanks.

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Old 01-31-2016, 09:03 PM   #83
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The iconic Lockheed tri-rudder airliner of the 50s, in addition to the oil storage behind each radial engine, had a 150 gallon oil tank inside the body and the flight engineer had to move it around between the four radial engines. My father said that on some of his flights West from Ireland across the Atlantic, sometimes an engine or two would be shutdown to conserve the engine oil so all four could be running during the approach and landing.
I'm really curious about this. Where was this 150 gallon oil tank inside the body, and how would the engineer move it around between the four engines?
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Old 01-31-2016, 09:21 PM   #84
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Dad told me the tank was in the belly and they would pump it to the engine in need
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Old 02-01-2016, 07:54 AM   #85
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Napa Valley edition with built-in wine storage…
I saw an SOB thread a while ago of a wine 'cellar' built into a cavity in the foor. The cover was a pull up panel finished in the matching flooring. In this thread there was a post where the cellar was in the no longer needed floor furnace. So check your coach for space between the floor and belly pan.
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:59 AM   #86
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Until I retired a year ago, I was gainfully employed as a mechanical engineer, so I was probably even less fun. Or at least I had less of an aesthetic sense, because engineering is all about "form follows function" and it didn't matter if a design was ugly as sin as long as it worked as it was supposed to.

But this thread is just a thought exercise, not a Thor Industries marketing survey, so who cares whether any given concept is practical or how much it would cost?

Function is beauty.
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Old 02-08-2016, 12:30 PM   #87
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Regarding themes: less is more imo. Kitch is fun but...the recent Land Yacht is sleek and rich compared to a standard models with all the appliances exposed. Elegant design for a small space. I only wish they didn't cost so much. Here's hoping I'll find a used Land Yacht reasonably priced in 15-20 years. Ya-right.
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Old 02-08-2016, 12:46 PM   #88
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I am surprised no one has come up with a Frank Lloyd Wright trailer. Might be difficult to fit his angular vision into the rounded Airstream.
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Old 02-08-2016, 11:25 PM   #89
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I am surprised no one has come up with a Frank Lloyd Wright trailer. Might be difficult to fit his angular vision into the rounded Airstream.
Hi, with wood trim, Yes. But with 6" high windows and his traditional low ceiling made for short people, No. Frank Lloyd Wright also didn't like closets.
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Old 02-09-2016, 05:29 AM   #90
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pardon the drift off-topic.

If in Kansas City, the downtown airport has a Connie Museum and it is an interesting tour.

Now back on topic.
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I'd love to see an off-road, boondocking edition. Composting toilet, lots of solar, battery bank, and decent ground clearance.
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We'd love a King Ranch version to match our truck. The leather is beautiful.
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We'd love a King Ranch version to match our truck. The leather is beautiful.

I like that idea!
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I'd like a Thule, Yakima or kuat version with integrated bike racks.
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