Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-05-2006, 09:45 PM   #61
Rivet Master
 
Alumaholic's Avatar
 
2019 27' Flying Cloud
Albuquerque , New Mexico
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,917
Images: 36
Sorry Frank...

...but no, you cannot borrow my Airstream.
__________________
Ken L
2019 Flying Cloud 27FB
2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 6.2L Max Tow
Four Corners Unit WBCCI #5783
Alumaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2006, 10:23 PM   #62
Rivet Master
 
InsideOut's Avatar

 
1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 12,568
Images: 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by beckybillrae
By then I should be completely finished polishing, etc.
Or maybe you could try..."I'll let you borrow it, if you polish it!" But that only works on 40+ years of oxidation...

Shari l
__________________
Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | ACI - CO Unit (Formerly WBCCI) | BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2006, 06:03 AM   #63
Rivet Master
 
Becky B.'s Avatar
 
1964 17' Bambi II
Vintage Kin Owner
Schererville , Indiana
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,637
Images: 19
Actually, the guy who picked it up said "when I get back, I'll finish polishing your trailer for you one day" I laughed in his face & said "you have no idea how long this has taken me. I've worked about 100 hours on it so far." I wouldn't let anyone else near it with a polisher who doesn't know what they're doing anyhow! That just shows how much people who don't have Airstreams know about the time invested in them.
__________________
Becky


1964 Bambi II
1988 Avion 32S
Becky B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2006, 06:58 AM   #64
Rivet Master
 
ZoominC6's Avatar
 
2004 30' Classic Slideout
2021 33FB Classic
Colleyville , TX
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,540
Surely you jest?
__________________
In dog years, I'm dead!
ZoominC6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2006, 08:19 AM   #65
Rivet Master
 
davidz71's Avatar
 
1986 25' Sovereign
Southern Middle , Tennessee
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,308
Images: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by beckybillrae
Actually, the guy who picked it up said "when I get back, I'll finish polishing your trailer for you one day" I laughed in his face & said "you have no idea how long this has taken me. I've worked about 100 hours on it so far." I wouldn't let anyone else near it with a polisher who doesn't know what they're doing anyhow! That just shows how much people who don't have Airstreams know about the time invested in them.
Wouldn't it be nice if this was a guy who polished airplanes at the local airport for a living?
__________________
Craig

AIR #0078
'01 2500hd ext. cab, 8.1 litre gas, 5 sp. Allison auto
3.73 rear end
Mag-Hytec rear diff cover
Amsoil Dual by-pass oil filtration system
Amsoil synthetics all around
265 watt AM Solar, Inc. system
davidz71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2006, 09:08 AM   #66
3 Rivet Member
 
72 tradewind's Avatar
 
1972 25' Tradewind
Willis , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 111
Images: 8
let someone borrow our Airstream?

Under no conditions. Nope.
72 tradewind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2006, 09:34 AM   #67
4 Rivet Member
 
bill benton's Avatar
 
1991 34' Excella
Mansfield , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 490
Sure, Just make me the beneficiary of this new 1,000,000 life insurance policy
bill benton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2006, 10:59 AM   #68
Aluminut
 
agg79's Avatar
 
2003 30' Classic S/O
Missouri City , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 9
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 2
Send a message via Yahoo to agg79
Rivet

Not while I am still breathing. The only person I would trust emphatically with my rig is my dad who has been towing Airstreams all over this planet since 1978 and my brother from whom I bought my trailer.
agg79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2006, 10:54 PM   #69
Rivet Master
 
pinkflamingoes's Avatar
 
1967 24' Tradewind
Alameda , California
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,570
Images: 38
Blog Entries: 3
Send a message via AIM to pinkflamingoes Send a message via Yahoo to pinkflamingoes
Quote:
Originally Posted by maxandgeorgia
However, those children are the first to be here to help when we need assistance with a repair. They already have an "investment" in her in their time and expertise and they've heard me sing her praises enough to know her value. I know an accident can happen, but if it does, they'll be first at the head of the line to help rectify the situation. So, to their request, I'll always say Yes. To anyone else, NO WAY! ~G
I have a feeling your kids would be the ones to gladly jump in the shower, and ask what else they should do before using my hot tub.
__________________
"Let's look Death in the face and say, 'Whatever man.'"
~ Hurley

ingrid
1967 24' Tradewind #19104 ~ Forums #4449
pinkflamingoes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2006, 10:38 AM   #70
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,335
Images: 4
Becky, I recommend you practice saying the following:

"Well, Sis, our love and friendship means too much to me to risk the bad feeling that could come about if the trailer was damaged. I've put hundreds of hours of loving work into it, and it means so much to me. I do hope you can understand."

Nick.
__________________
Nick Crowhurst, Excella 25 1988, Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel. England in summer, USA in winter.
"The price of freedom is eternal maintenance."
nickcrowhurst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2006, 10:43 AM   #71
Retired.
 
Currently Looking...
. , At Large
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 21,257
Would I lend out my Airstream?

Hell no.
I try not to lend anything big, and a piece of equipment worth thousands of dollars is what I consider big.
__________________
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2006, 11:01 AM   #72
Naysayer
 
Boondocker's Avatar

 
1968 24' Tradewind
Russellville , earth
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,885
Images: 7
Guess so

I would let my brothers and my mom and her husband use it. I wouldnt sleep much while they were gone but I would do it. Life is short and at the end of the day, the airstream is just a thing.
__________________
Rodney

Visit my photography and painting website
https://rooseveltfineart.com
Instagram is r.w.roosevelt


Boondocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2006, 11:06 AM   #73
We can tow it!
 
tin sista's Avatar
 
1996 28' Excella
Where the water tastes like wine , Michigan
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,625
Images: 82
Smile Wow, sis, you know I love you and am there for you always...

"I just don't feel comfortable lending out my Airstream to anyone because I've put so much work and money into it. " then a smile and a big hug.

Its hard for me to say no to family members, I feel your pain. Best wishes!
__________________
Steph in MI Air# 6996-
I Hockeytown USA!!
tin sista is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2006, 11:17 AM   #74
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 2,183
My brother has...

My brother, who has owned several trailers in the recent past, borrowed my Minuet this past Memorial Day week. He pulled it 1,400 miles round-trip.
My brother and I also co-owned and restored our 1963 Bambi too. We both go way back when it comes to owning and towing travel trailers.
I guess it would depend upon how comfortable you are with your family member towing your trailer.
Also, keep in mind that their kids, if they have any, will be using the inside of your trailer. Do they ever do anything that makes you tell them to stop it when they are at your home? If they do, guaranteed they will do it when you are not there to tell them to stop it.
Anon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2006, 04:19 PM   #75
3 Rivet Member
 
1966 17' Caravel
Seattle , Washington
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 109
Images: 4
Send a message via AIM to kitchenclose
This is the best - non technical blog I've read in awhile. I love it... Becky - I'm worried that once I'm done renovating my Caravel my brother will want to take it on a fishing trip. After reading your withdrawal symptoms - My answer to my brother will be "Heck No!".

And

You are not the only one - Overly sensitive about lending out their Airstream. Guard it with your life. Sign a contact in blood if something happens to in when in loan.

Cheers
K
kitchenclose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2006, 04:31 PM   #76
Rivet Master
 
sd90mac's Avatar
 
1974 31' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 740
NO, My family owns sob's and do not understand the mental and physical attachment to Goliath. Besides, I've ridden with them and seen them drive.

Marie
__________________
When people lie to you, and refuse to honor their word, don't regret trying to follow a dream, new adventures and friends await you.
sd90mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2006, 04:33 PM   #77
Rivet Master
 
Sugarfoot's Avatar
 
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1956 30' Sovereign of the Road
1963 16' Bambi
Southeastern Area , Tennessee
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,116
Just say NO!

Quote:
Originally Posted by klevan
In her Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior, Judith Martin, Atheneum Press, New york, 1982; . . . .Just reply sweetly, "No, it's impossible, simply impossible." Then, resist the urge make anything up to fill the silence that follows.
I would have to take Miss Manners advice, smile sweetly, and with all the Scarlet O'Hara-esque syrupy southern drawl I could muster say, "I'm so very sorry ya'll, but I just don't lend out my Airstream!"
Sugarfoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2006, 06:35 PM   #78
Rivet Master
 
clancy_boy's Avatar
 
2003 22' International CCD
Kiln , Mississippi
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,779
Images: 8
My Answer IS...............

NO
NO
NO

__________________
Michael & Tina with Layla and Preston BZ
The family has grown.
2003 22' INTERNATIONAL CCD
clancy_boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2006, 06:39 PM   #79
Addicted to Aluminum
 
A-Merry-Can's Avatar
 
1959 18' "Footer"
1964 24' Tradewind
1954 29' Liner
Woodstock , Georgia
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,015
over my dead rivets!

seriously, though... no rivetting way! i'm more than happy to put a guest up on the front goucho, though... as long as they bring the beer!



jp
__________________

• • •
• • • • •
8576 • • • • • • • •
there's always room for one more!
A-Merry-Can is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2006, 06:38 PM   #80
Razorback
 
razorback's Avatar
 
2005 30' Classic
Springdale , Arkansas
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 122
Images: 19
Some things in life you just don't loan out; toothbrush, wife, favorite firearm, and the Airstream. I would recommend subtly working into the conversations with potential borrowers long before the question is asked that under no circumstances would you ever consider loaning the AS to anyone. Unless they are a complete idiot (which there always seems to be one in every family) they would remember your adamant statements about not loaning it and not even ask.

I could not fathom an AS borrower being as cautious in towing, backing, hooking up and unhooking, following the checklist when packing up, or as careful of spills, drips, wet towels, closing doors with TLC, etc, as we are. That careful mindset comes from paying many hard earned bucks for something that you have pride in and want to keep it as perfect as possible for as long as possible. And how can you be a true Airstream cult member if you are not fanatical about your AS?????
__________________
Razorback

Sid and Becky
2005 Classic 30 "Twinkie II"
Hensley Arrow
2008 Bighorn 4X4 Dodge 2500 Cummins
WBCCI Member At Large #2786

Life is not a dress rehearsal, live your dreams!
razorback is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cost to restore a gutted Airstream Draco General Interior Topics 28 02-18-2013 11:17 PM
Airstream vs. Avion? 68 Suburban Vintage Kin 29 11-21-2008 07:35 AM
future airstream motorhome betteleal Airstream Motorhome Forums 11 02-12-2005 01:39 PM
Airstream Related List Servers Andy R Link Archive 0 02-22-2002 02:05 PM
AirstreamTrailers.com - Airstream Link Library Andy R Link Archive 0 02-22-2002 01:31 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.