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Old 05-28-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
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Airstream bound for China!

I photographed this emblem on an Airstream bound for China in JC last week.

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Old 05-28-2013, 04:23 PM   #2
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Wow. Interesting. Good luck with warranty issues!
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It's good to see an export instead of an import!
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:58 PM   #4
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My eastern languages expert son tells me that the kanji translate exactly as "Flying Cloud." Whaddya' know about that?

Should we send them the kanji for "they all leak eventually"?
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Wonder who bought it there? And how long it will take to be knocked off and sold back here at half the price??

'Just wonderin' ....

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Wonder who bought it there? And how long it will take to be knocked off and sold back here at half the price??

'Just wonderin' ....

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Old 05-28-2013, 06:09 PM   #7
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I got the same pic last Friday at JC gonna get it translated later.

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It's good to see an export instead of an import!
my thoughts exactly.
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Didn't I read somewhere about two Airstream dealerships opening in China?
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Wow. Interesting. Good luck with warranty issues!
Reverse engineering in motion...come'n back at 'ya.

Maybe we'll get an acid rain proof AS...corrosion resistant too.

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I bet they copy it and start selling them first in UK and Germany with little to no import tax,then start selling them in the states.The prices will be half.
the quality will be about the same.Which is sad on two points....
are there any patents owned by airstream other than the name ?
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Reverse engineering in motion...come'n back at 'ya.

Maybe we'll get an acid rain proof AS...corrosion resistant too.

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My exact thoughts, too.
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Didn't I read somewhere about two Airstream dealerships opening in China?
Yes, that is true. Airstream now has about 10 International Dealers!
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Didn't I read somewhere about two Airstream dealerships opening in China?
Yes, I posted this in early April.
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Maybe they just want to go camping with them. Good for Airstream to add China to their exports.

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Co-worker translated to Flying Cloud, but using a character for flying that was for Tiawan, not the newer, simpler character in use elsewhere. Still neat to see.
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I bet they copy it and start selling them first in UK and Germany with little to no import tax,then start selling them in the states.The prices will be half.
the quality will be about the same.Which is sad on two points....
are there any patents owned by airstream other than the name ?
China is about two years away from wage parity with the US. Meaning, it will be as expensive to produce in China as it is in, for example, Arkansas.

If they would have wanted to copy trailers, they would have done it by now.
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Watch, they will make them smaller...like the coke cans....
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Watch, they will make them smaller...like the coke cans....
Is that why China does not have a Disneyland -
no one is tall enough for the rides?
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