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Old 11-15-2020, 07:01 PM   #61
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Airstream just replaced the cover on my propane tanks on my 2020 Airstream. Took a 45 minute drive to spend the weekend at a local park. Got up this morning and notice a small dent on the front right corner. I have no idea how it got that way, but they cost $800 so I am not going to worry about it. Driving down the roads things happen that go unexplained.

With this you can see how expensive it can be to keep one it showroom condition. If you have the money then go for it. Otherwise, learn that this is just the way it is.
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Old 11-15-2020, 08:17 PM   #62
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Works fine, last a long time.

Buy a used one. Get one with a few dings or dents. Get one with something to fix so you can increase its perfection as it loses value while you use it. And make sure you USE IT! Scratch it up a little. Break something occasionally, then figure out how to make it even better when you fix it. In the end, refuse to ever sell it, making it part of you estate when you die, just to show the world that there is something in the world that is better and more durable than YOU! But be careful! You might have some FUN in the process.
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Old 11-16-2020, 11:59 AM   #63
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Cra-Cra!

I'm sitting here cringing and shaking my head. IT'S A TRAILER FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!

Trailer are to be used. Trailers, like children, will. and should get scuffs and scrapes and dirty. We use the @#$% out of ours and love it. And we've gotten "miles of smiles" for each of our outtings (and you won't find a feather duster in our rig so it stays....."pretty").

Would you be comfortable "camping"? Would you be able to function in a public place like an RV park or a campground where you can't control what others do? (or would you be that crabby, nasty guy that every has horror stores about)

Perhaps a shiny coffee table book might be something to consider You could buy two; one to actually flip through, and one just for show. (you could even sit in the room with the "do not sit in these chairs" chairs, and have the full squiggly experience).

Unless you've been clinically diagnosed with OCD, please don't throw the term around. There are many people who suffer terribly from this disorder. If you think you DO have OCD, consult a medical professional for diagnosis. (you'll probably find you have control issues, though many won't admit to that because......well.........it doesn't have the same "oooooh ahhhhh" appeal that's soooo trendy with the LuLu Lemon wearing set).

But this is soooo far afield from the actual topic of Airstreams..............it give one pause.
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Old 11-16-2020, 12:17 PM   #64
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OCD maybe. If you love Mid Century Modern design. You’ll be quite pleased with the aesthetics of the. Airstream. I understand someone installed in Eames lounge chair would love to see that . We hang our George Nelson clock on every adventure. I love everything about Airsteam. Have had no problems with anything functioning well. And we are very new to this new type of traveling. We bought a brand new 2018 25 Ft FBT International serenity. And contracted Ultimate Airstream for a few modifications . Couldn’t be happier. check out their website. Ask for Ian should you have any ideas. Hope to see you down the road. Safe travels.
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Old 11-16-2020, 01:06 PM   #65
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You've come to the right place. Perfectionist and camping don't go hand in hand at all, but Perfectionism and Airstreamin' have a slim margin for success.

(Aka: I also have a 27 Globetrotter.)
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Old 11-16-2020, 02:11 PM   #66
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Suspend all Airstream brand OCD when traveling to the Great North.
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Old 11-17-2020, 07:05 AM   #67
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I'm sitting here cringing and shaking my head. IT'S A TRAILER FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!

Trailer are to be used. Trailers, like children, will. and should get scuffs and scrapes and dirty. We use the @#$% out of ours and love it. And we've gotten "miles of smiles" for each of our outtings (and you won't find a feather duster in our rig so it stays....."pretty").

Would you be comfortable "camping"? Would you be able to function in a public place like an RV park or a campground where you can't control what others do? (or would you be that crabby, nasty guy that every has horror stores about)

Perhaps a shiny coffee table book might be something to consider You could buy two; one to actually flip through, and one just for show. (you could even sit in the room with the "do not sit in these chairs" chairs, and have the full squiggly experience).

Unless you've been clinically diagnosed with OCD, please don't throw the term around. There are many people who suffer terribly from this disorder. If you think you DO have OCD, consult a medical professional for diagnosis. (you'll probably find you have control issues, though many won't admit to that because......well.........it doesn't have the same "oooooh ahhhhh" appeal that's soooo trendy with the LuLu Lemon wearing set).

But this is soooo far afield from the actual topic of Airstreams..............it give one pause.
I think a sense of humor is in order here.....
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Old 11-17-2020, 08:16 AM   #68
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This thread is beginning to remind me of threads that I read on the Porsche forums that I frequently visit. Some people on those forums freak out if it rains on their car. It's a car, not a Faberge Egg. It's meant to be driven. I visited the Porsche museum in Stuttgart a few years ago, and many of the classic cars on display there had road rash on the front bumper, chips in the paint, etc. Porsche cars are meant to be driven, not hidden away in a garage and wiped with a cloth diaper. The same is true for Airstreams. You could keep it in perfect shape, but where's the fun in that?
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Old 11-17-2020, 10:12 AM   #69
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I'm sitting here cringing and shaking my head. IT'S A TRAILER FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!

Trailer are to be used. Trailers, like children, will. and should get scuffs and scrapes and dirty. We use the @#$% out of ours and love it. And we've gotten "miles of smiles" for each of our outtings (and you won't find a feather duster in our rig so it stays....."pretty").

Would you be comfortable "camping"? Would you be able to function in a public place like an RV park or a campground where you can't control what others do? (or would you be that crabby, nasty guy that every has horror stores about)

Perhaps a shiny coffee table book might be something to consider You could buy two; one to actually flip through, and one just for show. (you could even sit in the room with the "do not sit in these chairs" chairs, and have the full squiggly experience).

Unless you've been clinically diagnosed with OCD, please don't throw the term around. There are many people who suffer terribly from this disorder. If you think you DO have OCD, consult a medical professional for diagnosis. (you'll probably find you have control issues, though many won't admit to that because......well.........it doesn't have the same "oooooh ahhhhh" appeal that's soooo trendy with the LuLu Lemon wearing set).

But this is soooo far afield from the actual topic of Airstreams..............it give one pause.
Whoa there..speaking of OCD! I see you have a total of 4 posts so perhaps your not real familiar with the Forum, yet?? Not sure any one of our "opinion's" deserve such a harsh "diagnosis" nor "advise" about using the term OCD...if your offended, I would suggest not reading any more posts. Most of us here, are OCD in one way or another! Your likely to "loose it" even more if you keep reading!
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Old 11-17-2020, 02:31 PM   #70
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As an outsider (we sold our Airstream 4 years ago) what about starting with an older model that you might not obsess so much about? Ours was 20 years old when we bought it, and already had it's share of faults that we accepted.
Now as for the Victoria, that should provide you with enough to occupy your OCD. Looks like a beaut. I'm still looking for an affordable '54 Merc Monterey like my Dad had when I was a kid.
Either way, you know yourself better than anyone and have probably already made a decision.
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Old 11-18-2020, 06:43 AM   #71
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Airstream or a sailboat for the OCD afflicted?

I own a sailboat and an Airstream. I've spent more time air streaming than sailing by along shot. But I have noticed something you might consider:

There are many sailers we who rarely, and perhaps never, sail, despite the boat being in the water. I'd say about 80% of the boats in marinas never leave the dock. Their owners want everything in perfect order, to prevent sinking, which they fear most. It turns into an obsession of fixing and replacing, upgrading and getting ready for that circumnavigation that will never happen. But they love their boats, and sit in the cockpits over the weekend with drinks in hand and happy hours with their neighbours. For the price of an Airstream, you can get a really lovely sailboat or cruiser, and tinker away at your leisure. One thing to remember: B.O.A.T. stands for 'Break Out Another Thousand'!
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Old 11-18-2020, 10:15 AM   #72
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Airstream OCD?

What you need to do is buy a Bowlus Road Chief, because they're truly hand made, gorgeous, and genuinely expensive. Then you'd be not using it in real style! 🤣
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Old 11-19-2020, 06:38 AM   #73
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Yep. But I found a guy in Green Bay that takes out dents in Aluminum. Watched him and itís a real art form. I had 4 dents and he repaired them. Canít see them at all. But yes you learn 1) Donít let the tailgate down before cleaning off the bumper. And NEVER put tools or anything on the bumper; except where the license plate is.

The biggest hazard I found to tailgate dents is Walmart carts. Always park where the cart rack is a long distance away.
Daquenzer my wife's family is from Ephraim and we go there often. Heading up there for a month in January (I know....bad time of year). In fact when we buy the trailer I'll be looking for storage in northern door. We live in Mexico now but home is still Wisconsin!

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What you need to do is buy a Bowlus Road Chief, because they're truly hand made, gorgeous, and genuinely expensive. Then you'd be not using it in real style! 🤣
You know me well! I think airstream is about as expensive as I'm willing to go. Have loved all the comments and I'm not running away yet! But it is good to know that others struggle with the same damn obsessions as us.

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Old 11-23-2020, 03:20 PM   #75
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You'll need to get your arms around the fact that

A) You're buying a used vehicle
B) When you use these things, they get wear and tear and
C) They all have nicks and dings and things you simply can't repair to "brand new" status.

If you can get your arms around that, you'll be fine. Otherwise you may want to get a different hobby.
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Old 12-08-2020, 10:31 PM   #76
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Porsche cars are meant to be driven, not hidden away in a garage and wiped with a cloth diaper.
Reminds me of a quote:

"A man with his priorities so far outta wack doesn't deserve such a fine automobile"

Sound familiar?
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Old 12-09-2020, 06:34 AM   #77
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Reminds me of a quote:

"A man with his priorities so far outta wack doesn't deserve such a fine automobile"

Sound familiar?
I believe so.
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Old 12-09-2020, 06:44 AM   #78
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Reminds me of a quote:

"A man with his priorities so far outta wack doesn't deserve such a fine automobile"

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I believe so.
It's Ferris Bueller.

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Damn. That’s right. Mixed up my ‘80s movies.
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Old 12-09-2020, 06:47 PM   #80
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IIRC the car in Ferris was a Ferrari, the one in Risky was a Porsche, the relevant quote there being their ad tag line, ďPorsche, there is no substitute. ď

I left the 80s thirty years ago, but they have not left me yet, despite some effort. Oh well, there are worse things. I thoroughly enjoyed that entire decade, and ďif you had half the fun I had, then I had twice as much fun as you.Ē
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