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Old 02-21-2021, 05:01 PM   #1
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Positive Things about my Airstream and Airstream Life

I would like to read about the love of your enjoyment of your Airstream, Airstreaming, or anything that you love in this general category. This Thread will have NO kvetching, bitching, or complaining.
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Old 02-21-2021, 06:10 PM   #2
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Love the convenience of having our own space and bathroom 20 feet behind us while on the road.
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Old 02-21-2021, 06:16 PM   #3
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Since we've purchased this expensive thing, we feel obligated to use it!

So that means that the wife and kids hop in the truck and we drive places we wouldn't go to normally and spend more time outside than we would at home. It connects the family together and gives us time to unplug from the hamster wheel of life.
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Old 02-21-2021, 06:36 PM   #4
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My wife and I have been together 36 years. We have two kids (29 & 25). We’ve had SOB travel trailers & 5th wheels for almost the entire time we’ve been married. So far, this Airstream and the time we’ve spent camping in it have been our favorite. From the planning, to the adventure of getting there, to setting up and being there for however long to breaking down and getting home. It tows behind us perfectly and it has everything we want & need. We miss the kids being with us but it’s a different dynamic doing we want to do all the time and not always doing everything the kids wanted to do.

In the old days, we would look at Airstreams and say - “one day, we’ll get one of those”. Now that we don’t need 40+ ft and three slide outs — it’s been everything we’d hope it would be!!

Safe travels everyone.
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Old 02-21-2021, 06:54 PM   #5
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We love traveling into the mountains and doing our fly fishing thing. The freedom is liberating and we always get nice observations on our Airstream. 2022 when I retire, we will sample the fly fishing from coast to coast!!!
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Old 02-21-2021, 08:01 PM   #6
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Personally, I love the look. I enjoy the fact that my camping friends, none of whom who have an Airstream, constantly give me grief about it.
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Old 02-21-2021, 08:45 PM   #7
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We enjoy the iconic design and the thumbs up we often receive when traveling. We enjoy the relative simplicity and size. The freedom to go and the people we meet and friends we have made! Being part of the AS Club is also a plus for us!
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Old 02-22-2021, 09:25 AM   #8
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We love our 2004 International CCD - love the layout, tows like it's not there. Once we equipped with solar and lithium Bookdocking is the joys of our Glamping life. We basically went from a T@B (16' hard tent on wheels) to this AS, our first real trailer. While the AS is almost 20 years old it looks like new and we work on keeping it this way. We are both 75 years young and our rig (truck & Trailer) are easy to handle. Life is good - we hope to travel a bit more in our great Canada once this Covid stuff is behind us.
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Old 02-22-2021, 09:39 AM   #9
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We love having our own comfortable, private bed and bathroom to return to while visiting friends and family. Also, we love being able to take our doggie every where we go.Click image for larger version

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Old 02-22-2021, 09:40 AM   #10
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I've been full-timing for almost a year now, working remotely, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. This home on wheels is a beautiful little piece of art.

Now if it only had wings and could fly, it would be perfect!
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:04 AM   #11
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Have been an Interstate owner almost 14 years, with about 220,000 miles on two, and believe it is the best way to travel.

Wherever you are, your little house is on your back.

Pull over and park, you are home.

Find a need and fill it.

🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:25 AM   #12
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My wife and I love traveling in our AS. The convenience of having our own home on the road and being able to park it in interesting places from the desert to the high mountains gives us endless enjoyment now that we’re both retired.

As a kid in the 50s my parents had a 16’ Happy Homes trailer that 6 of us used to vacation in. How Mom and Dad managed that I will never know. What I do know is that It was always so fun for us kids to park along lakes, rivers and in the mountains. Now my wife and love the same feeling of freedom when we “camp” AS style wherever that may be.
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:11 AM   #13
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We bought our 16’ Bambi a year ago ( right before Covid )and have had a wonderful time traveling to the state parks in GA and SC. We have felt safe and sheltered as we travel with our 60 lb dog. I think we would have been sheltered at home without it. We love it’s style, convenience and all of the conveniences it provides. We camped in a little 2 person backpacking tent before this so it feels like the Ritz!
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:53 AM   #14
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We LOVE our 25' Flying Cloud RB, it is perfect for us (although my husband would LOVE recliners instead of the dinette). I love how cozy it is, even in winter. Our first AS was a 2001 19' Bambi with mouse fur on the walls and I was concerned that the aluminum walls might seem cold in the winter months - but no, it is our little cocoon and we love it. My husband is going to be 77 in April and I will be 62, so far we find hooking up and going to be an easy process. We also enjoy the comradery with most other Airstreamers. We have attended 2 Alumafandangos and are looking forward to more events in the post-pandemic future.
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Old 02-22-2021, 12:18 PM   #15
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After years of "toying" with the idea of owning an Airstream, instead of tents, we finally pulled the plug and bought Trilla this past June. Although we've only had two outings in her this past summer, she has been a B&B for our daughter when she visited this fall from AZ (we take covid very seriously as my husband has health issues). She also has been our bedroom when we closed on our new place.

We are looking forward to taking her out on new adventures since we are now positioned to access some of the most beautiful spots in northern Wyoming, and Montana just a short distance away.
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Old 02-22-2021, 12:57 PM   #16
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While on a one-month trip to west from NC in 1975, with an Apache popup in a tow with a Pontiac station wagon, my sister showed me an Airstream... she said she loves the silver look. Fast forward to 2018, my wife and I bought 2017 Bambi Sport 16'. We camped for a year, then now we camped with 2019 Flying Cloud 19 CBB. We love the separate shower and toilet area with sink. the dining room/den feels bigger now. Went up to Yellowstone right after picking up the 19' FC and loved it!
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Old 02-22-2021, 01:21 PM   #17
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Having our Flying Cloud since 2018, We used it as a remote home office for about 6 months. We traveled a lot in 2019 all over the mid-west and east out to Washington DC. We did no camping in 2020 but did use our Airstream as a guest house during the Covid. We absolutely love the trailer. Enjoy just looking at her in our yard as we sip our class of wine. We plan to camp again the second half of 2021. Our daughter & son-in-law will join us in their new camper making memories with our new baby grandson.
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:29 PM   #18
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:48 PM   #19
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For years I purchased an old trailer every winter, fixed everything on it, did cheap upgrades, used it for my weeks vacation to the Rocky Mountains, and sold it before the note was due. I admired the older Airstreams but knew my finances would never be able to achieve that dream. I was always on the lookout for an affordable Airstream, with the intent to keep it for the rest of my life, if I ever did get one. I happened across my two-owner, that had been well kept, at an unbelievable bargain! That was a LONG time ago, and I have never regretted the decision. I would have worn out ten other brands by now! I ain't dead yet, but neither is my old '73!
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:56 PM   #20
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I love the independence it gives me while enabling me to work on the road (when I choose to work :-). Boondocking brings back the feeling of freedom and love of the outdoors when I was still able to back pack in more secluded areas. I admit I used to poo-poo campers (the unit, not the people) and make remarks that it wasn't 'real' camping. Well guess what, I'm on my 2nd AS that brings me a lot of joy. I won't stop glamping until I must.
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