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Old 07-28-2015, 10:47 PM   #1
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A new generation of retirees wants to bask in nature, but not if it means sleeping on

A new generation of retirees wants to bask in nature, but not if it means sleeping on the ground.

RYAN J. SPARROW

Evelyn and Leo Carey never dreamed of buying an RV when they were raising kids and fully ensconced in the working world. But about five years ago, Evelyn spied a small teardrop camper trailer in the side yard of an art gallery in Wisconsin, and an idea was born.

“I fell in love with the shape of it,” she said. “It was so artsy and so cute.”

By then, the couple had sold their home near Lake Calhoun in south Minneapolis and downsized to an empty-nester condo in downtown St. Paul.

About a year later, they ponied up for a 17-foot Casita travel trailer, which they have pulled across America’s roadways for months at a time, exploring state parks, historic trails and prime bird-watching spots.

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Old 07-29-2015, 02:13 PM   #2
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I think the Oliver gives that Airstream a run for its money.
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Old 07-29-2015, 02:20 PM   #3
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Airstream.....I agree
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Old 07-29-2015, 09:36 PM   #4
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I think the Oliver gives that Airstream a run for its money.
But they are also close in price, with Oliver approaching $50k and Airstream $60K
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Sheesh, that one couple owns two Airstreams!
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I looked at both and they are both well built.
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:50 AM   #7
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For me, I've never understood why people compare Airstreams to Oliver's or vice versa, seems like an apples and oranges thing to my way of thinking.

AS's look really cool and the interiors are certainly beautiful, well designed lap of luxury affair. But compared to an Oliver I just don't see them being built as well, as heavy duty and certainly not 4 season like an Oliver. The FG construction far outperforms a thin aluminum skin. Lost count of how many AS's I have seen with serious dents all over the exterior skin. Then there's the same insulation they used half a century ago which isn't much, or having to bring a pop rivet kit along with to replace rivets on a regular basis or so I am told by many AS owners, poor storage or limited storage, they are heavy (not that an Oliver is a micro lite) and at least to me have very poor floor plans. One has to buy a very large AS in order to obtain a queen bed, while the Elite II comes with a King no less, then there is the WDH thingy that will be needed with the AS, not so for the vast majority of us Oliver owners, they tow and track beautifully and are very well balanced.

Still I love the looks of the AS, they just have that classic vintage look and those beautiful interiors.
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I have done the sleeping on the ground thing, my little Scamp is much-mo-betta and the only way I am going out anymore.
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Ditto what Timber Wolf said!
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