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Old 03-09-2016, 07:08 PM   #1
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Exclamation New Pendelton Airstream

Have you seen the new limited edition Airstream trailer that was designed with Pendelton to give homage to the National Parks? https://www.airstream.com/pendleton/ It is a beauty. Of course, I was taking notes on the special interior decor featuring everything Pendelton!

P.S. Yes, I realize this is the FGRV forum, but really folks aren't our trailers Airstream "wanna-bes"?
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Old 03-09-2016, 07:26 PM   #2
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No, not really! IMO, that is. If they were Airstream wannabees, they'd at least be painted silver.

The rear 'sport hatch' looks sweet, though. Hmm, reminds me of the Happier Camper!
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:45 PM   #3
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...starting at $114,600

I could afford it, but I don't need it...
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Old 03-10-2016, 12:35 AM   #4
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Airstream wannabes? I hope not. Not a fan of airstreams but I am very fond of my fiberglass trailer.
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Old 03-10-2016, 01:28 AM   #5
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Oh, I love that interior design. I would never own a 28' anything but the design features are wonderful.
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Old 03-10-2016, 04:12 AM   #6
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Rustic. Reminds me a little of a Cabellas catalog. Not for me but fun to look at. Thanks for posting. Raz
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Old 03-10-2016, 06:49 AM   #7
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P.S. Yes, I realize this is the FGRV forum, but really folks aren't our trailers Airstream "wanna-bes"?
Not me, not ever! The only thing I like about the Airstreams are the interior layouts. But, any all-molded-towable could have the same interiors if they were as big and wide and heavy and expensive.

I have zero desire to tow a shiny beer can.


Obviously YMMV
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I downloaded those images for future reference for our Silver Cloud which we get in another month. I am partway there, as I bought blankets for the beds that feature a Native American theme.

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Gilda, I am with you on thinking that fiberglass egg trailers have inherited their distinctive shape from Airstream. That classic aerodynamic look is a huge part of what makes them so pleasing to the eye. After owning a Scamp and a Casita, my more squarish Bigfoot is not nearly as visually attractive to me. Escapes have also moved away from the egg look to create better interior space, at the expense of visual appeal.

Thanks for sharing the post. Those are some great interior design ideas.

I love the shiny aluminum look of Airstreams, but the practicality is a problem. Hailstones and flying rocks bounce off fiberglass with far less consequence. I was with a friend yesterday who was calling his insurance agent about a Casita he just bought. The agent asked if the exterior was aluminum. Apparently the rate was going to be affected by the answer to that.

I think people buy Airstreams for the same reasons as buying classic cars. It's a fashion statement. Nothing wrong with that.
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I think my Escape is every bit good looking as other eggs. Keeping my egg, a good looking airstream doesn't make me want to change!
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Beautiful trailer. NOTHING screams quality like an Airstream. I'm not appreciating the open hatchback, however.
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Fibreglass trailers got their design from a septic tank, not the Airstream
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Never thought I'd suggest gutting a trailer, but that Airstream is not to my taste at all.
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Never thought I'd suggest gutting a trailer, but that Airstream is not to my taste at all.
X2. I've seen some beautiful Airstreams, but I don't like this one.

And having seen my brother's Airstream up close, the "superior quality" of Airstream isn't that much "superior", I can tell you that.

I think the european trailers are a full notch above anything made on this side of the big pond. Better built and cheaper too. Look at the latest Eriba models, they are just breathtaking.
https://www.eriba.com/en/models/cara...ving-area.html
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