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Old 12-14-2014, 12:26 PM   #1
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They want to buy our Airstream

I was surprised to get an email from a long time friend. She and her husband are planning to get into RVing and they new we had an Airtsream. She wanted to know if we were interested in selling it. I sent a note back with some pics and and est. of current market value and her note back was....

"we are very interested, in no rush to buy, let us know when you are ready to let it go."

Sooooo, something to think about. I have always been one to be flexible with my interests, ie... always used Canon cameras but just bought my first Nikon the other day, so not afraid to switch gears and try something different.

We now have to think about possible options. Keep it, a different Airstream, glass egg, hybrid, hummm....... needs some time to give it more thought.
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It's not a Bigfoot, but here is one:
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...tml#post496154
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Old 12-14-2014, 02:15 PM   #3
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Wayne. You have got to join us. What about a new Escape 21 won't be a lot smaller than your AS the you can come down the road and join us at the Niagara Wine Escape!

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Old 12-14-2014, 04:53 PM   #4
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I could see where you'd have mixed feelings about letting that beauty go! Decisions like that keep life interesting, eh?!

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Old 12-14-2014, 05:24 PM   #5
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That's how we got our Casita. Camped with friends that had bought it two years ago to use on a seasonal site. Wife made the comment (as I'm cringing) "let me know when you decide to sell it" and my thought is "not for a long time please". That was this past June and in October they sent a message that the seasonal site thing wasn't for them and the Casita was for sale. Next problem was we needed a bigger tow vehicle. So after lots of stress and a pile of money we own a Casita 17 and a Dodge truck.
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Old 12-14-2014, 05:48 PM   #6
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Folks, appreciate your thoughts and suggestions.

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Wayne. You have got to join us. What about a new Escape 21 won't be a lot smaller than your AS the you can come down the road and join us at the Niagara Wine Escape!Adrian
For sure Adrian.... if you can get to the NWE then we should be able to make the 20min drive!

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Posted by TomK..... I could see where you'd have mixed feelings about letting that beauty go! Decisions like that keep life interesting, eh?!Tom
Isn't that the truth Tom... Good thing we have some time to kick some idea's around.
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Old 12-15-2014, 07:14 AM   #7
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Oliver makes a mighty nice looking rig, as does Escape. Just saying.
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:17 AM   #8
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something that might tip the scales....

a dear old friend told me a long time ago......

"If you own something and, out of the blue, somebody comes along and offers to buy it from you........SELL !!!....it will only partially compensate for all those other times when you wanted desperately to sell something and NOBODY wanted to buy it"

I always remembered that one
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:42 AM   #9
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Hi: MC1... At Niagara Wine Escape we never turn away "Tin Can Tourists" even locals!!! LoL Last year we had a lady in an AS... and one tent camper in a Prius.
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Old 12-15-2014, 01:12 PM   #10
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MC1/Wayne, You are now the proud owner of a classic Airstream...why sell??
If you have outgrown the Airstream then it might make sense to sell but otherwise I feel you might miss the classic once it is gone....just some food for thought.
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Old 12-15-2014, 03:00 PM   #11
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Wayne,

This is the point where a pilot would be asking, "What is my current and/or
planned "mission profile" and how well does my current equipment fit that
profile?

If the Airstream still meets your needs, then maybe you should keep it.
(It is a beauty! )

However, if you would now like to travel farther, with a smaller tow
vehicle and less fuel expense, then maybe it might make sense to
make a change.

Only you will likely know your wants, needs, and constraints.

When our family was younger, we had V8-powered custom vans that we
used to haul Boy Scouts to events, kids & friends to soccer games and
school events, travel to Colorado snow skiing trips, etc. We also had a
StarCraft Starmaster21 pop-up.

We the kids left home, we sold our pop-up, drove minivans for a while,
and eventually downsized to smaller SUVs. At family gatherings, my kids
still often talk about the fun had on many trips in that pop-up camper.

When my son got a pop-up for his young family and we realized that we
were approaching retirement, my wife said "I really enjoyed camping and
would like to camp again but, I really don't want to put up with some of
the drawbacks of a pop-up camper. Isn't there any kind of enclosed
trailer that we could pull with our Honda CRV?"

She hoped to take grandkids on camping trips, take some trips to both
coasts, and revisit some of our favorite destinations from years past.

The limitations of our tow vehicle, the amount of sleeping space, and
our desire not to let fuel costs put a damper on our trip spontaneity
and travel adventures were just some of the considerations that led
to our current trailer.

In the future, our "mission profile" (and consequently our trailer and
tow vehicle) may change again? Who knows?

IMHO - You should own the equipment that provides you the most
happiness and best suits your current and planned travel wants/needs.

Just my 2 cents worth. As always, YMMV.

Best of luck with your decision!

Ray
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Change for it's sake.

Wayne, I lived my life believing that change allows for new experiences and new experiences are like having more lives. The singular constant has been the best part of my life, Ginny.

If the Airstream is a pillar of your life that says it all. Certainly don't sell it for money but rather to move onto something new.

I know you make good choices.
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Old 12-15-2014, 03:17 PM   #13
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Wayne, Your active, (and appreciated) participation in this group implies that you're interested in fibreglass RV's. Maybe this is a "sign" that it is time to explore that interest.

Personally I am a fan of classic Trillium trailers, but that may be too big, (small?) of a step from your present trailer.
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There is a saying in the boat world that I think would also apply to RVs:

"The two happiest days in a boat (RV) owner's life is the day he buys it and the day he sells it."

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