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Old 03-17-2015, 11:08 PM   #31
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There is software on this forum to foil the spammers. Second line of defense are the moderators and then there is administration and IT.
I fail to see what advantage or satisfaction would be gained by the person who made the original post. What would be their purpose?
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:12 PM   #32
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I believe he is legit and saw the Escape ad and wants to know about it. I only hope he has a TV that can meet the numbers. I remember when I did not know what RV meant but my husband did, but we did not buy for quite a while after that so as to know about all of the considerations. By the way, we looked at Airstreams and have an Escape for all of those reasons mentioned above.
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:26 PM   #33
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Maybe he didn't want to wait (schedule) to have a custom ETI trailer? Airstreams are available at dealers. I could buy a brand new one today about 15 miles from my house.

That tells me something. I passed an rv dealer in Texas a couple of days ago that must have had 50 or 60 airstreams sitting on the lot.
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That tells me something. I passed an rv dealer in Texas a couple of days ago that must have had 50 or 60 airstreams sitting on the lot.
Think I read they are making many thousands of them. Of course, many are bought for the nostalgia and the good looks without consideration of much else. Can't knock nostalgia and good looks and the attention they must get. Everyone has reasons and theirs may be as good as ours.
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According to Wiki they make 2,000 trailers and motorhomes a year and have 475 employees.

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Airstream, still based in Jackson Center, is a division of Thor, Inc. The company manufactures 2,000 trailers and motorhomes per year. Airstream produces several models — Sport, Flying Cloud, International (CCD Signature and Serenity), Eddie Bauer, Land Yacht and Classic. 2015 trailer sizes range between 16 ft to 30 ft (4.9 to 9.4 m). Airstream also manufactures models for the European market.
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Oh, that is much less than I read. Wonder if yours is right. I know I was surprised at the very big number I saw. Think I will edit that!
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The number I would focus on is the number of employees, keeping in mind how many are accountants and personal assistants and how many call in sick on Monday. Can't imagine 475 building a thousand trailers a week.
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Old 03-18-2015, 01:48 AM   #38
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I know I was surprised at the very big number I saw.
Perhaps that was all of Thor... which currently shows eleven brands on the their website, although I thought they had more at one point. For one thing, they have collapsed at least two previous brands (including mine) into their current motorhome division (Thor Motor Coach); the same may have occurred in trailers, although of course Airstream remains distinct (even if they do now have Class B motorhomes that are nothing like the aluminum trailers).
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Perhaps that was all of Thor... which currently shows eleven brands on the their website, although I thought they had more at one point. For one thing, they have collapsed at least two previous brands (including mine) into their current motorhome division (Thor Motor Coach); the same may have occurred in trailers, although of course Airstream remains distinct (even if they do now have Class B motorhomes that are nothing like the aluminum trailers).
Yes, could be it was the number for Thor. I know that is one of the biggest makers.

By the way, Wally Byam was copying the Bowlus when he designed the Airstream --- hope that is correct because I just read it five minutes ago. The Bowlus was re-introduced recently. $110,000 and over 5,000 rivets.
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NBC did a story a few weeks ago at Airstream. They're at 50/month now and hoping to get to 75.
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