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Old 03-16-2016, 03:57 PM   #111
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They are both nice trailer's I am sure you will be happy.
We decided not to go that route this time around because we wanted to tow with our SUV and both the Ollie and the Airstream are too heavy for that. Also not sure I we would get the Ollie even if we had the perfect tow vehicle because we like a larger dinette as well as a permanent bed. The floor plan of the Airstream 25fb is very appealing. For us considering the smaller airstreams always begged the question why not an Escape with a real queen bed. Maybe Airstream will modify one of their Bambies to match the Escape 19 layout : )

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Having a 19 ft Escape the bed is wonderful . I think we communicated yesterday about the Springflied pedestal, Escape will install for you and it sure works so much nicer to lower for bed or lounge . Sorry yesterday I was a little preoccupied . Pat
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Old 03-16-2016, 04:06 PM   #112
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Thank You Pat
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Old 03-16-2016, 04:14 PM   #113
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I'm being reminded of Jeff (who I think started this forum) who had an Escape at the time. He said he had always wanted an Airstream and bought one that came on sale near him. Later someone here asked him how the Airstream compared to his Escape in quality. If I remember correctly he said something to the effect of, if he was honest he would have to say that the Escape had fewer problems.

Side note, at City of Rocks we saw what looked to be 23' Airstream being towed by a VW SUV. I'm thinking that that tow was way overloaded.
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Old 03-16-2016, 04:21 PM   #114
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Old 03-16-2016, 05:02 PM   #115
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I'm being reminded of Jeff (who I think started this forum) who had an Escape at the time. He said he had always wanted an Airstream and bought one that came on sale near him. Later someone here asked him how the Airstream compared to his Escape in quality. If I remember correctly he said something to the effect of, if he was honest he would have to say that the Escape had fewer problems.

Side note, at City of Rocks we saw what looked to be 23' Airstream being towed by a VW SUV. I'm thinking that that tow was way overloaded.
Jeff got a steal on it, but some of for a motorhome. I toured his Airstream 6 years ago at the first Escape Rally. Though nicely appointed, they tried to put too much in there, and this the layout and run to move was lousy. I think it was a 19' model, but could be wrong
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Old 03-16-2016, 05:46 PM   #116
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HA! That's like asking if the airlines are gonna do away with all their extra surcharges that they claimed they needed to charge to cover the high fuel costs. But now with lower costs, are we seeing those charges go away? Nope!
Umm... yes.
This is just like gasoline prices: lots of people complain loudly about increases, but nobody seems to notice the equally frequent drops.
Airfares to keep falling as fuel cuts passed on
(Google search link leads to article in Press Reader, which I can't directly link)
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Old 03-16-2016, 05:53 PM   #117
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I'm being reminded of Jeff (who I think started this forum) who had an Escape at the time. He said he had always wanted an Airstream and bought one that came on sale near him. Later someone here asked him how the Airstream compared to his Escape in quality. If I remember correctly he said something to the effect of, if he was honest he would have to say that the Escape had fewer problems.

Side note, at City of Rocks we saw what looked to be 23' Airstream being towed by a VW SUV. I'm thinking that that tow was way overloaded.
If you could get your hands on a older airstream that was in good condition I think they are a lot better build then the new ones built by Thor . I remember looking at one at a show and a piece of cabinet pulled right off in my hands , it was stapled . I once looked at a Sovereign Airstream 1999 at the beach . Wow real wood cabinets in this one . The couple said very hard to come by and they had been looking for a long time . Their exterior was polished and a beauty . Seen a lot of newer ones with corrision on the exteriors . Fiberglass is I think the way to go today . Like a lot of us with previous RV 's , really got tired of keeping up with the water intrusion on RV's . Airstreams are cute, a status symbol, and retro but ....... Pat
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Old 03-16-2016, 06:09 PM   #118
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Over the years, I've gotten to know Roger H on FiberglassRV, we were once both moderators/admins there. See what he has to say about the new Pendleton Airstream: New Pendelton Airstream - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV, since he's owned six Airstreams I kinda trust his judgment.
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Old 03-16-2016, 06:24 PM   #119
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I never knock another man's choice of equipment. I've been out raced, out shot, out fished, and generally humiliated by any of number of what I considered people with inferior equipment. That said, I've done my share of damage with lesser products too. I respect everyone's choices and only have a minor problem when someone tells me my stuff is not good. Then I am motivated to excell or shun them. The old adage about Beware the man with only one gun, he probably knows how to use it, comes to mind. Relish the time spent outdoors recreating while you can and have fun with what you can afford. Doesn't matter how good it is if it's parked in the garage. Good luck with your choices.
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What I find with most consumer goods, that on a scale of cost vs quality/value, that there usually is a relatively even climb as you go, up to a certain point. Once the scale crests this point, the amount of quality/value begins to slow down (and flatten of) as the price increases. I purchase most products at that point. I think Escape trailers kinda fit this scenario to much of a degree.

This is not true with all my purchases though, as I do like to treat myself to a few luxury items, and do purchase the odd cheaper item if it is not regularly used, and will still fit the purpose.
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