we knew we wanted an airstream from the very start. i had grown up around several types of travel trailers ~ airstream, spartan, avion, but the one that had our hearts for our first “our very own” was airstream. we didn’t know exactly what that meant as far as which to choose so we looked at new, we looked at old and we thought about price and size and started coming up with a checklist.
initially we looked at all years, models and various sizes to help us determine what we wanted in terms of layout & design…this helped narrow down our must-haves. i like vintage and this steered us quickly in that direction, plus affordability wise that made for a better fit for us. once we knew this was our path we quickly discovered that our other criteria had narrowed down the vintage field as well.
in many of the earlier model airstream’s the window in the main living area is small. however, the painted airstream, argosy’s, had panoramic windows on the front. this began being copied onto 80′s model airstream’s (as well as current ones) and soon became a couldn’t-do-without option for us. upon looking at various 80′s versions we realized they weren’t quite vintage enough for us and that is what ultimately led us to eddie.
we hadn’t seen many airstream argosy’s out and about so we didn’t initially have them on our radar…this soon changed. we researched the different argsoy floor models and all had features that we liked, including panoramic windows. we had looked at several and soon realized that the second and third most important features we wanted were a smaller length trailer and an open floor plan. many models have separate bedrooms, dinettes, bigger fridges, etc. but since we wanted smaller we felt that the sacrifice of some of these things would pay off big with the spaciousness that a one-room open floor plan allowed for.
it took awhile to find just the one we wanted. the search took time, patience and lots of looking but the minute we saw eddie we knew… another love at first sight for us!