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Iconic travel trailers converge on Canfield

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CANFIELD, Ohio -

Don't be surprised if you're seeing a lot of silver on the valley highways this weekend.

Nearly a hundred aluminum Airstream trailers are gathering for a rally.

For some people it's just a way of life.  

Traveling the roads and discovering something new and doing it all in their Airstream.

The Wally Byam Caravan Club is having their regional rally at the Canfield Fairgrounds this weekend.

About 70 of the iconic silver RV's are here.

Gary Olinger, President of the Region 4 club, said, "I like the fabrication of the aluminum body. I like the suspension system. they tow great. The Airstreams are well appointed on the inside. When you buy an Airstream you buy the total package you don't have an option list."

You like traveling in style? These things have everything but the kitchen sink, oh wait they have that too.  And a bathroom sink.  

Some people like the new Airstreams but some like the classics like the one we saw from 1968. Its owner came from Oregon and he says he's on the road from January through August. You can tell people really love their airstreams.

"It's the iconic shape. it's Harley Davidson and Airstream, two American icons. If you look at some of the rigs out there on the road, 10 years later they aren't on the road anymore. About 70% of airstreams are still on the road," said Glen Taylor from Seaside, Oregon.

These Airstream rallies get people together to experience different places.  They call it a community.

"A lot of fellowship, a lot of entertainment, a lot of tours. I think the word adventure is where a lot of people are drawn to the club," said Don Hetzler of Troy, OH.

 Almost everyone involved is retired so they do have some time to be able to take time to enjoy life and see things they haven't seen before.

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