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Old 01-23-2005, 05:58 PM   #1
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airstream model with street side entry?

hello folks

not knowing the best forum to direct this.....i'm here.

is/was there an airstream trailer with street side entry door?

i ask because while trying to find a suburban/gmc to test drive, i picked up the suburban flyer. inside on the 2 pages that address trailering, quadrasteer and the expanding mirrors is a picture of a suburban pulliing an airstream, while making a left turn.

the airstream, seen along the street side has a regular entry door and streetside awning. initially i decided they had just 'flipped' the picture but the gas cap for the suburban is pictured correctly on the streetside.

the photo is oblique enough not to read anything on the trailer side but a big oval plate is mounted just ahead of the door as is a grab handle. there is a rectangular plate just aft the door at waistline.

anyone seen this 05 suburban quadrasteer picture?

does this trailer exist?

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Old 01-23-2005, 06:29 PM   #2
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Haven't seen the brochure, but my guess is that they flipped the photo and photoshopped the gas filler door on the suburban to make it read correctly.
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Old 01-23-2005, 06:55 PM   #3
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http://www.chevrolet.com/suburban/photogallery/

here is a link to the photo. if the correct one doesn't pop up....it's on lower row.

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i suspected photo chopping but since gm has gotten in trouble for "creative" editing of model info and so on i figured they would shy from it now.


my intend was to find a q steer to test before buying....no luck. contacted 35 local dealers and not one stocked a model with it....special order only. most actually discouraged a potential buyer from even considering it....

"we don't sell many of those.....we don't ever keep one of those in stock"
chicken or egg?
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Old 01-23-2005, 07:09 PM   #4
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2airishuman,

Abe (vajeep) is the resident forum member that has 2005 Q-steer Suburban. He loves to talk about it and I am sure would welcome any questions you might have. Drop him an email or PM. His forum name is vajeep. I have Q-steer and it ROCKS!!!!
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I got the same story on the q steer. For some reason the dealers are not supporting this product. Maintance concern? equipment and training? I have delayed a purchase because of this. No way I'm buying until I try the q steer. Dealers figure when you're hungry for a vechicle you'll take what they have.
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The 'Burb with Q-steer seems to be extremely rare as Abe will tell you. Trucks are not so rare so testdrive a truck with q-steer. Should be some around. Hit'the'road testdrove q-steer and ordered one immediately.
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Welcome aboard 2airishuman! Hope you hang around -- you've had a lot of good input in the last few days. Keep using this site -- the learning curve goes on, and on, and on....

Can't find the post... but there was a conversation about the Reese ad on the back of "Airstream Life" the last few issues. Just like an eBay ad or meeting a 'gurl' in a bar, all is not as it seems in a Photoshop world!

I don't think there ever was a streetside entry trailer.
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Pretty sure that is just a photo showing curbside that's been flipped horizontally. Maybe they did it because they thought it looked better - or maybe because they didn't realize it was backwards.


Lookie! I've got one of those "rare" streetside door models too!
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...Can't find the post... but there was a conversation about the Reese ad on the back of "Airstream Life" the last few issues...
My thoughts exactly: Reese's "rare" Airstream.

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2airishuman,

Abe (vajeep) is the resident forum member that has 2005 Q-steer Suburban. He loves to talk about it and I am sure would welcome any questions you might have. Drop him an email or PM. His forum name is vajeep. I have Q-steer and it ROCKS!!!!
Like Big Dee says we love the Q-steer.
I have one of the first 2005 Q-steer burbs. I ordered mine after test driving a 2500 Chevy truck with Q-Steer. It is a pricy option and it is only available on the 2500 Burbs. I will be happy to help with any questions. I have amazed many people when I make a sharp U-turn...
I have had a great Chevy Experience with my local dealer. Richmond VA I will give you the dealer's name if you want. I think any dealer that is not excited about ordering a new Suburban is just not interested in your business...
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Don't know about the Q-steer, but I looked at the Bermuda Blue Matalic towing an Airstream and the street side was as should be. I looked at the Silver Birch Metallic towing the Airstream and the door was shown on the streetside.

I loved that they indicated that both Burbs were shown with the available Airstream features! LOL
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Like Big Dee says we love the Q-steer.
I have one of the first 2005 Q-steer burbs. I ordered mine after test driving a 2500 Chevy truck with Q-Steer. It is a pricy option and it is only available on the 2500 Burbs. I will be happy to help with any questions. I have amazed many people when I make a sharp U-turn...
I have had a great Chevy Experience with my local dealer. Richmond VA I will give you the dealer's name if you want. I think any dealer that is not excited about ordering a new Suburban is just not interested in your business...
the q steer looks like a great option for towing and urban movements. the design seems simple enough and it's not that expensive....i've been told $4-5k but when i finally convinced one dealer to look it up, turns out it's approx 1900$ now. considering the diesel option is $5k, the steering upgrade is a bargain. very limited models have the option AND my towing needs.

i contacted 35 dealers looking for EITHER a truck or burb, gmc or chevy and not one was to be found and none coming in the next month. i did find one at the grocery market last week and waited 45min for the owner to return so i could ask about it and maybe get a demo (i'm not shy) but gave up waiting.

so i'm ordering the ford sd 250 long bed crew cab with tow command tomorrow.....with the solid front axle on the 4x4 it won't ride as nicely as a chevy but it's still a pretty good truck. these babies are only about 25 feet long!!

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the q steer looks like a great option for towing and urban movements. the design seems simple enough and it's not that expensive....i've been told $4-5k but when i finally convinced one dealer to look it up, turns out it's approx 1900$ now. considering the diesel option is $5k, the steering upgrade is a bargain. very limited models have the option AND my towing needs.

i contacted 35 dealers looking for EITHER a truck or burb, gmc or chevy and not one was to be found and none coming in the next month. i did find one at the grocery market last week and waited 45min for the owner to return so i could ask about it and maybe get a demo (i'm not shy) but gave up waiting.

so i'm ordering the ford sd 250 long bed crew cab with tow command tomorrow.....with the solid front axle on the 4x4 it won't ride as nicely as a chevy but it's still a pretty good truck. these babies are only about 25 feet long!!
Bummer! 35 dealers and not one has a q-steer truck? I know dealers were reluctant to stock them because they were expensive units to be sitting in inventory but you'd think one dealer would have it. Maybe there is currently a Q-steer production glitch? $1900 would be a steal!

Anyway, to bad you don't live in the Bay Area as there are many around here. See them on the road all the time. I'd have let you testdrive mine. I always offer to let people try it because it never fails to amaze. Especially, doing figure eights.

Enjoy the Ford. It's an awesome lookin' machine!
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I think both the Chevy and Reese pics are Photoshop tricks. In the Chevy ad I am not sure that Suburban is really towing. They may have taken an existing picture and stuck another existing Airstream pic in it. In doing so they probably had to mirror it to make it work.

The Reese ad is definitely faked or mirrored because they went to the trouble to do a bad job touch up of obliterating the windshield so you can not see the driver. Most daylight pics you are going to see at least a shadow of the driver through a windshield.

It could be the copy editors were bored and wanted to do a head job on us Airstream affecianados.
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