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Old 01-14-2013, 09:37 PM   #15
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I would vote for one of these:

EarthRoamer


You can purchase one of the consignment vehicles for about half the new rate. It's meant to be 4 season and will take you off road without difficulty.
Might make the company man envious. Which'd be funny depending on who he is (thinks he is).

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Old 01-15-2013, 12:29 PM   #16
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Sound advice

Haha, I've seen the earthroamers. Super cool, but the price tag is still six figures on a used one.

Truth is, most of the roads I tow down are not to bad.

Today I looked at a fr evo 20'er with 2 slides. Pretty cool, but certainly not airstream quality. Most of the artic fox Tts are to heavy for my tow vehicle.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:29 PM   #17
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Would it make sense to buy a big trailer and pay someone to move it? This would depend on how often you move and what it would cost to hire someone with a truck. Would your employer cover the moving cost? It would be a way to handle a larger trailer without buying a big truck.

I would want a big, boxy, roomy trailer either 5th wheel or conventional. But that is just me.

If all the other workers have trucks and trailers you should be able to find someone to move yours for a reasonable fee.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:45 PM   #18
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When I worked in the oilfield, there was always a company truck to be used to drag the camp followers (trailers) around.
There was another rule I seem to recall, never take any vehicle you like or want to keep into the oil patch.
If you really want a "nice" Airstream to fix up and keep, the last thing you would want to do is take it into the field.
That said, I did help a friend fix up three or four old Airstreams four or five years ago, and the same guy bought 'em to haul out to the oilfield for his drillers to live in. I never heard how that worked out, but I doubt if any of them are "restoration quality" now
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:46 PM   #19
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Oilfield trailers

I work on a rig out of Odessa, the only time I ever saw an Airstream on a location was 1976. That probably should tell you something, it just ain't practical! We use the 40' Idle Time park model trailers, usually with one or two slides. I have a 28' 2004 Classic AS but would not even think about using it in the oilfield for any extended period. I would be worried about dragging it over the rough roads for a start. I also would think that the environment would be really hard on the exterior with the salt, H2s, cement, dust, and chemicals in use in the patch. If you have any problems you are many miles from any repair or service.
We drag the Idle Time Trailers all over the patch with a 3/4 ton PU (sometimes with a 1/2 ton), never any kind of equalizer or sway control, just hook on and go, sometimes with a satellite trailer behind. If you are on the location for an extended time you need to go for the comfort. The Idle Times have 2 ACS, washer & dryer, full size beds, real refrigerators, decent sized bathroom, and good living area. They can be winterized to handle the cold, we just had a few days of 20 deg. weather with no problem. If you need repairs about any RV place can work on it.
Just an opinion, SOBs just don't look cool like an Airstream. Good luck, just hope that the boom hangs on!
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Buy your Airstream with the per diem you get. Buy it to replace the crap trailer you use in the oilfield.

If you're a welder you don't wear a tuxedo to work, but that doesn't mean you can't own one and look spectacular in it!

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Old 01-16-2013, 05:56 PM   #21
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Hi everyone.
Thanks so much for the overwhelming support and advice. I went ahead and pulled the trigger on a new forest river evo t2050. Not nearly as cool as the airstream, but its got 2 slides and is more appropriate for my situation. Someday I will take the dive and buy an airstream, but not today.

Thanks again guys!
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Congrats on your new trailer. I'm not familiar with the Forest River Evo, but it sounds like you have a nice new little place to live for your days at work. Post a few pictures up when you have a chance.
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Hi everyone.
Thanks so much for the overwhelming support and advice. I went ahead and pulled the trigger on a new forest river evo t2050. Not nearly as cool as the airstream, but its got 2 slides and is more appropriate for my situation. Someday I will take the dive and buy an airstream, but not today.

Thanks again guys!
I think you will be happy with your decision. I looked at Forest River recently, they seem to be one of the better built. It will be nice having the warranty, and the cost was probably a lot less than Airstream. For sure you will like the additional space that the slides give you. Good luck!
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