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Old 10-29-2003, 11:06 AM   #1
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what are the exact sizes of the airstreams?

I would like to know the exact half-measures gladly of the airstreams
know because I am trying to get an airstream to the Netherlands, but
the up to permitted breadth in the Netherlands is 2,55meter/8.3640
feet. I heard that there a couple models that are no breeder
then 8.3640 foot
can somebody tell me more???
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Old 10-29-2003, 01:04 PM   #2
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You will need to avoid the newer "wide body" trailers. I'm not sure which year they were introduced, but they are 8'-6" wide whereas the non-wide body trailers are closer to 8'-0".

Good luck in your search...

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Old 10-29-2003, 01:25 PM   #3
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Wide body width

I believe the wide body's from A/S start in 1996.
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Old 10-29-2003, 04:06 PM   #4
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Bob,

Argosy Minuets were built by Airstream between 1977 and 1979 and are just 7 ft. wide.

I have some pictures of mine in my profile.

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Old 11-01-2003, 01:35 PM   #5
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Arrow Outside width

Hello all!

Does anyone know the "exact" width of a 1974 model (Sovereign/Excella) outside skin to outside skin at the widst point.?

What would be a good way to measure this?
Calipers just will not open that wide.

Trying to see if I could squeeze one between a pine tree and a roof overhang.

No awning rods nor clearance lights to be considered in the measurement please.

I assume the widest point would be near the rub rail near bottom edge ????

Thanks if you can help.
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Old 11-01-2003, 04:08 PM   #6
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The low tech way:

Tie a rock to a string
Hold (or tape) string to widest point on trailer - letting rock dangle to the ground.
Make a mark on the ground where rock touches.
Repeat for other side - using same point on opposite side of trailer.

Using a tape measure - measure distance between two marked points on the ground. No calipers needed.

Or.... you could remove the tree.....
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Old 11-01-2003, 08:36 PM   #7
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oh so obvious

Thanks Janet

I feel so dumb. Wish I had thought of that.

Von will be teasing me for the next 6 months.
Of course he did not have any idea how to measure it either.

He says after we take the width measurements we can turn the trailer over on it's side and plumb bob the thing for exact height also.
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Old 11-01-2003, 08:54 PM   #8
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No awning rods nor clearance lights to be considered in the measurement please.
When you go to squeezes it in between the trees...
You're willing to, "gonna lose 'em"..~?? lol

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