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Old 07-23-2015, 09:39 PM   #15
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The two 23' narrow body models have two axles and four tires so you could limp in on three with a flat....

The Hensley hitch head is heavy, but has to be only removed annually to put grease on the ball. That can be done by stacking some wood below the hitch and lower the Hensley down to rest on the wood. Release the ball and raise the tongue to lube the ball. Reverse the process and the manual lifting was only for the boards.

Most Airstreams have awnings, so a rod is used to undo the locks and pull the awning out. This is overhead activity with very little weight associated.

Dropping the spare down and putting it on the trailer would be the most arduous task.

Handling the sewer department requires rubber gloves, but not much weight.

Good luck in your research and welcome to the forum. Lots of information and opinions. After awhile, you will be able to discern fact from fiction.
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Welcome to the forums! Lots of information here, it may take you a year or so to read everything you want! Ha! About 10 years ago we bought a vintage Bambi and my husband did a frame off restoration. His thread is long, but will really give you an idea of what one may need to tackle if you restore vintage and small. You can begin reading here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...mbi-17925.html

Good luck, and enjoy! One of the folks above suggested you go to a rally and visit with Airstream owners, excellent advice. You will get a chance to tour trailers, talk with folks and find out all the good things you need to know! Ask oodles of questions.
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Ar a rally, also ask about things folks do not like and why on particular models. That information can be just as important as positive comments. Also inquire about what mods folks have done to "improve" the original design.

There are specific sub threads under the "Forums" tab above for the various "families" and ages of trailers.
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Do you want a trailer or motorhome? You have posted in the motorhome area of this forum.
For just you and your dog an Interstate motorhome would work well. I find mine less of a hassle than the 27 foot vintage Airstream trailer I had earlier.


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Thanks for pointing out that I was in the wrong area. I struggle with these forums, not exactly great user interface. I sure hope this doesn't portend disaster when navigating around the country with a trailer hanging off the back of my vehicle! Anyway, I shall move over to trailers, hopefully I won't get lost on the back roads of chat forums!
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