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Old 11-12-2006, 07:22 AM   #43
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Actually, this particular photo is from the Around the World Caravan form 1963-64. It was taken crossing a narrow bay near Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia. And this is a 26' trailer...
Thanks for the clarification. I can't tell from the photo, but are those two boats lashed together? If so, I'm assuming there is a platform stretched across them for the tv & rig. Either way...I still say it's scary!
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Old 11-12-2006, 07:46 AM   #44
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Why a house boat? Just add a snorkel and periscope; ballast tanks are already built in. Go under, run silent, run deep. I will tell Brian, and suggest adding additional padding to the walls of the '54.
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Old 11-13-2006, 12:50 PM   #45
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There is a tour company that loads RV's onto barges and goes on a long trip down the Mississippi (and other waterways). My mother and her husband did that trip a few years ago with their fifth wheel. They absolutely LOVED it. They often used Creative World Tours (RV tours) though I'm not 100% positive that was the company who did the barge trip. If this is new info to you and you'd like to know the name of the company, I'll ask.
A cruise down the Mississippi would be fun as would an Amazon boat cruise!
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Old 11-13-2006, 01:44 PM   #46
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What happens when you cross a Volkswagon Beetle with an Airstream?
I'm afraid to ask.
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Old 11-13-2006, 04:31 PM   #47
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What happens when you cross a Volkswagon Beetle with an Airstream?
You get a convertible Airstream? (assuming the "cross" is with a convertible VW)
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Old 11-13-2006, 06:38 PM   #48
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ok, i've come to my senses...

... when will the rest of you????



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Old 11-14-2006, 09:40 AM   #49
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What you get is an Airstream that floats, Volkswagon use to have an ad where a VW Bug drives off in a lake and it floats.
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Old 11-14-2006, 12:10 PM   #50
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What you get is an Airstream that floats, Volkswagon use to have an ad where a VW Bug drives off in a lake and it floats.
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Old 11-16-2006, 02:15 PM   #51
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Use aluminum pontoons...

I must admit that I have given some thought to the idea of mounting an Airstream to a set of aluminum pontoons. Then again no one has ever accused me of being conventional.

I did a little research and found that there are companies that make aluminum pontoons in a wide variety of sizes up to something in the range of 60' long if I remember correctly. If anyone happens to be interested take a look at the following wib sites for inspiration:

http://www.pithpontoons.com/
http://www.tackle-by-dy.com/pontoon%20boat%20kits.htm

All you have to do is decide how big you want the overall platform to be and how much weight you want to handle to select the correct pontoons. Of course using aluminum pontoons makes all kinds of sense in light of the fact that our Airstreams are mostly aluminum too. It seems like it should be possible to design a version that would let the Airstream be removable if you wanted to. As I recall, though, I did a calculation and found that I could buy a set of pontoons that would carry the gross vehicle weight of my AS for not a whole lot more than what I had to pay for my new axles plus the price of the new wheels and tires that I am going to have to buy when it is finally road worthy.

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Old 11-16-2006, 03:30 PM   #52
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Thumbs up Airstream as a House Boat?

If brand X can do it, so could we!

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I hope that red thing on top is a loveseat, and not a homemade blackwater tank.
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Old 11-20-2006, 07:55 PM   #55
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awesome! ok, somebody just MAKE one, already!!

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Brilliant Ideas!

It's only a matter of time...whoever designs and builds the perfect little raft/pontoon/wheelski water adapter will be a millionaire!
Every great idea was first met with skepticism...progress will prevail.

You can put my name on the list of very interested buyers!

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