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Old 04-16-2006, 06:43 PM   #29
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A What?

What is a LCF?
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Old 04-17-2006, 01:47 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by markdoane
What is a LCF?
Take a look here... It is an article about the LCF (Large Cargo Freighter).


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Old 04-17-2006, 08:25 AM   #31
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Yup, that article pretty well sums it up. My buddy I used to work with in Seattle is a Lead on that program in the stress department. He got me a T-Shirt from it; I'm probably one of the few guys on the east coast with one. He came to visit me last month and we took a trip to Jackson Center and then to the USAF museum in Dayton, Ohio.

Both ends of the 747 Large Cargo Freighter will swing open. It'll be a neat airplane.

The A380's wing failed at 1.46% safety margin; it was supposed to go to greater than 1.50%. The 777's by comparison broke at 1.52%.

I've looked at both brands very closely. My money is still on Boeing building the better bird. They cost more, but you get what you pay for. Airbus uses hogouts and large machinings so it's cheaper to make it up front as opposed to Boeing's methodology of using built up parts from many more components. But once the plane is ten years old and starts to get cracks, which one do you think is easier to fix?

OK, that's off-Airstream. Back to trailers I took a ride in a B-17 last September and its fuselage reminded me of my Airstream with all the large head exposed rivets. Neat.
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Old 06-28-2006, 09:14 PM   #32
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I looked at a triple axle Airstream trailer before I decided to use the Spartanette trailer. The Airstream was too narrow inside. My show car is 6' 5 1/2" wide.

Now that I'm just about done with the "Toybox" I'm strongly considering an Airstream motorhome as a tow vehicle.

My ramps extend and rear doors operate automatically with one switch.

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Old 06-29-2006, 07:05 AM   #33
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Old 06-29-2006, 09:51 AM   #34
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Mine is a toy hauler, built from the factory in 1981.

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Been hualin atvs in mine since the redo. I load mine in the front and kitchen area and have no sway problems. I also never transport any oil or fuel (other than whats in the bikes) inside the Airstream. I've done this many times and there is no smell inside.
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Welcome to another forum Barry!

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Old 07-04-2006, 03:28 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by Barry2952
We bad pennies turn up everwhere.
Yes, welcome back Barry, it has been a while since you posted here. I have been following you and your project on the Lincoln Forum. You need a Classic motorhome for the tow vehicle, may need some reinforcement however for that load, but nothing that you cannot handle.

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Old 07-04-2006, 03:37 PM   #39
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After I got the Spartan trailer and jumped into the project I've had little time to spend in the Airstream community, where I started. If you recall my original intention was to stuff my car in the back of an Airstream trailer, but it was too narrow.

I've had a number of offers to build similar toyboxes for others and I've declined. That's not to say that I couldn't widen an AS body and drop it on a brand new chassis now that my confidence is up. Maybe I'll do a smaller version for my '55 Porsche "Continental" cabrio.

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