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Old 11-05-2016, 05:15 PM   #1
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Airstream2Go? Anyone know of them?

We are planning to purchase our first Airstream in the spring and are very close to making a tow vehicle decision/purchase based upon all the great feedback and input received from this forum....until....we discovered "Airstream2Go.com" they rent Airstreams along with tow vehicle for 4 days to 14 days. They use Chevy Tahoe's to tow the 28. How can that possibly work? Does it make sense to anyone? Have any other newbies rented from them?

We are thinking of renting from them for a week so that we can learn trailering skills on one of their rental Airstreams before we buy ours.
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Old 11-05-2016, 05:32 PM   #2
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Airstream2Go? Anyone know of them?

A Tahoe can tow up to 8600 pounds and has 1700 pound payload capacity. Why does it surprise you that they use it as a TV?
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Old 11-05-2016, 05:35 PM   #3
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"How can that possibly work?" - It works because not everything you read on the internet is true! What are your issues?

Airstream2go has shown to have a successful business. I think what ou are proposing is a good idea to try out an Airstream. I'm not sure it is the best way to "learn skills", but it will certainly help!

I understand you will get a Airstream rebate if you do buy within a certain time-frame.
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Old 11-05-2016, 05:52 PM   #4
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My German cousin and his wife rented from them for two months and toured the US from one side to the other. Zero problems. They enjoyed their experience so much that they ordered a new European spec Airstream for personal use and recently started selling Airstreams at their Mercedes dealership in Munich.
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I wonder how long they keep their rentals before they sell them?
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Old 11-05-2016, 05:59 PM   #6
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I wonder how long they keep their rentals before they sell them?

That might be a good question for you to ask them directly. Let us know what they tell you.
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Old 11-05-2016, 06:07 PM   #7
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I was told they sell about the 2-3 year mark..and I met someone that purchased a 23ft from them and is very happy.
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Old 11-05-2016, 07:12 PM   #8
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I think you should have no worries about Airstream2Go knowing what they are doing. The company was founded by Dicky Riegel, the former president of Airstream. More here: https://www.airstream.com/talking-ai...-dicky-riegel/

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Old 11-05-2016, 07:14 PM   #9
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This summer we saw 2 AS trailers & tow vehicles from this company in Yellowstone while we were camping. The whole setup looked nice.

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It surprises me because the hitch weight of the 28 is about 1000 plus 2 passengers and a tank of gas and I come close to using up my payload...

Also when I asked what TV was suggested most folks said that we would need a F250.

A Tahoe is a far cry from a F250.
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A Tahoe hitched up properly is well able to tow a 28' AS. An F-150 with factory tow kit can easily pull it too.

F-250 is overkill. But overkill is the American way. We love to buy more than we need. Nothing wrong with the 250. Go for a 350 if you want. It's easier to hitch up sloppily and not feel the affects of your carelessness.

Towing with a 250 may be easier or more convenient, but that's not necessarily better.
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It surprises me because the hitch weight of the 28 is about 1000 plus 2 passengers and a tank of gas and I come close to using up my payload...

Also when I asked what TV was suggested most folks said that we would need a F250.

A Tahoe is a far cry from a F250.
Yes, you come close, but do not exceed. As long as you don't exceed, you're fine.

If you want to carry 5 passengers and a motorcycle, the Tahoe is not a good choice.

If it's you and your significant other with your luggage, you'll be fine.

I tow a 30' FC with an Escalade (similar to a Tahoe). Wife and I and the dog. Plus all our stuff. Even with full tanks of water, I don't exceed my ratings.

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We used Airstream 2 Go

We used Airstream 2 Go out of Bozeman, MT for a 5 day trip to Yellowstone. 28' International. The weights are close to the limits for a Tahoe, but we were not traveling over challenging terrain (basically straight from Bozeman to West Yellowstone and then back 5 days later), so there were no problems. If I was going to get my own Airstream (which I hopefully will do soon), I would get a tow vehicle with a little more guts - at least a light truck (F-150), maybe more, depending on the size trailer I end up with.
As far as the experience goes - was first class all the way. It is expensive ($1000/day in season), but for us as newbies worth it to try it out and see how it goes. Good luck!
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We rented from them last year for a 10 day trip and it was a great experience, the whole family loved it. We'd never towed a trailer before, but after their orientation we felt very comfortable. The Tahoe worked well. We ended up buying an Airstream this year and now we tow with a Suburban.
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