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Old 09-15-2018, 07:36 PM   #15
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Take a look at Lance Travel Trailers. We were impressed with them before going ahead with Airstream purchase. Model 1985 was the one we liked. Very nice floorplan for a 24' trailer. will set you back about $40k depending on options you pick. Very nicely built. Get the Lift option if you buy one. Gives you additional 2+" of clearance. Happy Hunting.
We like the Lance but it is too tall for our 10' height restriction.
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:19 PM   #16
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You a started a thread yesterday on Bigfoot and Casita trailers, and now this one today.

You donít own an Airstream, nor seem intent on getting one, so I am curious as to why you are here and the what and why of your posting.


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Truth be told if buying a trailer was not being delayed by the ramping down of my business, selling off work trucks and retiring we would have bought the 25 foot Airstream last year. But since we are not really ready this has given me idle time in which I have run across other designs I did not know existed last year. I spend most of my precious spare time these days reading about and researching travel trailers and the RV lifestyle, it is what keeps me going, something to look forward to, and something I can hardly wait to do after many years of hard work.

Things have made me realize how little time there really is, like most all my friends and family are now retired, my wife is retired, and people we know that get sick. We lost a good friend to cancer, he was only 58, never got a chance to retire. I have followed your story as well which has had an impact on me, seeing what you have gone through but picked yourself up and just kept going. My wife says she couldn't do it alone.

So I am here waiting out my time like a prisoner soon to be released, living the RV life through people here and preparing for my big day whether it be Airstream or SOB. (If only the AS shower was taller & the AC worked at 115 degrees!)

Some would say why not close up tomorrow and hit the road but it's just not that simple when you have great clients and employees who I will not leave out in the cold. I am working on a deal to have another reputable company absorb all of that but it is not an overnight process.

Didn't intend to write a novel here but truthfully I felt a little put out by your post, like maybe I shouldn't be posting about all kinds of brands on an Airstream forum, although I was careful to keep them in the "Off Topic" area. Until recently most of my posts have been in the tow vehicle, hitches and music threads. It has crossed my mind that I don't own an AS and that maybe this means I shouldn't be here, hope not.
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:28 PM   #17
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I feel bad for that family. It appears they lost their trailer with no insurance, warranty, etc.

True they may be overweight, but seriously, dealers with load a trailer on anything you drive on the lot any never warn you about cargo limits, why that may scare away a sale.
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Didn't intend to write a novel here but truthfully I felt a little put out by your post, like maybe I shouldn't be posting about all kinds of brands on an Airstream forum, although I was careful to keep them in the "Off Topic" area. Until recently most of my posts have been in the tow vehicle, hitches and music threads. It has crossed my mind that I don't own an AS and that maybe this means I shouldn't be here, hope not.
We never know when our lives may be upended in a second, and I empathize with what you are saying.

As I said before, owning or planning to buy an Airstream is not a prerequisite to being here, but this is an Airstream forum.

A thread on the pros and cons and comparisons of other brands to each other, followed by this one, caught my attention, and I asked, that’s all.

This is a great forum, with a wealth of knowledge and experience willingly shared.

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oops I missed that...maybe this whole thread should go away
I think we can merge the two threads, and minimize overlap.
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If your interested in the best trainable RV is suggest New Horizon, Spacecraft RV or RV Factory. All build custom 5th wheels, very limited production and $150k and up. Very heavy require F450 Dually or Freightliner and too high for your garage. On our 13th RV and 4th AS but considering a New Horizon
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Old 09-19-2018, 07:24 PM   #21
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If your interested in the best trainable RV is suggest New Horizon, Spacecraft RV or RV Factory. All build custom 5th wheels, very limited production and $150k and up. Very heavy require F450 Dually or Freightliner and too high for your garage. On our 13th RV and 4th AS but considering a New Horizon
Thank You Bud, those are three I had never heard of. I see Spacecraft does make travel trailers but looks like they are quite tall.....very nice though.
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