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Old 05-16-2010, 10:20 AM   #99
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Interstate from Eugene to Anchorage

I purchased a 2010 AS Interstate 3500 in Eugene Oregon last month and drove it home to Anchorage via the Alaska Highway, with a couple of stop in Idaho to see the kids and some friends.

Air miles from Anchorage to Eugene via Seattle = 1674
Actual road miles from Eugene to Anchorage = 4105.4
Total trip miles = 5779.4

Every mile of it was a blast!
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:29 PM   #100
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South Texas to Irvine CA for our new 23FB. Why? Southwest Coaches in Irvine beat Austin, TX, and Tampa, Fl, by at least $1,500 and I didn't want to drive to Colonial in NJ in late winter. Besides, the saleman in Buda, TX (Austin) was an ass. I wouldn't have bought from him if he beat everyone else.
Would I do it again? Maybe, maybe not. The folks at Southwest Coaches were fine, but I felt guilty for not talking to Patrick at Colonial one more time. He's a great guy, and I hear nothing but good about him and everyone at Colonial.
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Old 05-16-2010, 01:02 PM   #101
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I purchased a 2010 AS Interstate 3500 in Eugene Oregon last month and drove it home to Anchorage via the Alaska Highway, with a couple of stop in Idaho to see the kids and some friends.

Air miles from Anchorage to Eugene via Seattle = 1674
Actual road miles from Eugene to Anchorage = 4105.4
Total trip miles = 5779.4

Every mile of it was a blast!
I do hope you don't mind me popping in
We have just travelled
12,571 miles ...Unless Ive got it wrong
London to the East Coast then to Galveston and back to London
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Old 05-16-2010, 01:12 PM   #102
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I do hope you don't mind me popping in
We have just travelled
12,571 miles ...Unless Ive got it wrong
London to the East Coast then to Galveston and back to London
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Goodness! You had your Airstream with you all the way? Details please!
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Old 05-16-2010, 02:09 PM   #103
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Goodness! You had your Airstream with you all the way? Details please!
errrr not exactly.... but we travelled from England to collect it
and drove it down to Galvenston docks...
If I could have I would have got on the boat with it
Were waiting for the boat to come in.. End May
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Wayneskid, check out the thread "The Journey" it is both fascinating and entertaining. You will however, need a case (wine, beer, it doesn't matter) since the thread is thousands of post long.
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:34 PM   #106
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Shots from my trip in March

First it was on a non maintained road! Lots of mud! Lots of snow and then ICE! the last shot is when I got home. I never wanted a martini more in my life! Thats what I get for buying in the winter but what a great deal! I love it and it was worth all the miles and white knucles.
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:21 PM   #107
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blmitch5,

I agree! Had the same experience. Picked up the coach in light snow, then heavier snow for 200 miles.
After 900+- miles, got home in the dark and had 1/2 mile of steep down hill snow pack and ice to our road. Wondered if I could hit the hard right to my road at the bottom of the hill!

I wasn't planning on a such a education in towing a new vehicle when I agreed to pick it up mid Jan in Buffalo! (But the price was right)

Really made me appreciate Lexus (Toyota) auto 4wd and locking diff.

All ended well. Actually, being very cautious and cognizant of the potential for embarrassment, or disaster, got us home safe.

I must add, that it's either the Hensley Arrow or the Airstream,or both, that made this trip safe. I haven't towed anything quite this heavy (but almost) in truck traffic. Usually, I'd hear a truck approaching before I would feel a slight push. Nothing more than I feel towing my 10' cargo trailer.

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Old 05-16-2010, 10:58 PM   #108
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Last summer I Found a34ft Limited {anniv} in Mesa Arizona That said, come and take me home!!! As we live in Michigan and winter in Florida a plan was in the making. So, Taking a 3/4 ton RV van, We proceeded West and turned South. In late July it was 114 degrees when we got there . We left at three in the morning heading East on I-10 going to Florida, upon arrival we replaced the 29ft with the new,to us, Silver teenager. We had sold the 29ft Silver old-enough-to-vote!!! to P&S in Ohio for a customer of thiers, and agreed to pull it North to them. Then, back to Michigan. Total 5600 miles. Would I do it again? In a heart beat, would I buy from that Dealer again. never. Trailer was worth the trip, service was disgusting and way over-priced.
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:09 AM   #109
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Wayneskid, check out the thread "The Journey" it is both fascinating and entertaining. You will however, need a case (wine, beer, it doesn't matter) since the thread is thousands of post long.
Aviator, the beverage for this will be the easy part. Finding the time is a whole other matter. Looks like it would be a kick thought!
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:00 PM   #110
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I travelled a mere 285 miles from Centerville, Ohio to Greensburg, Pennsylvania to pick up my baby! I am closer to Jackson Center than Airstream of Western PA. However, there are no Ohio dealerships and the trip was well worth it. I would travel across the country to pick it up. That is the point right? We all like roadtrips!
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I travelled a mere 285 miles from Centerville, Ohio to Greensburg, Pennsylvania to pick up my baby! I am closer to Jackson Center than Airstream of Western PA. However, there are no Ohio dealerships and the trip was well worth it. I would travel across the country to pick it up. That is the point right? We all like roadtrips!
I just received the Authorized dealers list dated 5/5/10; it shows 2 dealers in Ohio:
  • Sirpilla RV in Akron does trailers only
  • Arbogast Buick/Pontiac in Troy does coaches only
WS in AK
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