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Old 09-14-2015, 07:51 PM   #1
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how does airstream figure length of units.??

on the older unit 2000-2009 when its listed as a 31 or 30 ft is that figured from bumper to ball?

I was looking at a unit that is shown to be 30 ft and my wife was "28ft only" to which i stated not sure if that is to teh ball or to the front of box??

anyhelp?
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My Safari 23 footer is 23 foot from bumper to the ball only 20 feet inside.
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Old 09-14-2015, 08:30 PM   #3
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Ditto, bumper to ball.
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Airstream measures from the tip to the bumper, as stated. They also use terms like 28' nominally, rather than as the actual lengths. Hence some 27' models are actually slightly longer than one of the 28' models. We have a "32'" trailer. But when I took it to Jackson Center for work they called it a 33 on the work sheet. I suspect there are 31'S that are the same length.
So it is tip to bumper or just a name.
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Airstream measures from the tip to the bumper, as stated. They also use terms like 28' nominally, rather than as the actual lengths. Hence some 27' models are actually slightly longer than one of the 28' models. We have a "32'" trailer. But when I took it to Jackson Center for work they called it a 33 on the work sheet. I suspect there are 31'S that are the same length.
So it is tip to bumper or just a name.
Very true. My 2005 28' is actually 28'-11". The new 28's are actually less than 28'. The actual lengths can all be found on the official Airstream website. Document Archive - Airstream
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As an Argosy owner I find it interesting that length figures for Argosies were even numbers. while Airstream #s for the same year were all odd #s. Since the aluminum body panels were all the same, I figure the stated length numbers were arbitrary. Another interesting factoid is that the Airstream models did not grow a second axle until they reached 25 feet, whereas the Argosy 22 already had double axles.
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