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Old 07-01-2011, 10:51 PM   #1
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How Wide Are Airstreams?

I am trying to find out how wide an Airstream is. I don't have one yet but hope to get one made during the era of 1960-68. I can see how long they are but not how wide. I want to make sure it will fit in my driveway. Also does anyone know about how to have an airstream parked in the driveway permanently and have it hooked up. We have a septic system and I imagine that I would need the hose from the trailer to reach all the way to the septic tank to dump it. Are the hoses long? Can they stay hooked up to the septic tank or would I just wait until the holding tank is full and then get the hose out and dump it? I'm just trying to figure all this out right now.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:05 PM   #2
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The 1960's trailers, up to 1969, are 7 1/2 feet wide. Hoses come in 15 to 20 foot lengths and can be connected to infinity. The 1960's units have only a holding tank for the toilet and not the sinks and showers. The hoses can be hooked up permanently, but only drain the toilet tank when close to full to keep the solids in suspension.

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I am trying to find out how wide an Airstream is. I don't have one yet but hope to get one made during the era of 1960-68. I can see how long they are but not how wide. I want to make sure it will fit in my driveway. Also does anyone know about how to have an airstream parked in the driveway permanently and have it hooked up. We have a septic system and I imagine that I would need the hose from the trailer to reach all the way to the septic tank to dump it. Are the hoses long? Can they stay hooked up to the septic tank or would I just wait until the holding tank is full and then get the hose out and dump it? I'm just trying to figure all this out right now.
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:45 AM   #3
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Jason, welcome to the forums. Keep asking and keep reading. You will find tons of helpful info here.
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:56 AM   #4
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jason, the first thing to check is if leaving the trailer hooked up is legal where you live.

for the sewer i suggest you look into something like a Macerator or Blue Boy for those needs.

you'll need a long water hose and possibly insulation if it gets to freezing.

the proper electrical hook-up to handle your needs is a must. a long distance requires very thick wire.

as for the width, don't forget that you'll need room to open the door :-)
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Thank you for your responses. I am reading a lot on here and there is so much on this forum. It is great. I will research the macerator pumps etc. If I do this I would have the proper electrical and plumbing hookups installed near the trailer like a campsite so I can just plug in. Now i just need to find an Airstream.
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:49 AM   #6
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We put in an underground connection to our sewer line where we park our trailer. We can then hookup a short blue slinky - just like at a campground. We also put in an outlet to plug in - it's next to our spa so there was already power there. We also run a fresh water hose from the spigot. We only use it at home as a temporary guest room or for clean-out after returning from a trip though and ours is in the background so it's not quite as obvious as the driveway - but we still got the appropriate permits.

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We are on city water/sewer, but several years ago when we were doing some remodeling I had a new (and separate) electrical panel installed in our garage such that it supports 30, 50 and 120 circuits. We also moved our clean-out valve to be close to our driveway so we can dump when necessary. It all works great. we have had guests from time to time that found it really handy.
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