My '06 was built in the unlubed bearing period when Airstream installed higher capacity Dexter axles for a few months. I think my GAWR is about 7200#. Tongue weight doesn't count against that, so I thought I had leeway to break the mold. Am I mistaken?
This picture shows my Safari tilted to the left. Towing is getting to be a real "Hey, watch this!" experience.
I got a great deal on a 1925 wood cookstove. The aluminum color and nickeled steel fittings seemed an Airstream natural, so I thought, "What could go wrong?"
I installed it in place of my roadside couch. It's over the axles so no rear end separation could happen. Wait. This gets good. I've re-routed the flue to the stack in the adjacent Dometic, so I have the first tri-fuel fridge in which wood is used. That's not really working yet but there's a more immediate issue.
Our Safari tilts to the roadside too much. Above 110 pounds pressure the tires look like something from Roger Rabbit. Anybody ever use airbags on just one side? The stove already adds almost 500#, so I'm not wanting to carry all my firewood on the curbside. Here's my best idea and the real question -- on the WD setup, how about 1000# springbars on the left and 500# springbars on the right? Has this been done before?
I won't even start in on what's happening with the outriggers...