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Old 12-01-2009, 05:48 PM   #1
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Standing Headroom?

I am interested in owning an Airstream but there is one thing bothering me: I am 6'7" tall and I would like to know if there are any Airstream models that offer enough headroom so that I could stand erect.

I am a sailor and have spent time in boats that did not allow me to stand erect in the cabin but I was able to do so in the companionway and cockpit. Because that is not really an option with an enclosed trailer, I am wondering if an Airstream could work for me.

Any information and/or opinions would be most appreciated.


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Old 12-01-2009, 05:58 PM   #2
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Standing room only? Not likely...

Hi Dave, and welcome to! I'm 6'5" tall, so I know some of where you are coming from.

If you look at the specs, you will see that some of the new ones have 6' 7.5" clearance, but the old ones, I can't say. I can say that our '74 model has enough head clearance where there is no ceiling light, or A/C grill. That levaes a few feet open to me to stretch, but not you, I'm afraid...

For me, the worst thumps on the noggin I've had are from the two bulkheads, one that separates the galley from the sleeping area, and the other between the sleeping area and the rear bathroom.

I had to wear a hat for the first month or so, to avoid the scrapes on my scalp!

I have to admit though, most of the time I'm in the AS I'm either seated (eating) or sleeping. So wear a hat, and you'll be fine!

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Old 12-01-2009, 06:06 PM   #3
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hi dave welcome...

this issue is out in the clouds from time to time...

here are 2 quick threads (with links to others) up there...

it might be wise to wear a helmet too...

you might also want a place to sleep?

i have a friend who's 6'9" bare foot.

keeps his head tilted forward IN the stream and ducks for the a/c shroud...

and he likes the 'padded ceiling' that some models feature...

all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.

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Old 12-01-2009, 07:09 PM   #4
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Welcome Dave,

Glad you're here with us. At 6' 4" I can barely walk full height in our 76. I do have to duck for the AC shroud and hallway doors. The thing I struggle with is the %*@# entrance doorway. Can't tell you how many times I've cracked my noggin on the door frame leaving the trailer.

Best of luck,


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Old 12-01-2009, 07:13 PM   #5
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I am 6' 4" and 1/2. I was 6' 6" before old age compressed my spine. I have a 2004 Safari. I can stand up in the middle of the coach, barely scrape my head under the A.C., and have to stoop standing up taking a shower. I barely have enough room to stretch out on the twin bed and like Aage says have to remember to duck under the bulkheads going into the bedroom and the bath.
I had a Monaco motorhome before the Airstream. It had ducted roof air and lots of head room even in the shower. If not having to stoop occasionally is worth a hundred g's then go for it. I am happy with my Airstream.
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