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Old 05-10-2008, 10:40 PM   #1
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Ok I have to admit it I was chaeting on my airstream today. I was looking at another trailer. To be more exact a large toy hauler, 30-38 ft range. I need a way to move all my posessions around. My new motorcycle has changed things, just the way my buying a trailer trailer was not in my plans when I purchased my original truck.

I am not in any hurry since my job situation is still up in the air. I am looking in several states. One bite no strikes yet.

Should I end up with an SOB it will not be the end of my Airstream days. I still want a vintage trailer from the early 60s.

Help me before I SOB!
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Old 05-10-2008, 10:54 PM   #2
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Have you considered a hitch on the front of the truck with a motorcycle carrier on it?

It would save you from living in "Kountry Kitch"
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Have you considered a hitch on the front of the truck with a motorcycle carrier on it?

It would save you from living in "Kountry Kitch"
I have considered everything from a hitch on the front to removing the cap off my truck. The bed is long enough but then what do I do with all the stuff under the cap. The problem with the front hitches is the 500 lb or so weight limit. My bike weights 565lbs wet.

The toy hauler would also allow me to carry my roll around tool cabinet.
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Old 05-10-2008, 10:57 PM   #4
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Old 05-10-2008, 11:00 PM   #6
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for full time rv living,

only the occasional tow

and carry lots of stuff...

it's hard to beat a 5er with 5 slides or a big toy hauler!

there are good reasons so many park hosts have these things.

but for lots of travel a tube is the way.

you could get a BIG BOX TRUCK like michael...

LOTS of room for stuff in the box and SOLAR on top!

his payload is something like 20-25,000 lbs, but it's still a 350/450 powerstroke.

it really is a garage on wheels.

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Old 05-10-2008, 11:25 PM   #7
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i'll say it before lew gets here.

get a sprinter!
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Hi, have Inland Andy customize your trailer to have a rear, center, hatch door and have BMW tie downs near the center; Then you can have it all and one of a kind. Lots of options.

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Help me before I SOB!
"Your cheating heart will make you weep
You'll cry and cry and try to sleep..."

and remember those SOBs are just

"little boxes on the hillside and they're all made out of ticky-tack and they all look just the same."

You're not just whistling Dixie, are you?

I saw a 2004 SkyDeck for sale for 150, I think at Colonial...now pull the base camp or vintage Bambi with your bike in it and you could really do the racing circuit up right and still look down on 'em. (OK, so that last is a joke folks! You know we Airstreamers have that reputation.)
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Michelle - consider the cat! You may be able to find an sob in a storm but the cat will be confused. Go for a BIG truck.
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Consider a 3/4 ton van. It could carry all your stuff, your bike, and pull your Airstream.
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Michelle,

Keep your AS and change your TV.

Take a look at the 4500 Dodge Cab Chassis with the Cummins and 6 spd auto trans. The exhaust brake makes for easy mountain driving. Kind of a cross between Michael's Big Box Ford and Lew's Sprinter Van. I have seen them with built-in ramps for easy bike loading.

Drive one before you say no.

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Interesting developments Michelle. I had read about your humm-cycle and didn't know where that fit in. It doesn't. Michael's rig is cool -- and you can use the motorcycle as your commuter. I wouldn't want a gas hog U-Haul truck but those rollout ramps are hard to beat.

You gotta fit yer lifestyle...
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What a dilemma!

How about the new AS Pan America Toy Hauler? That was supposed to be introduced this month.

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