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Old 02-24-2010, 07:20 PM   #1
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Trailer lengths.

How are airstreams measured for lengths? Body only or bumper to coupler? I seen in a 1985 avion manual it is measured bumper to coupler.
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:22 PM   #2
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How are airstreams measured for lengths? Body only or bumper to coupler? I seen in a 1985 avion manual it is measured bumper to coupler.
bumper to coupler - a bit of a variation from how many SOB's measure. And before you ask "SOB" is either some other brand or square old box.

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How are airstreams measured for lengths? Body only or bumper to coupler? I seen in a 1985 avion manual it is measured bumper to coupler.

In my case, my registration says 25 feet. When I physically measure my AS, the body measurment is exactly 25 feet not including the tongue or the bumper.

What up with that??
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How are airstreams measured for lengths? Body only or bumper to coupler? I seen in a 1985 avion manual it is measured bumper to coupler.
Travel trailers are usually measured from bumper to coupler. However, often the model number does not always equate exactly to the length.
For instance a Current A/S classic 30 and Classic 31 are the exact same length. You have to find the specifications to tell what the real length is.
It can be very misleading at times. My last trailer was a 21 foot SOB. My brother in law had a 19 foot SOB of another brand. However, the actual boxes that one can live in were the exact same size. The tongue on ours just stuck out two feet further.

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Thanks for all the replies. I guess bumper to coupler should be the way trailers are measured. Yes im looking for a nice 27' to 29' side bath camper with good frame, floor, and shell somewhere between 5 and 10k. I think that price range you have to be the most carefull in looking it over. Im seeing that the good ones sell fast so you must be quick to jump on one. Must be a lot of people looking for airstreams. It seems i may end up getting an avion. But i like the looks of an airstream better! There should be a wave of classified adds coming when the snow stops.
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Long term (ans short term!), I think you'd have more fun with an Airstream!
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Thanks for all the replies. I guess bumper to coupler should be the way trailers are measured. Yes im looking for a nice 27' to 29' side bath camper with good frame, floor, and shell somewhere between 5 and 10k. I think that price range you have to be the most carefull in looking it over. Im seeing that the good ones sell fast so you must be quick to jump on one. Must be a lot of people looking for airstreams. It seems i may end up getting an avion. But i like the looks of an airstream better! There should be a wave of classified adds coming when the snow stops.

If I were you I would not settle, just for something. It is hard to be patience but it could very well be worth the wait. My wife and I searched for 4 years, yes, it was worth the wait! We are lovin it!!
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In my case, my registration says 25 feet. When I physically measure my AS, the body measurment is exactly 25 feet not including the tongue or the bumper.

What up with that??
In many cases, the length is not exactly as advertised. Rather than offer 3 different 28' trailers, Airstream would call one a 25', one a 27', and one a 28'.
I demonstrated this to my employer Tuesday, when I measured out a 28' Excella, and it was nearly 31' long.

You can consider it a bonus, getting more trailer than you paid for.
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Well, from bumper to tongue whenever I measured my trailers, I could have ended up with a + or - 3', dependant on weather I stuck my tongue out or not.


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Im seeing that the good ones sell fast so you must be quick to jump on one. Must be a lot of people looking for airstreams. It seems i may end up getting an avion. But i like the looks of an airstream better! There should be a wave of classified adds coming when the snow stops.
Yes the deals get snapped up quickly. There are numerous stories here lamenting the "Airstream deal that got away" but vigilance will pay off. The Avions do look different but the silver Avions are very good trailers as well.

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[QUOTE=airdreamers;814527]In my case, my registration says 25 feet. When I physically measure my AS, the body measurment is exactly 25 feet not including the tongue or the bumper.

What up with that?? [/QUOTE

Are all tongues and bumpers the same length? can you safely say length plus or minus a specific amount?
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