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Old 02-10-2012, 03:41 AM   #1
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Door on Left Hand Side. Any models?

I'm keen to get an Airstream into Australia but I would like to know if any models (preferably older) were made with either a door on left hand side or possibly both sides. We drive on Left Hand side of road in Australia. I would very much appreciate any advice or comment. Thank you. Robert
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:18 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome.
I spoke with someone from Australia about a year ago about this very issue. I do not know of any left hand doored Airstreams. It is possible that it was done since Airstream is an international company. I do think however, you may be allowed an exception to the law if the trailer over a certain age. Moving a door is also an option though it requires a good deal of metal work by a competent mechanic.
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:50 AM   #3
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Question Backwards????

Frank,

How 'bout putting an A frame in the rear, lights in front and towing bass-akwards? doable?

Sorry thats just the way I tink.

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Well, it could be done, but not an easy task. Now that is some good thinking outside of the box!
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Well, it could be done, but not an easy task. Now that is some good thinking outside of the box!
DW has always said I was a little "outside the box".

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I take you took my response as a compliment, good it was.
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I take you took my response as a compliment, good it was.

Yep I did....

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Interesting idea, but not that simple. Since the wheels are 2/3s of the way to the rear it would not be practical for towing. The hitch weight would be a negative several hundred pounds. When unhitching the new rear of the trailer would crash to the ground.

Another option would be to remove the shell and rotate it 180 degrees and reinstall. The interior would need to be modified to account for the wheel wells and some other items. The steps and out riggers they attach to would be an issue as well.
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