View Poll Results: How long is your Airstream Trailer?
15 ft or less 4 0.29%
16 ft - 17 ft 53 3.83%
18 ft - 19 ft 93 6.72%
20 ft - 21 ft 76 5.49%
22 ft - 23 ft 150 10.84%
24 ft - 25 ft 287 20.74%
26 ft - 27 ft 162 11.71%
28 ft - 29 ft 159 11.49%
30 ft - 31 ft 279 20.16%
32 ft or more 121 8.74%
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Old 01-17-2003, 11:51 PM   #43
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Wait mine is green ! us mid sizers are catching up ( 25 ft )
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Old 01-18-2003, 12:55 AM   #44
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I say...

The best things come in small packages!

Especially, B.S.O.'s

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Old 02-04-2003, 05:07 AM   #45
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No matter what's the length, the age, the model, they're all pure Airstreams~!
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Old 02-06-2003, 04:10 PM   #46
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To Tow or Not To Tow

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WOW Maurice! Looks like a daschund to me...cool!

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& will it become weak in the "middle" like Dachies do when they get older....????

Ok, here's a comment from one of the less-affluent members..

My S/N says "8131"...which is to imply the year and length of my A/S...(some have thought it was my birth year and age...LOL) But, it's to indicate Bear's not mine. Bear is actually a 32-footer, but I didn't think 8132 sounded as catchy.

My goal is to have my (32ft.) Excella 500 (WHY ISN'T IT LISTED ON HERE?)...to have it on one side of a little A-Frame with a 'port' over it on one side, and a 'port' over my vehicle on the other side...and the tiny A-Frame will be for my storage, craft & gardening...and reading (by a pot-belly stove). There would be a concrete slab for all of it, and my own septic tank; and this will be set up on my own property...in the back of the house like a "guest-house"...AND I'll have a "shorter" one to tow with a Bronco.

I agree that the bigger ones TOW better...but I think the reason is that they do, is because they require a heftier tow vehicle...and because they are twin-axle which is always easier to tow and maneuver.

That said, for me...a single lady, the smaller (tow) vehicle is better for me to use every day, to drive in general, and to maintain (financially). To tow my "Bear" (the 32 footer), I'd need a minimum 350- V-8, with a 410 rearend, and the tow'/brake package (ideally "factory"), and the factory hitch (I have a stablizing hitch which really isn't needed for a twin-axle and a 4x4 Suburban), and be able to afford the higher insurance, the ongoing maintenance and operation in general (which I can't do). Like, I've read where replacing just the engine (diesel) can cost upward over OVER $10K; and for me, that would be myentire budget for the vehicle itself.

My earlier plans were that I was going to hit the road with Bear...but I should have started this venture 15 years ago; now, Now, I could handle the road (towing and maneuvering) without a problem; however, I just think it will be too hard on me to hitch and unhitch---hydraulic hitch or no...with only 2 hands and 2 eyes.

I need a "third hand"... (doesn't someone have that S/N? )

Plus, 2ith the Bronco, if I wanted to go on a road trip without either rig...and stay in motels and with friends, I wouldn't have too much vehicle...and yet, on my trip, I'd still feel like I'm well-protected but not to heavily incumbered the way I'd feel in a big Surbuban---and the gas bill wouldn't be excessive.

These are just my opinions and feelings, but every little bit paints a total picture doesn't it?

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Old 02-13-2003, 08:06 PM   #47
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Longer trailers

We have a 1992 34' excella.....bought 2nd hand from my wifes' folks, the initial fears of towing such a long trailer are wearing off, with our 3/4 ton Suburban with a 454 it tows very nicely and more and more campgrounds are set up to handle the longer trailers, with me , my wife our two kids the cat and the dog there is just about enough room...even when its raining.
Setting up a ong trailer takes about the same effort as a smaller one, until you count the awnings...then its probably an extra 10-15 minutes.
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Old 02-14-2003, 01:56 AM   #48
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Awnings

Hi Newbees...
But, oh those awnings (all four sides right, like mine?),,,aren't they worth the extra time? They sure are to me (ZipDee s, eh?)

As soon as mine are put out on a nice day setting up, and I go inside with the windows open, a breeze is comin' through the screened windows, and the shade of those awnings....well, I feel like never leaving 'home'.
Of course not everyone has everything inside, just the way they want like I'm lucky enough to have it.

Like someone said a bit earlier, I may not be planning on being buried in "Bear", but I sure can't imagine parting with 'him'....'he' is definitely my alter ego.

............Cat

Here's my "Bear" with the big 'curbside' awning out...but not the end awnings.
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Old 02-23-2003, 09:14 AM   #49
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right in the middel

my a/s is '26 long from the bumper to the hitch i dont know if this is the right way to or not
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Old 02-23-2003, 09:48 AM   #50
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Puller Needed...

Sorry Cat, couldn't help myself. Looks like Bear went in for some augmentation.

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Old 02-23-2003, 03:27 PM   #51
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Good job Brad! Now that's a long, long trailer!

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I decided to vote for 28' to 29'

I calculated it 3 ways, same result, so it must be right:

1) 25' (1971) + 29' (1974) + 32' (1990) = 86
. divided by 3 = 28'.66666 = 28' to 29'

2) my current 29' = 28' to 29'

3) my older one 25' + my newest one 32' = 57
. divided by 2 = 28'.5 = 28' to 29'

I just love to play with numbers.

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Quoting Forrest:

"There's a 44 foot Spartan Imperial Mansion, dual axle, up for auction on e-Bay. I know its not Airstream, but it's aluminum. I can't even imagine towing anything that long."


"Just think of it as pulling a train... FORRRRRTY feet of train!"... a quote from "The Long, Long Trailer".

I presume that the Spartan would resemble the new and improved six axle battleship, the U.S.S Bear! Nice job, Brad!
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19'....

Not quite the "Galaxy Class Starship" as some, but she does the trick.

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Old 01-24-2004, 08:53 AM   #55
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How long is your airstream trailer

The plan is to have this be our only home in the near future, thus, we went as comfortable living as possible.
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They didn't even give me a place to vote....I hope it isn't that whole Argosy thing.
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