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 06-03-2007, 04:53 PM   #99
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Joe, we can't change our votes. We also upgraded from a 20' to a 26' to a 31'. Most folks here don't have that problem, though. They pick a trailer and stick with it...
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:00 PM   #100
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I'd like to echo what Waynon said on 3/23 "And I'd like to take the opportunity to say that in my opinion the 34' length gets a lot of undeserved bad press here. The weight difference between a 31' and a 34' is less than the difference between full and empty tanks for instance. The triple axles make the trailer much more stable and less prone to sway -- not more. The third axle makes much better "balance" as well."
I also read another veteran 34" owner who said "It's really no different than a 27', the extra 7' just follows the first 27'. The extra space is fantastic!!!!
We like the qualiy of the 87. The interior has been redone and we plan to have P and S refinish the exterior in August.
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Old 06-04-2007, 11:51 AM   #101
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I'm also from the camp of thinking that the 34' trailers (actually 34'11") are easy to tow. Previously had a '74 31' Sovereign and the 34' is probably more stable. Easier to back than my two smaller Argosy trailers (6.0 Minuet and 20').
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Old 06-04-2007, 04:19 PM   #102
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Big Toys, and their boys....

Glad to see that the 'big' trailers are getting some good press.... usually they get the heat... for all the 'usual' reasons.... We're taking SilverToy cross country, LOADED with 5 people and a dog.... we anticipate NO troubles with room, accomodations or anything else...

SilverToy ROCKS!!! I LOVE my AirStream!

BTW - according to my 'quick' calculations.... 65% of people responding to the poll are in 20something (or better) trailers.... Makes me wonder if all the Bambi/ basecamp press is overblown!? Thoughts?

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Old 06-04-2007, 04:55 PM   #103
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BTW - according to my 'quick' calculations.... 65% of people responding to the poll are in 20something (or better) trailers.... Makes me wonder if all the Bambi/ basecamp press is overblown!? Thoughts?

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I think Bambis are the way many get into Airstreaming that otherwise would not have considered buying a larger trailer. I wish there was some data to substantiate this thought, but I think once you become an Airstreamer aluminitis quickly streams through your blood and you are immersed and go head over heels in the ever widening world of Airstreams, histories, floorplans, modifications, and such. Once you get over the first huge money hit you start thinking that if you are really getting into this you want the finest and best fit possible in size and style, which seems to become clearer after purchase... I know of so many people who have gone bigger and more that told us we would. Is this a step program? I don't know. What about basecamps? Not so many to get reviews from but the poor one that burnt up in the Chicago dealer's fire is possibly being replaced with a larger AS. Bambis and Base Camps as appetite-teasers? That's not to say that many many Airstreamers have a small Airstream and would not part with it. But I do think they would be the first to admit that there are compromises to convenience and space that they gladly endure for the love of their AS.
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:00 PM   #104
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Interesting poll.

The weight difference between a 31' and a 34' is less than the difference between full and empty tanks for instance. The triple axles make the trailer much more stable and less prone to sway -- not more. The third axle makes much better "balance" as well.
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We've talked about this before on other threads but in most cases the 34' unit is carrying less weight on each tire than units like my 30' Classic slide out.


My local dealer notes that the smaller the unit, the faster it turns over as a trade on a longer unit.

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Old 07-03-2008, 07:19 AM   #105
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+1 on the 34'ers. Our triple is smoother on the road than the 31 ft Excella 500 we had previously, same model TV for both, as easy or more to back up, and a pleasure to camp in with the amount of debris I haul around (other pastimes and avocations). I wish we could have afforded it (the triple) when we were traveling with the kids, life would have been a bit less crowded and a tad more privacy, But they were good times too cause we were 'streamin (thanks to my wife's insistance that I become educated in the way of the Airstream, I am now a convert and proponant) To each their own choice
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:10 PM   #106
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I went from 27 foot to 31 foot now I would like to try a 25 footer. My 27 was great we had a family of 6 now down to 3 soon 2. Its amazing how that happens in the blink of an eye. Thank god for all the happy memories my airstream and wbcci fellowship has brought me threw the years. My son is now talking about this to his wife He is 25 she is intrested.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:42 PM   #107
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Is my Bambi like my boat?? If i add my swim platform the Bambi is now 18 plus feet... Will my docking fees go up?
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