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Old 06-28-2014, 07:23 PM   #15
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My 2014 20' FC has a 5" deep frame, full box, and I assume the OP's 2011 is the same. My 1974 Argosy 20' has a 4" deep box frame. Yet I have seen a newer 19' with a tiny C channel 3" frame.

I know that some Airstreams have very marginal frames such as the 19' mention above, but the 20' with a 5" frame may really be strong enough to accommodate 200# on the back.

Without engineering calculations, I don't think you can make any blanket statements that the strength of a 20' with a 5" frame would be a real overload.

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Old 07-25-2014, 12:54 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by jmpgino View Post
Hello from a new Airstream owner.

I had thought that I could put a hitch on the front of my Tahoe but on reading around, some Police in some States are inclined to give warnings and tickets for a bike on the front of a truck.

This is my solution, but now I'm concerned which states I need to stay away from. (We've all seen the pictures of Wally with the bike on the front!) Where do I find out where I can't go?

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Old 07-25-2014, 01:59 PM   #17
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Of course getting an Eddie Bauer would be another reasonably priced alternative - well an alternative at any rate...

Seriously - weigh the trailer with a full load of normal camping supplies - then if you have 200lbs leeway, put the scooter inside in the Aisle - directly over the axle(s) or in the bed of the tow vehicle.

agree 200 lbs on the rear bumper has got to be bad for the frame.!
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At times, Wally preferred a light, French bike ...

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