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Old 10-03-2011, 09:10 PM   #15
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Wow thats cool. Just when you think you've seen everything someone comes up with another 1000 hour job. Love it.


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Old 02-17-2013, 02:43 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Cantrell View Post
I blew up the picture and printed it off so I could compare measurements with my own 88 34.' I used the distance from the back of the back tire to the front of the front tire to establish a known length and worked out the rest.

Mine Floidoip
tires 7'8" 7'8"
rear overhang 10'0" 8'8"
front overhang 17'2" 20'0"
total length 34'10" 36'4"

If this thing is for real, that tongue weight has got to be very high. Mine is 700# and the distance from the wheels to the front of the tongue on Floidoip's is nearly 3 feet longer. Whew.

I would love to see more pictures.
Hello .... I am after the rear overhang, measured from the centre of the middle axle to the end of the bumper bar of a 34 ft .... would you be able to measure it for me? Thanks. Erik

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Old 02-17-2013, 04:13 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by floidoip View Post
I do believe my van is geared 3:51. I do not care about getting anywhere fast......just safely. Thanks for your reply!
I wouldn't try with that gear ratio, you'll cook your transmission. If you can have it changed to a 4.10:1 or so. Even with these gears you will not be going fast up the hills. I would also add an additional transmission cooler and maybe an engine oil cooler. Also, I would install a transmission temperature gauge so you will know what is going on. Then you should be fine.

I just noticed your van is a 4X4. That makes changing the gear ratio more difficult. Still, I think you will have an overloaded Van with the 3.51 gears.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:32 AM   #18
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wow awsome airstream thats a ton of aluminum you have there! I agree with the rest the 3.50 gears are going to make it a very tough haul. It wont be a spped demon and wil be very slow going up hills but it will probably pull it. Safely? well thats a judgement call, I wouldnt be comfortable with that set up.

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