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Old 11-02-2012, 06:56 AM   #15
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Maybe the Airstream is just a shell.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:18 AM   #16
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Is this photo from Canada?

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Old 11-02-2012, 08:18 AM   #17
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Curious: Why the Canada jab? I recall you making a simular statement in another thread.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:52 AM   #18
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Tow capacity? It probably doesn't matter if he has this setup?

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Old 11-02-2012, 09:28 AM   #19
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I guess it is because of Canam RV in Canada experimenting with towing large trailers with really small tow vehicles. I don't know what drivers and roads are like in Canada but towing large trailers with small tow vehicles will get you killed on interstates here in the states. The tail will wag the dog.

http://www.canamrv.ca/towing/

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Old 11-03-2012, 05:38 PM   #20
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Guys, I think that all of the "my bigger truck is better" crowd should do a little more homework. Andy Thompson (CanAm RV) is one of the most knowledgeable towing people in North America. He has written articles in numerous RV mags as well as Airstream Life. Attend one of Andy's towing seminars at Alumapalooza and you may become a convert as I have. There is so much more to safe towing than just having the heavy truck.
Talk with Airsteamers that are towing with what you may think are unconventional vehicles---I think that you may rethink your position on what is important for safe and comfortable towing.

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Old 11-03-2012, 06:01 PM   #21
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Guys, I think that all of the "my bigger truck is better" crowd should do a little more homework. Andy Thompson (CanAm RV) is one of the most knowledgeable towing people in North America. He has written articles in numerous RV mags as well as Airstream Life. Attend one of Andy's towing seminars at Alumapalooza and you may become a convert as I have. There is so much more to safe towing than just having the heavy truck.
Talk with Airsteamers that are towing with what you may think are unconventional vehicles---I think that you may rethink your position on what is important for safe and comfortable towing.

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This thread was not started as a debate/bash of toe vehicles....

Look at the screen-shot.

See anything rong....like no light's, no brakes,
inadequate hitch, no weight distribution.
Can you blame newbie folks for being a little cornfused?

PS....I have a big toe.

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Old 11-03-2012, 06:36 PM   #22
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I can't believe no one has commented that it's a vintage Airstream in the Nissan ad. When I saw that on TV, I was really surprised - most ads have new Airstreams. (Oops, I now see crispyboy did say that. Sorry! Missed it the first time through.)
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:15 AM   #23
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I am curious if the Airstream was rented from a forum member. Every once in a while someone will post that they are looking for an Airstream for a commercial.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:24 AM   #24
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The ad just goes to prove that manufacturers, or at least their marketing people, know diddly squat about towing.
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My thoughts too UKToad.
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The ad just goes to prove that manufacturers, or at least their marketing people, know diddly squat about towing.

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Old 11-04-2012, 11:07 AM   #27
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On the other hand marketing is smart.


Young folks today will be all over that new Pathfinder.

They are also big on the Airstream concept. Old streams as well as the new ones.

This ad is directed to the young and old but I would say especially the younger generations.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:25 AM   #28
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I used to think Pathfinders looked cool. I owned a 1990 (maybe 89 can't remember) ( 2 door with the triangle windows) for several years. They had a rugged look. This one however looks just like any one of a dozen different brands of SUVs (including my Subaru Outback) now being produced that you can't tell apart from one another until you read the badging. I guess its just another sign of being an old fart.

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