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Old 05-06-2016, 01:43 PM   #589
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Old 05-06-2016, 02:13 PM   #590
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According to the product literature that came with my 2012 Interstate 3500, you've got the following numbers:
GVWR = 11,030#
GCWR = 15,250#
UBW = 8,133#
NCC = 2,897#
The trailer hitch is rated for 7,500# trailer weight/750# tongue weight, but you'll never get that much trailer weight without exceeding the GCWR. A more realistic value would be about 6,400# assuming two people plus one duffel apiece in the Interstate, and full propane and freshwater tanks.
So the Airstream Interstate will easily tow the Airstream Nest Caravan when it comes out. (Prototype Nest weighs about 2000 lbs.)
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Hello all interstate lovers )

Who know if it's possible to add air ride rear suspension at a dealer or at a good mechanic and if yes how difficult it is?
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Old 05-15-2016, 11:02 AM   #592
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Hello all interstate lovers )

Who know if it's possible to add air ride rear suspension at a dealer or at a good mechanic and if yes how difficult it is?
Probably could contact them here:

http://www.vbairsuspension.com/en/ca...-sprinter.html

for approved installers.
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Old 05-15-2016, 01:00 PM   #593
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Airstream has new info page up on their web site about VB Airsuspension.
https://www.airstream.com/ride-on-air/


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Old 05-15-2016, 04:29 PM   #594
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Glide-Rite has a lot of experience with air suspensions on Sprinters. They're a UK company and the pound is currently near historic lows so there may be a deal to be had if you can DIY or have a local mechanic that can do the install.

http://www.glide-rite.com/mobile/Pro...Air+Suspension
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Wonder if theirs would require moving the generator? Couldn't tell from the pics.
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Wonder if theirs would require moving the generator? Couldn't tell from the pics.
There's no place to move it to— the generator is shoehorned into the only under-body spot where it will fit. But you can pretty much guarantee that it would require removal and reinstallation of the generator just to get it out of the workers' way.
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Old 06-10-2016, 06:41 PM   #598
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2017 Airstream Interstate 3500 Grand Tour!

Airstream is celebrating its 85th anniversary year and is now shipping its 2017 model year Airstream Interstate Grand Tour EXT, which just arrived at Colonial Airstream:

Mercedes Sprinter 2017 Airstream Interstate 3500 24'-4.5" EXT Grand Tour

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When my Interstate was still under warranty, I had no choice but to take my Sprinter there for service because Louisiana requires that all warranty work be performed by a dealer who sells that brand. No third-party warranty work allowed— some states are still like that. MB of BR was the closest dealer who could service Sprinters.
I wonder how they get past then Magnuson-Moss act?

But of course to fight it would be rather expensive.
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I wonder how they get past then Magnuson-Moss act?
It's not actually a violation of Magnuson-Moss. Although the Act covers warranties on repair or replacement parts in consumer products, warranties on services for repairs are not covered.

So under the Act, the State of Louisiana can legally require that warranty repairs be performed by Mercedes Benz, but they cannot legally require that genuine Mercedes Benz parts be used. Which is why I could install Koni shocks and a RennTech ECU tune without voiding my warranty, yet I still had to take the van to MB for warranty work.
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