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Old 07-06-2015, 07:25 PM   #1
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Tempted to buy a Airstream Trailer

I have a 2014.5 Interstate.
It's great but....
Boy it would sure be nice to have more space for 2 adults and a 10 year old.
I already own a big truck. A Ford 350 Diesel Crew Cab.
So besides better gas mileage, more nimble, and maybe a bit classier, any other reasons why you went for an Interstate over a Airstream Trailer?
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Old 07-06-2015, 07:29 PM   #2
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Get a Bambi and tow it behind your Interstate.
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Old 07-06-2015, 07:36 PM   #3
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Then you can have 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. We are thinking of doing this for extended travel when we are on a trip for 8-10 months.
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:01 PM   #4
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Hmmm maybe thanks.

I just want more kitchen and lounging space
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:11 PM   #5
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Sounds like you might want to look at a Class C RV.
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:54 PM   #6
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We considered a trailer but chose an Interstate instead. We wanted a go anywhere vehicle and decided trailering would limit our mobility. If I were to tow with the Interstate I would probably buy a teardrop for the outdoor kitchen unless Airstream has such an offering.
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Old 07-06-2015, 11:37 PM   #7
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Some of the older vintage layouts had lots of sitting and kitchen space and a very open feel.
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Old 07-07-2015, 01:11 AM   #8
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So besides better gas mileage, more nimble, and maybe a bit classier, any other reasons why you went for an Interstate over a Airstream Trailer?
Because I could store it at my apartment complex, but would have needed to rent storage for a trailer.
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Old 07-07-2015, 06:08 AM   #9
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Sounds like you might want to look at a Class C RV.
Agree with this, or get the airstream trailer. Interstates are not good campers for more than 2 people.
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Old 07-07-2015, 08:08 AM   #10
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We have had our AI for almost 2 years now and love the mobility but the space gets a little cramped for 2 adults and an 85 pound lab. We are looking at a 28' class A or. 25/27' airstream international. Any advice or experiences?
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Old 07-07-2015, 08:18 AM   #11
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We traveled extensively for many years with camper vans before our Airstream trailers. We love the extra space of the trailer but really, really miss the mobility of the camper van.

I think going to a destination and staying awhile, trailer space is nice to have. If it's about touring the country, sightseeing, and moving about frequently, the van can't be beat.
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Old 07-07-2015, 11:55 AM   #12
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My 2 cents; We have an 2013 AI and tow a 1965 17' Caravel...when we need the room. We have two Westies and use the Caravel as the base camper and sightsee with the AI. The advantage of the AI is to keep the dogs cool when we are not with them (e.g. shopping, etc), has a 12v refrigerator to keep drinks and food cold, plus a mobile bathroom (know what I mean). However, on ebay now is a 31' foot AS with slide out. IF I had a tow vehicle like yours, I could be convinced to go with the slideout!!! Just thinking!!!
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We have 2bedrooms, 11/2 bath, and 2 kitchens, plenty of room, Gas mileage 17 mpg doing 55 to 65 mph running 65 to 70 It drops to 15 1/2 Driving without trailer 22mpg. It has a 5 cylinder MB Diesel.
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Very nice combo Beaubill, I'll take one of those to go plz.
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