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Old 05-22-2006, 09:47 PM   #1
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Look at Airstream's website and go to the European trailer's specs.

It appears as though Airstream trailers acrossed the pond get some sort of "Hydronics" for heating and hotwater making. Coool!! I wonder if we can get that here?
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Old 05-22-2006, 11:10 PM   #2
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Here is the closest model boiler/heater I could find to the Alde 3010 unit outfitted in the European Airstream models:

http://www.alde.co.uk/old/alde3000.htm

"The unique Alde "Compact 3000" boiler combines a heater and water heater in one unit. the Compact offers dual fuel operation using either LPG propane with an output of 5.2 kW or mains electric power with an output up to 3.15kW.

A cylindrical heat exchanger combines both heating and domestic hot water requirements ensuring there is always hot water available for showers and washing.

Installation is made very flexible by the design of the boiler which will fit easily inside cupboards, under a bunk or seating area. The Compact is a fan assisted balanced flue boiler and there are two terminal choices, side/wall mounted or top/roof mounted.

Heating is provided by a heat transfer fluid passing through a convector/radiator system via a 12v pump mounted in the feed and expansion tank.

The boiler is manufactured in stainless steel and aluminium."


Also, here is a direct link to the European Airstream site.
http://europe.airstream.com/product-family/index.html
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How about a twin temp

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Hey,
Look at Airstream's website and go to the European trailer's specs.

It appears as though Airstream trailers acrossed the pond get some sort of "Hydronics" for heating and hotwater making. Coool!! I wonder if we can get that here?
Check with Uwe, but we have a combo tankless hot water heater and furnace in our restoration.....think it is a Precision Twin Temp......pj...
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European Airstreams - Better tires than US

Looked at the UK site for Airstreams and noticed the following about their "tyres" used. The two tyre models use 205/65-15 L102T tyres. According to Tire Rack, 102 means these are rated for 850 kg. each or 1,700 kg. total. This is what the trailer weighs at maximum weight ready to go. The "T" indicates speed rating and this is 118 MPH according to Tire Rack. The same goes for the four tyre model but these are 185/60-15 94T. Tire Rack says 94T are rated each at 670 kg. with a total maximum trailer weight of 2,190 kg. So looks like the Europeans expect tyres with higher maintained speeds, better quality and construction than we do in the USA.

We gave up on the OEM Goodyears after two failures and a third with tread separation and went to the Michelin XPS Rib tires from Germany.

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Hey All,

the Alde heating system we use here in Europe is really a nice one. You get a very nice indirect reflecting heat instead of blowing warm air...

In Germany we do generally use better tires then in the US not only on trailers but also on cars as we do not have speed limit on the Autobahn and traffice goes much faster then in the US.
Airstream are allowed to go 62 mph legal here in Germany so realistically people drive 70+ mph.
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