Reply from MrAllen. Our week in Colorado was just great. This thing empty weighs 3600lb. Thats a big reason we went with this length of trailer. First off let me start with saying that we drive a highly modified 2010 Toyota FJ. Here is most of the items I just pulled from the FJ Forum that I previously had posted.
Warn VR10000S with in cab power switch and thimble.
Body Armor bumper with PIAA 520 lights.
Viair 450H onboard air with in cab power switch.
Two Additional 12V
plugs next to 110V plug in back for ARB cooler.
Aluminess Roof Rack
Rear link bracket replacement with Poly Performance, (welded on)
Cobra C.B. with bandi and Q.D.
Blue Sea accessory fuse panel.
Ricochet Heavy Duty full set of skids.
Roof insulation 99% coverage.
Brake controller above rear view mirror & new plug in rear door not bumper.
Toytec adjustable coil overs.
OME 895E rear coil springs.
Numerous items for my off road tool box as well.
Expedition one washer fluid bottle.
Toyo MT, 10 ply tires.
I installed the above mods myself, minus the tries. I don't have the tooling. So with that said it will be interesting to see what mods the airstream will get over the next couple years.
First trip empty was, 9mpg, on the turnpike pushing 70MPH. This could be the easiest trailer I have ever pulled. During out 2K mile trip I learned quite a bit. I was able to achieve 12mpg at times. One of the first things I did was pump more air in the trailer tires. The FJ does best in 4th instead of overdrive. (I already knew that before purchasing the trailer). Also driving about 65mph really helps as well. A Few people regear the FJ's but due to the 4x4ing I have no plans to do so. The only other FJ item I recall tonight is that the side mirrors need extended out a bit. I don't know if any FJ Forum member has figured that one out, but I'll be watching out for it.
As of now my big complaint about this trailer is how low it is to the ground. Yes I love the CG being as low as it is. I also purchased a proper size drop hitch so the loaded FJ and Airsteam sit nearly level. I seem to have to carefully choose the gas stations, not only by fuel price, but also take into account the grade of the entrance and exit from the road. As for getting this little trailer in and out of somewhere. No challenge, traffic almost moves out of my way. Almost forgot, with in the first three hours on the road we lost the little stupid lid to the LP bottles. My wife says were going to stainless looking bottles in the near future.
Our next trip is just a little two nighter here in Kansas, I'm looking forward to another weekend away with the family, and our Bull Terrier. Thanks again everyone for your questions and comments, we've had lots of good help.