Your unit looks great and should give you many years of enjoyment with the chassis options you have. That drive train should outlast even you.
I expect you have this manual?
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Have you got pass thru compartments on that chassis? If yes -- Is the pass thru above or below the frame?
What is the Airstream build date on you unit? and the serial #710???.
These were great years for Airstream innovation, but every unit built seems to be a different configuration. No wonder they were priced so high.
Our Clipper is a HD chassis and we run with full water and fuel all the time when leaving home or campgrounds. It helps ballast the unit in high crosswinds and we have absolutely no complaints on the handling. It is just a pleasure to drive, whether on the freeway or the mountain highways of BC.
We just returned from our second trip to the east (NY ON) this year. Over 15000 miles this year so far. Can't wait to hit the road again, but we have no plans of any off Island trips until the new year.
Hope we can cross paths sometime.
Originally Posted by AdamB
Thanks for the reply! Yes, this is a (John Deere, OshKosh) Freightliner X-Line chassis diesel pusher. This one has the chassis upgrade with the 230hp Cummins Turbo Diesel 5.9 and Allison 6-speed. The Cutter '32 was only available as a diesel pusher with either the 210hp 5.9 + 4-speed Allison or with the 230hp 5.9 + 6-speed Allison.
The ratio for this rig is 49.6%.... so it's fairly close to 50%. But I've talked to a few old timers at different campgrounds recently on a trip to Victoria, BC and they all said that the handling can be a little unnerving and these guys had big Class A's, 5th wheels, etc.
Your rig looks nice! How big is it? I just uploaded some more pics of my rig to this site so you can see mine. We talked to several people from Nanaimo who were in Victoria for Canada Day like us in July. Got to see some Triple E rigs too!
Going to give it 2 more weeks to see if I can get that part from somewhere before heading to the machine shop!