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Old 09-14-2007, 06:56 AM   #15
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Okay, you will all think I'm crazy but hear me out. For years I have longed for a lakefront lot to put my airstream on as a holiday home. Unfortunately anything lakefront in my neck of the woods is way out of my price range. But I recently stumbled upon a great opportunity. I can build a floathome on a nearby lake and keep it there for next to nothing. Then I thought, rather than building a floathome why not just get a barge and put the airstream on it? I am sure this is not impossible, but wondered if anyone here has any kind of experience with this. Surely someone out there has done it! Any feedback?
Check out this thread I started last year on this topic: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...oat-27735.html
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Old 09-14-2007, 07:01 AM   #16
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Here's a much more compact model...

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Old 09-14-2007, 07:11 AM   #17
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Hmmmmmm. I like it. Imagine, a barge with drop in roller slots for drive axle, steering axle. Use the MH drive axle for propultion and the steering axle rudder connection. Would need to have lockups so you could motor off when exploring on land.... but anything is possible with enough $ to throw at engineering.
Let's see 12' x 40' so you have a sun deck...... blue boy for clean out....
I can see Airstream 1 on the waterways of america....

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Old 09-14-2007, 07:21 AM   #18
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I believe this might be the tour that Susan (Alumatube) mentioned. I found an article about it and saved it 'cause it looked so cool. See:
Barge RV park lets campers go with the flow

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That's them -- good find!

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Old 09-14-2007, 09:44 AM   #19
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Maybe some thing like this.
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Old 09-14-2007, 09:56 AM   #20
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I think Wally did it first...
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Try this website. It looks pricey but nice. Go to "custom boat kits" then "fun applications".
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I love the pics- this forum is great! I thought everyone would just shoot down my idea. Now I am more determined than ever to do this so I can post pictures on the site! Won't be till the spring now, but anyway... Here are some pictures of the lake, and some existing floathomes. Now who wouldn't want a summer home there?Click image for larger version

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Those photos are not only the coolest I've seen in a while, but also some of the funniest!!!

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Old 09-14-2007, 11:23 AM   #24
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When you get set up....

When everything is ready why not rent this and invite us all up for a rally....
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:31 AM   #25
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YES! That's exactly what I need! And I do hope the clubhouse has a fully stocked bar.

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Old 09-14-2007, 11:54 AM   #26
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what would you use for sway control?
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Old 09-14-2007, 12:28 PM   #27
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Not necessary on this lake, as everyone is slightly off-kilter.

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Old 09-14-2007, 12:46 PM   #28
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Also, I figure I wouldn't need a motor- if I mount the awning rail on a center pivot I can turn it sideways and use the awning as a sail!
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