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Old 01-28-2012, 06:59 PM   #1
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Hi all,
i'm going to see a '1991 34' triple axle tt in the a.m.
I've lived in a 1974 a/s ambassador in the past for 2 years.
It was fine but got a little close after awhile.
Hence the longer unit.

anybody else living fulltime in one of these and what if any model issues might i expect ?
The trailer looks fantastic in the pics he sent, so much so that the 10k he's asking seems too good to be true...we'll see.

thank you for your imput
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:43 PM   #2
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Joe, please share what you find. If we go with an Airstream for our full-time coach, it will be a 30-34' Classic.

I'd be curious to hear from those who have owned such a coach, especially what sort of CCC they might have. That's an important number for full-timers.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:57 PM   #3
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Part-Timing in a 30' Classic Limited

We are part-timing here in Mesa, AZ in our 30' Classic Limited, and we really like it.
But something to consider is the more expansive feel the wide body offers. It gives this 2007 30' a more open feel than our '76 Sovereign 31'.
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:55 PM   #4
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When did Airstream start making wide bodies on the longer coaches?
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:05 PM   #5
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We are not full timers, just part timers as much as we can be. But we are die-hard 34 fans. Ours is a '93 so not the widebody . I like the exterior look of the pre-widebody but would love to have that extra 5-6 inches down the hallway. The front living area is very ample, and when it's bed time, heck all we need is a bed. John
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:09 PM   #6
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When did Airstream start making wide bodies on the longer coaches?
'94 was a transitional year. Some were, some weren't. Not sure of the exact models/lengths. By 95 they were all pretty much wide. I think!
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Hey, this could be a new thread , unless someone has already thought of it:" Why I like my widebody, or why I don't". Or should it go under the Airstream sex thing thread?
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"Airstream began production of the Widebody floorplan in 1995 with the 34ft Limited Model and expanded it to the entire fleet in 1996. This floorplan is still sought after and popular today. The Widebody trailer is officially 6 inches wider than the standard body trailer." Vintage Airstream Website
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:22 PM   #9
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I have an 82 34' limited....love it! I would actually prefer the 5-6 inches in height than width. My head rubs the ceiling.... But thats ok.
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I'd be curious to hear from those who have owned such a coach, especially what sort of CCC they might have. That's an important number for full-timers.
kb0zke:

The classic 34 has a gvwr of 10,000 lbs for years up through 2004. In 2005 heavier axles were used increasing the gvwr to 11,500 lbs.

Since 2005 the classic 34 has a ccc of over 3,000 lbs with full tanks.

I'm not fulltiming (yet) but when we go out for two week vacations I still hvae approximately 2,000 lbs of ccc after loading my clothes, food, etc.

We purchased this unit with the intention of eventually fulltiming and ccc was a major consideration. That is one reason we opted for a unit newer than 2004.

I also know of a couple who fulltime and wanted extensive solar capabiliy. Since they have six to eight batteries they were concerned about remaining ccc. They had the factory (Jackson Center) put heavier capacity axcles (on with 16" wheel rims and tires) and recertify the trailer for gvwr of 12,500.

I hope this helps
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