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Old 08-16-2011, 08:54 PM   #29
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We have a 2006 75th Edition with the slide. We upgraded from a 30 footer and I love the 34. It has room for our family of 3 and it is great on rainy days...we are not in each others way. We have solar panel (factory installed) and 2 AC units. It pulls like a charm.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:11 PM   #30
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Agreeeed

Man, I d ahve to ageee with you o that..those34s are super fine looking and I'll bet that length makes them really slimstream down the road.... NIcely!!

I'd love to have a 34 S/O with a International Serenity interior!!!
The Pleasure Palace!!!

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Old 08-31-2011, 09:14 PM   #31
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DO they only come in Hickory Cabinets?? OR s the Wenge wood available...

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Al...that somewhat describes me also I am quite taken by the 34'...and I think my wife would like the room...as well as the hickory cabinets in the newer units.

Couple of things you probably know...

1) MSRP $100K+

2) Not currently available for 2012...AS manufactured 25 in 2011...and my dealer said they have no plans to produce any in 2012. They had not produced for a couple (?) of years prior to 2011 "special" run of 25.

Other than that I join you in your admiration!

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Old 08-31-2011, 09:29 PM   #32
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Check out the following thread - and in particular - post #17. I found it very informative when I was considering a 34'er earlier this year.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...eam-66923.html


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Old 09-01-2011, 11:32 AM   #33
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Check out the following thread - and in particular - post #17. I found it very informative when I was considering a 34'er earlier this year.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...eam-66923.html


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Old 09-01-2011, 12:02 PM   #34
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No one, but no one has this site so well mentally organized as did/does 2Air (why he's missed). One will always do well to follow his many posts and thread on any subject herein. (Well, except for Ford trucks . . . . )

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Old 09-01-2011, 01:20 PM   #35
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Some Western State Parks Can't Accomodate

As has been mentioned, you can fake it with a 27' but there ain't no sneaking a 34' into state parks that restrict travel trailers to 25.' We found we could take our 23' anywhere, and our 27' just about anywhere. In a caravan to the Grand Canyon National Park (North Rim) the 34' found a nice space to camp, but he couldn't make it through the dump station at the end; even the 31' had trouble.

There is a beautiful stretch of scenic highway up the eastern border of AZ that allows no travel trailers over 25.'

We recently purchased a 2007 Classic 30' (really 31') knowing it would exclude us from some NM State Parks.

So, it all depend where you intend to wander and where you intend to stay when you get there.

The longer trailers are a dream to pull and back up, so I wouldn't worry about towing once you choose the right tow vehicle.
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:04 PM   #36
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The longer trailers are a dream to pull and back up, so I wouldn't worry about towing once you choose the right tow vehicle.
As I was told in the aforementioned thread...
"they are all the same size in the rear view mirrors...".
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:23 PM   #37
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If I was considering a 34, there's that guy in Ontario, I think, that builds the coolest hitches I've ever seen. We had a 34' towed by a little Subaru-type rig come into our camp; they loved it!
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:59 PM   #38
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34' ....tows like a dream

Morning All-
Feeling the need to chime in here…… We have owned a few A/S trailers, (24ft, than 28ft) last stop…a 34’ Limited-
There is much truth in the previous posts, the benefits are as follows:
1. Larger bedroom area, we are a modified rear full size queen.
2. Larger area to relax up front, dedicated dinette for computer work or just chatting over dinner
3. Writing tables
4. LOADS of storage…….you need to watch what you pack...and really be critical to determine if you NEED it.....and on that note, as we travel close to 20k a year…..( weight=fuel) you WILL need a hoss of a truck to pull her a ¾ ton might be fine in the east or south…think nothing less of a 1T dually Duramaxx for any mtns in the west or grades to hold her back, as these engines have a tow option to allow braking while in tow haul mode….

As for the truth be told part in NF or NP, we stay at these 99% of the time. It is true, there are SOME State parks that are difficult to get into, not impossible…just difficult. We have only had to pull out of one NF campground “Cub River” on the UT ID boarder....that had 12 sites, almost got her in but not worth the risk. Never had any issues otherwise….

On that note, a HA hitch will limit your access to hitching and unhitching in many of the tight spots do to the need to hitch straight on..., we run woth a Reese Dual Cam with an additional friction bar, she doesn’t even budge an inch with a semi rolling past at 80mph. Handled the Mtns in Alaska as well as BC and the Yukon just fine….. pulling one of these is a joy, they track like a dream…I will mention ONE drawback, you do need a bit of experience under your belt to maneuver one….BUT there is one way to get that experience now isn’t there?.....enjoy your search…..and welcome
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:47 PM   #39
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:39 AM   #40
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we run woth a Reese Dual Cam with an additional friction bar, she doesn’t even budge an inch with a semi rolling past at 80mph.

A video camera will reveal otherwise (not that you haven't your combination well done). There's a gulf between sway-resisting and sway-eliminating not well appreciated until bridged.

Let's not forget the PULLRITE Travel Trailer Hitch as a somewhat better alternative to a Hensley (the least desirable of the sway-eliminating hitches) for backing maneuverability.

(Have I missed other posts/threads/blogs of yours, eglisems, on your travels or what your rig is like in general; here or elsewhere? 20k miles annually raises a flag of interest on many issues, not just the usual partisanship about hitch rigging. Your experiences, etc, are of real interest as my previous and future rig is so similar, not to mention the desire to travel as much. Thanks.)

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Old 09-04-2011, 12:08 PM   #41
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And of course...experience speaks.

Least desirable.....haha!

Backing-up.....haha

I'm biased....haha

Sarcasm rocks RD I love the (..) at the end.

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Well, I also have the H/A. Had I known (and waited but two months) that the more adjustable, improved-design ProPride would be available I'd have rigged up a used Dual Cam as the temporary substitute. I'm more likely today to go to the Pullrite for the next trailer.

Some things, like the best hitch and trailer disc brakes are worth far more than the dollars applied (especially compared to depreciation on any of these vehicles, TV or TT; something that gits ignored on discusssion of "value").

There's nothing quite like a '34 behind a long wheelbase pickemup. Once hitched I was at 63' in a 65' limit state.
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