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Old 11-25-2006, 10:07 AM   #1
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Install Rear Hitch on AS to Pull Boat

This is an ebay listing. Check out the hitch installed to pull a boat behind the Airstream. I wonder if a dealer installed the hitch.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/30-ft...56610431QQrdZ1

I wonder it they tried to pull a boat?

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Old 11-25-2006, 10:12 AM   #2
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Say no to ground clearence? warrenty voided much?
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Old 11-25-2006, 01:30 PM   #3
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How scary...
Just because you can have it done...
Sway... only when I am towing a boat behind my Airstream
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Old 11-25-2006, 02:10 PM   #4
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Here in Ohio, where it's legal to tow tandem up to 75' overall length, I actually saw a towed Airstream (about 25', not much overhang) with a small (14-15' maybe) lightweight aluminum boat behind it. Boat tongue weight was probably 50 pounds for 600-700 pound total weight. Nice setup.
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Old 11-25-2006, 03:29 PM   #5
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I wonder it they tried to pull a boat?

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It says that is what the hitch is for, but I am not sure if it ever was done. I don't think it is a good idea, but you could probably get away with making the hitch into a thrid brake light mount. It would be eye level for any cars with lowered suspensions...
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Old 11-25-2006, 04:45 PM   #6
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All these posts trying to get rid of rear end sag/frame seperation and this comes along.
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Old 11-26-2006, 05:48 AM   #7
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It says that is what the hitch is for, but I am not sure if it ever was done. I don't think it is a good idea, but you could probably get away with making the hitch into a thrid brake light mount. It would be eye level for any cars with lowered suspensions...
The idea of the hitch on the back end of tow-able Airstream is as good as the format of the add and its description. I can just see towing 8K AS with half ton TV. I also wonder if a 200 lbs aluminum boat would tow or sail at 70mph, when TT goes by. Unless you have a lot of experience backing up a triple, especially those with multiple and unequal length pivot points, you better leave the boat at home. Thanks, "Boatdoc"
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:08 PM   #8
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tow a boat behind as

last time i was at jacksoncenter ,i watched a guy trying to hook up a boat to a as trailer. he spent two hours and finally got it done then i took some time and effort to get out of the repair parking lot. i dont think so i like to fish but not that bad.
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:21 PM   #9
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Hi Al,

I was wondering how retirement was treating you since you hadn't posted in a while. You still parking your motorhome in English Village?

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Oh man, I can wait to read the replys of the rear sep folks. I just hope they don't find out I have a dump hose, a garden hose AND a roll of duct tape stored in my rear bumper! I even towed a few miles with some liquid in my black water tank.
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