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Old 04-01-2006, 11:54 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by mfoster
I have been eyeing the 19 and appreciate the info on weight etc. but worry some about mpg plus pulling the rig. We have never pulled a trailer before a small boat yes but not a trailer.
hi mfoster......

mpg doesn't change much from model to model.....during acceration and hill climbing weight is an issue but while crusing it's mostly frontal area/pushing air that matters...most airstream towing rigs get mpgs of 10-14mph depending on speed of travel and grade....while towing.

assuming you have the horses to tow....pulling a short one isn't any easier than pulling a long one....many folks think 2 axle units tow better....

i've got a 34 and towing is easy....much easier than i ever expected...and like you, it is the first trailer i have ever pulled....having had mohos previously.....

yes there are potential campgrounds that may not fit all trailers but this is a bigger issue in discussion than practice...and varies by region...with so many big class a and 5th wheels in use....finding a spot isn't a major issue....

deciding your budget is personal. older airstreams still cost more than older sobs....and are worth it models are expensive regardless of length.....but look at the prices by length and model.....the 2 axle models aren't much more than a 19...and have many more user features....

there are many members here how have moved up a size, then done it short time frames....and this fun...but not the most thrifty way to airstream...

some important long are your trips.....will you always have you plan to boondock and how much water will you carry while doing much gear do you plan to carry....will your travels be mostly in mild the outdoor becomes part of the trailer...or will there be times when you are inside with a deck of cards or the much bed space do ya ya want a seprate shower/head or a combo wetbath...plan to cook indoors....either of you weight more than 150lbs......

the great fun in finding the right airstream is that there are so many options for the simple silver tube.....

dispite being such a small percentage of the rv market......and not seeing so many on the road.....there are LOTS of airstreams don't jump with money at the first one....

look at as many units as possible, visit dealers, knock on doors, get inside the trailers whenever possible....

while dealerships mostly have new can sit and fiddle and try them on for hours.....while thinking outloud together how it will be used, and the great adventures ahead....and this time of year they have newer trade ins, from folks going up 2-3ft in size....

i'll be out at hillsdale lake next week with mine....and pomona the next week...i'll be in the long shiney one, in the picture above.
pm me if ya want to take a look...

if i come across any bambis while traveling these next few months...i'll drop you a note...

enjoy your shopping and the travels ahead....hope ta see ya on the road.....

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Old 04-03-2006, 07:18 PM   #16
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Thanks for the note and advice. Still on the hunt but are looking at Casitas trailers. Yes I know not an airstream but the price is right and they are fairly light. We may try it for our first trailer and can always upgrade to an airstream, if we find the trailer life appealing. Have fun at Hillsdale the crappie should be bitting.

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