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Old 12-25-2012, 09:06 PM   #15
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6 trailer tires on the ground sure do tow good, huh?

Congrats on the new family member!!!
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:20 PM   #16
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Yes, 6 tires on the road has it merits. Couple of bad patches of road...but otherwise pretty smooth. PO had a similar truck, but believe there's some improvement with adjustment to the hitch.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:28 PM   #17
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Welcome! Diesel Ford I presume? Very nice! We were leaving today for a 7 day trip, but decided to wait till Thursday. Snow/blizzard conditions here. Headed over to Beavers Bend SP in southeastern Ok. just north of you. Congratulations!!!
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:52 PM   #18
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Yes I own a 2002 7.3 146k. Pulled fine, fuel mileage predicable, although a secondary fuel tank would be great. Maybe some wider (longer) mirrors. Hard to see around the wide body.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:09 AM   #19
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I realize you were just hitching it up to haul it home and not set up for the long term, but it looks from the picture in front of the snowy lawn like you're towing nose-high. You'll have better behavior on the road and longer life from your tires (and possibly axles) if you set up to tow the trailer as level as possible.

Congrats on the new acquisition and all the new adventures you'll have very soon!
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:26 AM   #20
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Yes agree...presumed the same with anything you tow. Just wanted to read the manual or check with forum members before any adjustments were made. It was porpoising a bit and a bit worried with tail ground clearance.

There's a couple of holes on the hitch assembly that will allow the unit to come down. Hopeful that's enough to do the job.

Thanks for the advisement,

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Old 12-27-2012, 09:50 PM   #21
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Well just turned everything on but the water system and it works flawlessly. Furnace works surprisingly well. 23 out last night and it got warm and I dare say comfortable! That was a shock! Just didn't think it would have the capacity. I did find a couple of small wet areas...but more of drips leaking in from the seals from the wind speed on it from driving through the storm. And if that's all I got after traveling through that mess....I happy!

My son thinks its a rocket....just letting him enjoy that!
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:13 AM   #22
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Hi Luke : Be sure to join the Airstream 34 association on Facebook !!
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:28 AM   #23
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Bee-yoo-tee-ful TT, TinCanW/6! Interesting first tow you had there. But they do say the 34-footer is the best-towing trailer on the roads.

OK, so when do we get a ton of nice interior shots!?
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:32 PM   #24
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Just finished up cleaning the inside. Opened everything up and wiped it out and down. Bit to cold for me to get after the exterior....but soon to follow

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Old 12-30-2012, 05:46 PM   #25
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Very nice! Congrats! Check out this thread for ideas on making it your own. But I have to say it looks great!


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Old 12-30-2012, 05:54 PM   #26
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Beautiful for sure. Lucky you.

Have a great time in your Alumaliner.

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Old 12-30-2012, 06:27 PM   #27
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She looks like new
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:02 PM   #28
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Yes she sure does. Searched for about a year. Was real close on a couple of older ones that certainly would have required some work. Opted to spend a little more and not get into all of that. This one was so clean in the pictures and even better in person when I took delivery. Once I stood in it for the first time...I knew I made the right decision! Definitely a different mind set when everything works and your biggest decision is routing wires for a home entertainment center.

Phase II - House goes up for sale Jan 5. Hope the housing market is as good as they say it is for dn tn Dallas. Can't wait to be mortgage free!
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