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Old 04-05-2011, 07:33 PM   #1
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Hey, from the desert

We are checking out our options, as far as seeing the country. So far, we have figured out we can buy an RV and tow our Avalanche behind it, or tow something behind the Avalanche. My wife understands I won't tow anything but an Airstream. So far the only thing all the salesmen have said that jives is to do it before you can't. So, any input'll be appreciated.

A bit of background . . .we are not working, sort of a retirement apprenticeship, we live in the SoCal desert and are looking to see some of this country DURING the summer,and we have a dog. And I have time enuff for a hobby, if that might be restoring an older trailer, ( i don't do engines or trannys)

So' our adventure should begin next summer, at the latest!

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Old 04-05-2011, 07:39 PM   #2
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Oh, yeah, forgot to mention, I'm a bit over 6 ft. so I need a queen bed, so I understand 23 ft is doable, 25ft is a bit better. I also understand, both are easily towed behind my Avalanche.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:34 PM   #3
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Oh, yeah, forgot to mention, I'm a bit over 6 ft. so I need a queen bed, so I understand 23 ft is doable, 25ft is a bit better. I also understand, both are easily towed behind my Avalanche.

The twin bed design in Airstreams are actually longer than the rv queen size bed.
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:07 AM   #4
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I'm 6'3" and we plan to simply modify a queen-size memory foam mattress to fit crosswise where the full size bed used to fit lengthwise with a side-cabinet. Then again, we are completely rebuilding ours and nowhere near that point, but thought I would throw an idea in your head if you didn't already have it.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:28 AM   #5
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Welcome to the Forums, Rick. My preference is to tow - but that's just me. There's no right or wrong answer; get out there and see the country. I know I could not have seen and enjoyed all that I have had I not been a camper.

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Old 04-06-2011, 10:37 AM   #6
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Go with towing an Airstream. 25' Safari with a queen bed or twins (hard to find). Avoid a project - you will grow to hate the compound curves of the airstream body. Look for wide body after 1995 so you have more room in the bedroom. Larger and heavier will affect your tow capacity. Use a good hitch (Reese or Equalizer). This advice is based on 5 airstreams and three "projects" an earlier Class A, a Class B and a Class c motorhome. Good luck and look the the best out there in the country. Fly out and look first before buying. ebay is risky because of time constraints.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:34 PM   #7
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Chatting with a buddy of mine who used to be in the bed biz, he said he delivered a split-queen adjustable bed to some guy renovating an Airstream out in Colorado. Hmmmmmm
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