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Old 07-07-2019, 05:32 PM   #1
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Hi from Australia

Hi all,
We will be moving back to AZ to "retire" and have started looking at airstreams. This forum comes so highly recommended!
I am a Pastor and my wife is originally from Ohio our Kelpie dog is coming with us as well on what we hope, is a great adventure filled with hugging our kids and grandkids and seeing the beautiful USA.
I plan on purchasing a F350 Dually long bed, so I can also take my motorbike and kayak.
So gidday for now from South Aussie.
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Old 07-07-2019, 05:52 PM   #2
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Unless you're planning to put a big topper on the pickup and haul a couple tons of tall stuff, or there's a pretty good chance you'll move up to a 5th wheel in a few years, consider the SRW version of the truck. A narrower truck is one less hassle when you're not towing, though it'll still be a block long.
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Old 07-07-2019, 06:00 PM   #3
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Welcome,
What are you looking for in an Airstream?

A F350 dually is one big mother truck. Crew cab? Diesel or gasser? What kind of bike?. FYI my 34 footer triple axle weighs about 8500# and my Ram 2500 diesel pulls it easily.
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Welcome to Airforums and hopefully to the USA. It sounds like you have quite the adventure planned and a lot of memories to be had.

That is quite a truck you are considering! If you really need that much payload you might find this video from “Keep your daydream” interesting. They ended up with a F450 instead of a dual wheeled F350. https://youtu.be/N0lwUNxrq6E. Either is a LOT of truck.
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Hello from Colorado: Welcome to these Airstream Forums. Congratulations on your upcoming retirement and your decision to travel well. These Forums will cover almost everything Airstream. We've had one since 05 and enjoy the vintage Airstream scene.

We tow with a one ton single rear wheel Super Duty diesel short box. It is my daily driver for the most part. I find it quite excellent for towing our 34' Limited. But our cargo is on the light side as we are on the road only a couple of weeks at a time. There are several excellent choices for a highly capable tow vehicle.

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AUS , UK and japan drive on the other side

why would you buy a USA vehicle and ship it to a country where you will have the steering wheel on the wrong side.

IMHO, your better off getting a vehicle there. They do sell trucks in AUS aslo,

you likely wont get any guarantee support from the USA while the vehicle is in AUS
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Unless you're planning to put a big topper on the pickup and haul a couple tons of tall stuff, or there's a pretty good chance you'll move up to a 5th wheel in a few years, consider the SRW version of the truck. A narrower truck is one less hassle when you're not towing, though it'll still be a block long.
I plan on putting a roof rack on the 350. The little bike we hope will be a Harley Ultaglide touring.
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Lol, I see how you got to that! No, we are purchasing in the States. Here an F150 is over $115, 000!
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We are looking at a classic 30ft- ideal, probably end up with a flying cloud 27ft
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Diesel for sure! Harley Ultragluide tourer ( two seats)
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