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Old 07-12-2011, 05:59 AM   #1
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New to airstream

We're about to embark on our first trailer experience and are leaning towards an airstream with a slide. Do any of the relatively late models or new units with slides have a rear living area?

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Old 07-12-2011, 06:21 AM   #2
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Howdy and welcome to, jetjockey! Hang in there, we have a considerable group of knowledgeable people here that have the slide-out version, in its various layouts.

If you get bored waiting for them (it IS the camping season, after all ) try the search function. Look up to the top dark blue bar and click search; you'll see there are many variations on how you can use it.

A lot of people like the Google version, due to its speed.

Good luck on your search for a trailer!

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Old 07-12-2011, 08:02 AM   #3
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

As to your question, Airstream did make some slide-out (SO) units in recent years. I believe they were mainly in the 28 and 34 footers. I think they they all had front living areas with the SO on the front end of the trailer.

Airstream SO's were quite heavy and added a significant amount of tongue weight. Also, the Airstream SO's are relatively shallow, adding only about a foot to the living space.

I'm sure that some of our SO members will chime in with further information.

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Old 07-12-2011, 08:06 AM   #4

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The slides are no longer in the AS catalog, I believe all older models were rear bed's.

How are things on Chaut Lake?

Good luck in your search!!
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