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Old 01-24-2008, 05:04 PM   #1
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Bad thing to do to an Airstream....

Don't know about you, but this is just screaming problems over the long term.....

eBay Motors: 2007 AIRSTREAM SAFARI 25FT NEVER USED NO RESERVE (item 230214843941 end time Jan-26-08 11:02:02 PST)

Take a peek at the back bumper to see what I'm talkin about....
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:10 PM   #2
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Looks like buyers are bidding accordingly.
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:17 PM   #3
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I know the guy who owns it!!!

I just passed by it in the RV park I was in an hour ago and yes.....it truly is a hatchet job.

The welding and finishing are actually done rather well, but the engineering and frame extension are so far off-base and so wrong for the monocoque construction of an Airstream, that just the weight of the box alone will cause some serious problems with this trailer.

I personally wouldn't touch it, and it was offered to me for less than I can sell my '06 19CCD for. NO THANKS!!!!
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:21 PM   #4
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Looks like it is set on full hookups and has had a box welded to it.

Looks USED to me.

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Old 01-24-2008, 06:28 PM   #5
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I give the unit 5 years till frame separation.

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Old 01-24-2008, 06:35 PM   #6
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we covered this unit a few weeks ago...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...rgo-38928.html

is this a relist or is the auction still going?

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Old 01-24-2008, 06:38 PM   #7
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Suppose it has not been on the road much since the addition of the rear tool box. Could the box potentially be removed and the frame (etc) restored to maybe not original condition but to a condition where it will not damage itself and the trailer further? If it could, then would the price be a fair one?

BTW: We are not shopping at all, the question just occurred to me.
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:38 PM   #8
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I might shock you guys with what I am carrying on the rear of my motorhome.
Dry PWC is 480 lb. Bars and lift over 150.
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I give the unit 5 years till frame separation.

Is that "static" or "towed" time?
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I might shock you guys with what I am carrying on the rear of my motorhome....
shocked, no.

disgusted...YES!

i need welders glasses just to look at that color scheme!

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btw can it be launched with a driver directly into the water?
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:47 PM   #11
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btw can it be launched with a driver directly into the water?
Maybe he was trying out for the role of stunt double for "RV"...
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:50 PM   #12
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Let me guess? Too much silver?
I build the bars for other (higher chassis motorhome) and have cable lift for lowering PWC. With this motorhome on most of the ramps when stopping the wheels on the edge of the water, the PWC is already partly in the water. All it takes is a push to slide it down on the water. I can do it with you sitting on it.
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I might shock you guys with what I am carrying on the rear of my motorhome.
Dry PWC is 480 lb. Bars and lift over 150.
MoHos regularly take 1000lb tongue loads to their very beefy frames....... no probem. I see lots of motorcycles on heavy elevator type ramps being used....and safely! Airstream trailers do not have the frame design, section width or strength to hang ANYTHING from the rear bumper. It's a recipe for disaster!
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:59 PM   #14
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Not exactly the same situation, but my Safari was hanging on the bumper for over 20 years. The tires were flat, so they supported next to nothing. On the top of that the PO dumped about 4 tons of books inside. When I was pulling the trailer from the jacks, the corner siding had stressed dents, that smoothed out after setting the trailer on the wheels.
So with 3500 lb trailer weight and 8000 lb of books what was the load on bumper frame?
How much would you say the box weight?
Aren't you having any faith in Airstream?
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