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Old 09-14-2016, 07:50 AM   #71
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I was looking at a street side view and it looks like the dump valve is just inches from the ground, is it just camera angle or is there marginal clearance. If it's as close as it looks to me then i would consider that a real issue.
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Old 09-14-2016, 08:18 AM   #72
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Just FYI here on the Central Coast we are telling our customers that the Basecamp will be 39K fully loaded. And yes, multiple ones are coming on a trailer I believe. I do not think they will be driven here. I could be wrong on that but I'll let you know when I see them. I'll probably take photos if I'm there when they arrive!
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Old 09-14-2016, 08:20 AM   #73
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Also, regarding the waste pipe near the ground... I can't imagine that is so. They made a big deal of telling us that the design has taken into account that the Basecamp will be going over rough terrain (thus the slight upturn in the back, for going up steepish hills). It's probably a camera angle...
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Old 09-14-2016, 08:31 AM   #74
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I was looking at a street side view and it looks like the dump valve is just inches from the ground, is it just camera angle or is there marginal clearance. If it's as close as it looks to me then i would consider that a real issue.
Could you please provide a link to the photo(s) in question? I have looked on the Basecamp site [see Post #12 here], and can't see any clear images of the street side sewer dump. Your link is for your Full Monte thread.

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PS -- Edit -- Under the Hitch Up and Go heading in the middle of this page, the street side view shows only a small protrusion below the body behind the tire:

https://www.airstream.com/travel-trailers/basecamp/

PS2 -- To download the brochure, Airstream is requiring that you give your contact info. including phone!

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Just FYI here on the Central Coast we are telling our customers that the Basecamp will be 39K fully loaded. And yes, multiple ones are coming on a trailer I believe. I do not think they will be driven here. I could be wrong on that but I'll let you know when I see them. I'll probably take photos if I'm there when they arrive!
Thanks, if 2-3 BC's fit on a trailer, that would lower the unit cost significantly IMO, and might be an interesting insight into AS's marketing strategy. Photos would be great to see!

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I think I would be very interested in purchasing the new basecamp if I could get it into my garage. Just measured height of my garage door opening and it is 8'. The new basecamp is 8'6.25" high. Do you think if push comes to shove (literally) that I could use dollies and a winch to get the trailer in the garage if (1. Let all the air out of the tires or (2. More difficult to do--take the wheels completely off.


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It's at the 15 second point of the video. (I don't know how to do a screen shot of the video)
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PS2 -- To download the brochure, Airstream is requiring that you give your contact info. including phone!
You need to supply contact information, but it doesn't have to be your contact information.
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It's at the 15 second point of the video. (I don't know how to do a screen shot of the video)
Thanks, I see what you mean but that sure is a fleeting image! Hopefully one of the dealers will post a photo of this area. In one picture from the website, I thought I saw some kind of skid plate deal hanging down back there, so maybe the video is picking that up?

Won't be long before we have further info..

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Airstream Basecamp: streetside view

Airstream Basecamp streetside view courtesy of: Inhabitat.com

Inhabitat.com's article:

"Travel off road in luxury with Airstream's brand new Basecamp trailer" - "Airstreams's new Basecamp is a tiny house you can tow practically anywhere"

See their article, images and slide show:

http://inhabitat.com/travel-off-road...ecamp-trailer/
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What is that in front of the tire? Drain, stabilizer down? Very low! If that is is the sewer drain, wow!
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Wow!

98% sure that is the drain and the storage tube just forward of it. [edit -- viewed on my 15" laptop with the attachment opened up -- pretty clear IMO]

Could they make it any lower?

Even a small boulder sticking up is going to do some damage as the boondocker tries to navigate into certain sites.

"No Pass" on BC2!



PS -- thanks for the links and image SilverGate.
PS2 -- Look under the streetside rear quarter -- there is that anti-tip protrusion sticking down, I thought I had seen, like a soft-bottomed "V". That is gonna get sheared off in no time IMO!
PS3 -- At least one photo in the slide show does not show any sewer drain, perhaps for the basic model with a Marine-type self-contained head? Or did they use progress photos which do not show the finished product? TBD!
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Does Airstream ever do any consumer testing before releasing a trailer to the public? It seems that the too low sewer drain, etc. would have been identified and eliminated prior to production had they done so. Looking at it, it seems so obvious I'm surprised they let it out the door.
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Saw one at the Hershey RV show today. Wish I had seen this about the drain to check it out. The back windows did look to be just vent windows, which is disappointing. Unfortunately, they did not have either tent.

It does seem quite nice.
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