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Old 08-08-2015, 02:32 PM   #1
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Riding in your airstream while on the road?

I know some states allow you to ride in a fifth wheel and some don't. Have any of you ridden in your airstream while someone else was driving?
How was it and would you recommend it?

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Old 08-08-2015, 02:48 PM   #2
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To me it is a common sense issue. As far as I know in every state I have trailered it is against the law.
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Refer to this post if you're thinking of riding in your trailer:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...te-138907.html
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Old 08-08-2015, 03:17 PM   #4
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Riding in your airstream while on the road?

Search the net, each state is different. There are requirements like:

Need to be able to be able to open the door from the inside.
Seats with seat belts.
Direct communication with the driver.
Lights for driving at night.

But the real question for me is "why?"

Uncle Sam once paid me to do some pretty crazy things as part of my job. I lived to tell about those and am retired now. No thank you.
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Old 08-08-2015, 03:37 PM   #5
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I have done it in a state where it was legal. It was not fun or comfortable. I don't recommend it.
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Old 08-08-2015, 03:46 PM   #6
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Old 08-08-2015, 03:58 PM   #7
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Wow! I think all the time about our accident last August when our Airstream was struck from behind and flipped on the side of I-40 in Amarillo. Can you imagine be inside a trailer in that situation? Please don't try it!!!


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Old 08-08-2015, 04:34 PM   #9
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Yea , go back there and let your wife drive, try to take a nap, lol ! !
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Old 08-08-2015, 04:46 PM   #10
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very interesting, thanks guys. I just assumed, because airstreams are so much smoother, that it was be a relaxing ride, but you brought up some great points that I have never thought about. Thank you
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Watch the "Long, Long, Trailer" ......

.... what a great movie.

I've worked hard (read this as jest) to try and get my wife to go back to the trailer and get supper ready while we are on the road .....

..... hasn't worked .....

...... never understood why ......

..... she's had a few choice words for me .....

..... can't be repeated here ......


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Watch the "Long, Long, Trailer" ......

.... what a great movie.
The original book is better, in my opinion. In the movie, they took the best bits of the book and dialed them up to eleven. For example, in the book, the eponymous long, long trailer was only 28 feet long.

Because the copyright has expired, the book is in the public domain and available for free download or to read online at the Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/longlongtrailer001201mbp, all perfectly legal, no worries about Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) violations.
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Old 08-08-2015, 07:38 PM   #14
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Pretty crappy transcription, but it was free so really cannot complain. I have been wanting to read it but but could not afford what people have been asking for used copies. Thanks for the link. I keep a copy of the movie in the trailer and without fail if anyone sees it they want to watch. It is one of my favorite rainy day camping movies.
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