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Old 03-16-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:30 PM   #2
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:41 PM   #4
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Next time pick the spot you can only back in, the one with all the trees
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:49 PM   #5
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Next time pick the spot you can only back in, the one with all the trees
Agreed this was test solo voyage. So far smooth seas now looking for trees!
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:44 PM   #6
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Nice looking trailer!

Size is relative. To a Bambi 16 it is huge, a monstosity. To a 45 foot motorhome, it is very small. To me, it's just right.

We went from a popup to an Airstream 30 and then a 34 with no problem towing. You just need to be aware of making wider turns.

I was used to trailering boat trailers. It just takes some practice. I can get our trailer in just about any spot if the site is long enough. I inspect the site before backing the trailer in to make sure the site is long enough and that there are no hazards that could damage the trailer.

I find the trick to backing is watching the back of the trailer and controlling where it is going. I can always see it in one of the two side truck mirrors. (I also watch the front of the truck to make sure I don't hit anything. I do this mostly be feel.

Good luck, you will enjoy your 34.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:51 PM   #7
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Impressed

I tow a 2013 16' Sport so hats off to you big guys being able to manouver through traffic, narrow roads and tight spaces.

We love the small size of our AS but we're still P/T users so having all that extra room won't become important until we go F/T.

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Old 03-20-2013, 08:10 PM   #8
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Welcome to Club 34, the Alumaliner.

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Old 03-20-2013, 08:29 PM   #9
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The 34' gets bigger if you polish it! (At least it seems that way!)
Nice looking rig!
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:23 PM   #10
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You are going to love it. A 34' is not hard to back into almost any spot. I suppose the axle set up is engineered just right; you get quick response when you turn the wheel. I would not want anything else.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:57 PM   #11
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Nice rig.

Small 24, I like that.

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Old 03-21-2013, 05:40 PM   #12
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Nice looking trailer!

Size is relative. To a Bambi 16 it is huge, a monstosity. To a 45 foot motorhome, it is very small. To me, it's just right.
You can say that again.

As we near completion of our 18' Pacer renovation, we find more and more space. Even though we are filling up the once empty aluminum tent with appliances and cabinetry, the vertical and compartmentalized storage of having drawers everywhere is incredible (especially with no bathroom taking up half of the 18').

Our camping experience always involved loading things 1' tall on top of the roof rack, and using a hitch mounted cargo carrier for cooler, firewood, etc. with the trunk obviously full to the brim. It looked like a modern version of Chevy Chase's station wagon. Our backpacking style lets us go many days on only 15-20 lbs + water weight, and now we are already comfortably settling into using the full space of the Airstream. Having more than a few cups/bowls/plates? Having space to put *extra* food?? Packing a nice set of clothes in case we feel like stopping at a restaurant on the way back and don't want to look like we just rolled in the dirt for 6 hours? All things we have quickly grown into, and I'm already thinking about all the cool stuff I could put into a 34'. Mainly toys. Like what is the largest realistic vehicle I could make that would fit into a Panamerica. Miniaturized Shelby Cobra?

No, no, a 34' is just right. But then again, so is a 18'.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:05 PM   #13
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:12 PM   #14
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One of my neighbors stuck his head in to look at my newly purchased 1990 35' Silver Streak. Said he thought it looked about right for a single person (he has a large 5'vr with multiple slides) . . I've lately been thinking it is too big. Gigantic.

Perceptions are a funny thing, even with similar assumptions.
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