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Old 09-18-2010, 02:14 PM   #1
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slideout conversion

Hello all. Im new to the forum here. I have an idea floating around in my head so I thought id ask about it here and see what yall thought. I have a feeling this goes against everything an airstream afficianado is for and ill get flamed but anyway here it goes.

What are yalls thoughts on taking an old "60-80's" sovereign and making it a slideout on both sides? Is it possible? Would it cost too much? What about making it a fifth wheel?




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Old 09-18-2010, 02:25 PM   #2
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Hello all. Im new to the forum here. I have an idea floating around in my head so I thought id ask about it here and see what yall thought. I have a feeling this goes against everything an airstream afficianado is for and ill get flamed but anyway here it goes.

What are yalls thoughts on taking an old "60-80's" sovereign and making it a slideout on both sides? Is it possible? Would it cost too much? What about making it a fifth wheel?




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I think it is in the wrong section.
I believe it should be in Section 8.
Why not just buy a 5th wheel with a slideout on both sides?

Once you get through doing that to an airstream, you will have put as much money in it as a 5th wheel would cost and it will have next to zero value.

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Old 09-18-2010, 02:27 PM   #3
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If you look at weights involved with slide out A/S. The average Soverign has a tongue weight around 700lbs and the 34' slide outs weight is 1100 lbs. You would have to totallt rebuild the frame and A/frame tongue to handle the weight increases. Given that the modifications to the body would be all custom the costs to build would be extreme. Why not take a 34' slide and modify it for the other side slide. You could use off the shelf parts and modify them to operate on the other side. I can't see how a fifth wheel set up would be possible.
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Old 09-18-2010, 02:40 PM   #4
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lmao, I thought i would get comments like that. Its ok I can take it.
I figured it would take a lot of money. I just thoought it would be cool to have an old custom slideout airstream (minus the fifth wheel). A gutted soverign would cost maybe 1-2k?

Does anybody know if it has been attempted?
......I might not want to know the answer to that. It might just fuel my fire. lol
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How about something like this.

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Old 09-18-2010, 04:19 PM   #6
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Well, here's your gooseneck adaptation. Spotted at the 2007 Branson Fall Rally.
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Anything is possible, given enough time and money. If you were serious, I'd get whatever vintage model you'd like and take it to Timeless Travel Trailers, along with a blank check, drawn on an account with at least six figures in it. They are one of the few companies that could do it correctly.
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