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Old 02-26-2003, 04:06 PM   #29
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Unfreakin' believable,

Similar to the worries that I have here when seeing a 3/4 ton truck pulling a 30' gooseneck with a backhoe on it.

Tell you one thing for sure, if either one of these setups ends up killing some innocent person there will be hell to pay!!

Looks like most Canadians have some rather large ones if you know what I mean!!

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Old 02-27-2003, 08:11 AM   #30
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Windstar Hensley 34'

Man 0 Man.....
What a looker. All we need now is to have the "Bay Watch" babes running down the beach in the back ground.


Unfortunately I have not seen one of these combo's in the flesh, probably because of the rarity. It is good to hear of the positive performance data that the owners experienced. No doubt the Hensley was a major factor in the overall rating. This info can be used as a bench mark for possible combos in the future. With the promise of so many interesting vehicles coming down the pipe it would appear that the Windstar / 34' A/s combo will be taking a back seat to a newer breed of high performance vehicles. The new V6 engines are now approaching the 300hp / 300 ft. lb. torque ratings with even better gas mileage. The future looks very good for Airstream owners and a new era of tow vehicles. Anyone seen a Hydrogen fill up station yet????? Ya, Ya I know....we are still a couple years away from that.
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Old 02-27-2003, 09:19 AM   #31
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I am starting to believe that my 2001 VW Eurovan w/201 hp engine 116" wheel base would be able to handle the 19' Bambi of my dreams. I have read just about everything on the internet about hitches, etc, and have come to the conclusion that my wife and I should pay the piper and look at nothing but a Hensley Arrow for this vehicle, even though it is mind-numbingly wallet depleting expensive. My theory is buy once and enjoy, which is why I am looking at AS in the 1st place.
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Old 02-27-2003, 09:34 AM   #32
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Thumbs up Hensley

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You are lucky! In Canada with our devalued dollar and 15% sales tax the Hensley would cost well over $5,000.00

That is almost as much as we paid for the whole trailer. Please note that one is on our wish list if we go for a bigger A/S in the future.
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Old 02-27-2003, 11:00 AM   #33
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I'm not sure how to respond to what I have just seen and read.

Next will we see a Yugo modded out to pull an Airstream.

I am glad that those that have this rig are happy, safe and that it works.

I guess I am just too old school to buy into the hype. I modded out my LT1 Caprice with the Class 3/4 hitch with weight distribution, sway, rear cargo coils, better trans cooler, lower thermostat, deeper trans pan (for more fluid to keep it cooler), ram air scoop to continue to drop the trans temp, etc.

In all I have a $9,000 Caprice with about $1,100.00 in extras including the hitch setup and that I would think is less expensive.

At any rate, GM rates the LT1 Caprice from the factory to be able to pull up to 5,000lbs. In reality, it most likely could pull 7,000 if I geared it right. The bottom line is that if I decided to go with anything larger than lets say the Safari, I would want something a bit more robust than a unibody and something that is at least 5,000lbs in weight. The Airstream in these photos not only is far larger, but prob weighs several times that of the car pulling which to me, laws of physics being what they are, kind of has me a bit worried fo the people operating these rigs.

It's just too hard to believe. I wonder what they could do to my Caprice to make it even better that it already is?

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Old 03-02-2003, 06:57 PM   #34
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Wayne,

I saw a 24' Trailer Lite being pulled by a Nissan minvan with a Hensley. I walked over and the guy was from Canada and I asked if Can-Am Andy set him up and he just looked at me and said, "How did you know that?" I told him about the discussions going on here and he said that he truly loves his setup! He's had it from 5yrs now!

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I saw him in FL!!
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I saw him in FL!!
Where else do retired Canadians live this time of year?
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That looks a lot alike the video Hensley sends out.
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Old 03-02-2003, 10:16 PM   #37
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Sorry, more from another unbeliever,

It is hard to believe there is enough substantial steel beneath the rear of these Intrepids, Windstars and the like.

What are they using to attach the proper hitches to them, a bunch of toggle bolts??

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Maybe a couple of Aristream pop rivets?
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Re: Nissan

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Wayne,

I saw a 24' Trailer Lite being pulled by a Nissan minvan with a Hensley John

I saw him in FL!!
John....." ITS ALL IN THE HENSLEY!!!!" Another success story for Hensley. The square Trail Lite would be more of a challange ( aerodynamics ) for a Villager/Quest with the small engine but the what the heck, if it works thats the main thing.
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Re: Re: Nissan

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Moe/Eric & Chevy fans... I just posted a pic of a Caprice/34' A/S parked in Florida. Look in Chucks thread " Speaking of a tow vehicle".
Another candidate for the Darwin Award!
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