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Old 09-10-2011, 09:53 AM   #1
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Anybody here pull their Airstream with a big truck?

I used to drive tractor trailer years ago & have a few old cars & was considering a vintage Peterbilt or Kenworth single axle tractor to pull our '66 Safari. Would look cool, fun (for me) to drive, pull easily...but maybe beat the camper to death! I see a airsafe hitch in my future either way as my 2000 Dodge 2500 is not exactly the smoothest ride. Any experience here? A photo of the rig would be fun also!
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:14 AM   #2
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There are a few around. When I see these pics I think of a square peg in a round hole?!? I do like the Rolls idea though. Lots of comfort.
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:49 PM   #3
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Why not stretch the truck frame and set the Airstream body on the frame? You could start your own web page and sell calendars.
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:01 PM   #4
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Why not stretch the truck frame and set the Airstream body on the frame? You could start your own web page and sell calendars.

Ummm, O.K.? I guess I missed the joke?
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:55 PM   #5
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I don't have a heavy truck for a TV, but I can speak for the Air Safe hitch. I bought one after a few trips with our new trailer.

The older trailer with the rear twins never really looked too disheveled after a day of towing. But, with more stuff stowed at the rear of a trailer with a front bed, a day of interstate travel had things looking like they had been in a dryer.

The Air Safe made an obvious improvement.

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Old 09-14-2011, 11:19 AM   #6
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Jeff, is there a way to drop the Air Safe low enough to use with my stupid tall (from the factory) pickup?
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:09 PM   #7
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Howdy!

Don't have a HDT but we do have a MDT a C5500 Chevrolet crewcab with a hauler bed that we use to tow our 5er and also our 29' Airstream Excella. Don't even know the AS is back there after towing the 36' 5er, and I get alot better fuel mileage towing the AS.

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Old 09-19-2011, 07:54 AM   #8
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Jeff, is there a way to drop the Air Safe low enough to use with my stupid tall (from the factory) pickup?

ScaryLarry, I believe AirSafe sells a multi-hole mount bar that allows a lot of up/down fitting to their hitch. Their website probably shows it, or their telephone rep could fill you in.
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No practial or technical information, but I think one of these old Mack Bulldogs set up correctly would make ONE HECK of an eye catching TV. Maybe setup some kind of storage compartment where a sleeper would be and enjoy the view.

This pic was at a truck show in Cherokee NC last year. They had a nice showing of classic old trucks.
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:28 AM   #10
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It's just a matter of time for me!! A pickup chassis would probably be way more practical, no air brakes & easier/cheaper to maintain.
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There's a very nice restored 1937 Mack JR for sale...only $165,000
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A little too very nice for me!! and wouldn't pull any more than my 41 Ford panel.
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THIS is the one that has me worked up!

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If one wanted to see customized haulers, about Labor Day week-end the Iowa 80 truck stop in Walcott Iowa has 100 plus there on display. Some are to see and some for sale. I believe the truck stop is the largest in the country. Check it out.
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