Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-02-2008, 06:51 AM   #15
1 Rivet Short
 
1989 25' Excella
By The Bay , Rhode Island
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,547
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roamin' Cat
its a crew cab, regular bed (6.6 ft)

putting in a bedrug this week, looking to add a cap soon, for the extra storage on trips and better diesel mileage (I think!)
Lynda, don't buy a cap for mpg...it will probably decrease due to added weight. Buy it for other reasons; dog, security, etc...

I have found a roll-up tonneau to be best as I use my truck for other purposes and find full access to the bed mandatory. If you have specific things to lock up, then a cap may be a good idea, but I find it limits what you can do with a truck. I snake a 30' cable through the stakes and can lock up bikes,kayaks, OB motor etc. Bottom line; is someone is determined, they will take it, whether you have a cap, a cable, or?

Use the truck for a bit, then decide if you need/want a cap...

Bill
__________________

__________________
*Life is Good-Camping all around the Continent*
*Good people drink good beer-Hunter S Thompson*
BillTex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2008, 08:39 AM   #16
Rivet Master
 
ZoominC6's Avatar
 
2004 30' Classic Slideout
Colleyville , Texas
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,502
Roamin',
You'll absolutely love your new Duramax. Congrats!
HAPPY TRAILS
__________________

__________________
In dog years, I'm dead!
ZoominC6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2008, 08:50 AM   #17
2 Rivet Member
 
corgikat's Avatar
 
2007 27' Safari FB SE
Mansfield , Massachusetts
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 36
Congratulations Cat! You have a great set up. I hope to see you around NE some time!
Your neighbor to the north...Kat
__________________
corgikat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2008, 10:24 AM   #18
Be Not Afraid JMJ + AMDG
 
Roamin Cat's Avatar
 
2008 25' Safari
Quiet Green , Connecticut
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 243
thanks everyone!

This is my face today
This is my face on Friday
This might be my face on Saturday when I tow for the first time I hope not!

Bill, we thought the bed cap would be good since we probably need gensets for winter camping, and so we can bring the guys' bikes along, etc.

Can't afford it right now, anyway, so will give it more thought, research, etc.

Cat
__________________
Cats

AIRSTREAM Life

"Color delights my spirit"
avatar artist
Roamin Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2008, 12:44 PM   #19
1 Rivet Member
 
2006 25' Safari
Madisonville , Kentucky
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 17
Congratulations on your aquisitions!!

We have a 06 Duramax with the 6 speed, and it tows our 25FB with ease in 6th gear. Our mileage is between 14 to 15.5 if we stay at 70mph or below. I know you will love it, and pray for many happy moments in your future!
God bless and keep you and yours!
Barry
__________________
BSmiley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2008, 02:06 PM   #20
Rivet Master
 
redeagle313's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
NE , Indiana
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 617
Images: 7
Congratulations on your new TV and TT. You have a great combo. We have an '07 Chevy duramax crew cab and it is a great truck. Stay at 60 mph and you should be in the 15 mpg range towing. Good luck and happy 'streaming!
__________________
Hi Yo Silver, Away II?
looking for our next AS
TAC IN-3
AIR 7185
redeagle313 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 06:46 AM   #21
Be Not Afraid JMJ + AMDG
 
Roamin Cat's Avatar
 
2008 25' Safari
Quiet Green , Connecticut
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 243
thanks y'all!

I had a blast towing the AS home, soooooo easy! Wow! Even the somewhat heavy traffic we encountered for a bit didn't bother me too much.

I found that when I put on my blinker, other drivers would change lanes or leave me room to move. Only one silly person sped up AFTER I put the blinker on - I had plenty of room to change lanes at that point - and passed me. What a nitwit! I was MUCH bigger than she was, good thing I noticed she was not being too smart and let her go. I prayed for her and those she encounters on the road, she is an accident waiting to happen if she is not more careful!

The truck and AS are just fab together, what a great team! So happy!!!
__________________
Cats

AIRSTREAM Life

"Color delights my spirit"
avatar artist
Roamin Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 08:15 AM   #22
Rivet Master
 
Mikethefixit's Avatar
 
1977 27' Overlander
Trotwood , Ohio
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,153
Send a message via Yahoo to Mikethefixit
Cat
Glad to hear U towed Home. I told ya it would be easy. Just never second guess those idiots .Give em room and let em go wreck some where else. I see U have the We tow it Rally thingy on the bottom of your post. Hope to see U there .Please make it a point to Look MaryLou and I up.BigRed FORD F350 wiff a capand the Overlander,thats that silver thingy LOL
Please take care on your trip here See ya at the end of the month.
Roger
__________________
Mikethefixit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 10:25 AM   #23
Rivet Master
 
TIMEMACHINE's Avatar
 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
Huntington Beach , California
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,293
Images: 2
Congratulations

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roamin' Cat
I had a blast towing the AS home, soooooo easy! Wow! Even the somewhat heavy traffic we encountered for a bit didn't bother me too much.
The truck and AS are just fab together, what a great team! So happy!!!
See...all of that crazy research paid off.

time
__________________
Travel is in my blood, adventure is my passport, aluminum is my favorite construction medium, and therefore, an Airstream was my destiny.
TIMEMACHINE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2008, 02:16 PM   #24
CLOUDSPLITTER "Tahawas"
 
ROBERT CROSS's Avatar

 
2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , WNY
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 11,153
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roamin' Cat
I had a blast towing the AS home, soooooo easy! Wow! Even the somewhat heavy traffic we encountered for a bit didn't bother me too much.
TOLD 'YA SO!!!
__________________

__________________
PFC.....

“After all these years the reason I continue to love Thanksgiving.....I still sit at the kids table.”
RLC

Sandra wanted to go to Cleveland on vacation,
but I’m the Husband, so we went to Cleveland.
RLC
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
We just bought a '54 Buttercup 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 27 07-13-2008 11:59 AM
I finally bought my first Airstream!!! 72Blazerod Member Introductions 22 03-28-2008 04:15 AM
Just bought in! rakren Member Introductions 4 07-30-2007 01:29 PM
just bought #2 GO Bob Member Introductions 7 05-15-2006 11:51 AM
**Bought A S.O. B.** Silvertwinky Our Community 25 12-07-2004 11:54 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.