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Old 05-24-2009, 08:42 AM   #43
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Thanks for the extra photos, Andy! Hope you're feeling a bit better.

I'm sorry that I neglected to add to my posts that I was VERY pleased with the work done, and how I was treated at your shop.

Thanks for a great job!


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Old 05-24-2009, 08:45 AM   #44
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That's a 2.8 litre engine, from the badge, Andrew. Quite impressive!
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:05 AM   #45
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Nice... Can Am (Andrew T) has this ingenious way of designing receivers and using hardware that places the ball just a few inches from the back bumper.

Sure does optimize the wheelbase to overhang ratio which contributes to good handling and stability.
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:40 AM   #46
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Hi
Thanks.

It's our 2nd airstream.

We had a 19ft 2008 Bambi last year and pulled it with a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder.(v6)

Traded both of them in.

This year we have a 25ft Flying Cloud and a 2009 Nissan Armada.(V8)
Have not been camping yet but did tow it for about 500 miles from the dealership to home.
We get about the same gas milage as the V8 does not have to work as hard.

Towed very nice.
I just have to get used to the extra length.
Thinking of a camera on the back of the trailer.
The SUV has a backup camera and its great for hooking up.

We have to get some pics on here for sure.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:00 PM   #47
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Hi, Im a new member and have very little knowledge of towing, though pretty experienced having driven extensivly in Europe Australasia and the US of A.
My wife and I [and our miniature Schnauzer] plan to visit The US about this time next year. I must have an Airstream and I am thinking that the globe trotter [mid 60s] would probably be practical .Not too big so easier to tow. We hope to travel from Alaska to Panama and beyond and dont have a time limit.Unfortunatly we do have a bit of a budget, so new is outof the question. I like the look of the Chevy G20. Practical for our purposes as we could set up a base camp then do satellite trips in the G20. What about it people is this sillyness. Also we are at present in NZ which isnt really that dog friendly, I have spent time in the states, but never traveling with a dog. How is it.
Would really appreciate any help and advice.
Thanks in advance Airstreamers.
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:43 AM   #48
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Hi, Im a new member and have very little knowledge of towing, though pretty experienced having driven extensivly in Europe Australasia and the US of A.
My wife and I [and our miniature Schnauzer] plan to visit The US about this time next year. I must have an Airstream and I am thinking that the globe trotter [mid 60s] would probably be practical .Not too big so easier to tow. We hope to travel from Alaska to Panama and beyond and dont have a time limit.Unfortunatly we do have a bit of a budget, so new is outof the question. I like the look of the Chevy G20. Practical for our purposes as we could set up a base camp then do satellite trips in the G20. What about it people is this sillyness. Also we are at present in NZ which isnt really that dog friendly, I have spent time in the states, but never traveling with a dog. How is it.
Would really appreciate any help and advice.
Thanks in advance Airstreamers.
We tend to be dog friendly in the US. We have 2 standard poodles and never had any problem. Yes, you will occasionaly find some campgrounds/parks that aren't but we avoid them. You will have to come thru Tucson if your headed to Panama so your welcome to stay a bit. We have plenty of room
with hook-up and familiar with points south. Would suggest you get the paperback "99 Days to Panama" by a couple from Texas who made the trip in 2005.
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:44 AM   #49
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First there are regions of the country that are not dog friendly. Eastern side of Florida, and down by Miami is downright a tough place with a dog. I never found so many rules against k9s anywhere.

The second rule is the more expensive the rv park, or the area with lots of money will usually make walking your dog more of challenge. We have traveled with our toy poodle to all of the states, and whenever the park site is over 60.o or the average real estate price for a home is over 500k, walking the dog can be a lesson in local rules and regulations.

Regarding a full size chevy van for towing, it is a great choice, I would suggest going to the enterprise rental website and look for used vehicles for sale. They offer the chevy express, and ford 350 econoline from the rental fleet, many with less than 30k miles and great tow vehicles. You can take the rear seats out and have a mini motor-home with just a bed and small toilet on board. good luck.
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:24 AM   #50
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Hi, Im a new member and have very little knowledge of towing, though pretty experienced having driven extensivly in Europe Australasia and the US of A.
Hi and welcome to the Airforume.com florimondo!

Hey wow, NZ! Now that's a first here, I think, haven't seen anyone from there join.

May I suggest that you start your own thread in the Member Introductions forums, which you can get to by clicking here.

You're asking two questions really, one about a specific tailer and a specific tow vehicle, and the other on about dogs. You might get better direction as to where exactly in the site you can research your questions on hardware if you start in the "New Members" part.

The dog question is easy: Americans (and Canadians too) are crazy about dogs, and while I don't know the numbers, I bet more folks with trailer have them than don't. One fmaily in the camp where our trailer resides right now have THREE!
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One of the things I like about Canadians is that most of them have a sense of humor about their country and themselves. To me that indicates confidence in themselves and their country. We in the US don't seem to have that sense of humor and I think that unfortunate. Maybe that's the price we have paid for being a great power. Since I am, perhaps technically, half-Canadian-American, maybe I inherited the sense of humor and a desire to travel to Canada whenever we can. I've noticed of late a lot of Canadians posting on this Forum and I welcome a little more of Canada in my life. It's always seemed strange to me how American media ignores Canada and Canadians know all about us. Maybe Canada should start processing uranium so we get some media coverage here.

Back to towing—It's interesting there is a shop in Ontario adapting vehicles for towing larger trailers. It doesn't seem anyone in the US is doing this kind of work. Maybe it's time for franchising the ideas. When we've been in Canada, I notice fewer large trucks than the US, probably because of fuel prices. I think we need more of this kind of work here because mpg rules and gas prices are going to change the tow vehicles. Seems like RV shops in the US should go to Ontario to get training how to do this because it will help their business in the future.

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Hasn't worked so far! We've been processing uranium for about 67 years now. :P

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Back to towing—It's interesting there is a shop in Ontario adapting vehicles for towing larger trailers. It doesn't seem anyone in the US is doing this kind of work. Maybe it's time for franchising the ideas. When we've been in Canada, I notice fewer large trucks than the US, probably because of fuel prices. I think we need more of this kind of work here because mpg rules and gas prices are going to change the tow vehicles. Seems like RV shops in the US should go to Ontario to get training how to do this because it will help their business in the future.

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I wondered about this too, and figured it was a liability issue. [Spurious generalization on] If a Canadian towing a 34'er with a Toyota Corolla got into an accident up here, and sued whoever installed the hitch, the judge would laugh at him. In the States, he'd get a settlement, and the hitch installer would be out of business. [/Spurious generalization off]

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Hey we supply about a third of the world's demand for radioactive isotopes used in medical procedures - does that count?!

Oh, and the CNN news worthy part - the reactor was built in 1945, leaks like a sieve and is currently shut down so you might have to reschedule that X-ray
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You must have one of the vans from I.R.O.C. (International Race Of Caravans) lol
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... I won't tell anyone I'm thinking of a Dodge Magnum.....
Hey a magnum is a hefty vehicle I bet it would make a good tow vehicle.
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