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Old 06-01-2013, 12:38 AM   #29
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:14 AM   #30
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:07 AM   #31
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Sheesh. Mine is so boring. The old cars are so dang cool as TVs.
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I feel the same way about mine. Functional? Yes. Stylish? Ugh. :-)

Especially with a stylish airstream!! I feel like the Tin Goat deserves better! If I could have one of those old beach wagon/woody mobiles with today's newfangled drivetrains and techno-shtuff that would be cool.

I think ggoat's set up is pretty sweet and that SSR is retro looking while the rest of it is very current. And the work done on the color scheme from TV to TT - especially those wheels and hub caps is just stunning!

But - I'm very happy with my setup too even though it seriously lacks the cool factor of those beautiful old cars you other folks are towing with!!!
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:41 AM   #32
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:58 AM   #33
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:13 AM   #34
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:27 AM   #35
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I feel the same way about mine. Functional? Yes. Stylish? Ugh. :-)

Especially with a stylish airstream!! I feel like the Tin Goat deserves better! If I could have one of those old beach wagon/woody mobiles with today's newfangled drivetrains and techno-shtuff that would be cool.

I think ggoat's set up is pretty sweet and that SSR is retro looking while the rest of it is very current. And the work done on the color scheme from TV to TT - especially those wheels and hub caps is just stunning!

But - I'm very happy with my setup too even though it seriously lacks the cool factor of those beautiful old cars you other folks are towing with!!!
Thanks!

Here's a top-down pic from last year before I got a bunch of mods done. The trailer looks WAY different now...kinda looks naked how it originally was. I especially like the way the streetside awning hides the white roof and the different finish on the trailer sides vs. the end caps (gloss vs. matte); you don't really notice the difference with the awning poles breaking it up. Just after this pic was taken I tackled the matching wheels/tires on the truck, and subsequently did a bunch of mods...I added three windows to the curbside (that Airstream installed crooked at first), streetside full size awning, rear window awning, dual aluminum radius'd fridge vents (replacing the horrid original plastic painted ones), stainless riveted water heater cover, 2nd Fantastic gray fan, three clearance lights across the front over the Airstream logo, all clearance lights changed once again (first time was at Bates) to the latest LED lights with "Classic" aluminum bezels, added a porthole window over the stove (Airstream installed the WRONG window...it is clear frosted; haven't fixed that yet), and added a solar panel. It was VERY expen$$$ive...and not very good work at the factory. I had ZipDee make some Pacific Blue Fancy wide chairs to match my awnings with "Airstream" logos added (which cost almost as much as the chairs themselves; I don't recommend doing the logos). I also removed all the stupid warning stickers and such...but left all the original logos. The factory every now and then totally rebuilds vintage trailers in the service bay; Rick at Airstream has had just a few "Custom" emblems actually custom made (no pun intended) for use on these trailers...effectively "1 of 1" trailers...I purchased one of these "Custom" emblems as the script matched the "75th Custom" Winick emblems on my trailer and had it installed on the rear of my trailer where a "Bambi" emblem would normally be (of which my trailer has none anywhere). You can see it some of the pics above if you "biggify" them (as my Dad says ha ha). My trailer being the prototype had nothing there and it needed something...the "Custom" emblem was the perfect choice. It was very difficult getting them to sell me one, but with all the f up's during my trailer's mods they relented. I'm glad they did; especially since the trailer surely is 1 of 1 and gets more custom every year.

I'm now on a silly quest before this year's trip to get everything outside matching...blue wheel chocks (hard to find in the USA, had to order them on eBay from Europe!), blue leveling blocks, blue sewer hose, custom made blue power cord, custom made blue cable tv cord, a blue water hose, blue extension cords...you get the idea. I'm going matching crazy at the moment. It's a shame since the interior is orange and green!


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Old 06-01-2013, 08:55 AM   #36
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:34 AM   #37
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Bob, it looks you have a wood burning stove stack on the back of the trailer in the image above.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:47 AM   #38
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Interesting thread, and doing a scan I see the vast majority of those towing the larger trailers do so with either a pickup or a large SUV. Glad to see most are reasonable and safe.

Oh, mine is a '12, 3/4 ton Dodge Ram, crew cab, 4 X 4. Picture to follow.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:52 AM   #39
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Now I've got a Flagpole coming out of "Bertha".

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Old 06-01-2013, 11:24 AM   #40
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Nice Ford, Bob. And, nice photoshop work.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:54 AM   #41
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Contrary to popular (mis)conceptions, she tows rather well
There's no way this can be safe..... or good for the vehicle. Not passing judgement; rather, just making an observation. Be careful.

We use an F-150 w/6.5' bed. Works well.
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:00 PM   #42
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There's no way this can be safe..... or good for the vehicle. Not passing judgement; rather, just making an observation. Be careful.
Believe me when I say you are certainly not the first to tell him that, and probably won't be the last. But, AndyT says the minivan will tow way more than the Toyota people say it will, and will haul way more than the Toyota people say it will, so I'm sure all will be well with the low rider minivan.
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