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Old 08-23-2015, 09:30 PM   #15
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Gilmurr- was the cute little Pacer still in the show room?

We had a great experiece there a few years ago, as well.
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Old 08-23-2015, 11:17 PM   #16
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If the Pacer was a 1961 or so, it was sold last fall.

Andy certainly helped us with our setup, 2012 Jeep GC/27'EB. He's not happy until you are.

Late July we were crossing into the US at Port Huron and we were asked where we bought our AS and how much!? Something about "fake" Airstreams from Canada being imported into the US. Didn't press the border guard about this, however. Strangest question crossing the border so far.

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John, what modifications were made to your Jeep? I have a 2011 JGC.
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Airjeep, Re :Fake Airstreams that's just good old American paranoia, lol. A few years ago Canada put out a 25 cent piece with a red poppy in the center and I read articles where these coins were investigated by some branch of Homeland security because they thought there was a spy micro chip in the poppy, they didn't understand that it was made to commemorate our military, lol
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Keven...thanks for the cleaning...as OP..i only wanted to post a great Airstream experance.


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And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. If people have a problem with it, that's on them, not you.
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AWChief,

The Jeep has the tow package which has extra cooling, 220 amp alternator and bigger brakes. Also it has the off road option and thus 18" rims.

Can-Am reinforced the hitch.

Changed the tires @ 22,000 mi. from the OEM Michelin to Cooper Discover ats(?) with a load rating of 114. Last summer @ 60,000mi. put on Yokahama HT-AVS??. Feel that Coopers are better for snow and wet roads but never could get them balanced satisfactorly. Found it better to run less than the max 50psi to about 40 front, 44 rear. This reduces oversteer going around corners but haven't tried lower pressures.

The first year of towing the AS, it wanted to wander about in the lane without any reason. On our first trip passing semi's was a treat! Wasn't enjoying towing a TT and was think of giving it up. Was in PA. a few months later following the Mrs and noticed that the trailer seemed to be offset to the left more than the right. Couldn't find anything to account for this until I followed just the Jeep and noticed that it was dog tracking. It took two alignments to get the 4 wheels tracking properly. Now it's, "is the trailer still behind us".

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John, what modifications were made to your Jeep? I have a 2011 JGC.
John - Nice Rig - Did you discuss bolted reinforcement for your hitch with CanAm. Everything I have seen is welded to the rear axle carrier. Seems like a frame connection would be better from a strength perspective. Any insight that you could offer from your discussions? Pat
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John, thank you
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Pat,

Cam-Am welded a plate on the receiver on the bottom side. Off hand, I think it was a 1/2 plate about 4-6" long. Might have a chance later today/tomorrow to take a picture if you need it. This was added to the factory hitch. They did not mention any bolted reinforcement.

By rear axle carrier, do you mean the differential? Would not want to weld to it.

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Cam-Am welded a plate on the receiver on the bottom side. Off hand, I think it was a 1/2 plate about 4-6" long. Might have a chance later today/tomorrow to take a picture if you need it. This was added to the factory hitch. They did not mention any bolted reinforcement.

By rear axle carrier, do you mean the differential? Would not want to weld to it.

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John - sounds like they just strengthened the receiver.

Some CanAm reinforcements include a torque arm structure that extends forward from the receiver and connects to the chassis near the differential to allow the hitch to more effectively transfer weight to the front axle. Most of the arms are welded to the carrier structure that mounts the differential housing of an independent rear drive axle. Recently, I saw a picture of a Mercedes reinforcement done by CanAm that showed the structure bolted instead of welded to the carrier. Just wondered if CanAm was shifting their approach. The company that they suggest contacting in Southern California says that they use a bolted configuration. Appreciate your response. Thanks. Pat
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