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Old 10-26-2007, 09:54 AM   #1
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2008 Safari Sport 22'

OK, here's our new Airstream Safari Sport 22'. Fully loaded just at 4000# and 400# on the ball, no WDH. Went to the Chiricahua mountains last weekend and she pulls like a dream. Hit the Santa Anna winds head on, gusting to 45mph up in Texas Canyon on I-10, absolutely no sway. Going, we needed the AC on and got 14mph. Coming back it was cold and the wind was at our back, got slightly over 17mph.
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:00 AM   #2
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sweeeet rig

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Nice set up, seems like a good combo, the Sport and a Honda. I am sure you are gonna get a lot of questions from folks on the forum. Good info and picture, how about some more.

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Old 10-26-2007, 10:05 AM   #3
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I just looked at one at the dealers the other day- it's a nice setup. Enjoy!
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:29 AM   #4
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Hey Ahab...

Great looking rig...you're gonna love it!

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Old 10-26-2007, 11:32 AM   #5
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Congratualtions, looks great. I am jealous of that mileage. I have a V10 Van and the mileage is terrible as you might imagine.

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Old 10-26-2007, 04:27 PM   #6
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Congratualtions, looks great. I am jealous of that mileage. I have a V10 Van and the mileage is terrible as you might imagine.

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You don't have to be jealous, your A/S is almost twice the weight of mine and your TV probably close to that too. I set the speed control on 64mph and leave it there because the Ridgeline seems to like it. Still have plenty of power to pass if I need to. Also, we have to be more careful with the loading where you have more latitude.
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:07 PM   #7
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First of all those many questions for you about your trailer:
How big are the beds when made up as beds? I am assuming the gaucho folds out into one as well?
How much space is there between the guacho in bed form and the cabinets? Seriously, can someone sleeping in the dinette get to the bathroom?
How many people are you camping with? It is us and two kids (maybe 3 eventually) and a small dog.
I would love something smaller then what we have had, something I don't have to remodel, (although Steve has his eye on an old international nearby) and that I could tow with my mom mobile.
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:57 AM   #8
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First of all those many questions for you about your trailer:
How big are the beds when made up as beds? I am assuming the gaucho folds out into one as well?
How much space is there between the guacho in bed form and the cabinets? Seriously, can someone sleeping in the dinette get to the bathroom?
How many people are you camping with? It is us and two kids (maybe 3 eventually) and a small dog.
I would love something smaller then what we have had, something I don't have to remodel, (although Steve has his eye on an old international nearby) and that I could tow with my mom mobile.
Thanx, Steve's wife
Dinette makes into a queen, gaucho into a std.? There is a 15" walk space which is adequate if you are of average proportions. There is two of us and two standard Poodles, 56 and 60#'s. We most likely will never use the gaucho as a bed. For us the space is great but for you guy's it might be cramped as your kid's get older.
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Thanks for the post. I learned a lot. I pick my ne w 22' Safari Sport in the morning. I'm pulling it with a 2007 5.7L Toyota Tundra. I could not be more excited!

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Old 10-31-2007, 09:45 AM   #10
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Thanks for the post. I learned a lot. I pick my ne w 22' Safari Sport in the morning. I'm pulling it with a 2007 5.7L Toyota Tundra. I could not be more excited!

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Your gonna love it. Congrats!
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Old 11-03-2007, 08:27 PM   #11
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Going, we needed the AC on and got 14mph. Coming back it was cold and the wind was at our back, got slightly over 17mph.
I know you meant "mpg", not "mph".

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Old 11-03-2007, 08:57 PM   #12
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I am picking up my 22' Safari Sport on Monday and am brand new to all thisl Can you give me an idea of what I should look for pre-delivery? Is there a pre-delivery checklist for us newbies? Any advice is very much appreciated.

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Old 11-03-2007, 09:02 PM   #13
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Look in all the closets on the floors and any of the storage places. The factory is notorious for leaving extra screws behind.
I would suggest spending the night at the dealer if possible use everything in evey way you can think of! My A/C unit had a strange noise. They fixed it the next morning.
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Thanks a million, Michelle! I'm so excited and a bit nervous about getting all the procedures down. I appreciate the tips. Kathleena
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