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Old 07-28-2003, 06:28 PM   #15
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Well I didn't have to guest I just joined. As the name states I am an airstream lover have since I was a kid,( well still am at 38) I am interested in the older ones. Unfortunately I don't have one yet but will someday.

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Old 08-09-2003, 05:58 PM   #16
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Hello to All!
This is my first post also. We are from WI (30 mi. S of Green Bay) We are thinking of buying the A/S currently on ebay - Phoenix area. Is anyone familiar with it? We have never owned an RV and never camped. However, I did cook -for 3 of us out of the back end of a mini van - from WI to Seattle and back =3 weeks. Many years ago, I drove a school bus. We are over 60. These are the only credentials I have. Anyone have any opinion?

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Old 08-09-2003, 10:07 PM   #17
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Buying an Airstream...

Carol, I assume you're looking at eBay 2427036296 . That looks like a decent unit, if you're willing to build a dinette, which shouldn't be all that much trouble.

The big Airstream question is "frame separation," which you can find a lot more infomation on in this forum. Other than that, if the fridge and airconditioner work, you're pretty much set.

The question for you to ask yourself is "What will I tow this monster with?" I have a 25' Airstream that I tow with a 2001 Tahoe 5.3L with the factory towing package, and while the frame and towing setup is fine, I wouldn't mind another 50 hp at times. O well!

Pay careful, careful attention to your hitch and tow setup. I probably spent as much time researching that as I did the trailer.

But if you do it right, which I would blushingly say that I did (or at least "close enough") towing is not a problem.

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Old 08-18-2003, 08:46 PM   #18
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Question AS options

I am new at the AS topic but am trying to find out some info and you guys seem to have most of the answers at this great site.
I have been seriously looking at AS (28 Classic) and have been trying to find what the standard features and options are. The brochure is not specific and an email to AS got a cryptic reply about specs on a 22 Int'l. Can anyone help?? Thanks a Mill-
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Old 08-18-2003, 10:44 PM   #19
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Welcome cof,

The Airstream website has recently improved the information available.
Click here to Download a Full Specification PDF. This link is from the Specifications page in the Classic section.

Colonial Airstream in NJ provides a very informative type link, though this version still seems to be 2003 models. It might prepare you for the full explanation you will get by kicking tires at a dealer. Now if only I wasn't working Tuesday!!!

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Old 08-20-2003, 02:15 PM   #20
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Thanks Bob
This is more than I got from either the dealer or AS.
Am looking at an 03 and couldn't figure what was supposed to be there.
The dealer sheet said a radio w/cd changer that wasn't there and
it had awnings that weren't on the dealer sheet.
New guy-
Had a lug wrench mentallity and the obvious defects were going to be fixed by someone from the local Ford dealer.
Go figure!
Thanks again.
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Old 09-19-2003, 08:06 PM   #21
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Lurkers, but wannabes. . .

We too have had the AS fever for years. We currently enjoy our 25' "other brand" trailer after moving up from pop up camping. We longed over several wonderful vintage AS trailers before we purchased our current trailer. The problem is that we also love our '99 Toyota Land Cruiser tow vehicle. It pulls fine and gives us a terrific long-trip ride, but we knew it just wouldn't have the umph to handle the heavier AS. It was a really hard decision not to go AS, and obviously since I keep lurking on this forum, we still have the bug. We are nearing retirement,and while we won't "full time" ever, we dream of taking extended trips-longer than the 2-3 week summer expedition we can now enjoy. Through the years, we have VERY occasionally spotted AS motorhomes that knock us of our feet every time we see one. Through this forum, I think I now know that what we admire so much is the 1980s MH-probably the 310. Now I can begin to "talk the talk" of this prize! I just wonder if when the time comes, soon(!), we'll be able to find "it" and have the capability of caring for it. Lots to think about, and I really do appreciate the information we are learning here with your posts! --Georgia
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Old 09-21-2003, 05:46 AM   #22
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Smile We bought

Can hardly believe it. We purchased a 25' Classic. Have to give up my 97 Tahoe... We bought a Chev, diesel. Haven't got either one yet. Husband ordered a "drawer" to fit in the bed of the truck for easy access to "stuff". We have to go to San Antonio to pick up the AS -is a 2003.

Have just a touch of "fear"? We have never done anything like this. Really enjoy the AS people we have met so far. Am fairly sure this will be great.

Someone told me that some of you use an electric drill with a socket to put the 4 levelers down. More Info? Thanks to all.
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Old 09-21-2003, 09:05 AM   #23
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Congratulations !

Way to go Carol. I know once the initial shock of towing a new to you trailer with a new to you tow vehicle wears off, you are going to have a permanent smile on your face. Sorry, I can't help you with the levelers. Someone will come to your aid. Post pictures when you can. Congrats again

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Old 09-21-2003, 09:35 AM   #24
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Hello all, I found this sight a few months ago and it is the
sight i have found in years. My Argosy found me about 9 months
ago and if not for this sight and all of the imformation from all of
you, Iwould not kwow what i have and enjoy it so much.
(This sight and trailers are habit forming)

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Old 09-21-2003, 07:14 PM   #25
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Hi Clown

Is your user name due to a love of all things Baraboo?

You asked:
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Someone told me that some of you use an electric drill with a socket to put the 4 levelers down. More Info?
We did that when we had trailers. We used a cordless drill and the stabilizers went up and down lickity-split. What other info would you like?

A suggestion, don't think of them as levelers. You should get the trailer level using blocks and the tongue jack first. Then put the stabilizers down to keep the trailer from jiggling when you move around in it.
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Old 09-21-2003, 10:52 PM   #26
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Of several things

RE: Clown... We have made clown dolls for 9 years now.

Guess I should look for some boards to level the trailer. I thought that these "levelers" worked like on a motor home. Do you put little level indicators on your trailer? How do you know when it is level?

At a funeral today. Cousin told me I was going to hate the AS as pulling trailers (Not 5th wheels) is very difficult. Am just a little bit scared now. Am a 61 yr old woman. Am I going to be able to do this?

What size socket do we need?

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Don't let your cousin scare you, he must be talking about those big square trailers, not our aerodynamic airstreams! We were very apprehensive about pulling our trailer for the first time, but it was smooth sailing from the very start. Almost forget it's back there.

And at 61, you're a youngster. At our first rally we met a guy who was in his 90s, and still pulling a trailer! Don't let anyone else scare you until you find out how easy it is for yourself!
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Don't let your cousin scare you, he must be talking about those big square trailers, not our aerodynamic airstreams! We were very apprehensive about pulling our trailer for the first time, but it was smooth sailing from the very start. Almost forget it's back there.

And at 61, you're a youngster. At our first rally we met a guy who was in his 90s, and still pulling a trailer! Don't let anyone else scare you until you find out how easy it is for yourself!
Carol , Stephanie is right , you are going to be amazed at how well your trailer pulls . Don't fear anything , your going to be just fine . Craig
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