hi ipso and others
we'd all like to solve your space issues....
how many people/pets?
are you full timin'?
how many miles towing per year?
got a 1 ton truck?
still got a stick house to use?
books for professional needs, collecting, reading or just because?
how many years will you want/need the bigger trailer?
are you gonna just park it somewhere?
these are just a few of the questions we need answered to give ya the best options
otoh, if you've decided you need more space......
who are we to disagree?
-could the truck bed be converted into a giant walk in closet and book mobile?
-what about a shed/annex or another small vintage unit as a library?
-the 34 does offer more closet space for hanging items. and drawers and so on..
-newer ones (05+) have uprated axles and greater carrying capacity for books...
-some late 90s and early 2000 34s have very small carry capacities...as little as 900lbs...
-wood floor models were available for just a few years, tend to be the heaviest models produced...like the front kitchen model. they also have lower ncc.
so a longer airstream will not mean MORE carrying capacity unless the choice is carefully made
-a narrow or wide body 34 could have the interior reshaped for more closet space....
-the streetside credeza/table and the curb side table/chair storage area could be removed and
-built in book shelves placed along both walls, 3-4 shelves high along each wall...
-sofa could be removed for a euro/stratolounger chair and more storage added.
-queen or single.....many twin bed models have a little more storage and if
-one bed is removed.....bam!
-do you use the shower?
-i put a closet rod in my shower and shoe racks in the tub...when i was parked full time with a nice bathroom nearby.
-dinette could be redone as office/eating/book space...
but the standard dinette arrangement is pretty versatile...
-if ya found one at the right price,
newer axles with greater carring capacity could be added along with the interior redo....
while ccd and safari interiors are cool they still aren't designed for full timers...
-you could look for a sqaurestream 5er....they are out there.
nothing airstream offers
will provide the interior volume or
storage space of a modern 5er with 2,3,4 or 5 slides.
yes they are generic looking from the outside but so what....
some have great interiors....and all of that space!
a 80-90s bluebird moho
has much of the exterior charm of an airstream
with storage approaching a 5er...
a classic air moho will not fit your needs imo.
cheers and tell us more!
now that i've looked at some of the other threads you've started on this topic.....hmmmmm.
books in the microwave?
so could it be you have a case of packratitis?
at least adding books long all the walls will help insulate and absorb condensation...
space heaters, stacks of books and clothes everywhere not a good combo....
you may need a 'got to much stuff makeover'