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Old 07-07-2003, 10:09 AM   #15
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Has anyone figured out which Airstream model that is? Looks to me that it could be a 25' Safari.
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Old 07-07-2003, 10:41 AM   #16
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Maurice,

I saw the commercial for the first time last night, and i would say a 27 footer at least. The trailer is not centered on the wheels, most 25 foot models are.

Looking at the VW site both versions, V6 and V8 are rated to tow 7700 LBS. That should be enough to tow most AS 27 feet and under, but you are cutting it close on safety margins.
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Old 07-07-2003, 04:56 PM   #17
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Just took a look at the VW site. Nice SUV. Darn thing has got 4.56 gear set with a 6 speed. Impressive. Rating is with a V8 over 7k lbs. Nice.

What's not so nice is the cost....

$40+k!

Making it the same as a Tahoe and the Tahoe cheaper to repair. At any rate, to each their own. Nice VW, but at that price, I myself would be looking elsewhere for more power to tow more (in case I get that Classic someday) at about the same price point!

However there is something to be said about the German quality and fit and finsh. It just wouldn't be a Chevy if it didn't have a few bolts floating around the trunk!

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Old 07-07-2003, 05:53 PM   #18
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However there is something to be said about the German quality and fit and finsh. It just wouldn't be a Chevy if it didn't have a few bolts floating around the trunk!

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LOL! Yes, same thing about our Fords, but for some reason I keep buying them. Of course, I've never even come close to anything that caosts $40k!
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Old 07-07-2003, 08:07 PM   #19
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I think the Tahoe's are in the 40s and I know for sure the H2 is about 53k, but I believe that both will out tow the VW.

Glad to see we GM folks are in good company!

Bought an Impala SS new in '96, no kidding, bolt lying on the trunk floor.

Got a '96 Caprice used and got it back from the bodyshop and guess what, bolt found lying in the trunk.

More things change, the more they stay the same!

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The last time I went to the Chevy web site my Tahoe Z71 was over $42,000. I don't recall what options that included. On my way back from Salt Lake this afternoon I stopped at a VW dealer. He has both a V6, with lots of options, and a v8 with minimal options. The V8 was stickered at around $42,000. Both units come with many standard features that cost extra on my Tahoe. And as I said before, they are rated to tow more load than my Tahoe.

Both units had the Tiptronic tranny with a low range setting for off road usage.

It will be interesting to get real world feedback on these SUV's.

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I saw the commercial thismorning. The trailer looked bigger than a 25', to me. too bad they want so much $$ for this thing; I figured it might be a cheaper option than a full size american suv, because its smaller. but I guess not....

fwiw: you can get a Dodge Durango w/ a 7500 lb rating for significantly less......mid-30's with the 5.9L engine and 3.92 rear-end. now, if they would only put a Hemi in it......
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To get off the subject a bit, (like there was one in the first place),

Has anyone seen the new extended Chevy TrailBlazer?? You can get it with a 5.3 V8!! They have a long wheelbase, longer than a Tahoe and almost as long as a Suburban, so long they look a bit odd. The dealer said the tow limit is just over 7,000 lbs., not too shabby for a smaller sized Airstream.

Not to say I plan on getting rid of the Powerstroke anytime soon.

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Painted White??

I just caught a fleeting glimpse of the commercial and, it looked like the TT was painted white~ could it be, this is an Argosy Trailer? I agree with the thoughts about it's length being 25 to 27 ft.

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It looks to me to be painted as well. the shape would make it a new one, but there is one other possibility. It could be an Avion???? I bet they painted it because it was distracting the focus from the SUV to the trailer.
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Not too sure?

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It could be an Avion????
I'm not too sure abt that..Seems like the last few Avions I saw in St Louis, has more segments on the top front and rear then this one did..
As I said tho, I only saw it for but, a fleeting glimpes~

With a rear axle ratio of 4:56, it's gas mileage has got to be horrific while towing~!

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Old 07-10-2003, 09:04 AM   #26
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Cool

Farvegnugen!

Not sure I spelled it right though!
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I haven't been watching enough TV to catch it again, but I agree, something looked weird about it. I guess I just assumed it was an AS, especially after the dealer in Eugene saying they had just loaned one out for a VW commercial.
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I haven't seen the commercial either. I'm a big VW Beetle fan. If anyone has a pic. of a Silver new beetle sitting in front of a airstream bambi, i want to see it. i think it would be so cute to see!
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