I've been lurking for a week or so reading the trials and triumphs of A/S owners. When we decided we needed a trailer my wife said she only wanted an Airstream. We have a 7-year old boy and we are heading to China in Jan-05 to adopt a daughter.
These events led to the inevitable conclusion that we would be buying a used
We live on Vancouver Island off the West Coast of Canada and plan on travelling almost exclusively on the Island. We have a myriad of gov't and private campgrounds within only a couple of hours of where we live. We will be spending a great deal more time parked than driving.
I am venturing to the BC mainland this weekend to finalize the deal on a 1970 27' OILY (I'm learning the language). My tow vehicle is a 1998 GMC 1500
Ext Cab 4x4 rated at 6200# GVWR. The P/O pulled a 24' Fleetwood Trailer, so it is equipped with Eaz-lift V5 receiving hitch. After reading virtually all threads on towing and brake controllers I feel this should suffice. I will be ensuring I have proper brake control.
This forum is an amazing resource for new and prospective owners. I cannot imagine where I would go to begin to find such valuable information.
I was unable to find out what happened to "escapeez" and their black-water problem in 2002? Was it a cracked tank? was it a leaky valve? Did they survive their bout with black-water? Some of these threads are like episodes of "The young and the Rustless".
Thanks again to all!!!
Ken, Kathi, Zach & ????