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Old 10-02-2010, 03:37 PM   #1
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Whats the longest Airstream evermade?

Just curious. I now the Panaamericas are like 30' feet right?
I've seen the 3 axles and they are HUGE. What would you need to tow something like that?

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Old 10-02-2010, 03:43 PM   #2
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I think the longest were bunkhouses made for a railroad,way back when,but don`t know their length. Dave
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Old 10-02-2010, 03:57 PM   #3
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I think all the 3 axle Airstreams are 34 footers.
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Old 10-02-2010, 04:01 PM   #4
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the narrow body rail crew sleeper/galley streams were 40-44 ft with 4 axles.

they weren't typically towed on roadways, but a few are still around and could be towed.

there are many threads here with tidbits and photos on these 4 axle 40s.

thor makes/made a 44 footer white box with slides and 3 axles until recently.
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the PAN'd ams are on modified 34 foot frames.

they are the same length as other 34s made the last 20 years.

basically ALL the streams u see with triple axles are 34s.

and u can TOW ONE with your current truck or most 250/2500 and 350/3500 trucks.

the earlier narrow body 34s maxed out at 7500-9,000 lbs gvwr.

current 34s are 11,500 gvwr with dry weights around 9k.

and they tow like butter...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/atta...5&d=1254871393

http://www.airforums.com/forums/atta...2&d=1161055722

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http://www.airforums.com/forums/atta...8&d=1151614559

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There is/was a 40+ foot bunkhouse Airstream on display at the railroad museum in Portola, Ca. Thats north of Tahoe in Plumas Co.
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:23 PM   #6
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I think the Avion/Airstream 5th wheels would be longest designed-for-the-road trailers. I have a picture of a beautiful Avion 5th wheel that I think is a 38'...but it may be more. The exact length (in meters) is listed by the door, but it's not clear enough in my picture (I think it says 11.7 meters).

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I think the longest were bunkhouses made for a railroad,way back when,but don`t know their length. Dave
If I remember right they were about 50'. I think they were transported from site to site on railroad flat cars. Some where in the forums there is a photo.
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the narrow body rail crew sleeper/galley streams were 40-44 ft...
40 or 42 ft, not 50.

and 2 correct my earlier post they only had 2 axles...

here's a snip of pic from the vintage archives.

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since the interiors were "60s" issue and contained small galleys, bunks and toilets,

they were not very heavy.

there are interior shots of them in other threads.

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40 or 42 ft, not 50.
Comparing the height /length ratio from the photo I would have to agree.
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The Airstream pictured appears to be the one in Portola, CA.
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Resurrection!

I have asked myself this many times and haven't come to a conclusion yet. I always thought a 34 tri-axle was the longest but saw a picture of one of those 40 foot monsters built for the railroad. There is also a 36 foot Airstream motorhome on ebay. I was impressed!

My question to this thread is: Whats the longest airstream made that's purchaseable? Those 40 foot railroad models are all but long gone by now and whats left are in museums.
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Resurrection!

I have asked myself this many times and haven't come to a conclusion yet. I always thought a 34 tri-axle was the longest but saw a picture of one of those 40 foot monsters built for the railroad. There is also a 36 foot Airstream motorhome on ebay. I was impressed!

My question to this thread is: Whats the longest airstream made that's purchaseable? Those 40 foot railroad models are all but long gone by now and whats left are in museums.
If you are talking about any Airstream, you can find motor homes up to 39'.
For trailers, I think the Squarestream (land yacht) models were available in lengths up to 35'.
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If I recall, the early 1990's 3 axle versions were 35' 2" overall. With a bumper change in the mid 90's they shrunk by 2".
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