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Old 03-28-2013, 08:01 PM   #1
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Hello All,

I am an Airstream Voyeur, and am enjoying surfing this and other Airstream resources. I have a question for the experts:

In several photos I've found, there is a more streamlined propane tank enclosure that wraps back to the front of the trailer. In those photos, I also notice a different style of stabilizers under the frame. I am wondering if they are aftermarket, or what. If I can figure out how to do it, I'll attach a photo.

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Old 03-28-2013, 08:09 PM   #2
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Now that I look closer, it also has different wheels than I'm used to seeing on Airstreams (I like all three features.) What gives?

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It's probably a European version in the photo you're showing.
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Hi Roy
This is a European model. Lots of changes all over including a lighter galvanized frame which accounts for the shape of the LP tank cover. I would bet the tanks are not the same as US lp tanks.

I believe they are narrower than US also. Lots of improvements not seen as of yet in the US.



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Air Stream being the premium brand that it is, I would think that the U.S. Airstreams should get these improvements also- especially the galvanized frame.

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Old 03-28-2013, 09:05 PM   #6
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Air Stream being the premium brand that it is, I would think that the U.S. Airstreams should get these improvements also- especially the galvanized frame.

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Design-wise, all three elements are improvements that really look good. I would hope the US market units would keep up with the modern looks available else ware, at least as an option.

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Air Stream being the premium brand that it is, I would think that the U.S. Airstreams should get these improvements also- especially the galvanized frame.

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Yes...one would think. It has been about five years but no sign of this to date.
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Interesting and beautiful looking TV and Airstream in tow- What are they?

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Interesting and beautiful looking TV and Airstream in tow- What are they?

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Renault. This photo is a few years old and was posted by a new owner here on the Airforums from the UK. I hear they are very popular vans over there and i'm guessing same power but more compact than the Sprinter vans.

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