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Old 07-09-2014, 03:01 PM   #1
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Longest Possible Airstream?

After getting passed by those monster class a's, and 5th wheels that can hold a kindergarten class, I got thinking.....

How cool would it be if my 30' Classic was mellded with the rear 10 feet of one of the "front bedroom" models. Basically, I would create a walk-thru bedroom leading into a second lounge area with a rear door. Think of it as a private "family room" in your Airstream.

Logically and technically, it would be a challenge but probably not impossible. So, my custom Airstream is now a 40' Classic that weighs in at about 12,000lbs.

Is this towable? Would I be restricted to pull-thrus?

Sure would be fun!

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Old 07-09-2014, 03:18 PM   #2
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It would look like this.

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Old 07-09-2014, 03:22 PM   #3
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Balance would be an issue. Rather than adding 10 feet on the back, you'd be better off adding 5 feet on the front and 5 feet on the back to make your longer trailer.

Otherwise you'll do unpleasant things to your tongue weight, and develop extreme amounts of tail-swing besides. Not to mention that your "departure angle" would be so shallow that you'd scrape your rear bumper on even the smallest bump or dip in the road.

You might consider instead to get two Bambis and convert them to one articulated trailer by hinging them together and adding flexible walls, roof, and floor in place of the rear end cap of the front trailer and the front end cap of the rear trailer. If they can make articulated buses, why not an articulated Airstream? Turning would be a lot easier, but backing would be harder.
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Old 07-09-2014, 04:05 PM   #4
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HowieE,
Man how did they get the wheels in sync like that?... That is a real challenger to "The Long long Trailer"! Great photoshop work.
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Old 07-09-2014, 04:10 PM   #5
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40 feet + length of the TV!!!! it show would be a sight!
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Old 07-09-2014, 04:16 PM   #6
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Don't recall the year, but there were some looooong custom built Airstreams for one of the railroads to use as crew housing. Don't recall the length either, but they were longer than the standard 31' of the era.

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Old 07-09-2014, 04:31 PM   #7
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How bout adding steerable wheels to the back end....like a fire ladder truck?
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Old 07-09-2014, 04:34 PM   #8
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Well there's the Railroad trailer timeless recently rebuilt that was '40 stock. Mine's one of 8 33 footer vintage trailers and with it's weird tongue it's currently 34'8" Gulp.

I have been joking about getting an Avion C-10 truck camper to slide into a long bed and it could be used as a separate guest cabin whilst camping with the Sovereign, I think it would look great.
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Old 07-09-2014, 04:42 PM   #9
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Well there's the Railroad trailer timeless recently rebuilt that was '40 stock.
I've seen this trailer...it's pretty cool! But more of a guest house than travel trailer IMO.

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