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Old 08-07-2016, 06:01 PM   #15
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3 to 4 day camping trips work in either of you choices. Airstream makes great products, start with the trailer & move up if you feel the need,

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Old 08-08-2016, 04:40 AM   #16
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Tough question, it sure is a personal issue. For us the trailer is the say to go, we had a motor home. Love to be able to park the trailer and run around it the TV. I tow with a 1/2 ton pickup and it is great to do things around the house.

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Old 08-08-2016, 08:16 AM   #17
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I'm answering you because we have both the trailer and the Interstate and one thing you said in your message tuned me in. My husband and I both work, which means a set number of vacation days. We like to take road trips, and we like to go on back roads. If we are traveling and plan to stay in one place more than 3 days then we are more comfortable in the trailer. However, if we take any number of days but plan to spend them doing some serious site-seeing then the Interstate is our answer. Last year we spent 17 days going all over the State of Wisconsin - never more than 2 nights anywhere - and the Interstate was the perfect answer. Easy in and out everywhere. And, my husband is 6'4" tall and built like a linebacker. We have the twin bed model and he did great. He preferred the CG showers, but could do the Interstate showers if he had to. (Of course, when brand new I took the wall mounted soap dispenser off the shower wall which gave him a few more inches of elbow room.)

So, if you want to do a few days here and there it doesn't get any better than the Interstate. If you like to go to one place, plug in and sit and relax most of the time then the trailer is the answer.

Or, you could do what we did and get both. You only live once!
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Old 08-08-2016, 05:56 PM   #18
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Unfortunately, you sacrifice space for the get up and go aspect. Space is tight in the Interstate hence my reason for also having the Bambi, but for short trips it is tolerable. If cooking the second person will have a tight space passing by. The toilet/shower can also be tight if you are a big person. I am not big and I find it small. On the flip side the Grand Tour has lots of storage space to hide the necessary stuff. The bed is also pretty big and comfortable.

On price it can be expensive. The used 2015 was $115k but trading in the old trailer and truck made it affordable. Plus life is short, enjoy it while you can. You cannot take money with you.

Good luck in you choice. Don't look back, just enjoy your purchase.

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Old 08-09-2016, 06:25 AM   #19
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I like Tadashi's thoughts, although I cannot afford the Interstate yet ha ha!!

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