Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-02-2013, 08:14 AM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
1979 31' Sovereign
Toronto , Ontario
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 16
Blog Entries: 5
Trailer width

Hi, I'm a new forum user and am in the process of looking for my first AS. I am looking now for an early 70's 28 - 31foot model to restore.
I have reviewed the specs and the width in this category is listed under "standard specifications" and listed as "7'8" Outside floor width". Can anyone tell me if this is the actual true width at it's widest? I am trying to plan a location to do the work.
Thanks.
__________________

__________________
nskinner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 08:36 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Minno's Avatar

 
1972 31' Sovereign
Lexington , Minnesota
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,323
That sounds right to us. We have a '72. When we re-did the floor, we used 8ft sheets of plywood with 4 inches cut off 1 end. Early '70's trailers were the narrow body style. I don't think they went to the wider body style til the early '80's maybe?
Good luck in your search!

Kay and Chris
__________________

__________________
Minno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 08:55 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
GeocamperAS's Avatar
 
1974 Argosy 28
1978 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre
Wauwatosa , Wisconsin
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 725
Images: 37
My 1974 28' Argosy, at it's widest point including the awning rails and door grab handle and anything else that is sticking out is 8' 6".
__________________
Judging a person does not define who they are, it defines who YOU are.
GeocamperAS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 06:35 AM   #4
Figment of My Imagination
 
Protagonist's Avatar
 
2012 Interstate Coach
From All Over , More Than Anywhere Else
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 10,300
"Outside floor width" is the maximum width of the trailer, at floor level, not including any "appurtenances" such as the awning, grab bars, etc. Because of the curve of the walls, the trailer may actually be slightly wider above the floor level, and of course appurtenances will add to the width.

If you're looking for space to do work on the trailer, I'd not worry about a few inches of width either way. I'd recommend a space at least 6 feet wider than the trailer, so that you have at least 3 feet of clearance on each side to allow for workspace, passageway, material storage, etc. I'd look for a space at least 14 feet wide.
__________________
WBCCI #1105
TAC LA-4

My Google-Fu is strong today.
Protagonist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 08:49 AM   #5
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,190
The trailers of that era are 96" wide, with the exception of the Argosy Minuet, which is 90" wide. That does not include the awning arms or steps.
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 11:32 PM   #6
2 Rivet Member
 
MtnCamper07's Avatar
 
1993 30' Excella
Salida , Colorado
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 90
Ok, this is slightly off-topic... so when considering a wide body, such as a 1994 Excella wide body - what exactly does that mean? I have seen some models (typically 34' models) that feature a slide out, but from what I have learned the wide body models do not necessarily have a slide out. Confused! Can anyone shed some light on this?
__________________
MtnCamper07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 11:36 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
wkerfoot's Avatar
 
1979 23' Safari
1954 29' Liner
Orange , California
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,667
In the mid 1990's Airstream went to the wide body for trailers 25' and longer. That means those trailers are 8 1/2' wide as opposed to those under 25' which are 8' wide.

Bill

Quote:
Originally Posted by MtnCamper07 View Post
Ok, this is slightly off-topic... so when considering a wide body, such as a 1994 Excella wide body - what exactly does that mean? I have seen some models (typically 34' models) that feature a slide out, but from what I have learned the wide body models do not necessarily have a slide out. Confused! Can anyone shed some light on this?
__________________

__________________
Bill Kerfoot, WBCCI/VAC/CAC/El Camino Real Unit #5223
Just my personal opinion
1973 Dodge W200 PowerWagon, 1977 Lincoln Continental, 2014 Dodge Durango
1979 23' Safari, and 1954 29' Double Door Liner Orange, CA

http://billbethsblog.blogspot.com/
wkerfoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.