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  1. AStreamJake
    Hi Dan,

    I saw a post of yours in which you had put a ceramic tile floor in your Airstream. How's the floor holding up?
  2. tweetie1966
    Also, the table top your built to make it into a bed. Where do you store it? I do not see a hole to where you use it as a table. Again Thanks
  3. tweetie1966
    Dan....I just seen your pictures of the wrap around couch you made for your airstream. Beautiful. Exactly what we are looking to do. Do you have a design plan etc. you would be willing to send to me? Would sure appreciate it.

    Also noticed the wood cabinet above the sofa.... did you also build this?

    Thanks
    Tammie
  4. el_anesthete
    Hi there! I notice you have a GL320cdi. I just bought a 73 Sovereign 31' and am planning on towing it with my ML320cdi. Can you tell me what kind of set up you have for hitch/trailerbrake/etc... Thanks in advance for any info you might pass along. -John
  5. rostam
    11-06-2012 08:54 PM
    rostam
    I just wanted to get your opinion on this setup. Does it seem like a plausible scenario to you or am I missing something? Also, without WDH and sway bars,
    how stable is towing a 28 ft or 30 ft trailer? (I know your AS is a bit shorter but probably heavier). Should I be worried about sway on windy days or when
    a huge trailer passes? Do you feel safe towing your AS? and do you think towing these Argosy's would be safe?

    Thanks a lot for your feedback!

    Regards,

    -Kaivan

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  6. rostam
    11-06-2012 08:54 PM
    rostam
    Based on my research on Airstream forum, the loaded hitch wight of these trailers is around 700#. Hence, if I travel with the fresh water tank (which is in front of the vehicle) half loaded, I should make the 600# limit (the tank is 30 gallons; ~250#). If I keep the trailer GVW below 6000#, I will have 10% of the trailer weight on the tongue (with GVW at 5500# it would be 11% on the tongue). These figures are in the 10% to 15% range. I do not plan to use weight distribution hitch or sway bars as I am already at the 600# limit and cannot put more weight on the hitch. Also, GL has both (self leveling) air suspension and built in sway control, so I believe both purposes of WDH and sway control are already built in.
  7. rostam
    11-06-2012 08:53 PM
    rostam
    Greetings ddruker,

    I have been reading the Airstream and MB forums as part of my research to buy an Airstream travel trailer. I have seen your posts and know that you are one of the very few folks that tow an Airstream with Benz GL. I have a few questions from you and I greatly appreciate your response.

    We recently purchased a 2012 Benz GL 350 Bluetec and plan to buy a vintage Airstream next year. I am aware of the GL's hitch weight limit of 600# (I intend to stay within the 600# limit and do not want to enforce the hitch), and have hence focused on Airstream Argosys as they are lighter. I have narrowed down my list to 2 trailers:

    1) 1976 28 ft Airstream Argosy. Dry weight: ~4300#. Dry hitch weight:405. GVWR 6200#.
    2) 1979 30 ft Airstream Argosy. Dry weight: ~4300#. Dry hitch weight:405. GVWR 6200#.

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  • About ddruker
    City
    Palo Alto
    State/Province
    California
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    Gender
    male
    Trailer #1
    2000 27' Safari
    About My Tow Vehicle
    2011 Mercedes GL 350
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    - Dan

    1999 27' Safari + 2011 Mercedes GL 350 Turbo-diesel

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