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View Poll Results: Which came first TV or AS?
TV....I bought or had the tow vehicle before the AS. 44 68.75%
AS ... I bought the AS and didn't have anything to tow it with. 20 31.25%
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Old 10-23-2018, 06:38 PM   #1
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Which came first TV or AS?

I met some people that bought an AS (Airstream trailer) when they didn't have a TV (tow vehicle) . That boggles my mind because I've had a truck of some kind since the 80s when I came back from overseas.

So my question is what came first the TV or the AS?
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Old 10-23-2018, 06:41 PM   #2
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I’ve always owned a capable TV so I guess for me the Chicken came first.
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Old 10-23-2018, 06:56 PM   #3
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I wouldn't buy anything I couldn't pull home.
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Old 10-23-2018, 07:19 PM   #4
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Hi

Went shopping. Decided on a bigger trailer than my vehicle could tow, bought it. Then went out and got a TV to match it. So, yes, I had a tow vehicle, it just wasn't big enough for the trailer ..... How does that fit into the stock answers above?

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Old 10-23-2018, 07:20 PM   #5
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Cart first,(by 2wks)...made no sense to limit the fun by the size of the horse. 😂👍

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Old 10-23-2018, 07:23 PM   #6
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Not a problem for Sky River RV in Buelton ca. They share a fence with the Chevrolet dealer and its a very short walk from there to the Ford dealer.
We just replaced our Tundra work truck /TV with a new dedicated TV, a Silverado 1500 LTZ 4x4. So far only towed the 19 with it but this weekend the 25 gets to go to the beach for a grand kids trip.
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Old 10-23-2018, 07:27 PM   #7
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Both. Thought my 2016 Expedition Ecoboost was up to the task, purchased a Serenity 28, then swapped the Expy for an F250 Diesel.
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Old 10-23-2018, 07:40 PM   #8
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Airstream First

Found the perfect 23D and couldn't let it get away so we bought it ! Our neighbor helped us out and towed it home for us with his truck.
Then we bought a tow vehicle which was much easier than finding the
perfect Airstream !
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Old 10-23-2018, 08:24 PM   #9
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I bought my TV as a replacement for the 2003 Toyota Tacoma that I bought to tow a 19’ Scamp (kind of a 5th wheel.)
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Old 10-23-2018, 11:16 PM   #10
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It all kind of happened together. We decided which trailer we wanted, settled on the TV to pull it, and then went out and ordered both.
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Old 10-24-2018, 05:36 AM   #11
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I bought the chicken. When I got home wife sent me back for dozen eggs (*#^*&%#
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Found the perfect 23D and couldn't let it get away so we bought it ! Our neighbor helped us out and towed it home for us with his truck.
Then we bought a tow vehicle which was much easier than finding the
perfect Airstream !
Makes sense to me...why buy the shoe then attempt to modify the foot to fit...Oh!! Can-a-bus. 😂

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Old 10-24-2018, 08:58 AM   #13
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We had a 3/4 ton Suburban several years before we got the first Airstream. Since that time, we have had two more 3/4 ton Suburbans and two Duramax Diesel Pick-ups. We are now on our third Airstream.

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Old 10-24-2018, 09:21 AM   #14
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We never buy trailers and TVs together. We began in the 70s pulling a tiny Coleman popup with a VW microbus. (The height of optimism is a trailer hitch on a VW bus.) Then alternately bought slightly bigger TVs and slightly bigger trailers. We now have a Classic with a F250 diesel.
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Old 10-24-2018, 09:42 AM   #15
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I'm pretty methodical about things financial and i always want to give myself an 'out' in case what I'm doing is an impulse or it's something i really want to do. At the beginning of my AS journey, I bought a new 2003 Ford Explorer because I knew I was going to buy a 2005 19' International. Which I did. It was great, just as I had envisioned things.

Then, I sold the 2005 19-footer in 2015 because I had retired and knew by then that I wanted to buy a new 25-footer because I wanted more room so I could stay longer in places and be more comfortable. The sale of the 19-footer was my 'seed' money for the 25-footer. I went without an AS for 3 years (sob).
Then, I ordered a 2017 F-150 with all the bells and whistles in May 2017, took possession of it in September 2017, then sold the Explorer (more seed money for the AS).
I spent September 2017 until June 2018 getting used to driving a truck (until it didn't feel 'big' anymore).
I picked up the 2019 25' International in June 2018.
And she lived happily ever after.
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Old 10-24-2018, 10:33 AM   #16
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I bought my TV (F250 diesel with the expectation that I would soon buy an AS to tow. That was in 2005. Life and work got in the way, as it always does, so my poor brand new TV sat until 2016 when I finally bought a new 28 International Serenity to tow! However, my concerns over the fact that my TV (with only 57K miles on it) has sat and knowing that the 6.0 engine had issues, I elected to upgrade and bulletproof it. It cost some money, but a lot less than a new one and considering it's in near new shape it was a good idea. Anyway so I consider the answer to the OP question is TV - AS - TV (since it is essentially a new TV under the hood).
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Old 10-24-2018, 10:49 AM   #17
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I did research and bought the TV in September. We decided and bought our Airstream in October.
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Old 10-24-2018, 11:20 AM   #18
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I never owned either the TV or AS living in NYC, because parking would be impossible, although it was always a dream of mine since I was a teenager. My wife and I attended an RV show in Hershey PA the 2019 AS Classic was offered with around a 20% discount. So we ordered the AS. I now spec'd a TV that would exceed my requirements, because I will haul around a 1000# Harley and a 1000# motorcycle lift deck in the bed. So I ordered 2019 F350-Limited DRW. I also ordered a AIRSAFE hitch receiver. Now I needed a place to store all this. I am renting a 58'x15' heated garage at an RV storage facility. The facility has dump/water/ and a cool RV wash bay too. This order was not what I had planned in my long term plan of actually doing this. So I don't know what the correct order is to do this, but I did AS>TV>STORAGE. I did all this in less than a month. I now have storage facility, the TV will be coming in a few eeks, and the AS will be ready in early March. Somehow it seemed to have worked out.
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Old 10-24-2018, 11:26 AM   #19
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We purchased a Chev duramax in May and the Airstream in June
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Old 10-24-2018, 11:39 AM   #20
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Bought our 2016 RAM 3500 6.7 Cummings 06.16. Ordered our 2017 Classic 11.16. Picked it up 01.17.



For me I have towed w/trucks from the early 70's. Being a country boy I can not remember not having a truck.


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