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Old 12-14-2016, 12:30 PM   #1
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One of the amazing characteristics of Air Forums is the appreciation of all trailers aluminum. Regardless if your trailer is a 2017 Land Yacht, a 2008 Bambi, your grandpa’s ‘78 Excella-500, or you dragged a ‘66 Globetrotter out of a pasture for frame-off restoration. All trailers get respect. Even <gasp> Avions and Silver Streams get their just due. Congratulations and best wishes are granted to anyone enjoying the dream of classic style trailering.

If someone shows up proudly announcing they are taking their family of six, plus two dogs and a gerbil on a two-year tour of the country in a vintage 22’ trailer, the comments sound something like, “You may want to consider where everyone will sit for 12 hrs at a time when it’s raining for 2 weeks straight, or where you will store the parkas for your snowshoe adventure in Yellowstone.” “Is there room in your TV to carry more fresh water when you boondock in the Sonoran Desert?” Always generous sweetness and respect.

You never hear, “We were so glad to get rid of our 22’, and move up to 31’. Only a 31’ is fit to live in for more than 3 days at a time” “Sure, you may be able to survive, but I wouldn’t risk it!” “It’s just not safe with that small of a fridge! What if your food spoils?” “You’re going to hate the wet bath.” I wouldn’t pull a trailer more than 10 yrs old. You never know if the frame is going to break when you go over a bump.” “It’s people like you that give Airstream a bad name.”

But heaven help them if they say they plan to tow with a Toyota 4Runner.
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Old 12-14-2016, 12:48 PM   #2
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Great post! I love a good sense of humor.
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Old 12-14-2016, 12:49 PM   #3
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Cool. Perhaps that's why there has never been a genuine discussion about tow vehicles. We have to sort out the trolls and trash talk and hope to learn something before the thread is closed.

Oops, just realized this thread is about tow vehicles . . .
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Old 12-14-2016, 01:32 PM   #5
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Old 12-14-2016, 01:37 PM   #6
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Another argue thread?



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Old 12-14-2016, 01:40 PM   #7
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Wait...how much does the Gerbil weigh?

If it is a Blue Ox gerbil, it should be fine.

Of course, if you spent the money for a Professional Proud gerbil, that would be ideal, but few can scrape together the cash for that.

What you don't want to do is just put the gerbil in the trailer on the hitch by yourself. You'll end up in a ball of aluminum at the bottom of a ravine in the Rocky Mountains, never to be heard from again, for sure.

Or so I'm told.
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Old 12-14-2016, 02:06 PM   #8
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Rubber is another matter altogether

Of course everyone is accepting of metal trailers on a site about aluminum trailers. If it were about light trucks, the same cavalier acceptance for all manner of models would be the word of the day. However, both places would rightly rant about tires.

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Of course everyone is accepting of metal trailers on a site about aluminum trailers. If it were about light trucks, the same cavalier acceptance for all manner of models would be the word of the day. However, both places would rightly rant about tires.

Unless you have a single axle Bambi. They are not real trailers, prone to sway and have no stability. A danger to everyone on the road lol
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Old 12-14-2016, 03:58 PM   #10
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Old 12-14-2016, 07:19 PM   #11
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Why does my tow vehicle have to be a truck why not a Vespa?😎
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[QUOTE=Alluminati;1887405

But heaven help them if they say they plan to tow with a Toyota 4Runner.[/QUOTE]

Even the 4 Runner crowd gets more respect than the Sienna/Odyssey folk; and the guy I know that tows a 23' with a Saturn Aura XR is an absolute menace. LOL (smilie of laughter won't insert). Wait until the F-Super Dupper crowd get a load of the Ridgeline people heading out on the road with an Airstream.

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Old 12-14-2016, 08:55 PM   #13
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4Runner? Heck, there's a school of thought here that chastises 3/4T diesel owners for that choice too. Can't please everybody...read enough of the forums and you'll learn:

Your TV is too small!

Your TV is too big!

There's a guy in Canada who can modify your Harley to tow a 34 footer.

Any mods to your equipment void your warranty, make you liable and guilty of international crimes.

Tow it on the ball - no WD hitch required.

Only one hitch does the job.

OEM ST tires only.

Brand name LT tires are best.

P tires can't be used.

Derate your P tires for trailer use.

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Rope lights are tacky and annoy me.

Camp fires are relaxing.

Camp fires choke me.

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And so it goes.

Good thing we all agree aluminum is kind of cool 😀
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why is it so hard to delete your own post?
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One of the amazing characteristics of Air Forums is the appreciation of all trailers aluminum. Regardless if your trailer is a 2017 Land Yacht, a 2008 Bambi, your grandpa’s ‘78 Excella-500, or you dragged a ‘66 Globetrotter out of a pasture for frame-off restoration. All trailers get respect. Even <gasp> Avions and Silver Streams get their just due. Congratulations and best wishes are granted to anyone enjoying the dream of classic style trailering.

But heaven help them if they say they plan to tow with a Toyota 4Runner.
Couldn't have said it better Alluminati. Everyone is family here. R.V.ing is the frendliest sport on the planet.
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Old 12-14-2016, 09:54 PM   #16
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why is it so hard to delete your own post?
If you ask a moderator nicely, they can delete anything. The mods. have supreme power, and have removed my foot from my mouth many times. You can edit yourself up to 20 minutes after posting, after that, it's up to the moderators.
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4Runners, Odysseys, and anything else get a lot more respect in the towing realm than Teslas. I plan to be relatively active and honest here about the challenges I face with my 22 Sport and Model X. Searching the archives, it appears people are not terribly supportive of the idea, though! I'll put on my flak jacket.
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<GASP!!!> Surely not an Avion (on MARATHONS)....... AND a 3/4T DIESEL!!!!! OH, NOOOOOOOOOO!
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<GASP!!!> Surely not an Avion (on MARATHONS)....... AND a 3/4T DIESEL!!!!! OH, NOOOOOOOOOO!
<groan> There go those triple-axle people again,....
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Old 12-15-2016, 12:30 AM   #20
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Pretty funny thread. It's like that break in time after which friends look at each other and laugh, "What were we arguing about again?"

We all have tiny houses on wheels. That in itself puts us in a select group. Let the others "think" we're crazy. Heck, we "know" we're crazy!
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