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Old 09-15-2016, 07:28 PM   #41
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Consider the time you will spend towing vs the time you will spend inside the Airstream. That's why we went with a 30 and couldn't be happier.
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Old 09-16-2016, 07:37 AM   #42
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We have a 27' FB Signature, been to many state parks with no problem. Just make certain you have a great tow vehicle especially traveling in the mountains. That's the important part.
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Old 09-16-2016, 08:26 AM   #43
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This summer, my sweetie & I took the following trips in our 27 FB:

1. 9K miles, 6 weeks to the natl rally, in WV, & then to the NW rally, in MT, with lots of other sites in between & coming & going.

2. 2K miles, 2 weeks to two OR rallies on the OR coast followed by a trip to the Northern CA coastal redwoods.

We routinely stay in both private & public RV parks/campgrounds & have never had an issue with the 28 ft length of our 27 FB. Yes, some parks have been full, so we've had to look for another, but that was because no space was available, not because our 27 FB was too long.

I should add that before getting our 27 FB, I spoke with a long-time AS owner/sales manager at an AS dealership who told me that he chose a 25 over a 27 because he spent most of his time in his AS boondocking on BLM & in other forest areas, & because of that, he was reluctant to get a trailer longer than a 25 for fear that he would be unable to drive a longer trailer on narrow, twisty, one-lane forest trails.
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:34 AM   #44
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Wondering if you, the original poster here, got a trailer and if so what size?



Originally Posted by fran&frank View Post
Thanks everyone for your input and knowledge. You've confirmed a lot of our suspicions and gave us some new things to think about, like considering 28' too. We're not afraid to travel to get what we want and flexible enough to go with what turns about to be the best deal. We know we can get by to start with our Tundra, but when it comes time to buy a new truck in the next year or two I suspect we will pursue something with more payload,and will give more thought to the idea of considering diesel. Will post what we end up for both a trailer and tow vehicle.
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Old 09-16-2016, 11:39 AM   #45
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Fish Creek and Many Glacier campgrounds in Glacier Natl Park have numerous sites that even my 25 might be hard getting into, either too short, too narrow or not level enough. Fish Creek I used Google Satellite and the site description to reserve a site. Many Glacier opened up a reservation system this year and I was able to reserve a long enough site. On both of these I had to park the truck behind the trailer as I had to back into the pull through sites to get the trailer's rear entrance door to line up with the campsite area.

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Old 09-24-2016, 08:56 PM   #46
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Buyer update:
Drove from St Louis to Kansas to look at a 2005 28ft Classic
For some reason this trailer looked massive in both length and width
It weighed in at 6800 lbs and didn't appear to be maintained very well
We passed mainly due to weight
It also had pretty good hail damage that did not appear in the photos
Our TV is a 2014 Ram ecodiesel
The search continues
Looking for a 25 with twin beds
Let me know if anyone wants to sell theirs
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Old 09-25-2016, 05:58 AM   #47
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I pulled a 8,000 lb. 30 ft. Classic with my TV that is about equal to you TV and had no problems. I now pull a FC 26 U with the same TV and am really happy. My TV is a 1500 Chevy Silverado with a 5.3 engine.
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Old 09-25-2016, 06:09 AM   #48
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We finally went with a 30'. Long extended trips 12 weeks or more, my wife and I, two Labradors, one 65# and one 80# who will not be left at home. We do not intentionally boondock, we stay in private campgrounds for the most part, often KOAs as they most often have great fenced dog parks.

In my opinion as noted by others YOUR style or anticipated style of camping and the tow vehicle you are comfortable with should dictate which AS you end up with. You can always switch - we are picking up our forth on Tuesday, this time a 30' -2017 Classic.



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