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Old 01-21-2006, 03:06 PM   #21
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What you state is 99.9% true.......

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Our 1950 Airstream Cruiser (which is for sale) has a "Hollywood" factory bed which is a factory fixed platform bed that takes up the entire rear nose.

yes, thats what im looking for! the "Hollywood" bed....


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It has a cabinet base and two storage pods with hand hole covers in the deck top.

very "boaty".....im going to apply many of the designs from my boat building days to the interior of the AS.....save the "nautical" feel....was never too big on that.


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The size is equivalent to a large custom king, even larger perhaps,

right on!! what is the interior width of you rig? length?


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and because the bed is laid out across the rear, if you were a seven foot person you could sleep comfortably.

me and my 90lb lab!


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There is a large driverside mid to rear bathroom with a factory flush pedal toilet that has (believe it or not) a vented factory holding tank. This could be converted to a wet shower easily.

would you lose the toilet then?


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Old 01-23-2006, 08:30 PM   #22
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Oops on Tow Vehicle!!

In re-reading the threads, it sure looks like you're planning to tow this magic castle with a Chrysler Mini-Van with a V-6, and front wheel drive...

Imagine a large bucket of icy gator-ade splashing down... Unless you've had major work done on that thing, if that's the case you really are looking at a sub-19' Bambi or even Argosy Minuet (thin and light) trailer, since the rated tow capacity of that Grand Caravan is really in tent-trailer range... While tempting to round up, rule of thumb for reliable towing is use 80% (+/-) of rated towing capacity of tow vehicle for loaded GVWR of trailer... Anything in 24 or 25' range is going to have gross weight near 6,000#, and overwhelm the mini-van...

Keep looking, but you may want to prepare to upgrade the Van to something like used Chevy Taho or AstroVan, which can pull 5,000 to 6,000#'s... Right now with gas price gyrations they can be had for less than $5K...

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Old 01-23-2006, 08:54 PM   #23
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In re-reading the threads, it sure looks like you're planning to tow this magic castle with a Chrysler Mini-Van with a V-6, and front wheel drive...

Imagine a large bucket of icy gator-ade splashing down... Unless you've had major work done on that thing, if that's the case you really are looking at a sub-19' Bambi or even Argosy Minuet (thin and light) trailer, since the rated tow capacity of that Grand Caravan is really in tent-trailer range... While tempting to round up, rule of thumb for reliable towing is use 80% (+/-) of rated towing capacity of tow vehicle for loaded GVWR of trailer... Anything in 24 or 25' range is going to have gross weight near 6,000#, and overwhelm the mini-van...

Keep looking, but you may want to prepare to upgrade the Van to something like used Chevy Taho or AstroVan, which can pull 5,000 to 6,000#'s... Right now with gas price gyrations they can be had for less than $5K...

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Or a 1960's Caravel with a dry weight of only 2500 lbs.

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