After 18 months of planning and dreaming, I am finally on my way to
the states in July from the UK to pick up and use my 69 Overlander.
I am using a ¾ tonne suburban to tow and will be travelling between
Albany New York, and Spokane Washington to pick it up. Once the long
haul is over I plan to take it easy around say a 300 mile radius
of Albany for two weeks, before a reluctant return to the work in the
I have been in the States only twice before on short trips only and
without an Airstream! It would be great to get some advice on where
to stay on both the trip out to Spokane with just the suburban.
And also where we can stay for the night when on the way back with
the Airstream. It is business like trip, as my young family will be
return. I will have a mechanic with me, courtesy of his desire to
hit the road, and a very helpful relative back in Albany.
Some advice on places to stay once I get back to Albany and travel
with my family would be great.
Also I have seen flagstaffs placed at the rear or front of Airstreams
and would like to get two or three of these - the stars and stripes,
the union jack, and an Airstream flag. I also have
an idea that it would be great to fly smaller flags on the wings or
front bumper or as you folks say fender of the suburban as you
on limos. Can anyone offer advice on where to get
Can anyone offer advice on fuel consumption for the burb, I am
figuring on 10 miles per gallon as an average with or without the
airstream in tow; is this about right - My trip each way is 2700
It looks as if I will miss the rallies this year, but I will be back
in 2003 and we aim to go then.
One more thing - International Caravans - in around 2010 or 2015 my
wife and I will be ready to travel the world with our Airstream, does
anyone have plans to re-create the caravans of the 50s and 60s. I
imagine a group of 10 or 20 of us, with sponsership, making our way
around the world.
All the best and regards
Nick & Jackie