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Old 04-27-2021, 12:15 AM   #141
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Old 04-27-2021, 11:02 PM   #142
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Well, I finally have a chance tell someone about my Subaru Ascent experience. I have a similar setup. A 2020 Caravel 19CB pulled by my 2020 Subaru Ascent. I bought the Subaru first, then the Airstream. After asking lots of questions and researching the TV, I decided to try that combination, realizing I might have to go with a larger vehicle. I am happy to say, I was blown away with the Subaruís ability to do the job. On the highway, acceleration up entrance ramps is awesome and for passing vehicles it is quick and sure. On hills it does equally well. It performs much better than Iexpected. I have the heavy duty hitch with WD and sway control. Also, in a construction zone with no shoulders, I topped a hill and a car ahead had come to a complete stop to turn left on to a dirt road. Oncoming traffic was bumper to bumper traffic. With no where to go, (heavy equipment and workers on the right) all I could do was slam on the brakes and hope for the best. The vehicle and AS brakes did their jobs and, fortunately traffic behind me was able to stop also. Thank God for the brake systems. Anyway, I have only been on 4 trips so far, and time will tell if the vehicle brakes, transmission, suspension, etc., will hold up. I realize I am pushing the limits (technically speaking) of the TV, and maybe in the future a larger vehicle might be a better choice. For now, Iím a happy camper.
Thank you, Iíve been waiting for someone to post with a Subaru Ascent. I also contemplated on getting the 19cb but didnít like the bed room next to the bathroom, so we opted for the 20fb. Itís nice to hear that you didnít have any issues in pulling the AS. However I decided to purchase a 1/2 ton truck instead with the idea of possibly upgrading to a larger AS in the future.
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I have now taken 2 more camping trips, short ones, and I have also decided to swap our 19CB for a little larger Airstream with a different bed configuration. So Iím looking for a pickup. You are spot on with your concerns about the bedroom/bathroom issue. I am too old to fight with having to crawl out of bed in the middle of the night anymore. Thatís for younger folks than me. Iím retired and my wife is supporting me now. I told her she canít retire for a few more years now cause she has to fund our toys. She just glared.
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I have now taken 2 more camping trips, short ones, and I have also decided to swap our 19CB for a little larger Airstream with a different bed configuration. So Iím looking for a pickup. You are spot on with your concerns about the bedroom/bathroom issue. I am too old to fight with having to crawl out of bed in the middle of the night anymore. Thatís for younger folks than me. Iím retired and my wife is supporting me now. I told her she canít retire for a few more years now cause she has to fund our toys. She just glared.
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Even if it involves some fairly long drives, figure out a way to actually see and sit in and play in the trailers you are thinking about. There are a lot of little issues that only become apparent after being in this or that model for a while.

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