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Old 12-01-2007, 04:00 PM   #61
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The NY Times has an article with some pics from the Louisville RV show. I think they'll let you look at it without signing in (free either way).

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Old 12-08-2007, 12:11 PM   #62
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Hey guys and gals...sorry, I have been out of the office for the last few days of the last two weeks, so I have been kinda out of touch.

It is a dry bath in the 23' FB...same bath as in the 22' Safari Sport.

2air'...we did mention that the door on the toy hauler or whatever you want to call it might do better on the side instead of the back.

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Old 12-12-2007, 03:09 PM   #63
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Louisville RVIA show 20BREAKING NEWS
Airstream Taps SURV Market with PanAmerica
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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Airstream Inc. has combined aspects of its Classic travel trailer and the modernistic International CCD floorplan to create the 34-foot, triple-axle PanAmerica sport utility travel trailer (SURV), a first for the Jackson Center, Ohio, manufacturer. The PanAmerica debuted recently at the 45th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., and will go into production sometime in the spring for the 2009 model year, according to Airstream President Bob Wheeler. “We took it to Louisville as a concept to get feedback from our dealers,” Wheeler said. “It was thumbs up almost across the board.” The PanAmerica, with an 11-foot garage, two base cabinets and two overhead cabinets, features the iconic Airstream Classic aluminum shell on a reinforced chassis complemented by the aluminum interior and recessed lighting of the International CCD. “The PanAmerica is going for a different segment of the toy hauler crowd,” Wheeler said. “This is for sophisticated touring for a couple or small family.” MSRP: high $70,000s.
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Old 12-12-2007, 03:23 PM   #64
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:46 PM   #65
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Originally Posted by Coloradobus
...features the iconic Airstream Classic aluminum shell on a reinforced chassis...

Ha. I knew it. Still, whatever weight they plan to throw in the back, they're going to have to figure a way to compensate for in the front....

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Old 12-12-2007, 09:00 PM   #66
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I have merged the recent thread about the same topic into the original thread.


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Old 12-12-2007, 11:01 PM   #67
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Will it handle my '05 Harley Road King Classic with a little room to spare for a generator and some other storage? How long is it, GVWR, and what about the list price?
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Old 12-12-2007, 11:59 PM   #68
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Originally Posted by FiveOJoe
I think it's a bad idea. Airstream doesn't need to compete with the others, they have thier own nitch. Cutting a square hole in the back of a round trailer look's like.... well, cutting a square hole in the back of a round trailer.
If you don't understand the combination of a Harley Davidson Motorcycle and an Airstream Travel Trailer as the ultimate American set-up, your child-hood missed something. These products represent the acme, apogee, yea the pinnacle of All-American icons, and both = fun. Together that fun is doubled. That is where I am, NOW. That is also where most of all new & 1st time Airstream buyers are, born after 1950. This generation has purchased for fun, not status - sorry Wally. There is no country in the world that can equal the political, economic, & social impact of motorcycling with a Harley and camping with an Airstream. Would you rather ride in a human-drawn Rick-shaw in China or a KIA cab in Korea, or perhaps a camel in Kuawait?? I don't think so.

If this unit exisits it needs to be checked out (road tested by a genuine user) for true reliability and ease of use for the over 50 crew. Can it be loaded and unloaded with a 1000 lb. Harley-Davidson Road-King singlehandely and do so without exorbitant menial and sometimes dangerous actions? Most "Boomers" can afford to own both and have the time to enjoy them. They are educated, gainfully self-employed, hold a good corporate job, etc.
BTW:I qualify, my '05 Road King is looking for a way to follow me on my WBCCI adventures and I don't want a "B" van or Class A with an enclosed trailer. The '03 Safari will not accomidate a Harley. This may be what "the Doctor Ordered". Need more info.
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:56 AM   #69
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Lead a Snot into Temptation...

Haven't I used that line before? Wow, what a great idea for a fulltimer. living space, a "back porch" where I can store a motorcycle... as an "economy daily driver" and I just bought the bigass honkin' truck that can pull it! (08 Chevy Silverado 2500 diesel crew cab long bed - in RED).

OH shuger! I'm not gonna buy ANOTHER Airstream.... am I?

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Old 12-13-2007, 11:18 AM   #70
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Don't need the toy hauler

You won't need the new Airstream toy hauler if you use this truck with a ten foot bed:

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Old 12-13-2007, 11:51 AM   #71
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Geez! ----and I've been feeling guilty about driving my rig!!! This makes me feel like I'm towing a Bambi with a Toyota Prius!

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Old 02-26-2008, 10:53 AM   #72
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pan american Make it!

This is a unit you could actually full time in if they add a generator, provides space for bikes, grills etc and a possibble screen room and room for company with a mrphy bed, I was waiting for the BMW classic CCD motorhome but they will not make it so I would look hard at this and getting rid of my 05 ccd25

Build it please Airstream!!!! I need room for shis and mountainbikes etc!
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:16 AM   #73
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Hmmm... A 34ft trailer with the interior space of a 23 and a garage in the back for a couple of ATVs. I'm just not sold on the idea. I think I'll keep my 25 footer and get one of these for the back of my truck. Acomplishes the same thing without having to increase the length of my rig an extra 9 feet. Total amount saved, about $75,000. Maybe in a few years, when the resale value has plummeted like Britney Spears' career, the concept will appeal to me more. Of course, there's always the possibility of trading up to a 34 with an actual interior and still hauling the ATVs on the truck.
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Old 08-22-2008, 02:35 AM   #74
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Put me on the list for the Pan American!
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:59 AM   #75
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I saw this unit on the line during the factory tour I took while in JC at the beginning of the month. (No cameras allowed in factory). If my recall is correct it has 16" wheels and has about 3 more inches of ground clearance than other AS.

IMHO - Thought it could work well for a family if AS put heat and air in garage area. Even if the side walls aren't strong enough for fold out beds , a family could make do with a couple of air matresses for the kidlets after taking out the toys.
Also thought the textured SS fridge was pretty cool. 'shaker
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:29 PM   #76
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Some Specs On The Panamerica

In the latest issue of Airstream Life there is a good article on the Panamerica and here are the listed specifications...

GVWR - 11,500 lbs
Unloaded Base Weight - 7,500 lbs
Net Carrying Capacity - 4,000 lbs
Hitch Weight - 1,400 lbs
Rear Gullwing Door Opening - 52" w X 64" h
Maximum Garage Capacity - 2,500 lbs
Water Tank - 54 gal
Black Tank - 39 gal
grey Tank - 37 gal
Sleeping Space - 4

The article lists the price at approximately $85,000.00.

It looks to me like they may have increased the tongue weight and garage capacity by shifting the axles aft, but it is difficult to tell from the pictures in the article.

Heck with that price and that much room and cargo carrying capacity I can go and get another Harley Ultra Classic Electra Glide.
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:06 PM   #77
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:07 PM   #78
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For someone with a portable business . A little extra income while traveling
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:18 PM   #79
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Hey Jim
Great idea....set up a traveling trophy showroom in the back!

Is a 34 footer any harder to drive than a 27 footer?
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This is just what you want.......

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