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  1. grjanny
    08-15-2015 04:00 PM
    I had to delete the part about adjusting the WD Hensley Hitch to get into 1,000 characters. I would be happy to talk if you would like. My number is 719-836-0807.
  2. grjanny
    08-15-2015 03:55 PM
    OK, Dan, this is the real world weight. You can interpret as you desire. We were driving up the coast of Oregon just before Tillamook. We drove by a weigh station that was unattended but the scales were on! I whipped a uee and went over the scales. The truck front was 2,950 lbs. the truck rear was 4,900 lbs. The Airstream axles were 6,050. When I finished building "Queenie", she weighed 5,800 lbs empty, less water and personal items. We estimate the trailer to be 7,000 lbs. The Expedition door jamb says the GAWR is front: 3,550; rear: 4,300. There are 2 suspension systems. I got mine with the towing automatic load leveler. Our Rock Tamer drags for a bit, then as you start down the road, the rear pumps the strut(hydraulic) and the world is all good! I have towed for 40 plus years and will state without reservation that this is the best tow vehicle we have ever had.
    Sorry this is private, but I can't handle haters on public forums.
    Life is Good!
    GR & Janny Dempsey
  3. ghaynes755
    Mine is a Denali so has everything except a hot tub. Only additions I have were a RollnLock cover for the bed and a BedRug for the floor. The liner is already sprayed in but I wanted something to cushion the stuff in the back. Standard bed. My option list was pretty short.
    Sunroof, 20" wheels, Off road Suspension, camper mirrors.

    Latest models have camper mirrors that will power fold. Wish I had those but too costly to add. Total sticker was $64K. I had a build to order so that I got exactly what I wanted. If you do a more stock truck make sure it has the tow package and brake controller. I think those are separate on a regular 2500 with the Duramax.

    If you do a build your own on the GMC or Chevy site print it as a PDF and I can review it for you. email is
  4. richw46
    07-03-2015 02:46 PM
    Hi Dan, If this is your first travel trailer I strongly suggest you buy used. Everything I've read says that in 3 years you go bigger or get out. New trailers take a big hit on resale value, a really big one. Our AS isn't perfect but we love her just the same. Still, we've already talked about going bigger. (I'd hate to think we had bought a new one and then sold it in 3 years.)

    Anyway, consider buying one used and then having it converted to twins. You can contact Airstream service to get an estimate. They're hourly rate is $125. That's high but they have the equipment and know Airstreams.

    Just a thought Good luck in your search, we wish you guys the best. See you down the road.

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