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  1. AStreamJake
    Hi Dan,

    I saw a post of yours in which you had put a ceramic tile floor in your Airstream. How's the floor holding up?
  2. tweetie1966
    Also, the table top your built to make it into a bed. Where do you store it? I do not see a hole to where you use it as a table. Again Thanks
  3. tweetie1966
    Dan....I just seen your pictures of the wrap around couch you made for your airstream. Beautiful. Exactly what we are looking to do. Do you have a design plan etc. you would be willing to send to me? Would sure appreciate it.

    Also noticed the wood cabinet above the sofa.... did you also build this?

  4. el_anesthete
    Hi there! I notice you have a GL320cdi. I just bought a 73 Sovereign 31' and am planning on towing it with my ML320cdi. Can you tell me what kind of set up you have for hitch/trailerbrake/etc... Thanks in advance for any info you might pass along. -John
  5. rostam
    11-06-2012 07:54 PM
    I just wanted to get your opinion on this setup. Does it seem like a plausible scenario to you or am I missing something? Also, without WDH and sway bars,
    how stable is towing a 28 ft or 30 ft trailer? (I know your AS is a bit shorter but probably heavier). Should I be worried about sway on windy days or when
    a huge trailer passes? Do you feel safe towing your AS? and do you think towing these Argosy's would be safe?

    Thanks a lot for your feedback!



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  6. rostam
    11-06-2012 07:54 PM
    Based on my research on Airstream forum, the loaded hitch wight of these trailers is around 700#. Hence, if I travel with the fresh water tank (which is in front of the vehicle) half loaded, I should make the 600# limit (the tank is 30 gallons; ~250#). If I keep the trailer GVW below 6000#, I will have 10% of the trailer weight on the tongue (with GVW at 5500# it would be 11% on the tongue). These figures are in the 10% to 15% range. I do not plan to use weight distribution hitch or sway bars as I am already at the 600# limit and cannot put more weight on the hitch. Also, GL has both (self leveling) air suspension and built in sway control, so I believe both purposes of WDH and sway control are already built in.
  7. rostam
    11-06-2012 07:53 PM
    Greetings ddruker,

    I have been reading the Airstream and MB forums as part of my research to buy an Airstream travel trailer. I have seen your posts and know that you are one of the very few folks that tow an Airstream with Benz GL. I have a few questions from you and I greatly appreciate your response.

    We recently purchased a 2012 Benz GL 350 Bluetec and plan to buy a vintage Airstream next year. I am aware of the GL's hitch weight limit of 600# (I intend to stay within the 600# limit and do not want to enforce the hitch), and have hence focused on Airstream Argosys as they are lighter. I have narrowed down my list to 2 trailers:

    1) 1976 28 ft Airstream Argosy. Dry weight: ~4300#. Dry hitch weight:405. GVWR 6200#.
    2) 1979 30 ft Airstream Argosy. Dry weight: ~4300#. Dry hitch weight:405. GVWR 6200#.

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    2000 27' Safari
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    2011 Mercedes GL 350
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    1999 27' Safari + 2011 Mercedes GL 350 Turbo-diesel


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