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RE: Not your dad's Airstream

My wife and I looked through some Airstreams at an rv show a couple of years ago. Holy ****! the cheapest one there was over 79K. They are just way too cramped on the inside. The aisle front to back was no wider than the aisle in the 1963 19ft Airstream we used to have. You're just paying for the name. How long do you expect to travel this way? Five years? Thirty? Because you’ll pay far more buying multiple WalMart campers over a long period. Finance & depreciation just to start ruins your picture. “New” is always more expensive. Also, unnecessary with this end of things. My competitor Silver Streak turned thirty last year and it’s “better” than any five year old conventional. A 10-12 year old AS is about bottomed out on depreciation. And new enough to not need much. If it needs anything at all. (Landfill time for a conventional). THAT is where to start a search. Are you going to cover no more than 70k miles or so during a few years of camping? Then a conventional kept garaged might work. Or will it be 250k over twenty years or more? Only one trailer design-type meets that pair of numbers. Done right, maybe two tow vehicles in that time. Cars or SUVs. Not rollover-prone pickups. Better stability towing. Better stability solo. How expensive is risk reduction? Cheaper, when planned from beginning. . .
Slowmover 03/14/20 10:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Not your dad's Airstream

Very nicely done just not out cup of tea. The wife enjoys her square footage. She likes doing more cleaning. You like trying to heat or cool more (unused) space.
Slowmover 03/14/20 10:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Can we pull a TT with our ‘20 Suburban

“Simplicity” is in understanding how a WD hitch works. Thus far not on display in this thread. “Payload” isn’t applicable. “Tow rating” the same Both are advertising. Not fact. Neither are legal or insurance problems. Go back to my earlier post. Get real numbers. Establish facts. Not RVer fantasy. Weight isn’t a problem in trailer towing. That was solved in 1967. Getting the hitch rigging correct is something not a other single contributor to this thread understands. It’s not rocket science. It’s leverage. And it’s predictable based on formula. How much the travel trailer weighs won’t be a problem. But having a stable tow rig, is. That can be tested. Same for a decrease in braking distance versus being unhitched (tow vehicle otherwise the same). No test? No advice worth the electrons. . .
Slowmover 01/27/20 09:21pm Travel Trailers
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