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Re: [A/S] Progress and a couple questions


'glitches' in the 34' units? SIX tires, six sets of lug
nuts, six sets of bearings, six sets of brakes! other
than that my 34 has been an airstream dream.

> The refurbishing, of my Suburban is nearing its end, so
>I am now looking towards actually
> purchasing a trailer. Toward that end, I have come up
>with two competing scenarios, on
> which I would like some advice.
> 1. After a good bit of analysis, I have concluded that
>the late 60's through 70's 27' Overlander
> Double really meets all the basic needs I have for a
>trailer. The 25' Tradewind Double is a
> close second. The weight on the Overlander is roughly
>2/3 of the 6600LB rated capacity of the
> Suburban, which leaves a comfortable safety
>factor. Essentially I am working on the assumption
> that it is a lot better, to have a little extra space,
>than to not have quite enough.
>     Depending on exactly how the trailer is equipped, I
>plan to install an apartment size refrigerator,
> maybe an apartment size gas range, and maybe replace
>most or all of the kitchen cabinets, depending
> on the age and condition, of what's there. I will likely
>redo the living room area to accommodate my
> ham radio, computer and a 'reasonable' tv/stereo set up.
>I probably will pull out what ever is there
> and start over from 'empty', in the LR.
> When all this is done, the goal is that I will have what
>I would call a 'mini-park model', rather than
> the traditional RV and retain the ability to move the
>thing myself. Basically I do not expect to be
> doing a lot of moving around, if any, other than to get
>out of the way of a hurricane, flood, fire, etc.
> 2. The competing idea, is to go 'whole hog' and get one
>of the 34' triple axle Airstreams, that is a
> generation newer. (Mid 80's early 90's) I've often see
>these monsters priced surprisingly close to
> the 25-27' units, while appearing to be in better
>condition and obviously having much newer decor.
> That essentially cuts down on what I have to do to
>repair and refurbish a smaller, older trailer.
> It also puts me in a position of having to pay a
>company, to move the thing. I am figuring that the
> 'hurricane risk' can be reduced by insurance,  Of
>course, the major up-side is I have a lot more
> room, while probably not spending all that much more
>money. Actually, I have seen some layouts,
> on the 34's that would require near zero, in terms of
> I'd appreciate comments on my ideas. I'd particularly
>like to know if there are any
> 'glitches' in the 34' units. I gather they have the
>redesigned frames that eliminated the
> sag and separation problems. In any case, I am planning
>to take my little pop up, move,
> pick a spot I like then buy the trailer locally, in the
>Tampa Bay area. I am not looking
> for my first time out to be a cross country tow.
> Ray
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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