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Old 08-25-2010, 06:10 PM
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Airstreams tow wonderfully. You can think about a used one maybe. An excursion should tow just about any big trailer but check the tow rating before you buy.
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:43 AM
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Love airstreams, but I'd have a place to store it if you live in an area with hailstorms as we do in the high desert. I saw one after brief but severe hail - ouch. So many dents you couldn't count them Due to the way it was constructed, it is a major repair to fix that kind of thing (it was a one piece shell as I recall).

Our older camper had been left out without cover during that storm, and I have a very sad number of dents now on one side and the front, after having it for maybe 9-10 years without any damage. I could have the siding replaced, but given that I am now full time in this area, it may happen again and again.

Just something to consider! If it wasn't for that, I would love to have an airstream in my life
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:01 PM
Location: Wyoming
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Ditto on the hail in some areas. Our 2006 has been through two major hailstorms already, almost totaling it.

My last airplane was in two hailstorms too -- one while I was flying inside clouds and the other when it was pushed out of a repair shop by a mechanic to make room for a newer, bigger, more expensive plane. Repairs for the two incidents cost around $20,000.

My wife's car was nearly totaled this past spring when a hailstorm ripped through. My pickup sat right next to it but must have stronger metal, as it only had a few small dents.

The cars and plane were painted so could be repaired with Bondo. You couldn't do that with an Airstream. Once dented, they're in for costly repairs or dents for the rest of their lives.
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:03 PM
Location: Overland Park, KS
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Thank-you all for the help in this thread. I will be purchasing a TT before next Summer and will need all the help I can get.
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