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Old 04-14-2013, 06:57 PM   #15
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That's technically not legal in many states, FYI.
Can't help that Jared. Check the Airstream.com page and look at the specifications under the different models.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:00 PM   #16
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Just more of a general comment. I have an 8'6" car trailer, which is how I know. Some states are 8'6", some are 8'. How much effort they put into enforcing that, I don't have a clue.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:03 PM   #17
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Just more of a general comment. I have an 8'6" car trailer, which is how I know. Some states are 8'6", some are 8'. How much effort they put into enforcing that, I don't have a clue.
Do you think this guy might have a problem? How they ever got this to Glen Canyon/Lake Powell is beyond me...
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:05 PM   #18
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Just takes "escorts" and "permits."

States got to have their cut of your budget.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:11 PM   #19
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Not sure I understand your statement about width limit in N.America. Plenty of stick built trailers are 8' wide. Even the Lil Snoozy is almost 8' wide if you count the outrigger wheels. Is this some Canadian regulation?
I think he meant the lighting requirements for over 80 inches:

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Old 04-14-2013, 07:13 PM   #20
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Yeah, and the 21' and 25' Bigfoots are 8'4" wide. I think the lighting means roof line lighting, because all new, modern trailers have sideline marker lights.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:14 PM   #21
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Here's a pictoral on mine if it will help:

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Old 04-14-2013, 07:40 PM   #22
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Most "eggs" in smaller sizes are the same width: 80" (2.6 m, 6'8") outside. This is the widest that a trailer is allowed to be in North America without requiring wide vehicle identification and clearance lights.
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I think he meant the lighting requirements for over 80 inches:

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"A picture is worth 1,000 words." Brian was referring to item #7 (vehicle identification lights) and item #6 (clearance lights) on the poster. Up to 80" wide you don't need them, and over 80" wide they're required. I'm always amused to see a little 13' Minit all decked out with unnecessary lights.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:55 PM   #24
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This is a site I spent hours, days, weeks on looking at different makes and models.
There are links to the FG's at the bottom. When I found this forum my search escalated and narrowed to the eggs and then a serious evaluation of "my" needs and wants narrowed it down further. Oh, yeah, the pocket book matter makes you focus. lol.

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Old 04-14-2013, 08:00 PM   #25
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Richard, go back to the home page and click on each brand name. Most will take you to links and pictures. It's important that you educate yourself on the different brands. It would be sad indeed if you passed up on the perfect [insert brand] because you didn't know it was all molded and in your neighborhood for sale at a great price
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Unfortunately, Richards search is gonna be limited to what's being sold within the parameters he's willing to travel. Kansas, isn't the glass mecca of the world, but they do come up for sale there. I remember looking through the manufactures/brands when I first found fiberglassrv, set my sights on a Willerby. Well as most of you know, finding a Willerby would take a act from the, Travel Trailer Gods themself , most likely isn't gonna happen .

Still want one! But the reason I bring this up is, I spent so much time searching for brands that will most likely never be found. Of course it's wonderful to dream........ But, it really all comes down to what pops up for sale!

Richard,
If I remember correctly in another post you mentioned you guys would like a bath? Correct? With your tow capacity restrictions that might not work. But there are ways around it with porta-potties, solar showers etc. As I said it will be more about what comes up for sale rather than you picking a particular brand and searching for only that.

I would advise weighing anything your considering purchasing. It's so worth the $10/$15 dollars.

And though A/C adds weight, knowing what I know about Ks. I would say, suck up the weight and get a trailer with A/C ,
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:42 PM   #27
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I didn't mean he should look specificially for something he saw and liked, but to remember the names and what they looked like... you NEVER know when something may come up. Knowledge is power!

And, wouldn't it be sad if a Willerby came up and Richard passed it by because he didn't know what it was
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:47 PM   #28
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I didn't mean he should look specificially for something he saw and liked, but to remember the names and what they looked like... you NEVER know when something may come up. Knowledge is power!

I did! Boy do I know how to pick the, rare, etc ones to look for!

I didn't mean for you to think I was telling him, you and others didn't advise him correctly...... I totally agree with you Donna, knowing brands is a good thing! But just wanted to throw out the warning that not everything made comes up for sale. Sorry for the misunderstanding!
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