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    The Expidition is a vehicle I regularly see towing large Airstreams, it is capable.
    I'm biased to the Airstream, they are made to move. I've come up with a way to store two bicycles inside the trailer while towing and will not get in your way when parked if you are OK with having them in a simple (clean) bicycle bag with the wheels off. We have a 25' Flying Cloud and I *think that many of the smaller versions are the same interior width. Basically, you bag the bike and lay it down on one of the couches! Done. It is not in our way.
    I'm no fan of carrying anything off the frame of the trailer, they are not made for that.
    Lemme know if you need any help. At this point in the game I'm conversant in broke trailer stuff ;)
    BTW Brilliant thinking, you are going to love the community and lifestyle it brings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
    Haha Bill! I know you're from TX dude, but i believe the expedition is THE largest SUV you can buy! people carry a couple bikes in a honda fit (just sayin...).

    seriously though, you're definitely overthinking the "carrying bikes" bit. work out the trailer that is the size and design you like and you'll find a place to put a bike or two when you travel, especially if you're travelling solo. there is always the roof.
    I ride 60cm bikes and the floor to ceiling in the rear of the Expedition isn't all that, even with the seatpost removed. Long term I'll probably get an F250 with a higher profile shell on the back for bikes. I'm currently seeing a woman in Flagstaff that has a nice Class A and a Tacoma she tows, she rides too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbill View Post
    I ride 60cm bikes and the floor to ceiling in the rear of the Expedition isn't all that, even with the seatpost removed. Long term I'll probably get an F250 with a higher profile shell on the back for bikes. I'm currently seeing a woman in Flagstaff that has a nice Class A and a Tacoma she tows, she rides too.
    Not familiar with the expedition but I can fit my 62 CM Hampsten in the back of my Yukon, back wheel first without messing with the seat post.

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    Check on the Old Man truck shell but you had me at "I'm seeing a woman". Why are you wasting your time on a stupid internet forum?

    Get on the classifieds at Airstream Trailer & Motorhome Owners Community There are all sorts of good deals. Me personally, knowing what I know now would not be skert to purchase a 15 year old Airstream if it had been well loved. Fixing Airstreams after they have been neglected is a non starter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnoble485 View Post
    Not familiar with the expedition but I can fit my 62 CM Hampsten in the back of my Yukon, back wheel first without messing with the seat post.

    Mike
    Mike...ditch that Yukon and join me and the mini-van crowd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Check on the Old Man truck shell but you had me at "I'm seeing a woman". Why are you wasting your time on a stupid internet forum?

    Get on the classifieds at Airstream Trailer & Motorhome Owners Community There are all sorts of good deals. Me personally, knowing what I know now would not be skert to purchase a 15 year old Airstream if it had been well loved. Fixing Airstreams after they have been neglected is a non starter.
    The woman is two hours away. I'm heading there this weekend to do some mountain biking and whatever else happens. It kind of works out for me, I'm doing a masters program so I can work on it all week after work and have free weekends. Good link, some folks are really proud of their airstreams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbill View Post
    The woman is two hours away. I'm heading there this weekend to do some mountain biking and whatever else happens. It kind of works out for me, I'm doing a masters program so I can work on it all week after work and have free weekends. Good link, some folks are really proud of their airstreams.
    I'm easy. If you go that direction give me a shout.

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    The local roads around the campground we are staying at totally suck for biking. On the plus side, the boating is fantastic.
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    Oh boy that looks great. Peaceful lakes and clear skies. You have doing it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwsaunders View Post
    Mike...ditch that Yukon and join me and the mini-van crowd.

    getting ready to ditch the Yukon already. wife has a minivan and it checks a bunch of boxes. I'm way passed the cool factor. Also taking the bike to the VW dealer to look at the Tiguan. Not flashy but I'm looking at it for a "drive a long way vacations" when retirement comes in a few months. With a crate in the back for the dog the Hampsten may be consigned to trailer hitch.

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    Mike...my wife has a newer CRV and I inherited her Odyssey when it was time for my old Audi wagon to move on. On long road trips, we both like the van in terms of comfort, hauling volume and power. The CRV is a decent townie and short haul ride imho...much quieter, decent fuel consumption and easy to park. I don't know much about newer VW's and I've owned a few VW's and Audi's, but I'm officially done with German cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    I'm easy. If you go that direction give me a shout.
    I like the woman's RV, this upcoming weekend we're going to make a short trip to some BLM land and spend a few nights off grid. We'll be adjacent to the National Forests so it'll be a hiking weekend and I'll get to see the logistics of that lifestyle. I'm still a fan of trailers over Class A, but the tow vehicle and carry bikes.

    Unrelated, I stayed at the Luke AFB rec area in a cabin. It was my first road trip with the new Kuat hitch mount rack. NV 2.0 model, very nice with the built in cable locks.
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    I inherited her Odyssey when it was time for my old Audi wagon to move on. On long road trips, we both like the van in terms of comfort, hauling volume and power.

    could you elaborate about the Odyssey, as a camping van- I am leaning that way and would appreciate hearing your take
     

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    I'm more into this right now.

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    2500$

    too much for my tastes
     

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    Done done done. We traded the Silver Surfer Airstream for one that has more headroom in the shower and alot more outside storage and (gosh) a lounge where we can rack out and read a book.
    When we began this misadventure a couple years ago we really were clueless what we needed. Now we know. It's kind like the adage you should never ride a friends motorcycle with more horsepower. Same deal for travel trailers, just don't step foot in anyone elses and you'll be happier for it.

    PS - The fast fun car is sold. Guess where that went?

    The new job has this floorplan: unit_tech_drawing_201707110523511325380755.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk_tle View Post
    I'm more into this right now.

    My wife wants one of those sooo bad. They are neat.
     

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    Our version of roughing it. Tandoori chicken, local sweet corn, portobella mushrooms.... A few IPAs were consumed as well.
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