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Old 08-15-2018, 07:16 AM   #15
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See post 128 on "show us your tow combo" thread. The Airstream is at 300,000 k and this Jeep about 200,000 k. You are in for fun times both solo and towing.
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:44 AM   #16
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Safety doesn't come from blind adherence to published ratings, it comes from attention to setup, and attention to operation, or driving.

I am curious about your comment that the published tow rating is marginal for this trailer. The proposed trailer weighs about 4800 lbs. It has 1200 lbs of carrying capacity, for a 6000 lb weight if loaded to 100%. If the trailer was loaded to twice its rated capacity (2400 lbs of cargo) it would then be up to the published tow rating of the vehicle. Of course, that would be unsafe from a trailer loading perspective.

Alternatively, if the trailer was loaded to 100%, and so weighed 6000 lbs, then to reach the actual 7200 lb rating the tow vehicle could be loaded with 1200 lbs of cargo over and above the tongue weight. That is unachievable given tow vehicle axle ratings (and common sense). So again, how can this be considered marginal from a ratings standpoint?

I am not a huge fan of tow ratings as the final word on safe operation, but calling that situation marginal seems a little off.
As always, the important item to pay attention to when it comes to Air Stream is payload.
His tongue weight will come in over 500 lbs.
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Plenty of margin. You'll be fine; dragged our 28' Serenity all over north america with zero issues.
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