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Old 07-11-2016, 03:38 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by silverlabs View Post
It's my understanding (no specific proof whatsoever) that the tongue weight on the 28 is the heaviest of the Airstreams and apparently due to axle placement to account for the interior layout.
Yep. My brochure lists the TW as 976 lbs for the 28' and it's the highest on the table (the 30' is 880 lbs).

Another example of TW variation is the 23 footers where the rear bed is 720 vs 467 for the FB. Dave

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Old 07-11-2016, 04:16 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Jim Flower View Post
We initially looked at the 28 to replace a 25 but after realizing that the hitch weight on the 28 and 30 were about the same, we chose the 30 because the wardrobe was larger. I did not worry about the tow vehicle (Jeep Diesel) since it worked just fine for over 300,000 k pulling the 25. The only towing difference that I have noticed between the 25 and 30 is that I run over curbs more often than previously. Getting better though. The bigger wardrobe is really worth the extra length. We have rarely been over 7400 lbs, even with all my wife's shoes and the little bit of "junk" I carry along. Also, I have never not been able to fit where ever I have wanted to go. Jim
That is very interesting.
We also have a 30' International Signature a 2013, and the most the trailer axles ever weighed was 7,440 lbs. And that was with our normal travel loading. Mostly its a bit under 7,400.
My wife also likes the wardrobe and I appreciate the extra room in the lav.

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We started out pulling out 28 ft International with a new 2010 f150 Supercrew 5.4 4x4.It pulled it ok but I could tell the suspension and brakes were taxed.Traded after pulling 20k miles for a new 2012 F350 6.7 Turbo Diesel.The difference was night and day the F350 rides better when towing than the F150 and is much more stable.Traded in after 40k miles for a 2015 F350 6.7 Turbo diesel.Wont return to a F150 for towing our 28.For me it's too much trailer for a F150.

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Old 07-17-2016, 07:41 PM   #18
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Well, my husband is rediscovering a new interest in the GMC2500 diesel so should we go bigger on the Airstream at some point, we may go straight for the 30' and be done with it. Probably not right away, but maybe in the next few years.
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FYI, the International 27FB is actually one inch longer than the 28RB. Check the spec sheets.

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