Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-11-2016, 03:38 PM   #15
4 Rivet Member
dasams's Avatar
Palm Desert , California
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 300
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

dasams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2016, 04:16 PM   #16
Rivet Master
2017 30' Classic
Anna Maria , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,317
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.

franklyfrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2016, 09:15 PM   #17
Rivet Master
Moflash's Avatar
2007 28' International CCD
Springfield , Missouri
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,352
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.

Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
Moflash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2016, 07:41 PM   #18
3 Rivet Member
Dallas , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 123
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.
Hogfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2016, 09:35 PM   #19
Rivet Slave
Rocinante's Avatar

2014 27' FB International
Green Cove Springs , Florida
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 5,050
Blog Entries: 49
FYI, the International 27FB is actually one inch longer than the 28RB. Check the spec sheets.

Rocinante is our 2014 International Signature 27FB
(Named for John Steinbeck's camper from "Travels With Charley")

Rocinante is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Armada & 25'-25' hitch weight higher than 27' amplyfied Tow Vehicles 5 10-21-2014 12:33 AM
more than dry weight painterfam General Repair Forum 5 08-22-2014 05:56 PM
Hitch Weight, Weight, Ball Height, Length masseyfarm Hitches, Couplers & Balls 6 01-12-2012 04:31 PM
Can a Hensley allow me to tow heavier, or just longer? 72Blazerod Hitches, Couplers & Balls 5 05-05-2007 06:44 PM
Historians: Explain why later Excella/Classics are heavier Trailertroll Our Community 2 01-24-2004 02:38 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.