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Old 04-12-2015, 01:25 PM   #15
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It all depends on how the 1500 is set up.. Our Tradesman is fitted with better springs than the normal town truck.. Its rated for a 10,000 lb. trailer. Not only do we pull our 27 foot Overlander but haul a 1200 lb. UTV in the back all the time with no problems.
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Believe me when I say there is a world of difference between towing a vintage 27' Airstream and a 35' Avion.
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Old 04-12-2015, 02:47 PM   #16
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They may have made a nice little drawing of a car towing a 35' Avion to illustrate proper hitch setup, but it almost never happened. Please show us an actual picture of it happening.

My Father used a 3/4 ton Suburban with a 454 engine, and 3.73 gears, and it was just barely adequate. Made about 6 MPG doing it.
Agreed. My dad pulled his 1981 Avion 34V with a 1979 Ford F250 that had the big 460 in it. It did a nice job. Wasn't a hot rod, of course, but that sucker could pull that trailer down the road. I wish I still had that truck! It was a beautiful blue/black 2-tone.
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Old 04-12-2015, 02:50 PM   #17
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Believe me when I say there is a world of difference between towing a vintage 27' Airstream and a 35' Avion.

Here's mine. Wouldn't dream of using a lesser truck!
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Old 04-12-2015, 03:09 PM   #18
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If you see the brand new driver I accidentally threw off the Gulfport dock into the bay, could you send it back to me?
That was the last time I listened to the golf pro, when he told me to loosen my grip.
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Old 04-12-2015, 03:13 PM   #19
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If you see the brand new driver I accidentally threw off the Gulfport dock into the bay, could you send it back to me?
That was the last time I listened to the golf pro, when he told me to loosen my grip.
I'm not a golfer, but the mental picture of that is quite funny!
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Old 04-12-2015, 04:27 PM   #20
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at least it's a truck, prolly just needs some torsion bars or hitch adjustment... I've seen folks here pull +25' Airstreams with little sedans
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Old 04-12-2015, 05:40 PM   #21
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Life may be grand for you in your power boat, but I wouldn't trade places with you. Oh, how many gallons / hour do you burn?

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Oh, oh....blow boaters vs. stinkpotters.....and you thought hitch discussions were bad....or small vs. big TVs.

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On my return trip fron Fl I was towing my 30 foot AS with my 09 Dodge 2500 6 cyl Pretty nervous then I pulled into a rest area and there it was A Buick Enclave towing an 34 footer headed to Canada .. I thought it was a bit light but he told nme he had been to Alaska and all over our country with it and had owned it for 5 years . It used a Hensley hitch but he sure had to keep the trailer brakes right up to par ..He said it wasn't too powerful but he did always make it ...It sat just as level as could be and that's important . He pulled out ahead of me and I'm sure we were traveling the same route I never saw him again ... I also figured I should be OK with a bigger tow Vehicle and a smaller trailer .. I don't think I would want to try that stunt ...
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I'm towing a 22 international in and out of SoCal area with a Toyota Tacoma.

Yeah, it requires patience and a ProPride hitch, plus a lot of time in the right lane. Bigger TV would be nice, but no money, honey, as the DW says...

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Carver 1,
I think I remember reading a previous post of yours indicating that you were a retired Navy Corpsman. If I am wrong, please correct me.

You have my UTMOST respect. My Uncle Richard was a Corpsman in Vietnam. I am truly honored to call him "My Uncle Richard." There is no finer serviceman in the world, than a corpsman. I personally salute you my friend. You are one helluva human being, and I thank you for your service to this great country!

Now...dznf0g has broken the ice. Blowboats vs Stinkpotters.

I don't have any friends that own blowboats. And really, it's not a question of "How many gallons an hour I burn." but it's a question of "You gotta pay to play." The pic of the vessel you posted, can't be doing more than 3-4 knots, tops. I'd prefer to cruise @ 35-40 knots TY. Sure, a blowboat will use less fuel to get there, but can you tell me how long it's gonna take for you to get from "point A" to "point B"? NO, you can't.

When you invite your friends over for a day of "sailing", doesn't it bother you when you left your dock @ 9am, it's 12 noon now, and you can still SEE your dock? Not my idea of "boating".

Kinda like the 1500 series truck tryna' pull the 34. Is it the right equipment for the job you want to accomplish? A resounding "Heck NO!"

Every boat has its owner & purpose, just like every AS TT has a tow vehicle. Just make sure ya bring the right equipment for the job @ hand.

Please don't take anything I have typed personally. That is not my intention AT ALL. Me n' blowboats never got along, and they never will. Blowboats have their purpose for some folks, just not THIS folk. I'd prefer to know how my day is going to go, my ETA to the fishing grounds & back, not how the wind will determine it's going to go.
While ANY excursion on a vessel, be it powered, or sail is a real treat, I'd prefer to hear twin screws and the blub-blub-blub of a straight inboard than the rattle of a sail any day.

Now let's get back to talkin about this lil 1500 series truck tryna pull a 34 footer.
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Ahem..........

[QUOTE=SteveH;1606227]They may have made a nice little drawing of a car towing a 35' Avion to illustrate proper hitch setup, but it almost never happened. Please show us an actual picture of it happening.


Didn't you ever watch Lucy and Desi in 'The Long, Long Trailer'?!?!?!?!?


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Cars were used routinely and a Suburban has barely enough torque to pull itself. Bigger is not always better. You have to look at the total setup. And for braking, the trailer should stop itself it set up correctly. Likewise, vehicle ratings do not tell the whole story.
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They may have made a nice little drawing of a car towing a 35' Avion to illustrate proper hitch setup, but it almost never happened. Please show us an actual picture of it happening.


Didn't you ever watch Lucy and Desi in 'The Long, Long Trailer'?!?!?!?!?


Yes I did, and I also watched Flash Gordon, Superman, and Batman, but that doesn't make them true.
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DonDiego, "a Suburban has barely enough torque to pull itself. Bigger is not always better. You have to look at the total setup. And for braking, the trailer should stop itself it set up correctly. Likewise, vehicle ratings do not tell the whole story.

"Barely enough torque." From a Suburban?
"Total setup." What variables are you injecting?
"Ratings don't tell the whole story." What story are we missing?
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