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Old 09-27-2016, 09:08 AM   #1
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Max Trailer size for a Chevy Colorado?

Hello folks,

My wife and I are new to the world of RV's and Airstreams. We are purchasing a Chevy Colorado for our move from Florida to New Mexico. We are researching used airstreams to buy that can be towed by a Chevy Colorado V6.

Some basic background information:

We are looking for something in the 1990 - 2000 year range.

We would like to buy 23 - 25 foot airstream.

We have been looking at the Excella model because of the greater window at the front.

Budget - Would like to stay at 15,000 or under.

I would appreciated any and all advice.


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Old 09-27-2016, 01:19 PM   #2
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The most basic information you need is what is the towing capacity of your vehicle, and its max cargo load and max supportable tongue weight. You then need to find a trailer whose gross vehicle weight is below the max tow rating of the truck, and whose tongue weight (plus any cargo you plan to put in the truck bed), is lower than the max tongue weight capacity and cargo capacity of your truck.

You can find some of the specs on old trailers at the following:

The general rule of thumb is that the older the trailer is, the larger trailer you can get with relatively low weight, as they used to place a higher priority on weight back in the day (ie., in the 50's and 60's). By the time you get into the 90's, the larger trailers get pretty heavy.

good luck!

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Old 09-27-2016, 01:48 PM   #3
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why duplicate the exact same post?
2014 Silverado 1500 5.3L maximum trailering package (yes, I'm towing the 34')
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tow vehicles, trailer length

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