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Old 10-24-2012, 09:52 PM   #15
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Leah, Road Ruler already mentioned the Buick Enclave, but since you indicated price is an issue you might also consider a Chevy Traverse (essentially the same model as the Enclave and GMC Acadia, but cheaper). Can-Am RV did an excellent job setting mine up. It tows my 25' Safari like the wind...has more power and handles much better than my old 2001 Yukon.

See my story here...
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...rse-91344.html

Whatever you choose, good luck and enjoy your new Bambi!
The best match of tow vehicle and trailer is where the TV best suits the owner for solo miles and can also tow the trailer. Too much TV is not better despite assertions to the contrary (spending too much for too little in return). Spec the TV for both jobs. The linked thread is a great description where it is done right.

Much of the point of an aerodynamic, low ground clearance, independent-suspension trailer like an Airstream is that it is a better all-around performer (less HP to travel the same speed, less affected by winds, less susceptible to tripping hazards) than a conventional travel trailer and can be towed by a wider variety of vehicles. Built better, lasts longer, performs better. The "proper" TV will more closely fit what the owner needs in solo miles, thusly. A good match is everything.

Expand your choices. A HONDA Odyssey is another for consideration. So are any of a number of cars.

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Old 10-26-2012, 04:33 PM   #16
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Keep up Mr Road Ruler, 'tis a 28' International!
A 28' MrUKToad! What are you feeding that Stream??
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We ended up with an end of year special and a 2012 GMC Yukon that has an intergrated brake controller, rear back-up camera, and rear entertainment to be sure I think we are all set!! Just didn't want to chance towing with something too close to the towing capacity! And a deal we couldn't pass up! Thanks all!
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We ended up with an end of year special and a 2012 GMC Yukon that has an intergrated brake controller, rear back-up camera, and rear entertainment to be sure I think we are all set!! Just didn't want to chance towing with something too close to the towing capacity! And a deal we couldn't pass up! Thanks all!
Thanks for the update - it's good to know that you sorted something out.

Here's a photo of "the other way"

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Highlander as TV

We have towed our FC-19 up hills and down. We love it. We hardly notice the AS behind us, except for the width. If you are worried about using a SUV over a pickup or larger SUV, look up the Airstream article last summer about this very issue issue. It compares a Chev. SUV with a Tahoe. You will find that an pickup or larger SUV may not be the best for you.
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Leah', looks like you found a deal that worked for you. Good! Being open to various possibilities and keeping an eye out for bargains is a good plan.

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