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Old 02-04-2016, 11:58 AM   #1
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20' vs 22' Weight?

Hello everyone, I am new to the forum and loving it!
My hubby and I are shopping for our first trailer. Our TV is rated to tow 5k. We feel like we could go up to a 19 or 22 at the 4500 lb loaded wieght rating. My question is this. Why is the 20' flying cloud 500 lbs heavier than the 22' sport? It is listed at 5000lb loaded. I love the layout of the 20' and that would be my choice but I don't feel comfortable pulling at total capacity of the TV. I am just wondering if anyone know why the shorter trailer weighs more.
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:15 PM   #2
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The two are actually only 10" difference in length. The 22' however is 7' wide and the 20' is 8' wide. The 22' actually has slightly higher payload available, even though the GVWR is less.

http://www.airstream.com/travel-trai...pecifications/
http://www.airstream.com/travel-trai...pecifications/

Tradeoffs - the 22' has a bigger bed and a bigger bathroom. The 20' has a bigger kitchen and more storage cabinets.

Get ready to hear about tow vehicles now.
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:53 PM   #3
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Hi from AZ. . . it's my understanding that AS pared the weight down in the Sports to make them towable by smaller, lighter vehicles. My Sport 17 weighs 2950 # for instance & has no bumper. Also, it is 7' 3" wide as opposed to 8'6" wide on my FC. The floorplan is perfect on my Sport for ONE person, & interestingly, it has a great dry bathroom. . . good luck & welcome to the clan, Craig
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Old 02-04-2016, 04:20 PM   #4
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Thanks! I didn't even think about looking at the width! I knew there had to be a reason We are 2 people and my hubby is 6'3" We can use all the space we can get! I am afraid that 5k is a bit too much for my pathfinder. Someday when I get a new TV.....
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Old 02-04-2016, 04:33 PM   #5
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#5000 would be hard on the Pathfinder engine.
Tow 5 years with a path fine veh just not a good tv, but if you live in florida and short trips to the beach no problem..
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Old 02-04-2016, 04:43 PM   #6
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If possible, when you trade up your TV, you might think about getting something that will tow 9000 or so. You do not have to get a HUGE truck or SUV. There are numerous vehicles that will give you that range and open up a lot of potential Airstreams. Then you problem will be like mine---which one to get.
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Told ya.
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Old 02-04-2016, 07:13 PM   #8
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The FC 20 also has more standard equipment, such as two batteries, zip dee awning as standard and maybe heavier cabinets.
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Old 02-04-2016, 07:18 PM   #9
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The 22 also has 20 pound propane tanks and one battery
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Old 02-04-2016, 07:49 PM   #10
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We have a 22.

The 22 has the LONGEST bed on ANY Airstream, even the bigger ones.

We like it a lot for that reason.

We sleep great on the bed in the 22, and we have a King at home.

I recommend that you really compare the beds (and shower headroom) between these 2 options.
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Do you mind if I ask what year your Pathfinder is?

We have quite a bit of experience towing with them.

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i really like the floor plan and space that a 22 has. I almost bought one.
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Hi from AZ. . . it's my understanding that AS pared the weight down in the Sports to make them towable by smaller, lighter vehicles. My Sport 17 weighs 2950 # for instance & has no bumper. Also, it is 7' 3" wide as opposed to 8'6" wide on my FC. The floorplan is perfect on my Sport for ONE person, & interestingly, it has a great dry bathroom. . . good luck & welcome to the clan, Craig
Craig, what year is your 17 sport? It sounds great!
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Do you mind if I ask what year your Pathfinder is?

We have quite a bit of experience towing with them.

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We have a 2004 pathfinder. I LOVE it. Like seriously love it. Leather heated seats, perfect size, racks, moon roof.... I could go on and on. I dread the idea of a bigger suv and don't want a truck. I am sure I can upgrade in the future and find something I like but not ready yet. I would greatly appreciate any advice you have!
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