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Old 12-09-2014, 06:50 AM   #1
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Hi To All Members, Admin, And Moderators.

Thank you Admin for allowing me to join your Air Forum.

I will start by introducing myself as Damon from the UK.

I am currently researching my first Airstream and Towing vehicle.

I have a budget of 30K. I would rather not go over the 2.5 Litre Turbo Engine capacity here in the uk, I have been looking at various 30 foot trailers.

May I ask what is the weight of an average 30 foot trailer?.

Thank You in Advance for any Input.

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Old 12-09-2014, 07:01 AM   #2
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Hi Damon and welcome to the board.

Go to the Airstream website and pull up the specs. They give you all the weights you want. Be cautious with the tongue weights. Most folks discover they are actually much higher than the factory spec. with propane plus owner inflicted weight gain.

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Old 12-16-2014, 11:49 AM   #3
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Hi Damon ! We are neighbors and welcome to this forum...!

Why would you not go over 2,5L TD ?
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Old 12-25-2014, 07:48 AM   #5
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As an expat myself you need to be a bit more specific as to what vehicles are available with 2.5l turbo. Are you talking gas or diesel?
IMHO Gas or diesel I can't see towing a 30' Airstream with either as your tow vehicle will be well underpowered and possibly under weight.

Please more info.
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Old 12-26-2014, 01:28 PM   #6
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Greetings from across the pond. I have read about the European specifications for Airstream trailers and the differences in towing rules between the USA and many European countries. So I assume you are looking for an European spec Airstream which will likely have much lower tongue weight, much less trailer braking force, and likely a lighter weight trailer overall. None the less I would estimate a 30 foot European spec Airstream is still going to be in the 7500 pound range. Pretty heavy. I make special note of the new Ford aluminum F150 with its very sophisticated 2.7 liter turbo diesel. It can tow 8000 pounds quite well. Towing 7000 pound trailer with a 2.5 turbo diesel is very possible. You will just be very slow accelerating and pulling up hills. Visit the CanAm Airstream dealer website in London, Ontario, Canada. They are experts in trailer towing with lighter weight vehicles. Some of us on these Forums have seen the Porsche Cayenne towing an Airstream demonstrating the stability of the trailer in severe turns.

I suppose you would not be impressed with my 8000 pound 6.7l turbo diesel pick up!

And welcome to Air Forums. I'm always glad to meet a new Airstream enthusiasts. The internet and these Air Forums are free. No one has to approve you joining in. But like everyone else here, you just gotta behave yourself.


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