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Originally Posted by kdlarson
Also what truck can pull this and without jackknifing as I saw in a post?
Airstream's published figures for your coach indicate the following:
- Empty Weight (no options/accessories/fluids) -- 4,600 pounds
- Empty Hitch Weight -- 515 pounds
As an estimate, you would likely be approaching 6,300 pound gross weight with a hitch weight when loaded of about 750 to 800 pounds. When considering tow vehicles, I would suggest looking for a rig that is rated to tow at least 8,000 pounds (my experience has been that something approaching 20% reserve towing capacity results in a more relaxed towing experience) -- it is also wise to double-check the maximum tongue weight rating of the tow rig (particularly with some SUVs with unit bodies).
My two favorite tow vehicles for my Overlander have been my '84 Jeep Grand Wagoneer (360 c.i. AMC V8/Torqueflyte Automatic/3.90 differentials), and my current GMC K2500 Suburban (7400 VORTEC/4.10 differentials) -- in fact, the Suburban just passed 169,000 miles on my last trip.
Good luck with your tow vehicle selection!