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Old 04-05-2017, 03:31 AM   #15
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And they've had two rollover accidents that i have heard about. Mught be inexperienced drivers And inadequate brakes/tires/suspensions but it's always ugly wheb the tail wags the dog.
Thanks. Got the message. Good point.
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Old 04-05-2017, 03:38 AM   #16
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It's one thing to take a single vacation with an inadequate tow vehicle especially if your route is an easy one. It's another thing to own an Airstream with the expectation to take it long distances over mountains and other challenging terrain. Also how loaded will your tow vehicle be with people, toys, and stuff.

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Another good point. Thanks for making it. So it looks like the idea is to pull it with a much powerful vehicle. We'll be doing mountains and long trips. We've owned a couple American coaches, 40' and 42' diesel pushers, and the idea is to pull a lighter tow vehicle. This is a whole new ballgame... Thanks.
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It's one thing to take a single vacation with an inadequate tow vehicle especially if your route is an easy one. It's another thing to own an Airstream with the expectation to take it long distances over mountains and other challenging terrain. Also how loaded will your tow vehicle be with people, toys, and stuff.

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Good point. We're just trying to figure all this out. Thanks.
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Hey thanks, I looked up the company and they do indeed use Tahoe LTZS. We'll continue to work on it. Your lead was valuable. Thanks again.
So a classic is 10k an international 8.8k GVWR, my guess with them using a Tahoe is that they can control what the actual weight is and most people showing up are flying in and can only carry so much.

People doing up their own, in their driveway, will tend to stuff every inch of space and carry all their favorite cast iron pots and pans and have a greater ability and propensity to max out the weight.

So I would not think using a fairly controlled environment as an indicator would be a good way to plan.

The maxed out Expedition with 9200lbs and a class IV hitch seems the most capable.

Good luck.
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