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Old 05-06-2016, 07:51 PM   #15
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Tow vehicle with 4.6 L

I tow a '77 28' Argosy center bath with a Tundra 4.6L. It is 4,300# empty and we tow at 5,800#. My tongue weight is light at 540#. It tows great on the flat land in Texas and did ok in the mountains of Colorado last year around Durango. I just lower gears and more revs on the hills and drove 60 instead of 70. I am happy with this combination but wouldn't want to tow much heavier with this engine.

Both Argosy and similar vintage Airstreams weigh about the same for the same size so I would look at both. Look up your vehicles rated tow weight and reduce that by 1,500 -2,000 lbs and shop for that weight when looking at trailers.

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Old 05-06-2016, 08:30 PM   #16
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There are several tow vehicle threads going on right now....

Anyway, my 5.3 L Hensley equipped 1/2 ton Chevy makes a fine tow vehicle for my 7,800 pound 31' er.

You have choices, so long as it isn't important for you to race to the top of steep mountains.

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The fact that I am opinionated does not presuppose that I am wrong......

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