Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-14-2008, 06:45 AM   #1
New Member
Tulsa , Oklahoma
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3
New member

Hello from someone seeking this type of adventuring. As I have wanderlust, my sights are set for learning as much as I can to hit the road. I am looking for a small trailer that I can master all by myself and want to know how to get started. I am looking forward to expanding my horizons and meeting new people.

okmax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2008, 07:54 AM   #2
Rivet Master
Mel's Avatar
1967 22' Safari
1960 Caravel
Edmonds , Washington
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,445
Welcome to the forums! You've come to the right place to learn about all things Airstream. Check out the search feature at the top of the screen, it will be a big help to you as you start your research. Do you have a tow vehicle in mind?

Mel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2008, 08:29 AM   #3
Rivet Master
Mackhopp's Avatar
2005 28' International CCD
Ottawa , Ontario
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 587
Images: 10

You've come to the right place for information. Good luck in your search!
[SIZE=1]Michelle & family
[COLOR=Blue] 2005 28' International CCD
Mackhopp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2008, 08:41 AM   #4
Rivet Master
Fyrzowt's Avatar
2000 25' Safari
West of Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 6,697
Images: 8
Welcome to the forums!
I did a quick search and came up with a number of threads, below are three that deal with the question of "which size" trailer is "best". Of course, you will have the ultimate say in what is best for you, this will give you a lot of things to consider and LOTS of opinions.
I know you are looking for a small trailer, this just gives you things to consider such as - will the trailer you have in mind be large enough for the use you will give it? Etc.
AIR #15800

"Wimpy" 1/2 ton 2002 GMC Sierra 4X4 Z-71 Gasser
2000 Safari SS 25'
Fyrzowt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2008, 12:53 AM   #5
New Member
Tulsa , Oklahoma
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3
Not really. Does the type of vehicle depend upon the weight of the trailer?
okmax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2008, 01:06 AM   #6
New Member
Tulsa , Oklahoma
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3
It does help to read what to consider in deciding on the size of trailer. My biggest concern is pulling it since I have never done this before. As for space, I am downsizing and simplifying anyway.
okmax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2008, 03:20 AM   #7
2 Rivet Member
iHayley's Avatar
2007 19' Bambi
Portland , Maine
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 73
Images: 5
Hi Okmax... I'm a newbie here too, I just bought my 19' Bambi. I'm towing it with a Honda Ridgeline. I did a lot of reading here and elsewhere before I made my purchases and I think it saved me from some very expensive mistakes. I recommend reading "RVing Basics" by Bill and Jan Moeller. I'm sure there are other good books out there, but this one helped me a great deal with a general understanding of systems, capabilities, uses, and operating parameters. Regarding tow vehicle -- I went through the process like this: First, I decided about how big of a trailer I thought I would want. I wrote down it's weights (empty weight, loaded up with water and stuff, and the weight of the tongue of the trailer). Then I went shopping for a truck I liked that could safely handle that weight and a little more. Last, I went back and picked out my specific trailer with the limitations of my truck in mind. Hope that helps! Good luck!
iHayley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2008, 05:37 AM   #8
moosetags's Avatar

2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
2012 23' FB Flying Cloud
2005 25' Safari
Santa Rosa Beach , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 10,381
Images: 5
Welcome from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

Your tow vehicle must be adequate for the Airstream that you are towing. There is a lot of information on these Forums regarding this issue. It is probably wise to choose your Airstream, and then select an appropriate tow vehicle and towing euipment.

A good Airstream experience requires a good TT/TV match.


SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
WBCCI #3628 -- AIR #14872 -- TAC #FL-7
2015 FC 25' FB (Lucy) with HAHA
2005 Suburban 2500 Quadrasteer (Olivia) & 2011 Silverado 3500 (Fred) with Outfitter Truck Camper (Ethel)
moosetags is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another New Member PhotoBob Member Introductions 10 04-01-2007 07:23 AM
New Member chaimemet Member Introductions 7 03-30-2007 04:38 PM
New Member MarinaGolden Member Introductions 3 07-03-2006 07:28 PM
new member nest egg Member Introductions 4 06-04-2006 05:10 PM
Just to Say hi as new member djtessier Member Introductions 5 06-04-2006 04:14 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:12 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.