Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-20-2015, 06:46 AM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
2016 25' Flying Cloud
Celebration , Florida
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 40
New to AS forum and looking for 1st AS

Enjoy all the info on forum. getting educated on AS as we are looking at new
25ft FC. My concern is our 2010 F150 towing ability for West Mtns. Flat Fl not a issue! current T@B (Lil Red) goes where she is towed!
Also waiting to see what changes come on 2016 AS.
thanks for all the chatter on forum!
__________________

__________________
trigal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2015, 05:49 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
daveswenson's Avatar
 
2012 28' International
Issaquah , Washington
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 767
What motor do you have in the F150? We towed our 28' International through the rockies with a 2003 Lincoln Navigator with the 5.4. It worked hard, but it did an acceptable job.
__________________

__________________
Dave

2014 Ram 2500 CTD
Pro Pride
Centramatics
daveswenson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2015, 05:57 PM   #3
Moderator
 
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: 10,764
Images: 5
Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

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

As to your question, there are members here who tow 25's with half ton trucks, so it is doable.

Brian
__________________
SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
WBCCI #3628 -- AIR #14872 -- TAC #FL-7
2015 FC 25' FB (Lucy) with HAHA
2005 Suburban 2500 Quadrasteer (Olivia) & 2018 Silverado 2500 (Lillian)
moosetags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2015, 06:03 PM   #4
jcl
Rivet Master
 
Currently Looking...
Vancouver , British Columbia
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,049
In addition to what engine, let us know what rear axle ratio you have.

Jeff
__________________
jcl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2015, 06:05 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
Al and Missy's Avatar

 
2002 30' Classic S/O
Melbourne Beach , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 2,327
Take a close look at "passenger and cargo capacity". That includes people, pets,cargo, and tongue weight in/on the tow vehicle. There is a label in your driver's door frame that tells you what it is. Figure on 800#-1000# of tongue weight transferred to the vehicle by a weight distributing hitch. Subtrract that from the stated capacity and you'll see what else you can put in the truck. My 2006 F-150 4x4 had 1242#. After tongue weight we had around 450# left. With the two of us, three dogs, and a few things in the bed, we were maxed out. It had plenty of tow capacity, 8600# which includes the cargo, so after subracting that out, there was around 7350 left. My 2001 Safari 25 only weighed 6300#, subtracting the tongue weight the truck was only towing 5500#. The problem was we couldn't carry much in the bed of the truck.

Al
__________________

"You cannot reason someone out of a position they have not been reasoned into"

Al, K5TAN and Missy, N4RGO
2002 Classic 30 Slideout
S/OS #004
2013 Dodge 2500 Laramie 4x4 Megacab Cummins
2001 Safari 25 RB Twin (Gone, but not forgotten)
WBCCI 1322, TAC FL-39, AIR 82265

Al and Missy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2015, 07:35 PM   #6
2 Rivet Member
 
2016 25' Flying Cloud
Celebration , Florida
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 40
3.55 v8 5.4L 4x2
__________________
trigal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2015, 08:12 PM   #7
2 Rivet Member
 
Tomball , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 44
Glad to see another teardropper making the jump. Hope we can do the same thing soon. Gonna have a new towing vehicle soon.
__________________
texasvette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2015, 06:50 AM   #8
2 Rivet Member
 
2016 25' Flying Cloud
Celebration , Florida
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Al and Missy View Post
Take a close look at "passenger and cargo capacity". That includes people, pets,cargo, and tongue weight in/on the tow vehicle. There is a label in your driver's door frame that tells you what it is. Figure on 800#-1000# of tongue weight transferred to the vehicle by a weight distributing hitch. Subtrract that from the stated capacity and you'll see what else you can put in the truck. My 2006 F-150 4x4 had 1242#. After tongue weight we had around 450# left. With the two of us, three dogs, and a few things in the bed, we were maxed out. It had plenty of tow capacity, 8600# which includes the cargo, so after subracting that out, there was around 7350 left. My 2001 Safari 25 only weighed 6300#, subtracting the tongue weight the truck was only towing 5500#. The problem was we couldn't carry much in the bed of the truck.

Al

Thanks for the info. I see what you are saying about carrying stuff. Should take delivery middle of June. Might need bigger truck for stuff!!
__________________
trigal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2015, 06:40 AM   #9
2 Rivet Member
 
2016 25' Flying Cloud
Celebration , Florida
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 40
yep, moved from teardrop to AS/love, love, love! you will too. Hope you can convert soon!
__________________
trigal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2015, 07:08 AM   #10
Rivet Master
 
dkottum's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 7,716
The best solution carrying too much stuff is less stuff. Your new Airstream comes well-equipped for travel and the F150 will carry all the gear you (really) need and tow well. You do have to use the transmission for climbing /descending grades but that's why it's there.
__________________
Doug and Cheryl
2012 FC RB, Michelin 16, ProPride 1400
2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4X4 Ecodiesel 3.92 axles

The Truth is More Important Than the Facts
dkottum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2015, 06:47 AM   #11
New Member
 
Cumming , Georgia
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 3
Joining you on Airstream search

I'm new too and was particularly interested that you are moving from a T@B. We almost bought one but so glad we held off. Once we saw the Airstream on the lot, we were done. Unfortunately, that delays my purchase for a while but I have so much to learn anyway, the extra time will be used for research and trip planning. Good luck in your search!
__________________

__________________
Cccrys is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
New to Forums and looking for our 1st Airstreams and advice in South Florida guzcaster Member Introductions 6 09-28-2014 06:24 PM
New Member Intro looking to buy 1st Airstream! Kei Member Introductions 11 04-24-2014 01:54 PM
New Member Looking to buy 1st AS nickjules Member Introductions 3 04-04-2013 08:40 AM
New looking to purchase 1st Airstream - 75 Tradewind Emerson75 Member Introductions 53 06-30-2012 07:22 PM
a new forum and new hitch and new market approach... 2airishuman Hitches, Couplers & Balls 93 04-29-2008 06:50 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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