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Old 02-09-2015, 06:15 AM   #1
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I am very new to the RV world, and researching what is out there that I am interested in. I might like a Flying Cloud 19' travel trailer, haven't looked at them in person yet. I will also need a tow vehicle. My question is what size/type of vehicle is needed to tow a 19' trailer? I've read you can tow them with something smaller, like a utility type van, or SUV perhaps. Is this true? I am planning on living and working on the road full time. Any and all suggestions would be appreciated. Or, where can I go to find this info? Thanks so much.

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Old 02-09-2015, 06:22 AM   #2
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You have lots of options on tow vehicles for a 19' trailer. Mainly, pay attention to what the sticker on the driver's door frame area says. Get a vehicle that has a tow package on it. Find a knowledgeable hitch company in your area (or drive a distance to one if you have to) that can ensure that the receiver on the tow vehicle is a good one. Once past that, you'll get into "what kind of weight distribution and sway should I get?" Lots of opinions on this forum. Do your homework, then make your decision.

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Old 02-09-2015, 07:01 AM   #3
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A 19' Airstream can be towed bu a large selection of tow vehicles. You have found the right place for all of the Airstream information that you will need.

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