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Old 04-05-2006, 07:07 PM   #1
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Question Help!! Austin-to-LA-to-Austin

We just purchased our AS. It is in LA and we are leaving Next Wednesday Night to pick it up. I need any helpful hints/advise. This is our first trailer. How slow/fast can with pull it? Any Lists to look at? What about a hitch for this set up?
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Old 04-05-2006, 07:11 PM   #2
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This is the 2000 30'? what are you pulling with?
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Old 04-05-2006, 07:11 PM   #3
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and tow vehicle

don't forget to tell us what you'll be towing it with
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Old 04-05-2006, 07:17 PM   #4
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Does your F-250 have the "Tow Command"?
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Old 04-05-2006, 08:06 PM   #5
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If it did not come with a hitch I would buy a Reese twin cam. How big is the truck? 4 door? big box. These determine your wheelbase and how stable it will be. I would tow at legal posted limit after a couple hours getting used to it at lower speed. Keep your tire pressures up. It makes a big difference.
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Old 04-05-2006, 08:37 PM   #6
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Yes we have the tow command!!

We have a new 2005 ford 250 powerstroke. We purchased the tow package with the extra leaf string. They said it is the same as a 350 now. It was called the 12,500 package. We are going to try to make it back to austin by Monday morning for work. They will only give me Thursday off.
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Old 04-05-2006, 08:38 PM   #7
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The truck is a 4x4 shortbed crewcab.
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Old 04-05-2006, 08:39 PM   #8
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What are the speed limits for pulling the trailer in Cali,Az,NM, and Texas?
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Old 04-05-2006, 08:42 PM   #9
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What are the speed limits for pulling the trailer in Cali,Az,NM, and Texas?
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California is 55 do not know about other states.

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Old 04-05-2006, 08:48 PM   #10
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hi astro and welcome

good truck.....

so you are buying THIS trailer regardless? site unseen? what if there are fit/finish issues, loose things, missing things, or the wrong things?

bambi's bandit just returned from an austin 2 lala run.....see his thread on this topic....

you aren't allowing yourself much time for this very expensive purchase.....

if this is your first rv or trailer there is lots to learn and discover....

if this is your first airstream even moreso....

have you ever towed a house on wheels?

you need to leave sooner, stay longer at the dealer and come back later.....

all or some of the above......with lots of stops, slow driving and so on....

your trip could be less fun otherwise......

welcome and keep us posted.....take pics.....first trip pics are cool...

think less about speedlimits and more about your limits.....

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Old 04-05-2006, 10:40 PM   #11
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What are the speed limits for pulling the trailer in Cali,Az,NM, and Texas?
Most of the interstates in Arizona will be 75MPH. When you go through larger cities they will back it down to 65 or sometimes even 55. Most people will do more. Wave as they pass you!
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Most of the interstates in Arizona will be 75MPH. When you go through larger cities they will back it down to 65 or sometimes even 55. Most people will do more. Wave as they pass you!
Great, I'll be on AZ highways 10 and 60 tomorrow with Snowbirds pulling monster 5th wheel trailers or driving 45' plus MHs with toads at 75 mph. Not my idea of a good time.....
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Great, I'll be on AZ highways 10 and 60 tomorrow with Snowbirds pulling monster 5th wheel trailers or driving 45' plus MHs with toads at 75 mph. Not my idea of a good time.....
Here is a good link toshow you how the flow is going....
http://www.az511.com/RoadwayConditions/index.php
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Here is a good link toshow you how the flow is going....
http://www.az511.com/RoadwayConditions/index.php
Great! Thanks. We are scheduled to arrive in PHX at 1:50pm and should be on the road soon after. Thinking many Snowbirds should have gotten on the road early so hopefully we won't be stuck behind the worlds largest 5 wheel trailer whose owner is blocking two lanes of traffic.
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