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Old 04-10-2006, 04:22 PM   #1
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1967 Caravel--Astro

I am looking at a 1967 Caravel. Will my 1994 Chevy Astro Van (extended) pull this Airstream?
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Old 04-10-2006, 04:53 PM   #2
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I am looking at a 1967 Caravel. Will my 1994 Chevy Astro Van (extended) pull this Airstream?
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Your Astro should have no problem towing the little Caravel, as long as it is properly equipped. We used to have an Astro, and it did very well towing our Argosy. Towing capacity for your van should be around 5000#, and the Caravel should weigh under 3000.
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Old 04-10-2006, 05:20 PM   #3
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My 68 is 2800# loaded. I'd say you've got room to spare in your towing capacity. Congrats on finding a Caravel - we LOVE ours!
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I used to tow a '61 Bambi with a '98 Astro AWD and loved it. Properly equip it, and you should have no problems at all.

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Old 04-10-2006, 06:05 PM   #5
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Hi and welcome. We towed our 67 Caravel home with a 1995 Jeep Cherokee. Not a problem.

Did you check the specs on the towing capacity from the car manufacturer and then the weight of the trailer. The Astro specs should be online.

Good luck.
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Old 04-10-2006, 07:21 PM   #6
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Hello jusulli45,

Cannot see any problem towing that caravel . I think I would make sure it has a transmission cooler on it (very important) yor tranny will run much cooler! It may have the cooler from the factory ,many did. Proper hitch setup eith awty control for many happy towing miles .The 4.3 has plenty of power.

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Old 04-10-2006, 07:24 PM   #7
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Me again ,

It should read proper hitch setup with sway control .WOW I must need glasses!


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Old 04-10-2006, 07:40 PM   #8
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I dont understand

We are several post into this and nobody has predicted a firery and spectacular death for all involved. Is this still the forum? . What if the lunar cycle isnt in perfect sinc with the solar flair cycle or stuff like that?


Serriously, Im glad it sounds like an OK pairing of TV and coach! Hope to see you out there, and as always, post some pics!
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We are several post into this and nobody has predicted a firery and spectacular death for all involved. Is this still the forum? . What if the lunar cycle isnt in perfect sinc with the solar flair cycle or stuff like that?


Serriously, Im glad it sounds like an OK pairing of TV and coach! Hope to see you out there, and as always, post some pics!
It is even a full moon tonight.
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Hey gen disarray,

It is nice when a plan comes together isnt it? With no problems.


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We are several post into this and nobody has predicted a firery and spectacular death for all involved. Is this still the forum? . What if the lunar cycle isnt in perfect sinc with the solar flair cycle or stuff like that?
It must have finally happened! The prophets of the Fifth Dimension knew this would happen! The moon is in the seventh House. Jupiter has aligned with Mars. Peace will guide the planets. Love will steer the stars. THIS is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius!

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Thanks for all the advice--I need all I can get since I don't know much. What is the proper hitch set up?
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Thanks for all the advice--I need all I can get since I don't know much. What is the proper hitch set up?
Ok, now you spoiled it, the perfect thread and now you go and ask THAT question!

Short answer: Reese WD , 600 lb bars. Maybe you should get the setup with the 500 lbs bars. Not sure. Others will have differing opinions, but this is the right direction. We have a "Draw-Tite" WD hitch, but I think that it's made by Reese anyway.

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