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Old 06-06-2012, 06:51 PM   #1
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Can I tow any airstream with a ford edge?

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We are very interested in purchasing our first trailer. Through our research on trailers we have falllen in love with the Airstream trailers. We are now ready to buy but have hit a snag because our vehicle, a 2007 Ford Edge can only tow 3700 lbs. Is there any Airstream trailers I can tow with this vehicle? Or is there anything I can do to my vehicle to be able to tow a larger Airstream, preferably a 25' to 30' trailer?

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Old 06-06-2012, 07:05 PM   #2
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Can you tow a 25' Airstream with a Ford Edge, yes you can. Should you tow a 25' Airstream with a Ford Edge, no you shouldn't
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:07 PM   #3
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You are very limited Kris on the newer AS. I ended up buying a certified preowned F150 with tow package because of this very reason. The lowest GVWR is the 16' sport with 3500 pounds or the listed 17' sport (never saw this one but they list it) at also 3500 pounds. The only other option is to look at vintage. They are cool but you have to be handy in most cases unless you buy already revamped. The concern with even the two newer units is that you are maxed out at GVWR with little to no give. Just be aware that you have to look at the GVWR weight on the trailer and the towing weight. The tongue weight on the 16' will take 446 pounds of your payload while the 17' takes 300 pounds from what can be hauled in the Edge. The maximum payload for the 2007 SE Edge is 1011 lbs. and the SEL is 1023 lbs. Also, according to Ford, even with the special equipped package, the max tongue weight is 350 lbs. which leaves only the 17' sport as a choice for you. You have about 700 pounds left for people and stuff - really close to limits.
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F150 ( or any 1/5 ton pickup ) and a 25' Airstream is the perfect match.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:13 PM   #5
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The 17 sport would look awesome behind your edge. If you have never spent time in an RV may I kindly suggest spending the night in a 17 before you make the purchase. :-) We started with a new 19' because of tow vehicle restraints and within 8 months bought a new truck and a new 25.' Yes the depreciation pinch hurt the old wallet but you know what they say, happy wife, happy life... Enjoy your search, some where out there is the perfect Air Stream for you and your family! Blessings, Chaps
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:16 PM   #6
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I do not see how Edge could do it

I am sure it could but would wear down edge. Now could it tow newer bambi 16 humm maybe with proper setup. 19 trailer is pretty darn cool I would not mind one those. But I really do like my 16. Now ford escape no way never
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:28 PM   #7
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Kris,

I wouldn't tow an Airstream with a Ford on the Edge.

But go to CanAm in London, Ont. They can set up a Cub Cadet.

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If you bought an older AS you could tow it as they weigh less. But then you have to remodel and work on it and sink tons of $$$$ into it. It's a love hate relationship.
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Buy the trailer you want, then get a tow vehicle to match it. You'll probably have the trailer through several tow vehicles, so match them up right to begin with.
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But go to CanAm in London, Ont. They can set up a Cub Cadet.
I agree with Bob. Call CanAm and see what they have for ideas. You might be surprised. There does not seen to be any reason an Edge could not be properly setup to haul 20 or so feet of Airstream.

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I agree with Bob. Call CanAm and see what they have for ideas. You might be surpised. There does not seen to be any reason an Edge could not be properly setup to haul 20 or so feet of Airstream.
It would be quite a feat to go from 3,700lbs rated on the Edge to <> 7,300GVW on a 25 footer... I think you're looking to kill an Edge with that kind of weight unless it was for short, easy trips...
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It would be quite a feat to go from 3,700lbs rated on the Edge to <> 7,300GVW on a 25 footer... I think you're looking to kill an Edge with that kind of weight unless it was for short, easy trips...
Well a 25 might be on the heavy side but a 22 FB Sport has an UBW of 3600 pounds. Even without CanAm's magic, that could be set up safely with an Edge.
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Towing a 25 footer with an Edge might be pushing it, but certainly give Andy Thomson at Can-Am RV here in London a call Can-Am RV Centre | New and Used Travel Trailers, Motorhomes and Fifth Wheels | Towing & Hitch Specialists | Top Airstream Dealer.

FWIW here's what they did for me and my Traverse recently, which has a similar power train as your Edge (unless you have the Ecoboost! )...

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