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Originally Posted by Luc
I don't have an Airstream trailer yet but looking for one. Can't afford a new one but I am handy and don't mind working on an old one.
I have a Toyota tundra 2004 V8 limited. I know I should go by weight but does anyone knows what I can tow as far as model length? Any help is appreciated. Any idea where does the best place to find one is?
So far as Airstream trailer weights, the empty/dry weights vary considerably over the years . . . the older coaches built prior to the 1980s were considerably lighter as they were designed with the intention of being towed by the full-size family car. As pickups and sport utility vehicles became the tow vehicles of choice, Airstreams began gaining weight through adoption of heavier building mateials and higher levels of standard equipment with fewer options.
I am attaching an old pdf file from Airstream that lists the empty/dry weights of most coaches built through around 2000 along with their empty/dry hitch weights. These figures may help your to define your search. Many of us here on the Forums like to take the factory trailer tow weight rating and take 80% of that as a reasonable towing limit for the tow vehicle. Keep in mind that these weights are for a basic standard coach without options, fluids, or any personal possessions. By the time that options, accessories, water, LP gas, and personal possessions are added to the coach, the weight can increase between 1,000 and 2,000 pounds depending upon the owner and size of coach.
Good luck with your investigation!
P.S.: If you don't have the owners' manual for your tow vehicle, trailer tow ratings were published by Trailer Life, and these archival documents are (or were) available on their website.