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Old 06-15-2011, 03:18 PM   #1
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Too much truck?

We are new to the forums and have a question for those of you more experienced Airstreamers. We have a 1963 Safari, 22' in length and 3500lbs dry weight. Currently we have a 2008 F150 to tow her with and have done a bit of towing around town and one short trip to the mountains. The 150 did fine but I am considering a 250 instead for more extreme mountain trips as we live in the Rockies. My question is, is the 250 too much truck for my AS?

The 150 has a 5 inch lift and oversized tires by the way which I am concerned about traveling with over long distances.


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Old 06-15-2011, 03:28 PM   #2
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I would think it would be a perfect match.

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Old 06-15-2011, 03:43 PM   #3

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Better without the lift and tires though....

Towed our first AS.. 63 Safari.. with a Jeep Wagoneer, and needed a 4" drop stinger.
What's the hitch height on the 150?
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"Sticks & stones can break your bones...and hail will dent your Airstream"

So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:47 PM   #4
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Except for the lift, your 150 is a perfect match for your 3500 gvw trailer.
Go to a good hitch man and get a good hitch for your lifted truck.
Take a long shake down trip over several high passes and see how your truck performs.
I wouldn't buy a 40k + new truck unless the performance of my old one was lacking.
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:47 AM   #5
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Just be careful, you don't want to wind up looking like this:
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