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Old 09-01-2013, 08:09 PM   #15
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Ok, the Rambox decides it. I'm getting one!


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Old 09-22-2013, 03:46 PM   #16
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I think I will jump back onto the Airstream Forum as I am planning on returning after having a huge motorhome for over three years.

So, I towed a 2007 25' International with a 2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo (450 hp, 460 ft lbs torque) and while it had adequate power the issue was downshifting from 6 to 5 on any little hill. Maybe I needed to just hold it in 5th????

So, I bought a 2008 Dodge/Cummins 2500, Crew Cab, Long bed and the 21 feet of truck pulled my 2009 International 27FB with no issues. I think I got about 14 mpg towing about 60-65 mph. The Dodge has about 70,000 miles now, and it is waiting for me to sell the motorhome and get a new Flying Cloud 30.

I towed my 27FB from North Carolina to California, into Idaho, through a blizzard in Wyoming, and a couple times to Texas.

My opinion is, if possible, get a diesel tow vehicle. The low end torque is so nice, especially in mountains.

And, I look forward to being back in an Airstream......

Happy trails and Good Luck
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:46 PM   #17
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Welcome back to the AS forums and thanks for your input...I'm def leaning towards the 3/4 dies eng just not sure of the brand....but have also peaked an interest in the Toyota Tundra 4 Dr...over 10k towing and really I'll max out around 7500-8000 at the most and I like it as a daily driver also

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