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Is this your first truck? 6 37.50%
Are you towing a camper for the first time? 10 62.50%
Have you towed your current camper with a US made truck previously (Dodge, Ford, and GM)? 5 31.25%
Have you towed your current camper with a ĺ or 1 ton vehicle (Dodge, Ford, and GM) previously? 5 31.25%
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:39 AM   #15
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Air#16888, To put your mind at ease the next time your travelling with your family, I consistently drive 58 mph oh the highway while towing my trailer. Unfortunately, there are many interstate highways where the majority of traffic (including big trucks and others towing trailers) travel at speeds 15 to 20 mph faster than I do. Rather than run the risk of being rear ended when trying to move over several lanes, increasing my speed for a short duration in order to flow with traffic is in my opinion is far less risky.

I agree with you that driving at a high rate of speed is unsafe. To bad the majority of other driver's on many interstate highways don't think the same way.

The point I was trying to make with my reference to driving at 80 mph was that my tow vehicle was not undersized for handling such situations where required.
I agree. I have had similar experiences on I-5 between San Francisco and LA. If you are NOT doing 80 you get run over. z2568147 welcome to the forums.
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I'm surprised nobody on here has mentioned this yet.... On Toyota's TV commercial I saw the other night, they showed their big SUV (Sequoia I think?) pulling a newer Airstream trailer. It looked to be about a 25 footer. As to how it actually pulls it, I couldn't tell you. I use a Dodge 3/4 heavy duty 4-door long bed with a Cummins diesel. She pulls great!
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:12 AM   #17
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I'm surprised nobody on here has mentioned this yet.... On Toyota's TV commercial I saw the other night, they showed their big SUV (Sequoia I think?) pulling a newer Airstream trailer. It looked to be about a 25 footer. As to how it actually pulls it, I couldn't tell you. I use a Dodge 3/4 heavy duty 4-door long bed with a Cummins diesel. She pulls great!
I saw that commercial too. Not trying to hijack the thread, but the Toyota must be pretty comfy. The kids sleep in the truck and its assumed the parents get the Airstream all to themselves.
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