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Old 03-04-2013, 04:12 PM   #1
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Question TV Dodge Ram w/ 10,000 lb weight limit

My hubby and I are looking for an airstream trailer, but his truck has a max tow weight of 10,000 lbs. Does anyone know what would be a semi-light weight AS that would fall in that weight category? Any info would be helpful. We are just starting looking. Thanks!!

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Old 03-04-2013, 04:17 PM   #2
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The only Airstreams that would weigh over 10,000 pounds loaded would be the 34' ones and the 30' slide-out models, both now out of production.

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Old 03-04-2013, 06:13 PM   #3
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While it's hard to find an Airstream travel trailer over 10,000lbs, the payload capacity is what you need to look at. If that is a 1500 you need to watch the tongue weight, cargo and passenger weight.
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Besides payload capacity. The truck should be equipped with a tow package. The receiver hitch must be rated to tow the trailer you choose. Class III at least; Class IV is more desirable. No bumper hitch has the capacity needed. You also need tow mirrors and a brake controller.
An equalizer hitch is recommended as well.
All of this in addition to the payload capacity of the truck.
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Note Airstreams tow much better/easier than box shaped trailers.
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