We're the proud new owners of a 2005 22' International CCD. We have a problem, and it's a pretty common one, I think. We bought the trailer, and now we have to figure out what to do with it.
In other words we need a tow vehicle.
There's lots of talk about the advisability of buying a 3/4 ton truck, rather than a 1/2 ton truck, when picking a TV. But does that apply to someone towing a 22' International CCD with a GVWR of 5600?
We have a line on a well-maintained 2005 Silverado 1500
Crew Cab w/off-road package. 5.3 liter. It has a factory tow package and prodigy brake controler. In this situation is a 1500
truck big enough?
We probably won't be taking major cross country trips in this little trailer, but I can easily see trips up to New England and into the North Carolina Mountains.
The truck seems nice and would be a good choice for general utility, but is it adequate - and to be honest I want more than adequate - for towing our 22' Airstream?
Is there a definitive answer to this? Even - or especially - after reading about tow veicle selection on this Forum, I feel incapable of making an informed decision. A lot of the talk is pretty technical, and there are differences of opinion even among seemingly well-informed, experienced people.
We're neophytes, we're not inclined to push the envelope, and we are looking for some sage advice. Thanks.