Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-01-2015, 05:57 AM   #85

2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , WNY
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 10,802
Images: 1
I'm no exspurt.....

“Its better to have what you don't need when you need it, than not to have it when you don’t.” RLC


ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2015, 06:47 AM   #86
Rivet Master
Road Ruler's Avatar
1973 23' Safari
St. Catharines , South Western Ontario
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,336
Images: 39
Originally Posted by rostam View Post
My answer to 1) is, only once. And it was actually last year. I was driving and a creature jumped in front of me. I made a sudden lane change at highway speed (an instinctive reaction), and avoided an accident. My point is this has happened only once in 25 years of driving. Also, I was driving a 6000# full size SUV with over 10 inches of ground clearance, and I still managed to safely do the lane change.
The advantage of a quality performance vehicle is that you can make the maneuver at a higher speed compared to something like a typical pickup. Check out the handling vids on the Can Am web site to see the differences.

Originally Posted by rostam View Post

My answer to 2) is, no. I cannot think how a vehicle with a lower COG and better handling would stop any of the accidents I was in. Actually, the only loss of control accident I had was with a sporty sedan.
I too was in a loss of control accident years ago but the handling attributes of a front heavy 69 Corvette (427ci) is weak compared to the performance vehicles made today.

Originally Posted by rostam View Post

This makes me question the importance of handling attributes in accident avoidance (towing or not). I would love to hear the experience of others folks, and see if its any different than mine.
We were doing a back road run on a road I had never traveled before. It was dusk and a sharp right hand turn seemed to come out of nowhere. G35 with 23' in tow, we made the aggressive turn and the rig felt like it was on rails with no drama.

Airstreams..... The best towing trailers on the planet!
Road Ruler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2015, 08:34 AM   #87
Rivet Master
dkottum's Avatar
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 6,831
On the handling question, my understanding and experience is if you can make the maneuver with the tow vehicle, the properly hitched Airstream will just follow.

You can view some examples of this on Can-Am RV website where they have tested a variety of them, some vehicles good and some not so good.

Guess which ones are good. Hint, low center of gravity and independent suspensions.
Doug and Cheryl
2012 FC RB, Michelin 16, ProPride 1400
2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4X4 Ecodiesel 3.92 axles

The Truth is More Important Than the Facts
dkottum is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2015, 12:43 PM   #88
Rivet Master
m.hony's Avatar
2013 30' Classic
Greenwood , Mississippi
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 10,241
Originally Posted by ROBERT CROSS View Post
“Its better to have what you don't need when you need it, than not to have it when you don’t.” RLC

Is that sorta kinda like "It's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it."?

Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
2013 Classic 30 Limited
2007 Silver Toyota Tundra Crew Max Limited 5.7 iForce
2006 Vivid Black Harley-Davidson Road King Classic
1999 Black Nissan Pathfinder LE
TAC #MS-10
WBCCI #1811, Region 6, Unit 56
Airforums #70955
m.hony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2015, 01:49 PM   #89
4 Rivet Member
DoublTrouble's Avatar
2015 27' FB International
Carlsbad , California
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 453
You guys are "at it" again.

DoublTrouble is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New To Towing an Airstream - What is a good vehicle? jrbmpls Tow Vehicles 24 08-25-2015 08:55 PM
Tow Vehicle/STOW Vehicle for Full-Timers Foiled Again Full-Timing 13 06-28-2014 12:55 PM
Towing vehicle for 31' ?? redlion7 On The Road... 3 08-28-2003 09:24 PM
Towing Cap. Of Tow Vehicle eikel1we 1972 Sovereign 4 12-08-2002 12:14 AM
Towing my 1964 Safari - what tow vehicle do I use Neenm Tow Vehicles 6 06-28-2002 04:26 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.