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Old 04-20-2010, 02:10 AM   #1
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Will my tow vehicle kill my Sovereign?

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Just posted the pics from our maiden voyage, what do you think Andy? Will my truck hurt my Stream? I hope not it tows good and the truck and wife like it!

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Old 04-20-2010, 05:55 AM   #2
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:44 AM   #3
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Andy,

Just posted the pics from our maiden voyage, what do you think Andy? Will my truck hurt my Stream? I hope not it tows good and the truck and wife like it!

Curt
I'd venture to say that, per some commercial members, you don't need weight distribution when using a Peterbilt...
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The pictures posted in your gallery show you've got her riding nice and level. If you're concerned about harsh ride, you might think about an Airsafe hitch?
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:17 AM   #6
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What kind of fuel mileage do you get?....I guess it doesn't matter when you have 2 100 gallon tanks.
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:07 AM   #7
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... Will my truck hurt my Stream?...
It's possible. Truckers do call that a Frightliner.
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Andy,

Just posted the pics from our maiden voyage, what do you think Andy? Will my truck hurt my Stream? I hope not it tows good and the truck and wife like it!

Curt
Curt.

No, your truck will not hurt your Airstream, it will destroy it, slowly, but very effectively.

The trailer must have a soft ride, from it's own suspension
system to the softness of the tow vehicle, and torsion bars.

Your tow vehicle killed two out of three of those requirements.

You asked.

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Old 04-20-2010, 09:26 AM   #9
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It's possible. Truckers do call that a Frightliner.
Old school drivers will tell you that they call them freightshakers
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Will my truck hurt my Stream?

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Could be a Freightliner causing a "flatliner"
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:20 PM   #12
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Andy,

Do you agree that a air hitch would help? I believe my worst problem is the large bumps that make any vehicle and trailer combination "fold up and down". CanoeStream thanks for the air hitch info, I know it's a must for an HDT towing a 5ver. And yes all it's not as smooth as a Volvo, but I challenge any 1 ton to ride quality! Also 11-12 mpg no matter what and with 300 gallons, one fill and we can hit the right coast!

Thanks all!

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Most "road tractors" have air bag suspensions, which cushion the ride a lot. Does yours, or is it springs only?
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Curt.... I guess I thought this was just a one time pull you did for the fun of it. Is this a combination you are actually going to use on a regular basis???
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