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Old 08-14-2016, 08:19 PM   #15
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The one thing you do not need is a huge 250 truck - it would be total overkill.[/QUOTE]

wait for the 3/4 ton crowd to pipe up.

If we just walk away quietly...........


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Old 08-14-2016, 08:22 PM   #16
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Old 08-14-2016, 09:00 PM   #17
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To be fair, there are some 1/2 ton pickups that can barely pull their own shadow. You can buy a brand new F-150 with a 5K lb tow capacity. 20' Flying Cloud will max that out in a hurry. If all you've ever known was entry level pickups, you'd think you'd need to go up to a 3/4 ton or 1 ton to get some towing muscle.

But Ford also has F-150 that pulls over 10K lbs. Has Airstream ever made a trailer with GVWR >10K lbs?

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Old 08-14-2016, 10:08 PM   #18
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The trailer will weigh about 5K dry.

In my view just about any 1/2 ton truck with a V8 will pull that trailer.

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Old 08-14-2016, 10:37 PM   #19
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I wouldn't run out and buy a new truck. Your current truck can probably do just fine. Once you get your trailer and see what your total on-the-road load looks like, you might still be OK, you might not. But I would plan on at least reevaluating down the road.

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We are looking at a 1974 31' Land Yacht Sovereign with a center bath. We have a 1500 Chevy with a towing button. Can it pull it? Someone told us we needed a Ford 250 that has been bullet proofed.

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