Originally Posted by wiredforless
Don't laugh but I put the trailer before the tow vehicle! My new Flying Cloud is now sitting in my driveway as I research and look for a tow vehicle. I am leaning towards a 2011 Ford F-150 SuperCrew 4WD with the 5.0 engine. Appreciate any and all input here.
You're in good company actually. Lots of us bought trailers before tow vehicle. After all, what's more unique? The right Airstream you can use for 25 years, or some pickup you'll trade off in 5?
Some configurations of the '11 5.0 have plenty of towing capability. Watch the payload, different configurations make a big difference in available payload. With that 6-speed transmission, definitely look for a truck with the 3.73 diff.