Greetings, all. I don't have an Airstream but I have the bug. I live in Charlotte, NC with my wife, two daughters (ages 6 and 8) and my dog Esther.
I am an avid fly fisherman, concentrating on backcountry wild trout (5 mile hikes in are common) and occasional trips for other fish like salmon (driving to Michigan) or stripers (1.5 to 5 hour trips).
I am looking for a mobile base station that will make these trips more enjoyable in the mtns and elsewhere. My wife does not really care for tent camping and none of the ladies in my family care for campground bathrooms. The kids would love anything that might get them to Disney.
We tent camped with some of my fishing buddies on a kids and dads trip a few weeks ago YouTube - kIDS AND DADS MOVIE
and that did it. At least half of the group had trailers or at least pop ups. So here I am.
Many of my jumping off points cannot handle large RVs so I think I prefer something in the 20 to 24 foot range. At the moment, I think I want an Argosy that I can paint and customize in a trout theme. However, I am also considering Airstreams.
Question -- generally speaking, what are my length limits for my tow vehicle ('02 Dodge Durango, 4/4, 4.7 engine, towing package)? The manual seems to punt and says contact the dealer for maximum tow weight. I feel certain that I can handle an Argosy (20 - 22 foot) but what about a 25 foot aluminum trailer?
Thanks for you time and thoughts.