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  1. Daquenzer
    Andy you mentioned the Ford Expedition for pulling a 28í AS International. I have an F150 and like it very much. I use a propride hitch and it pull very well. The biggest issue is that my wife tends to get migraines and sometimes she needs to lay down to get rid of them. My F150 has a nice big seat, but itís kind of rough for her. You mentioned in a post about the Ford Expedition short wheel based as an option. It would be a more comfortable ride.
    This is important for me because I really need my wife to be comfortable while traveling.

    This is something I considered but:
    1). What kind of payload issues would I have with an Expedition. My tongue weight is already at 900 lbs, and with the hitch it adds another 200 lbs. Then Iíve got my e-bikes on the front bumper.
    2). Would the Expedition have enough ability to handle mountain traveling? Itís one thing I would look forward to but not sure my wife wants to travel that far.

    Anyway thanks for any advice.
  2. Yachthalo
    Andy,
    Thanks for all your research and fact-based information. We are considering purchase of a 2017 Audi Q7 with air suspension, with which we would tow a 2016 22 Sport. The manual says no to an equalizing hitch, suggesting it might tear the hitch off the vehicle! The hitch looks pretty good to me, and our trailer is about one-half the rated towing capacity. I'm tempted to go ahead, and would try it without the equalizing hitch but use one if it porpoises too much. Do you have any quick advice? It's a long trip, but should we come see you?
    Thank you,
    Steve
  3. Cispook
    04-24-2016 09:54 AM
    Cispook
    04-19-2016 12:56 PMCispook
    Andrew - I've been reading your materials on town gas I'm a noobie to the Airstream scene. Our tv is a 2016 F150 3.5L Ecoboost with the max towing packages and 3.55 rear axel.
    We are bouncing between the 25FB FC and the 28FC. My weight distribution hitch is still open at this point.
    I would value your input on hitch ... My concern at this point is the trailer hitch weight of the 28' FC.
    REGARDS Mike
  4. Cispook
    04-19-2016 12:56 PM
    Cispook
    Andrew - I've been reading your materials on town gas I'm a noobie to the Airstream scene. Our tv is a 2016 F150 3.5L Ecoboost with the max towing packages and 3.55 rear axel.
    We are bouncing between the 25FB FC and the 28FC. My weight distribution hitch is still open at this point.
    I would value your input on hitch ... My concern at this point is the trailer hitch weight of the 28' FC.
    REGARDS Mike
  5. MidniteRider
    Thank you for all your posts.
  6. Andrew T
    02-19-2015 05:02 AM
    Andrew T
    Hi Roxy, that is a great question. We used to have it on our old website but it must have been dropped along the way somewhere. We are just in the process of redoing our website so I will get that put back in. Is there a type of vehicle you are interested in I could email you pictures of the ones related to it?


    Andrew T
  7. Roxy
    02-16-2015 05:55 PM
    Roxy
    Hi Andrew, do you have a photo album of all the tow vehicle combinations you have set up over the years that I can view?
  8. jonnyo
    02-12-2015 01:38 PM
    jonnyo
    Bonjour andy

    We are a young family of 4 plus a big dog....and more kids in the future! We are interested in purchasing a airstream 27FB or 28 (2013-2015) in the spring. I know those news trailers are heavier than the older 60s-70s models.

    But first step, we need a new family vehicle. We would LOVE to avoid getting a full size SUV. What do you suggest for a family that need 7 seater, good daily driver around town, can tow a modern AS 27-28? We would do lots of camping in the rockies and long road trips.

    our current favorite are honda odyssey, toyota sienne, Ford flex ecoboost. What is the best tow vehicle in those 3? any of those 3 can pull those heavy longer airstream?

    do we absolutely need to step up to a full size SUV like durango?

    thank you for your help and contribution to this site!

    jonathan
  9. Perryd
    12-19-2014 09:27 PM
    Perryd
    Hi Andy,
    I've been towing our 2013 28' Flying Cloud with a full size Chevy P/U with a tow rating far exceeding the trailer GVW of 7600 lbs. No problems till retirement. Now we're going to one vehicle. I need something a little more wife friendly around town. We're thinking about a Chevy Tahoe with a tow rating of 8400 lbs.It does have a "max trailering package" available which I'll get. We always travel pretty light so I don't think we ever come close to the 7600 lbs GVW. I already have a weight distribution hitch and plan on carring that over to the new tow vehicle. I guess I'm feeling a little uncomfortable after having such a large cushion with the truck and going to a vehicle with less than 1000 lbs between GVW of trailer and Max tow weight of the vehicle. Face values the Tahoe seems to be a good fix for us both but I just want to make sure it's going to be safe towing the trailer. I'd really appreciate an opinion from an experienced person.
  10. Andrew T
    05-18-2014 07:39 AM
    Andrew T
    The pull out sofa's in those were pretty comfortable as well, better than the new ones and great if you get them redone with memory foam. The trick with the 3/4 bed is to use a queen size top sheet and blankets.

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    London
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    Ontario
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    CANADA
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    male
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    5005
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    2008 34' Classic
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    1960 17' Pacer
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    2012 Jaguar XJ
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    London, Ontario

    "One test is worth a thousand expert opinions."
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