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dggrey 03-17-2017 04:35 AM

Weights and TV
 
Good Morning Airstreamers!

I am in the process of purchasing a 1979 Excella 500 and tow vehicle. I have searched the web for weights of the trailer and can't seem to find them. I have also reviewed the trailer weights spreadsheet by Airstream and there is no 1979 excella 500 listed. Any idea what this trailer weights? I'm looking to purchase a 1/2 ton diesel pick up and want to make sure this is enough truck to pull this Airstream.

Thanks for your assistance.
Dale

RandyNH 03-17-2017 05:20 AM

Search and ye shall find

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f207...vwr-81698.html

While not specifically your numbers, it's been the closest on here it seems

STREMN 03-17-2017 05:23 AM

Or there's always the manual...
https://www.airstream.com/wp-content...xcella-500.pdf

RandyNH 03-17-2017 05:30 AM

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Originally Posted by STREMN (Post 1923611)

Nice! I like that it actually has the calculations page worksheet filled out. Gotta watch that tongue weight on the half ton payload

STREMN 03-17-2017 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by RandyNH (Post 1923613)
Nice! I like that it actually has the calculations page worksheet filled out. Gotta watch that tongue weight on the half ton payload

The entire manual has lot's of details in it that aren't in later materials. Funny how things change but stay the same.

wulfraat 03-17-2017 03:21 PM

Weights and TV
 
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Sweet central control panel on that bad boy...

andreasduess 03-18-2017 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by dggrey (Post 1923603)
Good Morning Airstreamers!

I am in the process of purchasing a 1979 Excella 500 and tow vehicle. I have searched the web for weights of the trailer and can't seem to find them. I have also reviewed the trailer weights spreadsheet by Airstream and there is no 1979 excella 500 listed. Any idea what this trailer weights? I'm looking to purchase a 1/2 ton diesel pick up and want to make sure this is enough truck to pull this Airstream.

Thanks for your assistance.
Dale

It's a 1979 trailer. It was designed to be towed with 1970 cars. Any modern pickup will be more than adequate.

mccrosti 03-19-2017 08:06 AM

Exactly.


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