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Old 05-31-2008, 10:16 PM   #61
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I tow a 28' Safari with a 1998 Navigator. I use the Hensley Arrow. If you use this, you will find any large SUV to be rock steady under tow. I can't say enough about how nice the Helsley Arrow is. It is worth every penny and this way you don't need a long pickup to tow your Airstream. Ron
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:06 AM   #62
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Did lots of research on the Durango, Dodge has an awesome sight that will spell out what "your" vehicle can tow. Ours stated 7200 lbs. tow, with lower axle ratio, 5700 lbs tow. Even verified with Dodge. Airstream is 4900 dry weight/ 6300 total max. I will admit, we were still nervous if it could handle it. NO PROBLEMS!
The manufacture's manuals were written as if you were pulling a box type trailer. The aerodynamic Airstreams tows so much easier so no need to use any 80% rules. Good to here it works well for you.
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Bonzai: I pull a 34 ft limited with an F250. The rig weighs twice the truck. The trailer has hydraulic brakes and a good Genisis controller. I purchased a Hensley hitch for our first rig in 1996 and we have towed both trailers a total of 113,000 miles without a hitch (no pun intended). Pay attention to what you are doing. Do not drive when sleepy. Keep the tires less than five years old and the brakes in top notch condition. After a couple of trips you will get the hang of towing. We have a rule, it is 200 miles or 2 PM what ever comes first. After 200 miles and 2PM the old body gets tired. Stop and smell the roses. fjs
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