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Old 10-12-2019, 10:52 AM   #1
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Transporting the airstream


I am a soon to be Airstream owner. I am currently navigating 3 issues prior to purchase. Storage, purchasing a tow vehicle and finding the correct unit. My preference is to deal with each in sequence however if the right unit became available I would like to make the purchase. Does anyone know if it possible to rent trucks from rental companies that are set up to tow an 28' Airstream?
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Old 10-12-2019, 11:11 AM   #2
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This summer ran into tow vehicle problems (traveling alone) about 2,500 miles from home. I was able to rent a Ford F150 truck from Enterprise that was set up to tow, switched my hitch & weight distribution bars over to it and towed just fine a couple hundred miles to my sister's house while I waited for my tow vehicle to be fixed. No problems - but it wasn't cheap, about $200+ per day - so I just rented it to get where I was going, then turned it in and sat for a week. I think the keys to my success were:
1) I am familiar with towing my Airstream
2) I have towed this & different trailers with several different tow vehicles before
3) I know my hitch / weight distribution hook-ups
4) the truck was new and had a built-in brake controller
5) it was a easy stretch of the drive - not challenging in any way
I would not have felt as comfortable if it was my first time towing with "everything" new and the nerves/excitement of retrieving a new trailer.

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Old 10-12-2019, 01:44 PM   #3
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Yes as well. When our 33 Classic came in our RAM 2500 (which was suppose to be in two months earlier) wasn’t here yet. So we rented a RAM 2500 from Enterprise truck rental. Airstream dealer set up hitch to that vehicle which was very similar to our new RAM on order. Towed new Airstream home with rental. Great way to also test tow vehicle out first. Glad we went with diesel vs. gas rental version.
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Old 10-14-2019, 06:38 AM   #4
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Thanks for the advice . I appreciate it.
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