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Old 03-06-2007, 09:12 PM   #1
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Fiver versus Airstream

We currently have a 32ft fiver, and looking to upgrade to a 28ft Airstream. Our only concern is how well an Airstream tows compared to a fiver? I know the pivot points are different, but as far as pulling with a Hensley hitch is there any difference when pulling an Airstream? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:14 PM   #2
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Can't compare it to a 5er, but I can tell you that the Airstreams tow great. We traveled thousands of miles with an SOB and the Airstream is really a gem on the road, even better when the fresh water tank is full (25' or larger).
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:18 AM   #3
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Hi and welcome, we have towed several TT's, never a 5er, and can attest to how well the AS tow. Very smooth ride. My 25 tows better than the popup we had years ago!
I think you will find towing an AS to be much more economical than the 5er;much lower profile means better mpg! (and less turbulence)
Assuming you already have an HD truck, you won't need a HA hitch either. Equalizer or Reese will be more than adequate.
I don't think you can go wrong-you will have less basement storage with the AS though...but I am sure you already know that if you are considering a TT.
One thing for sure; the AS community is great!
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:57 AM   #4
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We currently have a 5th wheel 30' and we much prefer towing the 30' Argosy... ..... use Reese dual cam
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Old 03-07-2007, 07:33 AM   #5
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Welome to the forum! I would tow nothing but an Airstream! A wonderful experience in all kinds of weather and on all kinds of roads. It will back-up differently but like anything new practice make perfect!
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