Originally Posted by rickandsandi
Greetings Mark and welcome to the forums. Check the specs on your truck as for tongue weight and towing capacity. I'm not familiar with the truck so I wouldn't be able to help you with that. As for Airstreams, there are quite a few very nice 31' models for sale right here on the forum. If I had more room at home I would be buying one for sure. If you are plannning on full-timing it the bigger the better. Tere really isn't anything at 3000 but close. Some of the older Bambis come in around 3500 but will cost you more than a 31'. Check you truck specs. Keep in touch!
My half ton is like no other.......by trade, I'm a heavy equipment field mechanic and the truck is built MARK tuff...........I pulled that 26' Avion (loaded 5000lbs) back from Az @ 70 mph and still got 11 mpg.........currently it has a 300 in tower of power six cylinder that's been hot rodded, backed up with a toploader 4 speed w/ 3.90 rearend.........It's either getting a Cummings or a full zoot 351W next time.
As I stated earlier, it was owned by a friend who committed suicide; he could not live with alcohol or without it.......I bought it at the gravesite after carrying his coffin............I've been sober for 26 1/2 years and was unsuccessful at introducing him to a new way of living..........Whenever I turn the ignition key on the truck, I am filled with gratitude..........there , but by the grace of God, goes I.
BTW, I help out a friend with a ranch........my truck has pulled a tandem axle trailer loaded down with 5 round bales of hay (12,000 lbs+ w/o trailer brakes).........It'll pull that load all day long @ 60 mph.