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Old 03-31-2017, 10:10 AM   #1
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New guy in Indiana...thinking about Airstreaming

Hello Folks. My name is Fred and I live in Indiana. My wife and I are planning on retiring in 3 years and going fulltiming. We are looking at Airstreams and fifth wheels. I have a 2017 F-350 4x4 SRW and deisel....would that pretty much pull any Airstream? I understand that for some fifth wheels it might not be enough truck.

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Old 03-31-2017, 10:18 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. That is plenty truck to pull any Airstream, so no worries there. Good luck on your search!

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Old 03-31-2017, 10:26 AM   #3
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. We tow with a one ton Duramax SRW. Your 350 is more than capable of towing any Airstream ever made. As far as fifth wheels go, you could handle most. Some of the triple axle tow haulers may need a DRW to handle the weight in the bed.

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Old 03-31-2017, 12:05 PM   #4
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Plenty of horses to pull


I also live in Indiana and recently retired. Not a full timer yet but that is the plan.

As far as trucks go, I have a 28ft Airstream that is pulled by a F150 with a V8. I do not have any problems at all. The 350 would be plenty.

Good luck and enjoy retirement.

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Welcome to the forums! Take a look at The Airstream Owners Club, and the Central Indiana Unit of the club is having a mini rally the first weekend in May, so come on out! Our unit members will be glad to answer any and all questions. We will be at Brown County State Park. You will see all the silver beauties easily as you enter the campground.....
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Old 04-09-2017, 09:04 AM   #6
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Hi Fred: I am newly retired as well. Isn't it great? Like you, my wife and I looked at MOHO's, 5th wheels, ad eventually settled on Airstream, buying a 30 ft International Serenity this week.

The reason we went with Airstream is that 1/ We found the moho and 5th wheel crowd are constantly changing units because their coaches get dated and start to fall apart quickly. 2/ We also wanted something to travel with, not to park in an RV resort for the winter and just sit there. 3/ We wanted to downsize and live simply in the winter.

Good luck in your search for the perfect RV for you! Michael

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