Originally Posted by Don Landis
Been looking on the site for a few months, but we're ready to buy. Hello everyone. I look forward to your advice and conversation in the future. Excited about showing my little boys (5 and 2) around the country in a trailer like my parents did for me.
I have a 1999 Dodge 1500
Quadcab 4x4 5.9L V8 with a tow package and I'm looking to buy a 2000+ 19' to 25' Airstream for $15k to $20K. What should I be careful of, what do I need, what do I don't need, and what should I get for my truck to pull such a beautiful trailer.
Some of my most fond memories as a young fella are from family trips taken around the country in our Pickup Camper, hopefully it will be the same for your boys.
I found a 2000 25' Safari for $18K about 15 months ago. They are out there, maybe even cheaper with the current financial mess.
For a family, I wouldn't go much shorter in length than 23'-25' but 25 is a great length.
Your truck is more than adequate for a trailer that size, you will need a good load equalizer/sway control and that's about it.
There are some threads here in the forums about towing, what to take camping, maintainance, where to go, etc, etc.
Enjoy your search and welcome to the forums!
BTW, we're down in SLO county.