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Old 11-23-2017, 01:59 PM   #1
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Trailer size.

I am thinking along the lines of ccd 19, 90s sovereign 21, ccd 23. What I am wondering is towing parking etc. more or less the same between these? I like the mid 2000s 23 but is it a lot more difficult to operate?

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Old 11-23-2017, 06:10 PM   #2
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Hello from Colorado and Happy Thanksgiving. Your user name fits the Airstream lifestyle quite well. This spring we will head southwest and see where we end up. Traveling without a plan is a great Airstream adventure.

The single axle trailers you mention are darn maneuverable. Especially since you can tow them with a mid sized SUV designed to tow the weight, like the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Backing a conventional bumper tow trailer is an acquired skill that doesn't take too long to develop. I used to have some difficulty with it, and now I'm comfortable with it. I tow a 86 Limited 34'.

That said, the short trailers are good for short trips. Many folks find the lack of interior room and storage space take their toll on longer journeys. Many folks trade for more length after a few years in the smaller Airstreams.

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Old 11-23-2017, 08:00 PM   #3
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Tough choice. We have a 25 that fits us well, would love a nice 19 international but I can't see how I could live with cutting 6 plus feet out of what we have? Life is full of choices and if you make the wrong one then reset and do again
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Lots of difference in the models you are investigating, but the answer is that they are similar in handling. A single axle pivots while a dual axle skids. Moving to a dual axle model gives you more directional stability. Generally, a longer distance from ball to axle is good for stability.

The older and the smaller coaches are built on the 8.0 body. The newer coaches 25 and up are built on the 8.5 wide body. The 22 sport is built on a 7.5 narrow body. Spend some time researching the model specific threads to determine the good, bad and ugly for each.

We don't mind the smaller trailer. In fact we really like it. However, some folks can't make it work. Know thy self.

Good luck with your research. Pat
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