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  1. TBDub
    07-02-2020 03:02 PM
    TBDub
    Andy,
    I posted a question about the ball location on my 2013 Treg TDI. My question related ta comment about the ball not being to far behind the bumper. Mine is 11" from bumper to the center of the ball. Can Am did the receiver a couple of years ago but the dealer in Ohio installed the hitch. I have pulled on some short trips 150 mi, but now we are planning on Ohio to Montana and I want to make sure I don't have any problems. The hitch ball center is also 21" above the ground. According to the manual that is out of the range. It is dead level with the Rockwood Mini Lite 1909SG I pull. I haven't had any problems, but would like you opinion. I've wanted to include pics and the manual page, but can't using this. I will post them as a reply to my 28 Jun post #889 on the Forum

    TBDub aka Ted Wendeln Dayton, OH
  2. TBDub
    07-02-2020 02:47 PM
    TBDub
    Andy,
    I posted a question about the ball location on my 2013 Treg TDI. My question related ta comment about the ball not being to far behind the bumper. Mine is 11" from bumper to the center of the ball. Can Am did the receiver a couple of years ago but the dealer in Ohio installed the hitch. I have pulled on some short trips 150 mi, but now we are planning on Ohio to Montana and I want to make sure I don't have any problems. The hitch ball center is also 21" above the ground. According to the manual that is out of the range. It is dead level with the Rockwood Mini Lite 1909SG I pull. I haven't had any problems, but would like you opinion. I've wanted to include pics and the manual page, but can't using this. I will post them as a comment to my 30 Jun post on the Forum

    TBDub aka Ted Wendeln Dayton, OH
  3. cazual6
    12-15-2019 12:28 AM
    cazual6
    Andy, thanks for responding to my out of control sway. what is your email? My email address is CHITO.PONO@GMAIL.COM
  4. Daquenzer
    Thanks Andy for your reply. That helps. Looks to me like the Expedition is a real possibility for my next vehicle.
  5. wkaren3
    10-29-2018 07:09 PM
    wkaren3
    Hi Andy, we spoke with you at Can Am the other day regarding tow vehicles for our AS 23FB. We are quite interested in the Honda Pilot. There are a few different models with different features. Do we need the 6 speed automatic transmission or the 9 speed? Also the higher end model offers 20" aluminum alloy wheels vs 18" aluminum alloy wheels. Can you please let us know what you think? Thank you. Karen
  6. Daquenzer
    Andy you mentioned the Ford Expedition for pulling a 28í AS International. I have an F150 and like it very much. I use a propride hitch and it pull very well. The biggest issue is that my wife tends to get migraines and sometimes she needs to lay down to get rid of them. My F150 has a nice big seat, but itís kind of rough for her. You mentioned in a post about the Ford Expedition short wheel based as an option. It would be a more comfortable ride.
    This is important for me because I really need my wife to be comfortable while traveling.

    This is something I considered but:
    1). What kind of payload issues would I have with an Expedition. My tongue weight is already at 900 lbs, and with the hitch it adds another 200 lbs. Then Iíve got my e-bikes on the front bumper.
    2). Would the Expedition have enough ability to handle mountain traveling? Itís one thing I would look forward to but not sure my wife wants to travel that far.

    Anyway thanks for any advice.
  7. Yachthalo
    Andy,
    Thanks for all your research and fact-based information. We are considering purchase of a 2017 Audi Q7 with air suspension, with which we would tow a 2016 22 Sport. The manual says no to an equalizing hitch, suggesting it might tear the hitch off the vehicle! The hitch looks pretty good to me, and our trailer is about one-half the rated towing capacity. I'm tempted to go ahead, and would try it without the equalizing hitch but use one if it porpoises too much. Do you have any quick advice? It's a long trip, but should we come see you?
    Thank you,
    Steve
  8. Cispook
    04-24-2016 10:54 AM
    Cispook
    04-19-2016 12:56 PMCispook
    Andrew - I've been reading your materials on town gas I'm a noobie to the Airstream scene. Our tv is a 2016 F150 3.5L Ecoboost with the max towing packages and 3.55 rear axel.
    We are bouncing between the 25FB FC and the 28FC. My weight distribution hitch is still open at this point.
    I would value your input on hitch ... My concern at this point is the trailer hitch weight of the 28' FC.
    REGARDS Mike
  9. Cispook
    04-19-2016 01:56 PM
    Cispook
    Andrew - I've been reading your materials on town gas I'm a noobie to the Airstream scene. Our tv is a 2016 F150 3.5L Ecoboost with the max towing packages and 3.55 rear axel.
    We are bouncing between the 25FB FC and the 28FC. My weight distribution hitch is still open at this point.
    I would value your input on hitch ... My concern at this point is the trailer hitch weight of the 28' FC.
    REGARDS Mike
  10. MidniteRider
    Thank you for all your posts.

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    London
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    Ontario
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    CANADA
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    male
    WBCCI #
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    2019 27' Tommy Bahama
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    2012 Jaguar XJ Supercharged
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    "One test is worth a thousand expert opinions."
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