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Old 12-03-2014, 12:47 PM   #1
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Anyone towed a 70's 31ft airstream?

How did it tow compared to another trailer or a fiver? What MPG you get towing it? Would you full time in it? Any issues with getting into some of the RV parks?
Some have limits on how old a trailer they allow? The 70's Airstreams are about 5000 lbs dry weight. I have 2001 dodge cummins 24 valve. Appreciate any and all comments on all the above questions.

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I've never towed one but I'd be willing to bet it's going to weigh 10,000lbs ready to camp. Good thing you have the truck for it

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we lived 2 yrs full time in a "74 ambassador...29'. Had 2 dogs too.
Towed like a dream...never even knew it was behind. TV was a 94 ford 250 7.6 L diesel. got about 12mph towing...15 w/o. Loaded wt. was about 8600 lbs.

The bed of the pu allowed for storage and was plenty for us.
Only problem i had was the low "head bangers" between rooms ...i'm 6' 3".

We currently have an artic fox...has one slide which is very nice. However i'd go back to an airstream in a second...the areodynamics of the rig is the thing.

looking for a 35' tripple axle as we speak.

luck to you,
1998 3500 Dodge DRW, 130,000 mi. on a 5.9L,24Vdiesel engine w/ turbo, 4 spd. 4:10 rear.
2003 Artic Fox 31W 2,10lb. rat terriers and "the cat"
Back to fulltime in 2014..YEA!!!
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Old 12-16-2014, 07:08 PM   #4
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Take a look at this FS Airstream and their TV. It seems to be at least one answer to your questions.

1974 Airstream Sovereign 31 - Oklahoma

Hope this helps.
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