Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, Towing Airstream trailer with '94 N* in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; I am casually considering towing my 23' 3500lb Airstream Flying Cloud with my DeVille Northstar. Any cautions or suggestions? Thanks. ...
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Re: Towing Airstream trailer with '94 N*
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I am casually considering towing my 23' 3500lb Airstream Flying Cloud with my DeVille Northstar. Any cautions or suggestions? Thanks. Sincerely, Andy
I think you would be much better off towing with a truck with the biggest engine and transmission you can find. It's no fun to be broke down on the side of the road when you're on a trip. The northstar engine doesn't have the low rpm grunt of a truck engine so you'll be in 2nd gear at any hill and it'll burn more fuel than a big block truck motor.
Also, I can't imagine that the setup would be very stable. First, there's not much way to use a load leveling hitch and second, the p metric car tires don't do to much to help sway.
I tow a 26' Airstream with a turbo diesel suburban and I would not be happy towing it with anything less than this.
Thanks much for the advice - The owner's manual seemed more like a legal disclaimer than anything else. Plus have seen vehicles of much lesser breeding than the Cadillac pulling smaller Airstreams - Even saw an ad that had a Ford Falcon pulling a 19-footer!! True, true - the biggest problem would be fitting a platform receiver to the frame. Thanks again. Andy