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Old 12-10-2015, 09:48 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by keeprr View Post
I pulled a 26 ft Mini Lite 4400 UVW and 527 hitch weight with an Avalanche 5.3L 3.73 gears. I wasn't happy with performance in the mountains or on the interstates. I do not like running an engine in the higher rpm ranges which the 5.3 does in modest mountains.
Knowing I'm going to upgrade in a year or two, I went big enough to handle whatever we feel will satisfy the two of us. I bought a GMC 2500 with Duramax diesel.
Overkill for the Mini Lite, but adequate for the next rig.
We had our 2002 Chevy 2500 dramas diesel for 12 years, Loved it. Was a leather seated crew cab. Rode nice with or without the 5th wheel and got decent to good mpg. It even would pull our new 17K, 5 slide, 41.5 ft fifth wheel, but reliability and mileage became a concern. I used it to drive to work for years. Again 2500 or F-250 with diesel have served us well with our fifth wheels (12 yrs) and TO (1 Yr). Good luck and great investment for your children and grand children memories!

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Old 12-10-2015, 08:50 PM   #22
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Wow! Thanks everyone for your time and input. I have some time until spring arrives so thoroughly reading through all of these posts will be fun. Again, thank you.

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Old 12-13-2015, 06:40 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Robbsails View Post
I agree with DB Travelers...go with the extra TV to handle whatever you want to move up to. My mistake was I got a good deal on a Silverado 1500 with HD Tow pkg but a high ratio rear end. It's fine for my current TT but now I am limited on moving up to a more comfortable TT! Good luck!
Same problem here. F-150 with 3.31. Seemed fine when we were thinking about a Bass Tracker. Now that we bought a Rockwood... not so much. For a few dozen extra dollars a month I could have had thousands extra cargo and tow capacity.
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Old 12-16-2015, 06:44 PM   #24
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Suburban owner here. I'm towing a 2010 21ss (4000lb dry) with a 2010 Suburban LTZ and have no complaints thus far. Love the cushy ride and have no trouble towing the trailer.

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