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Old 06-30-2016, 08:55 PM   #91
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Hard numbers don't lie, vehicles are tested acceleration, handling, braking distances, etc. You may think your 3500 stops better or handles better or even accelerates faster but it doesn't. Maybe 15 feet extra time to stop is no big deal... until you put that 8000 pound rig 15 feet into the trunk of the sedan with 2 kids in the back seat. You will surely walk away but will those kids? But you are right, they do tow better.
I test my 9000 lb dually for acceleration all the time. Have beaten every punk kid with a big muffler on his Civic.
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Old 06-30-2016, 10:12 PM   #94
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I like to open up my Silverado 3500HD in town, I surprise a lot of what kids think is fast. If DW is along I have to take it easy but I sometimes just like to see how fast it will get off the line. I usually keep the exhaust brake on to help me stop. I'm careful anybody can speed, but off the line is different. I like to blow the cobwebs out of my big diesel ever so often, when pulling I go no faster than 65


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Purchased my '06 F350 6.0 Crew cab Lariat with 67K miles in 11/14 for $21,000 out the door because diesel prices were so high. Was a little wary of the 6.0 but got it bulletproofed several weeks ago at 90k miles. Just towed my Rockwood 2603 through the GA mountains doing 65 mph at 1900 rpm and averaged 14 mpg. In 97 degree temperature, EOT at 197 and ECT at 195. Ran a 9.1 0 to 60, stock from a dead stop at idle.

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I loved reading all of these inputs---they are a real education for a newby like me. Sounds like the one-ton is highly desirable for 5-wheelers, but overkill for most pull behinds. From experience I know that my Tundra with tow package does fine pulling my 14,900 combined weight across gentle terrain but from theis thread it is also clear that my rice-burner won't do the job across steep terain. So now my interest is in which brand of 3/4 ton diesel to opt for. Advice opinions are like butt holes---everyone has one---but I seem to be hearing the most good about the RAM and it's Cummins. Non-RV guys rave abou the "little" diesel in the RAM 1500 but that's probably too small for my 35-foot Rockwood 8310. Any thoughts about this possible option?
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Isn't it time to close this thread anyway?
No need to get personal (IE be an ass)

Again, fast enough, handles good enough, or stop short enough for you doesn't mean it does any of those things as well as a 1500. You guys act like these things haven't been tested scientifically 100s of times before. What they do do is tow better. If you don't tow a lot then a 1500 is the way to go.

I also agree, time to close the thread.
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I loved reading all of these inputs---they are a real education for a newby like me. Sounds like the one-ton is highly desirable for 5-wheelers, but overkill for most pull behinds. From experience I know that my Tundra with tow package does fine pulling my 14,900 combined weight across gentle terrain but from theis thread it is also clear that my rice-burner won't do the job across steep terain. So now my interest is in which brand of 3/4 ton diesel to opt for. Advice opinions are like butt holes---everyone has one---but I seem to be hearing the most good about the RAM and it's Cummins. Non-RV guys rave abou the "little" diesel in the RAM 1500 but that's probably too small for my 35-foot Rockwood 8310. Any thoughts about this possible option?
Take a walk around the campground and look at trucks pulling 5ers. As most here will agree you get a lot more needed payload with a 1 ton for very little money. Note the word needed. All brands today are great but my favorite is Ford after owning several of all 3 majors. The little Ram should not be an option for many reasons. Payload being your #1 consideration get a 1 ton.
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No need to get personal (IE be an ass)

Again, fast enough, handles good enough, or stop short enough for you doesn't mean it does any of those things as well as a 1500. You guys act like these things haven't been tested scientifically 100s of times before. What they do do is tow better. If you don't tow a lot then a 1500 is the way to go.

I also agree, time to close the thread.
You know what opinions are like and yours shows. You like being restricted to small that is fine just don't play with the big boys.
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