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Old 01-21-2015, 07:58 PM   #1
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Looking for a new tow vehicle, suggestions?

I'm looking for a new tow vehicle, something rated for around 9,000 lbs, but will fit in my garage, about 225 inches long. Although that would be plenty of vehicle for my current trailer, thinking ahead to our next one. Tow vehicle needs to be crew cab to carry my kids comfortably.

Currently looking at a 2008 ford f150 crew cab, this is the year before they changed the length to over 230 inches. Although I hate to go this old on a new to me truck, I'll try to find one with really low miles.

Is there anything out there that I might be missing?


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would an 08 even have that much of a tow capacity, escpecially being crew cab?
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Specs show 08 4x4 cc with short bed at 9,300 lbs with 3.73 axle


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I'm sure thats with trailer tow and looks like highest GVWR too. Without right options, towing just over 5000. Going to be a tough find if you have your heart set on fitting something in the garage
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From what I've been seeing the 7,200 gvwr is fairly common


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Old 01-22-2015, 06:58 AM   #6
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How about a nissan Titan? They look to be about 225 inches.


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The ram is 229 crew cab short box, or is 225 the max.
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225 gives a couple inches cushion. 229 I'd be touching the wall.

Any thoughts on the Titan as a tow vehicle? I don't see much discussion here about the Titan.
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Payloads are often low. I had a 2006 Titan King Cab, payload was a tad over 1,300. Power wise it was fine, that truck scooted but I think, IIRC, the rear axle was the weak link


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This is the last year for the present Titan as they just showed the new 2016 Titan in Detroit. It seems to be a descent truck it is just getting old and I have read it is thirsty.
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