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Old 03-11-2008, 09:42 AM   #11
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Below is a picture of my TV and Cat!
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:44 AM   #12
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Towing a Keystone Couger XLite GVW at 7800 max with a 2006 Expedition 4x4 hd tow package no photos to post.
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:25 AM   #13
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:14 AM   #14
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i tow my 27 ft sierra tt with my 05 titan, it does great,is comfortable, and i like the gas milage a little better than the three quarter ton for a daily driver, the new tundra is also worth a serious look. good luck
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:30 AM   #15
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gate33,

I'm curious what kind of gas mileage you are getting out of your titan? Driving solo, I get a solid 20MPG and anywhere from 10.5 to 13.5 pulling my 33' Cat. The truck currently has 190k miles and still gets this mileage.

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Old 03-12-2008, 02:20 PM   #16
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I tow our brand new '08 Rockwood 8265S 5th wheel with a '06 Silverado 1500 Ext. Cab w/5300V8 and tow package. The Rockwood pretty much max's out the 1500 but the truck handles the trailer suprisingly well. I'll post some pics as soon as I get the authorization key I purchased for my FTP software to upload pics to my web space.
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:49 PM   #17
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We did it...we bought a new to us 2006 Chevy Suburban 1500. It should be perfect for the amount of towing we do.
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:39 PM   #18
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My TV is in my sig. it pulls my 5er good I have had no problems.
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:02 PM   #19
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Towing

Properly equipped, the new Fords are rated to tow up to 10000 lbs. I tow a 7200 lb dry weight 29CKS holiday Rambler with mine and it tows fine. If you put that 2701S on the back of it, you will probably not even know it's there. Properly equipped means 5.4, tow package, 3.73 gears, 10 ply - E rated tires etc. Get 17" wheels instead of 18 or 20". You lose about 500 lbd capacity with the larger wheels. You can say whatever you want about the other trrucks on the market, there is a reason why the Ford F150 is the best selling truck ever.
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:22 PM   #20
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Based on having one tow vehicle that I thought was adaquate loose the rear end and stranding the TV for a month, I always advise to go as large as you can afford within reason.

Expedition with 4.6 towing about 8,500 lbs worked for a while but not long.

Excursion with 7.3L diesel and good to go. We are now towing a toyhauler loaded at about 12,200 with an ugraded tranmission, Jasper Monster Box and Hypertech tunner and air bags on the back to help the Equalizer WD hitch with leveling.

I don't think that you can beat a diesel for towing.

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