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Old 03-04-2008, 07:04 AM   #1
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Can you all post pictures of your tow vehichles and what you tow? I have a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer and I need to upgrade. My TT is a 2008 Rockwood 2701ss.

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Old 03-04-2008, 08:53 PM   #2
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I haven't uploaded my TV into my signature yet, but I tow an 8318 with a 2006 Expedition. Does a great job.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:29 AM   #3
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I just bought a 2008 toyota tunda 5.7 V8 with can pull almost anything.
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Old 03-06-2008, 07:11 AM   #4
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i have a 2008 2701ss as well. i tow it with a 2005 gmc 2500hd crew cab short box 6.6 duramax diesel. the trailer is not even there when i am towing. that trailer mmust be one hell of a load for your trailblazer. i would say the 2701ss is too much load for a halfton truck. it would tow it but would shorten the life of the drivetrain. using a heavier truck, wind, passing transports and such are a none issue.
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Old 03-06-2008, 05:00 PM   #5
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I second the no half ton theory. About the only 1/2 I'd consider are the new Ford's. Supposedly they are rated up to 10K now.

I'd go 3/4 ton with larger engine, i.e. 6.0 L or larger in a GM product.

Please understand though, I do NOT like to overwork my tow vehicle, I'm rather conservative with that.
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Old 03-06-2008, 11:16 PM   #6
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i have a 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500HD extened cab regular bed with a 6.0 L pulls my camper just fine
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Old 03-07-2008, 10:17 AM   #7
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1997 GMC Suburban 3/4 ton 350 engine and a 4/10 rear. It tows my Rockwood 8314ss just fine. I say that the truck is well broke in with 121,000 miles on it.
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Old 03-07-2008, 02:28 PM   #9
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Can you all post pictures of your tow vehichles and what you tow? I have a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer and I need to upgrade. My TT is a 2008 Rockwood 2701ss.

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We replaced a Ford F150 with a Nissan Armada and the Armada tows awesome. Rated for 9100 lbs with factory tow package. I beleive the SUV and its center of balance compared to the pick up does a much better job at towing. We've got a Rockwood 8314SS.
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:36 AM   #10
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Go and look at the "TOW vehicle survey" thread. Most of us have posted our tow rigs and what trailers we pull there. It looks like we all have the good sense to tow with vehicles that are more than adequate for what we use them for :O)
Ive seem some crazy people out there.. towing a 32' 5er with a s-10 blazer..
35' TT with a v-6 reg cab dakota. ect ect...
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:42 AM   #11
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Below is a picture of my TV and Cat!
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:44 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, 09:25 AM   #13
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2002 Ford Excursion V10 3.73 towing a 8317ss, traded our 2003 expedition straight across, last year for it, couldnt be more happy!! (well yes I could) LOL
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Old 03-11-2008, 11:14 PM   #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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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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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, 08:49 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.
Thanks for all the responses.
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:39 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, 08:02 PM   #19
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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, 08:22 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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