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Old 09-06-2015, 05:36 PM   #1
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I have a question for this forum regarding a new tow vehicle. On Friday, as I was going to get my TT for the holiday weekend, I was involved in an accident which totaled my 2005 Ford Explorer. Nobody was hurt. But now I need a new tow vehicle. The Explorer was adequate towing our pop up and lite camper, but I've been wanting to move to a bigger camper. I'm thinking about either a Ford Expedition or a Chevy Suburban. How well do these tow and about what size of camper would these tow safely? Thanks for any input!
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Old 09-06-2015, 06:10 PM   #2
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Just remember, If you want an Expedition or Suburban, they make both in 3/4 if you need it. I used to tow a 25' Salem Lite with a 1500 Suburban & it was all it wanted.
BTW, glad every one is OK.
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Old 09-06-2015, 06:40 PM   #3
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Just remember, If you want an Expedition or Suburban, they make both in 3/4 if you need it. I used to tow a 25' Salem Lite with a 1500 Suburban & it was all it wanted.
BTW, glad every one is OK.

No Expedition in 3/4, you have to go used Excursion
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A good deal is a F 150 Eco-Boost and a Cap. Can be equipped for 6 people, a large cargo area and room to upgrade to a larger RV in the future.
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Old 09-06-2015, 07:18 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info fx2. I stand corrected. Like I've said before, lots of knowledgable folks here.
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Old 09-06-2015, 10:22 PM   #6
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Suburban hasn't been made in 3/4 ton for a while - hard to find used even.


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Old 09-07-2015, 07:12 AM   #7
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No 3/4 ton Burb either; guess I've been living under a rock. Sorry for the bad info burmik.
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:26 AM   #8
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I've heard that Chevrolet may be coming out with a 2500 Suburban next model year.

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I have a 2004 Suburban 2500 3/4 ton with the 8.1L engine. Luv this as a tow vehicle. Tows up to 12k lbs. just towed my new Windjammer 3029 over 1500 miles over last two weekends and had no issues (but I did know it was there). Only downside is mpg. Only gets 7 to 8 mpg towing (6in mountains). When the suburban finally calls it quits we will be getting a diesel.


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on the diesel; makes all the difference in the world.
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