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Old 07-18-2015, 12:55 AM   #1
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New Tow Vehicle for 2306

Well after our first trip towing our 2306 with a Tacoma I wasn't happy with the trans going to 250 in our AZ heat going up the mountains. Sold the Taco on Wed and today got a 2012 F250 diesel. Overkill but we should have zero issues now

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Old 07-18-2015, 12:31 PM   #2
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Well after our first trip towing our 2306 with a Tacoma I wasn't happy with the trans going to 250 in our AZ heat going up the mountains. Sold the Taco on Wed and today got a 2012 F250 diesel. Overkill but we should have zero issues now

Bloody nice upgrade! I have a feeling I'm not far behind you. We just picked up our 2306 and we have not had our first trip yet. First trip will be from the 7-31 thru 7-7 in the smokies. That will be the tell tale for the little Frontier.

Congrats!!
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Nice truck! It will do the job just fine!
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Old 07-18-2015, 02:49 PM   #4
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this is a common tale for those towing full height TT's with a mid-size v-6 tow vehicle, like the Frontier or Tacoma.
especially for towing in mountains.
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Nice truck, with luck it will be sometime before you need something bigger...
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Now I see a larger trailer in your future!
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I did something similar last summer. By the way, like me, you will discover that all that pretty chrome on the new truck will be an insect/bug magnet. Take along a box of clothes-dryer sheets. Just wet one and rub it across the chrome and paint. The bugs melt away. I then use a general purpose spray cleaner (like ammonia-less windex) to clean the melted bug haze away and restore the shine. This works even if you wait several days to get around to it.
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I did something similar last summer. By the way, like me, you will discover that all that pretty chrome on the new truck will be an insect/bug magnet. Take along a box of clothes-dryer sheets. Just wet one and rub it across the chrome and paint. The bugs melt away. I then use a general purpose spray cleaner (like ammonia-less windex) to clean the melted bug haze away and restore the shine. This works even if you wait several days to get around to it.

Great idea. I prefer the chrome over the painted ones.
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I traded a very undependable Nissan Titan on a Dodge 3/4 ton with diesel. The difference in towing was astounding and made for a MUCH nicer experience camping. Warning - we now travel coast to coast at the drop of a hat....just saying..
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Very nice. Did the same thing - bought 2013 Ram 1500 gas last fall when we went from pop-up to TT. Spent the fall, winter, and spring trying to make it OK. The numbers all (scale-verified) said it was, but I knew better.

We went backward 2 years and added 40,000 miles so we could afford it, but now have a 2011 F250 Powerstroke. An absolute night and day difference in comfort level for me as driver and for my family as passengers. Already planning towing Indy to Disney in spring, and working on plans for a western national park trip next summer.

Congrats, and thanks hbill for tip on dryer sheets. Can't wait to try that one tonight.

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