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Old 10-19-2015, 08:29 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by CWSWine View Post
Loading the ATV you are now in 1 ton payload range. A 3/4 ton diesel will have a payload of around 2400 lbs and 1 ton diesel Single Rear Wheel will have a payload around 3700 lbs. Not only the payload gives you more options if you want to upgrade your RV but also the payload needed to for your ATV. A one ton single rear wheel is the same size as at 3/4 ton, my 1 ton SuperCab that has 143.5 wheel base which is shorter than F150 CrewCab at 145 inches.
This is definitely true. Honestly, there is not a big price difference between 3/4 and 1 ton. You get a giant payload increase with the 1 ton. To give you an idea my old 2009 f250 diesel was very low on payload. It had a 1500 lb payload (verified by cat scale). Most current 3/4 tons are closer to 2500 lb payload. My diesel 3500 silverado has a door sticker payload of 4000 lbs.... cat scale with family, fiver hitch, full tank of fuel, and loaded to camp drops that to 3200 lbs. The single rear wheel long bed crew cab gets you family room, plenty of room in the bed and a truck that is not really any harder than driving a suburban around town.

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Old 10-19-2015, 08:43 PM   #62
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This summer I stepped up to a diesel F250 from my old reliable F150 gasser and must say I have never been happier. I was reluctant to admit that my half ton was barely getting the job done until our first trip with the diesel. Not extremely happy with cost of the new truck but the trade off will be worth it in the long run. Good luck in your decision.

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Old 10-19-2015, 09:36 PM   #63
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I don't know about your neck of the woods that you live in but out here in California it was a major factor in the purchase of our truck, so here are a few more things you may want to consider.

Insurance: 4X4 versus 2 wheel drive.
Cost of fees and registration: 1/2, 3/4, 1Ton.
And resale value of the body style.

The last 2 were the major factors in my decision as I wanted a 2 wheel drive extended cab but, my DW showed me the resale value between the 2 different body styles.
Just more to thank about.
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Old 10-20-2015, 11:59 AM   #64
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I have been researching the newer Tundras as they have a really high tow rating. I know their 1/2 ton but may test drive one and hook the camper up to see how it pulls. Adding an ATV in the bed may be too much but that's not a huge concern as my buddy can haul that. Trying stay with gas as I know nothing about diesel but again, research will be key. May still have to get a 3/4 ton
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:32 PM   #65
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I had a good Toyota Tundra 2012 pulled a 10,000 lb camper all over the west on two trips.
Hate to admit it, but 1/2 ton truck should not be pulling big campers.
This truck here was the best thing that I had done. Love the mileage, love the handling and all the delusional cost comparisons that I heard, are just that, delusional. If you have a big camper, get a big truck, unless you drive your Rv within a 100 miles and stay close to home, don't go 1/2 ton. Click image for larger version

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Old 10-23-2015, 09:41 PM   #66
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Originally Posted by deebarjay View Post
what tune you running blackhat ??
Running the Bullydog tuner with 3 custom tunes available. Sure get a lot better fuel mileage not to mention the HP and torque.

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