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Old 05-13-2015, 05:18 PM   #31
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I'd hardly call a 9 year old vehicle "old". If you can't get 10-15 years or 200,000 kms out of a new vehicle, you're doing something wrong or you got a lemon.
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:31 PM   #32
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:43 PM   #33
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Just curious how many people are still using older TV's with there newer trailers ? I recently ordered a 2016 Rockwood 2703 and I'm keeping my 2006 Chevy 2500HD Silverado 4x4 it's a 6.0 gasser with a 6" RCD lift kit it towed my former trailer great with no issues a 2006 Fleetwood Prowler weighing #6000 It's used primarily has a TV and only has 68K. Reading the posts about new TV's it makes me dream about getting a new truck but $$$ and sense dictate I keep it
Wow I thought you meant older tow vehicles .......... I do not consider my 2006 RAM old ...... Seen lots of guys still towing their campers with 1970s F150s miss mine ....... Friend tows his with a 1952 Chevy ton truck........


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Old 05-13-2015, 07:14 PM   #34
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you guys are spoiled with those new vehicles. When I tow I use my 1978 Chevy Suburban with 454 engine. It has never failed me and will blow the doors off any new tow vehicle on the road.
Until you get to the first gas station lol

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Why go to a dually for a 5th wheel?
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Oops, hit the Post to quickly. Why a dually? O'k for a TT but for a 5th wheel too? We have a 2011 Dodge, 4X4, diesel SA that pulls just great. Don't know the benefits but am eager to get another view!
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:44 PM   #37
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[QUOTE=inspectorgf;862157]I'm using an 06 ram 3500 mega cab with 150k miles on it that I bought new in 07 to pull my 2012 sierra 365saq loaded probably 14k pounds. I constantly dream of having a new one but can't afford it. My truck does everything I ask it to do and has been a very reliable truck. It has never left me stranded but I also maintain it very well. I plan on having it for many years to come and putting a lot more trouble free miles on it.[/QUOTE

I have same TV with 110000 miles. The 5.9 diesel is just getting broke in. We tow a 14000 loaded sandstorm 29.5 without any problem. The only issue we have had is a new jake brake pump at about 80000.
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Oops, hit the Post to quickly. Why a dually? O'k for a TT but for a 5th wheel too? We have a 2011 Dodge, 4X4, diesel SA that pulls just great. Don't know the benefits but am eager to get another view!
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Makes it more stable for the bigger fifth wheels & keeps the truck under it's GVW My pin weight is 2800+ the loaded rear axle weight of the truck on the scales is over 5,200 lbs. Pulling it is not the issue its keeping the truck close / below its GVW, also fine on trailer towing capacity as well.....
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thumbs up to that 454 sub. there not made like that any more !
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2005 Silverado 1500 with 90k+ miles. 5.3 w/ 3.23 rear end. Will keep it until we quit camping. If it blows something, we'll just fix it and go on.
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