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Old 01-08-2013, 02:20 PM   #51
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Or maybe something like this,

Although finding a parking space or wallering the camper into a campsite might be more challenging!
Yea, I may just want to upsize to that...not because I need to but WANT TO!
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:47 PM   #52
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You could consider a 3/4 ton SUV. Chevy makes them. You can also still find a used ford excursion. They make a great tow vehicle and you still get room for everyone.
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You could consider a 3/4 ton SUV. Chevy makes them. You can also still find a used ford excursion. They make a great tow vehicle and you still get room for everyone.
I have considered a Suburban /Yukon XL 2500 but all I would really gain is a higher GVWR/payload and then not by a whole lot. The tow rating for the Suburban 2500 is a couple hundred pounds less than the Sequoia and it has less HP and torque. The more I think about it maybe I should just get the truck and make everyone suffer through it!
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I have considered a Suburban /Yukon XL 2500 but all I would really gain is a higher GVWR/payload and then not by a whole lot. The tow rating for the Suburban 2500 is a couple hundred pounds less than the Sequoia and it has less HP and torque. The more I think about it maybe I should just get the truck and make everyone suffer through it!
Now we're getting somewhere! Remind everyone during the travel that this is 'camping' some conveniences will not be with us
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Now we're getting somewhere! Remind everyone during the travel that this is 'camping' some conveniences will not be with us
That's right, the discomfort we're feeling is part of the camping "experience"!
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:36 PM   #56
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That's right, the discomfort we're feeling is part of the camping "experience"!
That's called "roughing it"
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I have considered a Suburban /Yukon XL 2500 but all I would really gain is a higher GVWR/payload and then not by a whole lot. The tow rating for the Suburban 2500 is a couple hundred pounds less than the Sequoia and it has less HP and torque. The more I think about it maybe I should just get the truck and make everyone suffer through it!
Just get a boat too. Then everybody can ride in 2 vehicles, and you can carry twice as much junk in your tvs!

Just kiding, but that's what we do most of the time, unless we talk someone else into camping with us and have them pull the boat.
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We have the bench seats front and back and regularly carry six for up to an hour at a time. With 3 adults in the front, one adult, a car seat and a child in the back- it gets cozy. For all of our long drives (where there were 6 of us), my in-laws drove their own car.

That said, we sat in each of the big 3- we found the Dodge to have the roomiest feeling back seat even with its shorter middle seat (still wish you could get the megacab back seat in the crew cab).
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We have the bench seats front and back and regularly carry six for up to an hour at a time. With 3 adults in the front, one adult, a car seat and a child in the back- it gets cozy. For all of our long drives (where there were 6 of us), my in-laws drove their own car.

That said, we sat in each of the big 3- we found the Dodge to have the roomiest feeling back seat even with its shorter middle seat (still wish you could get the megacab back seat in the crew cab).
Thanks for the info! One question though, does your truck have the floor shift for 4wd or the dash selector? I was just wondering if the console thing that comes with the floor shift can be removed. Most of the trucks in my price range have the floor shift 4wd.
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Thanks for the info! One question though, does your truck have the floor shift for 4wd or the dash selector? I was just wondering if the console thing that comes with the floor shift can be removed. Most of the trucks in my price range have the floor shift 4wd.
I've got a 2012 Ram, the gear shifter is on the steering pillar and the 4WD is a knob on the dash. Our has a fold-up cup holder that folds out of the way when we have a middle passenger.

Not sure how other trucks are laid out, though. Though, as a kid - I remember many trips of 2 big guy adults and me in the middle of my Dad's Toyota Truck (no model, just "truck") that was a manual and I had to work to keep out of the way.
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