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Old 04-02-2014, 07:40 AM   #11
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I have a 2007 tundra reg cab with 6.5 box, tow a 32 foot 5th wheel loaded at just over 9000 lbs. I installed E rated tires and air bags and can honestly say the handling is excellent. I get no sway when trucks pass and backing into a campsite is much easier than with a long wheel base. I have a slider hitch but have never had to use it due to the shape of the nose on the RV. (2011 sabre silouette 290RES)

You will be pushing your GVW rating but the towing experience should be fine.

Just my opinion. Enjoy.

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Old 04-02-2014, 07:43 AM   #12
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I have a GMC 2500 shortbed. With my truck and trailer I have no slider and don't need one. And Ai can fit it in the garage

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Old 04-02-2014, 08:18 AM   #13
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I can speak to the OP question. Owned a F 150 with 5.4 with same towing capacity of the desired replacement TV. I now have a 11,200 capable Ecoboost F 150. Hands down the Ecoboost does tow much better and the tranny sits in tow mode in 6th most of the time cursing at 100 kph. The torque available to move the rig to crusing speed, power curve of the acceleration, is very smooth. The ability to pass and go up a hill without dropping speed is a big plus in my books.
Money is always an issue, understand that, I would loose other options to get the power train required for towing. Looks like you hang onto your gear for a while, might be the best option.

My model has Max tow, 7650 GVW option, 3.73 and LT Tires. No slider.

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Old 04-02-2014, 11:36 AM   #14
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tranny sits in tow mode in 6th most of the time cursing at 100 kph.
O geez! I don't need the tranny cursing at me! Lol, jus kiddin!

And Ill also add, I installed a Reese Sidewinder on my 5er a few months back for my short bed F-250

Im heading to the dealership tomorrow afternoon to see what they can do. You guys have about got me convinced to get a 3.5L lol. Im going to start with my truck of choice, which is the Tremor, and then go from there.

If I could get the truck I wanted, itd be a reg cab, short bed, 3.5L, crank windows, manual locks, no frills except cruise control (it comes in handy!). But the only reg cab short bed 3.5L they make is the Tremor... If I can somehow afford the Tremor, I don't think Id ever sell it lol.

Thanks all for the input!

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