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Old 12-15-2014, 03:31 PM   #11
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I park my diesel truck in same garage beside the wife's car. Garage is part of the house.

Not sure why a diesel would smell?? Been driving them for many years. Park it in garage and step into the house. No diesel smell in my garage ??

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Old 12-15-2014, 03:32 PM   #12
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Many people refer to any WDH as an "Equalizer" hitch. That is NOT the case. Also be aware that rv dealers often attempt to sell the Fastway E2 hitch because it looks very similar to the 4 point Equalizer, but it is not the same thing.
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Old 12-15-2014, 03:36 PM   #13
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Definitely do not "need" 3/4 ton or diesel. There are plenty of 1/2 ton pickups on the market that can handle that TT. But if you "want" diesel, there are plenty on those also.
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Old 12-15-2014, 03:39 PM   #14
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Here is a link to the ProPride hitch. It is expensive, but you will have NO sway with it. I drug my feet kicking around getting one for a while. Wish now I would have just bought it in the beginning.


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Old 12-15-2014, 04:33 PM   #15
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Nothing beats the towing experience a diesel offers. If you can afford one buy one. You need a good hitch no matter what.
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Old 12-15-2014, 04:51 PM   #16
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I have a 1/2 ton gas engine and it handles my 6800+ pound trailer just fine. For what you have, I don't think you need the extra expense of a diesel.
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Old 12-15-2014, 04:57 PM   #17
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I have an 03 GMC 1500HD 4X4 use it to tow/haul mostly, sometimes I just drive it because. Wife and I each have a little more economical daily drivers. Good used trucks have to be abundant everywhere, as always the web is the place for info.

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Old 12-15-2014, 05:41 PM   #18
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I have a 2013 Dodge Ram diesel there's no smell or black soot to it at all
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Old 12-15-2014, 06:06 PM   #19
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I did a remote start on my Duramax one morning in the garage and thought it would stink the high heaven. Just the opposite, I couldn't tell it was running by the smell.
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Old 12-15-2014, 06:40 PM   #20
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If you're still set on renting, there are companies that rent equipment to contractors. See this site, for example.

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You just need to do some Googling.
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