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Old 03-19-2016, 11:12 PM   #31
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Payload for Chevy is about 4,300 for SRW and about 5,600 for DRW. Payload is a big difference in the two 1 ton trucks........ Kingpin of the trailer we ordered eats up about 44% of that in my Dually......but about 58% in a SRW one ton. And in the 3/4 I just traded in, payload from the door panel was only 2,286.
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Old 03-19-2016, 11:17 PM   #32
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Payload for Chevy is about 4,300 for SRW and about 5,600 for DRW. Payload is a big difference in the two 1 ton trucks........ Kingpin of the trailer we ordered eats up about 44% of that in my Dually......but about 58% in a SRW one ton. And in the 3/4 I just traded in, payload from the door panel was only 2,286.
but the difference from 3/4 ton to SRW 1 ton is even bigger. You gain over 50% more with the 1 ton SRW vs 3/4 ton. For basically same price.
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Old 03-19-2016, 11:21 PM   #33
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True.......but I thought the original question was to upgrade from a 1/2 ton, and the question was which 3/4 or 1 ton to go with. Maybe I misunderstood the question. It's past my bedtime!
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Old 03-20-2016, 07:04 PM   #34
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We went from 1/2 ton chev to a 3/4 ton diesel. Yes, you will feel the difference, in a good way!
I'll not address mileage, or your next RV, but we've had , 09, then '12, then new 5ver, now '15 3500 SRW. Trade right, get what you need. Don't like to worry when we're retiring for the wknd!
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Old 03-20-2016, 08:13 PM   #35
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Thinking of going 3/4 T

Because my wife has mobility issues, when I bought our last TV, I wanted to stay as low to the ground as possible. I bought. 2012 7700GVW F150 S/Crew Towmax package, 4X4 6 spd 6.2 L gas. We tow a Wildcat 28RKS which is heavy for its size (8000LB dry. ) Our maximum GCVW that I've seen and only once was still 300 lbs under maximum allowable. No handling problems and I think we have seen some of the toughest terrain you will pull in North America ( last year north to the Arctic Ocean via Fairbanks.) The 6.2 delivers plenty of power through the 6 spd auto. We averaged 11.2MPG over the entire three month trip. That's highway, mountains city etc. Lots of 10% plus grade. The only place I wished for diesel was an exhaust or engine brake in the really intense down hill pushes but no issues. My preferred cruise speed is around 97KPH ( 60MPH) for you folks south of the 49th.😊
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Old 03-21-2016, 01:48 AM   #36
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I've never heard anyone pulling a TT say, "I've got too much tow vehicle". IMO, You can't overkill it when pulling an 8 x 11 wall down the highway.
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I've never heard anyone pulling a TT say, "I've got too much tow vehicle". IMO, You can't overkill it when pulling an 8 x 11 wall down the highway.
that's exactly how I feel. I tow a 36 foot 12,00 lb 5th wheel with a diesel dually. I'm at 1/2 my towing capacity. The stability is amazing. Don't feel the wind. Don't feel passing big rigs. No swaying from road conditions. Just a relaxing drive. Why would anyone want to drive with a constant death grip on the wheel?
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:43 AM   #38
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I pull a 7000 pound loaded toy hauler 27 feet. With a tundra. Never have felt uncomfortable or under powered. I debated the same thing as you when getting a new truck. Glad I went with a tundra. I have a 2009 Chevy 3/4 with 6.0 for a work truck. I have never been near 7000 pounds towing with it but the power between the 6.0 and the 5.7 is not even close. The tundra would run circles around my work truck. And the stability didn't feel that much better to me wear I had to run out and get a 3/4. With the TT your are towing I would stick with your tundra. Now if you went bigger then yeah 3/4 would be better but I would go to a diesel. Everyone is always bashing on half tons even if they are towing a pop up. Not bashing on 3/4 tons but they have there place in your case I would say it's not needed.
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Today I happened across a '14 2500HD 2WD LT with a dmax in my price range. Marked way down and GM certified with 27K on the clock. I drove it about 40 miles. Averaged 20mpg highway and surface roads. Definitely too much truck for my trailer but it sure was nice. I could see that thing making towing a whole new experience. It's tempting with 25 months bumper to bumper between the two warranties and 24 months of scheduled oil changes.
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don't be afraid to go with "too much truck". The trailers always seem to grow faster than you first anticipate.
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