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Old 09-01-2014, 09:17 PM   #11
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I tow alot, I would recommend a 1 ton.......especially since most 3/4 ton and 1 tons have the same engines...1 tons - more tow and better stop ratings.....depending on dealerships, the prices usually aren't that far apart between the two either.

like some of others said, leaves room for growth....plus you can hook on to just about anything you are going to want to...

I have always liked a dually for towing heavy, spread weight so to speak between four tires in rear....to me the ride with heavy load on dually seems to handle better.....everyone has their own take on that....

For me a must is long bed, drawback there is - pushing total length of tow and trailer...right now I set at 60 feet(truck is 20 feet/Silverback 39'11"). Even with our 5 I can jack the camper around to get in and out spots.....plus with long bed adding an extra fuel tank doesnt interfer with trailer, I have a 46 gallon below cover tank.

whether you get a 3/4 or 1 ton I would recommend a set of airbags with an onboard compressor....you can use the compressor for anything and it will maintain your airbags at a set pressure...even though a 1 ton usually doesnt need it, it still improves ride....
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:42 AM   #12
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For occasional towing like most, many (like me) will let ourselves push closer to the limits, since 95% or more of driving is when NOT towing.
For full-timing, or lots of seasonal travel, it probably worth giving yourself more cushion.
I hear most people saying that difference between a 3/4-ton and 1-ton is minor, compared to the breathing room you get in payload. I can't imagine the ride quality (while not towing) is much different between the 2 either.
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For occasional towing like most, many (like me) will let ourselves push closer to the limits, since 95% or more of driving is when NOT towing.
For full-timing, or lots of seasonal travel, it probably worth giving yourself more cushion.
I hear most people saying that difference between a 3/4-ton and 1-ton is minor, compared to the breathing room you get in payload. I can't imagine the ride quality (while not towing) is much different between the 2 either.
I've had both and with the newer trucks, the difference is minimal.
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