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Old 03-16-2015, 11:25 PM   #11
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My vote is with the truck. We like to use the truck bed to store a lot of things and debated either a topper or a cover and went with the 4-piece hard-plastic cover because it locks and, also, isn't very hard to remove if needed. (A one-person job.)

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Old 03-17-2015, 12:01 AM   #12
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My 2 cents. All depends on your total use of the vehicle, and if your vehicle can handle your trailer. Towing a few times a year, but using it the rest of the year as a grocery getter, get the SUV. Towing a lot, and using it for stuff like hauling wood and stuff, get the truck. That is if BOTH can handle your trailer. If not, more than likely, the truck can better handle the trailer.

As far as wheelbase, longer is better on the highway, but man, my libby can make nice u-turns with the trailer...too good, as I have to make sure I don't corner the trailer.

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Old 03-18-2015, 06:12 AM   #13
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:14 AM   #14
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Thanks for all your input I should have said I was looking used. I have decided not to trade in my old f150 just yet even though it struggles a bit in the mountains and has a hefty repair. It's good to know if I do trade it in it will be another pickup I just like the idea of being able to lock stuff up in a SUV since it would be my daily driver too. Some day I'd like to get a larger Tt and don't want my truck to be too small to handle it.
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Old 03-18-2015, 07:50 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by geotex1 View Post
NO! Just because the OP said "new" doesn't mean "brand new" but could maybe be "new to him/her," and I can assure you our 2004 Yukon XL 2500 SLT is no soccer mom grocery getter just because it has the 3rd row bench! It's a 2wd, 8.1L, 4.10 geared, 8600 GVW and stickered payload is with 2440# payload (toss the 3rd seat for at least another 75#) and the maximum trailer weight is 12,000# and GCWR is 19,000#. Stoutest full-size SUV GM ever offered!

OK, so if new means "brand new" I'd go pickup as well.
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