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Old 07-11-2011, 11:39 AM   #11
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I'm looking at trucks now online, from a 2500 hd to a F250 which both should be able to it and not even flinch with it behind it
As a former Durango owner...believe me...you won't regret going with a 2500HD. Happy shopping!
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:47 PM   #12
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would a f150 with a towing package tow it, or a silverado 1500
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT For Sale Hartford

or this:
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE For Sale Hartford


i'm buying one between today and tomorrow or even a quad cab ram 1500 with a hemi, or am i better off with a superduty f250 or a Chevy HD?
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:52 PM   #13
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IMHO a 1/2 ton P/U truck isn't much more chassis then a Durango, s-10 etc.. and a 1/2 ton 4 door long bed is a heavy truck you are loosing payload capacity. I would go for a 3/4 ton with a long wheel base and have a much better towing experience.
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:55 PM   #14
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Also look at my sig. I have a 5.3L V-8 with 3.73 rears this is the "tow Package" on my truck and I would not want to tow much more than what I have with this power. Dont get me wrong it does great but I only weigh about 5,500lbs Loaded for camping
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:02 PM   #15
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f250 super duty or Chevy 2500 HD it is then, i'll keep everyone posted on what I get
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:17 PM   #16
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Bagged.....I was in the same situation when we bought our 29' Salem last year. we had a 2007 Ford Expedition EL and according to all the numbers it SHOULD have pulled the trailer fine. BUT.....after our first trip of 3 weeks it was very clear that we were way too small for such a load.
We loved the 2007 TV and after 3 weeks we knew that we loved the trailer but we had to upgrade.
We bought a F350 Ford dually...yes way more truck than we need now but we think we might some day decide we want to step up to a big 5th wheel and we will already be set up for it.
Good luck in your search for a tow rig and welcome to the forum.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:15 PM   #17
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We have a 2011 Ecoboost FX2 Screw with tow package. Our TT is a 25' FR Tracer 230FBS. This is about the biggest trailer I am comfortable with using the TV I have. Power is not theissue so a V8 in an F150 would make no difference to me personally, but with a 30' TT I would go with a 3/4 ton minimum size TV.
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:26 PM   #18
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We have a 2011 Ecoboost FX2 Screw with tow package. Our TT is a 25' FR Tracer 230FBS. This is about the biggest trailer I am comfortable with using the TV I have. Power is not theissue so a V8 in an F150 would make no difference to me personally, but with a 30' TT I would go with a 3/4 ton minimum size TV.
+1 - 2500 is the way to go. I'd do my research on gas vs. diesel as well, and get the vehicle to best suit your needs.
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We have a rockwood 8293rkss, overall 32' feet. DH was convinced we could pull it with our '02 Durango with the 4.7. This DW was NOT so convinced. I kept doing the research and "running the numbers" and he kept trying to reassure me. One day, about a week prior to picking up our TT, he happened to be at the local Dodge dealer, and they had a Ram 2500 cummins 5.9. Quad cab, 8-foot bed sitting there getting photos taken for their website. The truck came in that day. 50,000 miles. He sent me a photo of it, and we made a deal to buy it that afternoon. It was the right truck and had everything we wanted, at exactly the WRONG time. The wrong time, because we now have two loan payments. But we are so happy with the decision. Because I'm convinced, as I sit here, that the Durango would NOT pull this camper. And I was right. Go for at least a 3/4 ton; we can barely tell our TT is behind us. And besides, it's only money, right?
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And besides, it's only money, right?
And by some accounts; worth less every day...
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