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Old 05-02-2012, 12:41 PM   #41
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It's not that bad. $160 a fill. Nothing to it. Long wait on a cold day though! You'll love the truck! I do!

Sucks watching others with small tanks come and go while you're still pumping. But I stop once a week for gas and once a trip while towing. It's worth the extra.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:58 PM   #42
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just joining the TT world. Purchased a 33" Flagstaff and have not bought a TV yet. looking for suggestions. Emty weight is 6100, gross 7700 with a tongue weight of I think 770.
Any suggestions on a TV for this size TT?
Looking at a 2007 Dodge Durango with a tow pkg up to 9000 but not set on it.
Thanks for your thoughts.
You want something larger than a Durango. Go with a half-ton truck AT LEAST! I prefer Ford as they seem to be better built for towing and are more stable (also heavier), but that's just me.


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...my HD truck and It rides as good as a 1/2 ton truck now.
Don't kid yourself. I drive a 3/4 ton, and they don't ride near as well as a 1/2 ton...not even after you spend the money on your 3/4.

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I would just give the Eco some more time to prove itself.
It has been out for 18 months, and it has proved itself very well. There have been very few issues with it, and most have been minor.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:38 PM   #43
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F150's are tougher than you think. My 08 pulled a lot better than I thought it would! It's no diesel, but it will pull a decent load and you have a comfortable ride.

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Old 05-02-2012, 09:49 PM   #44
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:33 AM   #45
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You want something larger than a Durango. Go with a half-ton truck AT LEAST! I prefer Ford as they seem to be better built for towing and are more stable (also heavier), but that's just me.



Don't kid yourself. I drive a 3/4 ton, and they don't ride near as well as a 1/2 ton...not even after you spend the money on your 3/4.


It has been out for 18 months, and it has proved itself very well. There have been very few issues with it, and most have been minor.
Im not kidding myself. Have you even ridden in a 3/4 to with complete are? No steel springs? Very unlikely but I have and I have ridden in all the 1/2 tons.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:36 AM   #46
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The Durango with the Hemi can hold its ground with a decent trailer (5000-6500). It has the truck engine but not the weight of say a Suburban, Expedition, or Sequoia. We did consider it when we were looking at trailers, but I was able to convince my wife to move up to a 5er and went huge which is good because I would not like to pull a 30+ foot trailer.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:28 AM   #47
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Decided on the 2012 Ford F-150 4x4 5.0L V-8 SuperCrew with Tow Pkg. Rated for 7700lbs. This should be a great TV for many years if I can afford to keep that 36 gallon tank filled up :-)

Thanks to everyone who contributed by sharing your thoughts and experience...!

Congrats on the purchase. The Ford F-150's are the bomb...!! Also thanks for buying from a USA company that "managed" their way thru hard times without using our tax dollars.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:17 PM   #48
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Decided on the 2012 Ford F-150 4x4 5.0L V-8 SuperCrew with Tow Pkg. Rated for 7700lbs. This should be a great TV for many years if I can afford to keep that 36 gallon tank filled up :-)

Thanks to everyone who contributed by sharing your thoughts and experience...!

I have the 2011 version of that truck and it pulls my 6500# GVWR trailer very nicely. I have a standard WDH and 1 friction sway bar and sway is not a problem. Just inflate the P-rated tires on the truck to max cold pressure so it eliminates some of the sidewall flex.
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Congrats on the new TV. The Fords are good looking rigs and have really improved in performance in the past ten years. You'll enjoy the comfort and stability. I didn't see may Ram owners here so I had to throw my 2 Pennies in there. 2010 Ram 1500 Quad Hemi with standard 3.55 axle pulling 17bh Grey Wolf. With trailer at about 3900 lbs up and down the Ozark hills of Missouri (hiway 67, 21, 44, 160 and Arkansas roads around Bull Shoals, lake Norfolk, etc.) I average 9 - 10 mpg. The hemi is something else when it gets in it's power band. On flatter terrain I can eek out a little over 10 to 10.5. Just the truck gets 18 to 19 consistently on the same roads. Had to reset the WDH as the RV shop didn't get it right. Amazing. A 3.73 axle would be a little better, but I'm not complaining. Have a great time with the new rig and roll on down the highway.
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