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Old 05-06-2016, 09:12 PM   #1
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Upgrading tow vehicle

Hey I'm on a fact finding mission. The DW and I are thinking about upgrading our tow vehicle in the near future and I'm looking for specific info. What I would like from all of you here on the forum is to list what kind of TV you have engine size,axle gear ratio,gas mileage with and without the camper, towing capacity,payload etc. Please let's not give opinions or personal feelings into this I'm just looking for facts so we can come to a decision on what to look for in a truck,thanks
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Old 05-06-2016, 09:19 PM   #2
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to help you get answers pertaining to what you are looking for, 1/2, 3/4, or 1 ton? Gas or diesel? What are you looking to tow?
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We are thinking 1/2 ton we have a 23LB which weighs less than 6000lbs. If we decide to change TTYL in the future chances are we will downsize to something smaller.
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Oops sorry I missed the gas or diesel part of your question I prefer gas over diesel just cause I've never had one plus I don't know anything about them either plus DW doesn't like the smell. Also I should also mention we want something that will tow well in the mountains.
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I have a Diesel and do not smell a thing. Use gloves when refuelling. If you want power in the mountains you need torque created by a Diesel Engine. Also exhaust brake is very helpful going down slowing saving the brakes.
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Oops sorry I missed the gas or diesel part of your question I prefer gas over diesel just cause I've never had one plus I don't know anything about them either plus DW doesn't like the smell. Also I should also mention we want something that will tow well in the mountains.
Saying "gasoline engine towing well in mountains" caused my head to hurt. Those two attributes dont play well together. Ive had both. Ive never owned a truck that had the power this diesel does. Its amazing.

My diesel doesnt smell any worse than my gasoline engines, and i never use gloves to refuel with....probably should, but dont. Diesel engines are more expensive initially, but, with good care, will last for hundreds of thousands of miles.

Good luck,...have fun...
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A good question to ask yourself is how much will you be camping/towing vs using this as a daily driver. The get in costs and maintance are largely different between gas and diesel.

Pulling 7500lb 31ft with 2011 tundra with 5.7. Upgraded intake and exhaust. Can pull at altitude 9000 ft. But I plan ahead and make sure it is in powerband entire time. 12 around town and 8-9 towing.


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If you're looking for a 1/2 ton that tows well in the mountains, then you'll want to look at either the F150 with an Ecoboost or consider the 1/2 ton Ecodiesel Ram.
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