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Old 09-19-2015, 09:44 AM   #31
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Old 09-19-2015, 11:36 AM   #32
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Propride 3D. yes they cost more. We switched to one this year and I will never go back to conventional hitch. Worth every penny. Did 4700 miles in the last three months. Crossing the Rockies twice. Best drive with trailer ever!!!


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Old 09-19-2015, 11:42 AM   #33
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Old 09-20-2015, 08:44 PM   #34
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I pull my 31' Wildwood with a F150 5.4 Triton. I use a blue ox WD hitch and it works better than expected. The TV has 180,000 + and just won't die. I will go up to a F250 or Ram 2500 when I get a new truck. The 1/2 ton pulls it and more importantly stops is just fine but it is all it will take and I'm at the max weight. The Blue Ox works well and the TT and TV sit level and pulls straight and stable. Since you don't have a truck already go with the 3/4 or even a 1 ton. You will enjoy the ride a lot more.


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Old 09-20-2015, 08:57 PM   #35
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Old 09-20-2015, 09:57 PM   #36
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We bought a Prime Time LaCrosse 329 last (about 10K pounds lightly loaded) year and the GMC 1500 was overloaded. Powerwise it was sort of OK (it would downshift at the drop of a hat and scream going up a hill) but we were quickly overweight and the truck really squatted. After spending a month of weekends looking around I ended up buying a Ram 2500 with the Cummins diesel and have been very happy with it. Even with a low end Pro Series hitch (not recommended) it does a good job towing as long as you keep the side winds under about 25 MPH. I did just buy a used Hensley and need to measure everything to get the right drop stinger on order.

A friend of mine has an ecodiesel Ram and loves it for most things (mileage, quietness, great torque) but says that it sort of sucks towing his big enclosed trailer (about the size of a 20 foot travel trailer). The weight is not the problem but the big flat nose on the trailer really kills the mileage and 65 is about all it is comfortable doing on the highway. Headwinds really suck. He said that he really wishes he had bought a 2500 with the Cummins.
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I pull my 31' Wildwood with a F150 5.4 Triton. I use a blue ox WD hitch and it works better than expected. The TV has 180,000 + and just won't die. I will go up to a F250 or Ram 2500 when I get a new truck. The 1/2 ton pulls it and more importantly stops is just fine but it is all it will take and I'm at the max weight. The Blue Ox works well and the TT and TV sit level and pulls straight and stable. Since you don't have a truck already go with the 3/4 or even a 1 ton. You will enjoy the ride a lot more.


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Old 09-21-2015, 06:01 PM   #38
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IMHO.. Go with the 2500 right out of the gate, can't beat the Cummins..


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ProPride or Hensley. Either will run you around the mid $2K range. I run the ProPride and love it.
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I prefer the Andersen WDH. Check out their youtube and then do a message search here or on rv.net. Used it on my 2 SUVs and towed 20000 mile. No sway and very easy to put on and take off.
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