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Old 03-18-2013, 07:43 AM   #21
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can't see needing a bigger tt this one sleeps 10
that is what I said, and I am on my 3rd RV since 2005


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Yeah but the logic is unassailable. Many folks go bigger and then HAVE to buy another truck with deprivation and everything. Get a hd2500 duramax and be safe and happy.

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The big thing with the Ecoboost towing is the torque in tow mod it pulls my trailer at 60mph in 6th gear@1800rpm it drops to 5th 2500rpm on small hills vary seldom 4th most v8s run much higher rpm on the same hills
You hit any big hills and I bet you will be in 3rd or 2nd to keep the HP in its peak 365@5000RPM unless the trailer weights nothing.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:51 AM   #22
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that is what I said, and I am on my 3rd RV since 2015.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:09 AM   #23
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3/4 T with crew cab and 8 ft bed.....3.73 gas if you are 10k or less....you may want a 5 er one day for better towing....10-11 mpg towing below 60mph
18 mpg 55 mph no trailer...5 er about 8500...
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:10 AM   #24
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The Ford F150 EcoBoost would pull that like a dream, while giving you good mileage while not towing.
As for fuel mileage while towing, it doesn't make a lot of difference what you buy. It takes fuel to make the horsepower necessary to pull.
While a diesel might be a bit better pulling, it will be worse empty. And with diesel costing more, and the truck costing more, is it really worth it?
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As for fuel mileage, you have to stay out of the turbos to get the best mileage. Run it hard and you'll get V8 mileage.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:22 AM   #25
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I have a 2012 26RKS trailer and pulling it with my 2009 Tundra 5.7L DC TRD with 4:30 gears. Gas mileage pulling the trailer is 10-11mpg if I keep it at 60-65 mph. There is lots of power when I need it and I have no power issues towing hills. If you want the power while towing, gas mileage really shouldn't be an issue in your decision..
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:05 PM   #26
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Hi, I was wondering what I need to tow my rv puma 26 rks 2012? I would like something fuel saving. Thanks
According to the stats a 2012 26 RKS Hitch weight dry is 635 lbs dry weight 6165 which will actually be closer to 6800 with options GVWR 10865.

Personally I would recommend a 3/4 ton..... Pumas are great campers we have owned two & have a 2013 356 QLB toyhauler now that truely will sleep 10. Pumas tend to be on the heavy side........

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Old 03-18-2013, 03:13 PM   #27
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According to the stats a 2012 26 RKS Hitch weight dry is 635 lbs dry weight 6165 which will actually be closer to 6800 with options GVWR 10865.

Personally I would recommend a 3/4 ton..... Pumas are great campers we have owned two & have a 2013 356 QLB toyhauler now that truely will sleep 10. Pumas tend to be on the heavy side........

Our Freedom Express 310 BHDS has bunks for 4 dinette 2 couch (air mattress) 2 queen bed for 2=10 I think that truly sleeps 10
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:57 PM   #28
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You guys need to start a new thread about HP vs Torque, interesting stuff but think it's not exactly helping OP
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:17 PM   #29
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You guys need to start a new thread about HP vs Torque, interesting stuff but think it's not exactly helping OP
Ragin, that is an excellent idea. I have moved the majority of the Ecoboost HP vs. torque discussion to here: http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ead-36218.html
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:15 PM   #30
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jimmytruck, without going through all these pages I will say this, get the biggest truck you can afford. Be it gas or diesel. I own a 26 footer which is 30 feet stem to stern. Your dry weight is more than mine and I tow with an F350. I don't worry about over-loading my camper or truck, I just take what I need and go camping. Used diesels are not too expensive. There's only one way to get good fuel milage, park it. haha.
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