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Old 05-18-2012, 04:24 AM   #11
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3/4 vs. 1 ton

My thanks to everyone for their input on tow vehicle options. I have checked the weights of our prospective new 5er's and they are:
Hitch pin wt.-1810# to 1925#
Empty wt.-10,770# to 10,855#
Gross wt.-13,810# to 13,925#
The Chevrolet 2500 and 3500 extended cab 2WD SW or DW vary little in the trl or gross wt to pull but the difference of course shows up in gas vs. diesel: an increase in 4000# with the SW alone.
I am only bringing the coach from Ohio to the Florida Pandle area for a one time move for permanent living to be set up and more than likely not move again. Maybe a short trip to Central Florida and back. Therefore I can not see the reason to spend $7500 extra for a one time thing. I know what you all are saying and if I was traveling around a 3500,diesel dually would be the only way to go. I hope I am right in my decision but I'm sure someone is going to "beat me up" on this one.
Thanks for all your help, NaVYPOPPOP

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Old 05-18-2012, 06:44 AM   #12
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If it's going to be on a perm site, why not pay to have it delivered. What $2000-3000? VS new 2500 3500 what $45000-55000.

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Old 05-18-2012, 06:54 AM   #13
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If it's on a per site just buy the basic truck that can handle the weight. I wouldn't go all in on a truck to tow it once or dont need dual wheels or diesel for a couple of tow save your money

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