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Old 04-14-2016, 07:54 AM   #31
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Have you never seen the rear window that says "trucks are for girls"? My wife wanted to keep my 2015 F150 as her daily driver. The only reason she did not is with that, my 2016 F250, and my daughter's Lincoln we had a space problem so she kept the 2014 Escape. There are a lot of full size SUVs that will pull your TT. Look at the payload 1st. Easier to find one that can pull the loaded weight than carry the tongue weight and hitch. If you go the MH route and want to tow a vehicle you get an extra motor to maintain and make sure you get a toad that can be towed 4 wheels down. Wait until you see the cost of that set up. Been there and love the 5er.

I've see the sticker! Lol! I guess it's a good problem to have? I think I'll do my SUV research today. That might be the best solution. Thank you!
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Old 04-14-2016, 08:04 AM   #32
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How is he SUV going to help ya move this large tt? Later RJD
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Old 04-14-2016, 08:22 AM   #33
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How is he SUV going to help ya move this large tt? Later RJD

Well, some might think a large SUV would be able to safely handle towing my TT. I've been researching towing capacities here...

http://www.onlinetowingguide.com/gui...apacities.html

However, you and I both know the towing capacity is not the only factor.
After I complete my research, I may find it's not even possible and if that's the case, then on to the next option. At least I have options. We have several trips planned this spring and summer so I need to get on it!
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When I had my 2005 Chevy Suburban I was towing a 2012 Grey Wolf 21rr just fine. Mine was the toy hauler version. If you prefer an SUV over a truck you might look into those or the Ford Excursion. Some of the Excursions were made with a diesel. You can also find Suburbans that are 2500s as well. Rare and hard to find but they do exist.
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Old 04-14-2016, 08:59 AM   #35
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When I had my 2005 Chevy Suburban I was towing a 2012 Grey Wolf 21rr just fine. Mine was the toy hauler version. If you prefer an SUV over a truck you might look into those or the Ford Excursion. Some of the Excursions were made with a diesel. You can also find Suburbans that are 2500s as well. Rare and hard to find but they do exist.
X2. Our Excursion can handle our Roo 21SS with plenty to spare.
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Old 04-14-2016, 11:26 AM   #36
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We realize that everyone is different. DW loves our Silverado 1500 ext cab. She drives it more that I do when we are not on the road, then it's 50/50. She also uses the truck bed a lot. This is not a sale pitch because we have a Chevy. The new pickups (any brand) ride as well as any car or SUV. They also have fuel management (Ford has EcoBoost) for improved fuel economy. You may also find that a large SUV may be similar priced, if not more) depending on options. We have a soft tonneau cover on our bed.The only thing pickups can not offer is 3rd row seating. Our suggestion, as other's input here, is to take a good look, drive them, then decide. Your options are open now. Explore all of them.
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Dont you have a friend or relative that could help you out with this?
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Old 04-14-2016, 03:31 PM   #38
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Glad you want to continue camping with your daughter. My sister and I camp with our daughters all the time and leave the menfolk home. We go out at least 12 - 13 trips a year and have so many wonderful memories.
I know there are a couple of folks that tow a long trailer with either the Durango and the Grand Cherokee. Personally, I would not want to. When we were looking to move up from our pop-up, I wanted to stay under 25 feet both due to the wheelbase of the SUV and longer trailers not always fitting into sites we like... I also wanted to stay under a trailer GVWR of 6000lbs with my Durango just because i have towed at max weight before and did not like it. So, if you want to keep your current trailer, I think you should be looking at full size SUV or truck. You already know that with a different trailer, you open up alot of possibilities for the TV that fits you and can do the job.
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Although I towed with an SUV for years, your camper is longer than what I'd be comfortable towing.

A compromise between daily driver and TV would be:
Ecodiesel. Longer wheel base should tow it fine and the diesel gets almost 30mpg on the highway when unloaded

F150 Ecoboost: A used XLT gets ok mileage and can tow a 747 ;-)
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Thank you so much for all of the great input. We went camping over the weekend. After paying extra attention to all the details involved with the TT/TV....I think a Class C is a better option for me. Seems easier to change one thing rather than a new TV that doesn't fit the rest of my day to day driving. Plus, a second set of eyes wouldn't be available for hook up time, tight maneuvering etc.
More research....
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