Onesaintsfan, I think you are being wise to consider the big picture when looking at a camper... it is a package. Where the trailer has to work for your family and budget, then the truck has to be sized to pull it safely and also, stay within the budget. If you limit yourself to the truck you own (nothing wrong with that) then be content to go as small as necessary with the trailer. Always consider those maximum limits of truck and trailer.
Many who find a coach they like, tend to be overly optimistic about what their current TV is capable of, and can't blame the salesperson with an agenda... there is always an agenda.
I would also recommend to not limit your search to 2500 (250). A 3500 (350), even a SRW, gives you a lot more. Granted, they ride harsher, but not that much worse.
When you look at a TV, check the door sticker for actual CC, if it has one. Also, make sure the tires are not rated less than the factory put on it originally. Nothing increases the weight limits after they leave the factory. Many add air bags when they find their new toy isn't up to the task they ask of it, and I can understand that... I might do the same. But, get one that is up to the task.
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