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Old 06-28-2016, 07:35 AM   #71
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Got a popup two sites over being pulled by a 2X Dodge dually with a Cummins.

This IS enough truck, A/C is all most as big as the popup.
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Old 07-02-2016, 10:09 PM   #72
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Just some more personal experience. After pulling my 29hfs with my 2004 gmc 2500 HD (6.0 gasser) to/from yellowstone and grand tetons. I will be upgrading to a newer 1 ton and diesel. I'm not so worried about the load but I was under powered for the winds and some of the hills.
Again, just my experience...
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:35 PM   #73
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No way that's enough truck. I have a brand new 16 F150 5.0 and struggle to pull the 24HFS empty. Between sway, loading, hills, etc. I have 6,000 miles on the F150 and just traded for a 16 F350 Diesel Dually. And that with the tanks empty. When I pulled just a four wheeler it wasn't horrible. Loaded a RZR in the back and we had to pull over and rearrange the load. Still struggled. Then tried putting a four wheeler in the bed and filled the truck completely up and then loaded everything in the nose. Sway was 10x better but now over tongue weight lol. 1/2 tons just aren't the best for towing these. Just an opinion.
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No way that's enough truck. I have a brand new 16 F150 5.0 and struggle to pull the 24HFS empty. Between sway, loading, hills, etc. I have 6,000 miles on the F150 and just traded for a 16 F350 Diesel Dually. And that with the tanks empty. When I pulled just a four wheeler it wasn't horrible. Loaded a RZR in the back and we had to pull over and rearrange the load. Still struggled. Then tried putting a four wheeler in the bed and filled the truck completely up and then loaded everything in the nose. Sway was 10x better but now over tongue weight lol. 1/2 tons just aren't the best for towing these. Just an opinion.
From not enough truck to more then enough truck . i think you may need a bigger RV now
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Old 07-04-2016, 09:43 PM   #75
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Just some more personal experience. After pulling my 29hfs with my 2004 gmc 2500 HD (6.0 gasser) to/from yellowstone and grand tetons. I will be upgrading to a newer 1 ton and diesel. I'm not so worried about the load but I was under powered for the winds and some of the hills.
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Guess not all 6.0 are created equal . I've towed my 29hsf from Yellowstone . teton pass , through out Colorado [the I-70 gauntlet ] rabbit ears , grand mesa , all the way to Fort Meyers FL and back again to Yellowstone and the 6.0 and truck does just fine . are there times when i wish i could fly up the passes at 65 , Sure . but the number of miles thinking that is only a few and the miles i have no cares thousands !
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Guess not all 6.0 are created equal . I've towed my 29hsf from Yellowstone . teton pass , through out Colorado [the I-70 gauntlet ] rabbit ears , grand mesa , all the way to Fort Meyers FL and back again to Yellowstone and the 6.0 and truck does just fine . are there times when i wish i could fly up the passes at 65 , Sure . but the number of miles thinking that is only a few and the miles i have no cares thousands !
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As I got back to MN and started to pay attention to what octane I was putting in (back to 87 in MN but was 85 most of the time out west...). My performance and mileage was much better. I need to play with this some more to make certain I have the facts. I just know that when I was running 85 octane that my 6.0 was not happy out in SD, ND, MT, WY...
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Are there places you can get premium recreation fuel (no ethenol)? Your truck will love it.
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my 4 catagories in tow vehicles

1] overkill.... as in dually pulling a pop-up
2] well matched.... pull the mountain states as if they were flatlanders
3] barely make legal.... scary up and down mountains and x-winds
4] overloaded and squatting.... pine box time
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As I got back to MN and started to pay attention to what octane I was putting in (back to 87 in MN but was 85 most of the time out west...). My performance and mileage was much better. I need to play with this some more to make certain I have the facts. I just know that when I was running 85 octane that my 6.0 was not happy out in SD, ND, MT, WY...
The further west the higher elevation the less octane . regular goes from 87 to 85 . i use mid grade keep 89 any less and the 6.0 will know it . now full premium i found to be a waste as notice no difference but do if i stick in reg
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The further west the higher elevation the less octane . regular goes from 87 to 85 . i use mid grade keep 89 any less and the 6.0 will know it . now full premium i found to be a waste as notice no difference but do if i stick in reg
I wish I had been paying more attention while I was out there last week. I could have ran some real time comparisons. At least I know that my 6.0 does not like the 85 octane in those mountains when pulling the trailer.

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