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Old 11-28-2015, 05:53 PM   #1
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Which one to go with Chevy 1500 or the 2500 hd

We are new to the camping world just bought a 2015 XLR hyper lite 29HFS we have only pulled it twice we have a 2008 suburban that we are using now not real comfortable pulling it with the suburban looking to buy a pick up but not sure which one to go with what do most of you pull yours with we have a 2014 Harley limited that will be putting in the back but have not pulled it with the bike in the back
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Old 11-28-2015, 06:09 PM   #2
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I agree, get the 3500, you WILL be glad you did....
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Old 11-28-2015, 06:58 PM   #3
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at least a 3/4 ton, but in my opinion, just skip that and get a single rear wheel 1 ton. Virtually same price and handles much more weight
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:03 PM   #4
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I just bought a 30hds and my first trip I pulled it with a Dodge 2500. It was about the worst experience I've ever had pulling a trailer. I now have a 2008 3500 Duramax dually and absolutely love it!
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:11 PM   #5
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At least a 2500 no matter the make. Diesel is better. Gasser will work depending on you. Next you will hear 29 opinions from 29 people. I've pulled less trailer with a 1500 and its not for me... 6000 miles of me bitchin and wondering what the heck was I thinking. Others pull with a half at 70 mph plus and claim they cant tell it's back there. If you search the forum you will read several messages from people who went with a 1/2 ton only to later go bigger. Go bigger is my advice. If you're like so many other there will be a bigger rig in your future. A 1 ton might be wise.
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:13 PM   #6
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Another vote for a SRW 1 ton diesel.... your brand of choice. That is way too much trailer for a half ton. If you want a comfortable easy ride get the diesel and enjoy your towing experience.
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:38 PM   #7
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Not sure about the other two brands but if you go Ford, a 250 is fine. Despite different ratings on paper to satisfy different markets segments, the F250 and SRW 350 are physically 100% identical if the 250 has the camper package. A 150 will ride much better unloaded and I'd be fine towing the RV in question with it but some folks need more of a comfort buffer than I do. Only you can decide the best tow vehicle for you.
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:46 PM   #8
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Your suburban still may be out matched but you should look at the weight distribution system to see if it setup properly. Taking it to the scales will help you with getting real tongue weight you may have too much tongue weight putting the bike in the back may actually help it ride better. Knowing the real time we will tell you how much truck you will need.
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Your TT is about 7,000 empty & up to 9,700 loaded w/tongue weight under 1,500 so a 3/4 ton would do the job.

IMO you can't go wrong with any of the latest 3/4 & 1 ton choices, so it comes down to your budget. We wanted more funds available for camping, so I bought a 2 year-old Ram 2500 w/5.7 Hemi & payload of 3,000 for $14K. Our TT is 8,500 ready-to-camp & with family of 5, bikes, fiberglass cap, firewood, etc. our GCVW is near 15,000. The 5.7 had no trouble maintaining the speed limit throughout the Smoky Mts...

For the price of a F150 EB w/HD upgrade, needed for your size toy hauler, you can get a Ram 2500/3500 w/6.4 Hemi. If you can live with a stock interior (no leather, NAV, etc.) you can get a Ram 3500 w/Cummins for under $45K....
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We are new to the camping world just bought a 2015 XLR hyper lite 29HFS we have only pulled it twice we have a 2008 suburban that we are using now not real comfortable pulling it with the suburban looking to buy a pick up but not sure which one to go with what do most of you pull yours with we have a 2014 Harley limited that will be putting in the back but have not pulled it with the bike in the back

Chevy 2500 hd will do nicely 6.0 gas is fine unless you can't stand to lose speed going up a 6% grade then get the duramax . I tow the the 6.0 without issue . when i up grade it will be the single axle 3500 . diesel maybe the 6.0 does so well can't justify the extra bucks
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