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Old 02-01-2014, 09:14 AM   #11
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If you are looking for power and a single wheel drive then I suggest getting a 6.6l Duramax diesel with an Allison transmission from Chevrolet. It can pull around 12,000lb. To 13,000lb.
I have a gas Chevrolet 8.1L 2500HD and I pulled a 37ft Montana with no problem and it has a 3.73 rear, good truck.

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Old 02-01-2014, 09:41 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by BoatDude View Post
We have a 2013 CC 36 CKTS. I need a tow vehicle to pull it south (1000 miles) once or twice a year. I looked at a 2013 F350 Lariat today with a 6.7 power stroke diesel, SWD and a 3.55 rear gear. It is prep with the 5th wheel package. I would think this would do the job very well. I would rather not have to get a DRW.

Any suggestions from those that have the same 5er?
If I only took the camper on a few trips a year I would stick with the SRW, a DWR has its good points but also a few bad ones, on the road I live on with a DRW I would have to be off the road on one side a lot, DRW are hard to park. Its hard enough to park a SRW, I don't even look for a spot up front, with a DRW it would be worse, the 350 Ford will pull the 36CKTS just fine, heck a Ford 150 would pull the camper just fine, A Ford F-150 is one bad truck. I am happy with my Silverado 3500 SRW diesel, DRW can haul more weight and might be more stable but I will keep my SRW.

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Old 02-01-2014, 05:14 PM   #13
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Boat Dude. I tow my 2014 CC 36ckts with a 08 SRW F250 6.5' bed. It's a FX4 Crew C with 20" wheels and 6.4 diesel. I've pulled it a couple thousand miles so far and it is adequate but nothing more. 3.55 rear ratio = 9 mpg avg. It accelerates fine and stops fine but watch out for cross winds and high speed interstate travel with big trucks in the mix. This truck I already owned and when I upgrade it will be a dually. I have towed with duallys and they basically are less squirrelly in those conditions. I understand the parking drawbacks also in tight lots but u will get used to it.
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