Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-11-2014, 11:42 AM   #1
Member
 
Total Bliss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Rockford Area
Posts: 495
Which Tow Vehicle

Just curious, we are looking at the 36ckts. Wondering which truck people are towing this model with.
__________________

__________________
Total Bliss is offline   Reply With Quote Reply
Old 12-11-2014, 11:55 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
rracer5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Full Timing It
Posts: 1,906
Quote:
Originally Posted by Total Bliss View Post
Just curious, we are looking at the 36ckts. Wondering which truck people are towing this model with.
You don't mention if you already have a tow vehicle or not or if you're thinking of getting newer.

But, if I were doing it all over again, a unit that size would be pulled by a 1 ton diesel (or larger), prefferably dually for piece of mind and stability.
__________________

__________________
"PT Crew Members Since 9/2010"[/I][/B]
2011 RAM 2500 HD 6.7L CTD Crew
2014 Sanibel 3250
rracer5 is offline   Reply With Quote Reply
Old 12-11-2014, 12:34 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 876
Owning a CKTS albeit an older model, I can say emphatically it needs a dually. Regardless of the advertised pin weight it will end up at minimum 20% and more than likely closer to 22-23% of the actual weight. In my case 13,500 pound fiver yeilds 3200 pin weight.
__________________
donniedu is online now   Reply With Quote Reply
Old 12-11-2014, 12:42 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 41
We've pulled our 2014 36CKTS all over the country in all weather conditions with a Ford F-350 dually, and we couldn't be happier with the combination. Plenty of power (pulling and stopping), and stability in the wind.
__________________
Mike & Nan
2014 Cedar Creek 36 CKTS
2013 Ford F-350 4X4 Dually
Mike&Nan is offline   Reply With Quote Reply
Old 12-11-2014, 12:43 PM   #5
Member
 
Total Bliss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Rockford Area
Posts: 495
We have been looking at the 1 ton. Based on the weight of the 5ver, that is the one I'm going to get. I have seen and read that people are towing with 3/4's and was sort of confused as to the reason. I ran the numbers and even talked to the truck service guy at the dealership. So I'm convinced on the 1 ton.
__________________
Total Bliss is offline   Reply With Quote Reply
Old 12-11-2014, 02:46 PM   #6
Former Full Timer
 
Duckogram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,148
Good conclusion. Now all you have to do is actually buy the CC and the TV and you will be ready.
__________________
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is:
Be satisfied with your opinions
and content with your knowledge.
Elbert Hubbard
Duckogram is offline   Reply With Quote Reply
Old 12-11-2014, 03:40 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 89
Now all you have to do is decide whether to go whole hog and get a dually or to go SRW. I have a 2013 Chevy DRW and love it for the stability. But a good friend has the 2015 Chevy 1 ton diesel SRW and claims there is no stability problem. He has a CKTS, mine is the next smaller RLSA.


BTW, many of the reasons I hear from folks who are hesitant to get the dually is that they want to be able to use it as their daily driver. I use my truck all the time in and around town and found no problems with it at all. My wife drives it as well (and quite likes it). And on the personal side, my grandsons love riding in it. They call it the "Urban Assault Vehicle". LOL - teenage boys!
__________________
Skip & Susan Orrell
Hurst, Texas
2013 34 RLSA w/ most of the options
2013 Chevy 3500HD, D/A, DRW, 4X4
WeRCreekers is offline   Reply With Quote Reply
Old 12-11-2014, 07:19 PM   #8
Member
 
LeNe4847's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Where ever we park it!!
Posts: 69
Our 36CKTS will be built in Jan. We looked a long time and read a lot. We just recently scored a 2012 Dodge 1 ton diesel DRW L O N G bed (8ft). I looked for a couple of months when this one popped up on the radar. We got it 2 weeks ago and is all I have been driving. I tell the wife it is because I want to get used to driving it. But it is just fun to drive!! shhh
__________________
Lee and Neva

2015 Ceder Creek 36CKTS
LeNe4847 is offline   Reply With Quote Reply
Old 12-12-2014, 04:32 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 328
I have no problem towing my 2013 36CKTS with a 2004 F-350, SWR, CC, SB


I also pull a 4' X 6' enclosed trailer behind the 5er.




C.B.
__________________
cbvp is online now   Reply With Quote Reply
Old 12-12-2014, 09:25 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 113
A dually for sure just for the stability and safety, I have always been a Chevy guy and I love my 3500 but honestly any 1 ton from the big 3 will do the job.
__________________

__________________
Pitcrew18 is offline   Reply With Quote Reply
Reply

Tags
tow vehicle

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:17 PM.