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Old 06-15-2016, 03:29 PM   #11
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Op...doubt you'll have a problem. But.....i bet the constant downshifting and fuel economy will make you upgrade to a diesel in the future.
I hadn't had truck that wasn't diesel in over 8 years and bought a gas half-ton a few weeks ago. (i still have my new Gmc 3500 diesel)
Im pretty disappointed in how much it downshifts on hills when empty. It actually seemed better when i went from the 17" wheels to 22" wheels. Probably the extra rotating mass that helps with momentum.

I had a 8500 puma before my current 12,000+ sabre. I couldn't imagine using a gasser on either.
If your comfortable though, then run with it!
Not only is your fuel mileage not so good but wait until you have to replace those 22" tires!!

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Old 06-15-2016, 03:48 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by sfsgm View Post
Not only is your fuel mileage not so good but wait until you have to replace those 22" tires!!
Fuel mileage is the same. Quality 22" truck tires aren't any more than quality 17" truck tires. About $225-300 a piece.
Im in the automotive business so tires and wheels sell a vehicle!

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Old 06-15-2016, 03:50 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by jackandjoanne View Post
I tow a Silverback 29IK with a 2015 GMC Sierra 6.2 gasser, have been from Northeast Pa to South Carolina 3 times through the mountains or West Virginia and Tenn. with no issues. To upstate New York and Western Pa as well
Silverback is 11,600 dry, with the right gears the truck is rated at 14,600.
I think you mean 6.0 V8, jack&joanne. The 6.2 is only available in the 1/2 ton....just sayin'!
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Old 06-15-2016, 08:37 PM   #14
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:06 AM   #15
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We pull our Sabre 32 RCTS with a 5.7 L Hemi Ram and have been doing so for 4 years with out issue. I think the 32 RCTS is a bit smaller than the 33ckts, but not by much. We've checked weights a couple of times including once using the service available at the Goshen rally and are well with in all limits. We ordered the RAM with towing in mind and equipped it accordingly.

We've camped in 23 states from east coast to as far west as Colorado and Wyoming with no problem. Our longest trip so far was last winter... 5,500 mi in 4 mo. (next winter will be longer)

There have been only a few times we wished we had more power when stopped on a pretty steep grade and had to accelerate from a dead stop. We just took it a little slower and were fine. Our Mileage ranges from 9 to almost 12 mpg with cruising average between 10 and 11. Max speed for us is usually around 55-60. We find that most comfortable.
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Old 06-16-2016, 10:34 AM   #16
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If you need to put your truck in 4 low.... To make it safely down the mountain. Doesn't that tell you, you need more truck???

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Old 06-16-2016, 12:03 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Dan50 View Post
And your trucker friend has it backwards as well.

100% agreed.
Constant pressure will cause brake fade. It will overheat and warp the rotors.

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Old 06-16-2016, 01:07 PM   #18
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Sabre customers hauling with F250 6.2 gasser

I pulled my 32 ft 5th wheel on an 8000 mile trip from Texas to California, Oregon,Washington,Idaho,Montana,North Dakota,Michigan with a 2012 f250 6.2. It did OK but several times was in 2nd gear and screaming. Mileage around 7.
Traded for a Duramax and find towing is much more enjoyable.

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Old 06-16-2016, 02:05 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by HESN22 View Post

We too have a 33CKTS, which we love, but it is a 2014. We tow with an F250 - gas ....
Gas mileage was not that bad, so my husband says ... was getting about 400 - 450 miles per tank

Sorry, but that is hard to believe. That would be 13.5 mpg if you completely used all 35 gallon capacity of the large fuel tank.
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Old 06-16-2016, 02:43 PM   #20
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8-9 mpg would be a bunch closern certainly not 13.5 smh

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