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Old 12-13-2015, 04:19 PM   #11
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Unless your planning to pull in snow and mud I don't see the point in a 4X4, especially with a diesel. all diesel engines are taller than a gasser and mfg's have to accommodate for the front banjo housing making the truck sit higher. all my diesels have been ordered 2 wheel drive, never had a height problem.

Maybe down south.

In Canada. We need 4x4.


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Old 12-13-2015, 08:22 PM   #12
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I have a 2012 Ram 3500 CC Limited 4X4 Cummins and I'm pulling a Flagstaff 8528 BHSS and never had any issues. This truck pulls the camper like it's not even there. Go with the 3500 then you have room to upgrade you 5er in a couple of years if you choose. The only thing that I don't like is the Firestone Transforce HT tires. These are by far the worst tire I have ever had on a truck. Wet roads they spin very easy and in snow forget it unless your in 4 wheel even then they suck. I only have 23000 miles on the truck and these tires wont last another 5000 miles and I will have to replace.
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Old 12-13-2015, 08:40 PM   #13
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have a 09 gmc sierra lbz 4x4 long bed crew cab diesel- 15 flagstaff 28' 5er reese revolution hitch( but locked straight) on the 5er.20k reese hitch no height issues - tows lovely through the adirondack mts of upstate ny-green mts of vt and nh
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Old 12-13-2015, 08:47 PM   #14
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Thanks guys. Lot's of good info on this forum. I want to have the 4x4 as the truck will be our only vehicle. Like I said I'll do lots of measureing as part of the research before I pull the trigger.
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Old 12-13-2015, 09:51 PM   #15
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forgot to mention mine is a duallie
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Old 12-13-2015, 11:43 PM   #16
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I have a 2015 Chevy 3500HD Crew Cab, Dually, 4X4, diesel. I am currently towing (2016 Coachmen Brookstone) with the trailer front a bit high, to give me the clearance I need. Reese hitch is adjusted to top holes to give me that clearance. Looking for spring shackle to lower the rear a couple of inches. Bought off lot, and in Georgia haven't seen a 2500 or 3500 diesel on the lot with 2 wheel drive... and don't know if it is any lower.
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Old 12-15-2015, 07:17 PM   #17
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one ton truck

I am towing my 8528rlws with a one ton ford diesel it does just fine. The one surprise I did get was the fuel mileage. I was hauling a 4500 lbs truck camper and was getting around 15 miles to the gallon. With the trailer I am only getting 12 to 13 did not expect that. Must drag a lot more air then the truck camper.
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Old 12-15-2015, 07:38 PM   #18
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Pulling mine with a 2500GMC 6.0 no prob


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Old 12-15-2015, 09:18 PM   #19
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I just bought a 8528RKWS and am looking for a truck to pull it. Have read previous posts on 4x4 argument and would prefer to find a 4x2 truck but none available this time of year in north central PA. In fact a lot of 3/4 ton trucks I've found on dealer sites also have snow plow package installed, an expensive option I don't need since I'm only going to get the truck to tow with. Any height problems found with either Ford or RAM 3/4 ton with this trailer?
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Old 12-16-2015, 07:01 AM   #20
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If you want 4x2 need to shop southern states my suggestion would be take a quick Texas or Oklahoma vacation and get you a year end deal for Christmas I got my Sierra GMC for under 36 k loaded Slt the deals are down here just shop around


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