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Old 02-13-2014, 01:40 PM   #11
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We started in the same position. Santa Fe with a 3500 towing max. Once we started looking at HTTs we realized we needed a bigger TV. Got a great deal on a F150 SuperCrew (originally looking at the Explorer but we realized it wouldn't handle it)...that was with the anticipation of looking at HTTs this year. We got lucky and the local dealer wanted to sell us a 233s they had on the lot.

I feel the Roo behind the F150...I know she is there. I can't imagine ever having tried to tow it with the Santa Fe. I have seen some people pull into campgrounds with Escapes, Explorer, Pilots and Santa Fe's pulling smaller HTTs and they all have said it's a rough ride and they are waiting to get a 1/2 ton pickup as their next vehicule.

We load the Roo, load the truck and load the family and we don't have to worry about weight....ever.
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:16 PM   #12
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No way. I'm pull a 233s with a suburban towing capacity of 7000 and I'm pushing it because I have 5 kids. 6 bodies, excluding driver, is taking away from my towing capacity. And the GVWR is over 5000lbs for the 233s.
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:01 PM   #13
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the OP needs to get a bigger TV or a smaller trailer, no just "think" about it.
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:07 PM   #14
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FYI,

Do the math. Here is a link that is very eye opening.

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Old 02-13-2014, 04:43 PM   #15
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If it truly is a deal you don't want to pass on and you want to wait a year on the bigger tv, maybe consider a seasonal site for this summer. Most dealers will be willing to tow it to a seasonal site and you could probably work out a deal for them to move it to wherever you store it for the winter.
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My setup, and I feel that I am pushing it. After going to the CAT scales, I am 100lbs over GVW. I am workkng on that, but I am in the market for a new TV, and sizing it to my next TT.

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If your tv has P rated tires, I wouldn't even consider it, if it has LT LR D or E tires, I'd give it a whirl. Tires are a lot cheaper than bigger trucks.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:30 PM   #18
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If it truly is a deal you don't want to pass on and you want to wait a year on the bigger tv, maybe consider a seasonal site for this summer. Most dealers will be willing to tow it to a seasonal site and you could probably work out a deal for them to move it to wherever you store it for the winter.
An excellent idea! That also gives you plenty of time to look for a good deal on a tow vehicle, while you sit around a campfire, sipping on a cold beverage.
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Buy a TV bigger than you need. I didn't make my first payment on my 2013 Silverado 1500 and DW found a gotta have 5er to replace the TT. But the new truck won't pull it.
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:52 PM   #20
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Thanks for all the replies.
Really great advice from everyone.

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