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Old 10-23-2015, 03:02 PM   #1
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What are you using to pull your 23IKSS?

I am thinking about upgrading to a 23IKSS and was considering the Chevy 2500HD as a tow vehicle but it seems that a lot of them are being towed by 1/2 ton pickups. What are you using to tow your 23IKSS? If you are using a 1/2 ton are you using LT tires?

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Old 10-23-2015, 03:27 PM   #2
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You don't "need" a 3/4 ton truck to tow a 23IKSS.
My 23SS is similar in length and weight and I tow it with a 1/2 ton Avalanche that has P tires.

The only reasons to get a 3/4 ton TV, is you see yourself going bigger in the future or you want more than enough towing ability.
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Old 10-23-2015, 04:19 PM   #3
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Ours tows with absolutely no issues including many trips within the Adirondacks. Gear is a 3.42 and tires are P (Goodyear Wranglers). When we both retired we downsized to one vehicle so this is also our daily driver.
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Old 10-23-2015, 07:22 PM   #4
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2013 Ram 1500. 5.7 hemi.....more than enough power and brake for a 5000 lb dry camper. P tires also. Got about 30000 on the tires so talked to a friend who owns an independent tire store. He suggested staying with p tires because the tradeoff in ride harshness wouldn't be worth it. I personally have never felt unsafe with the stock Goodyears but I will upgrade to Bridgestones when I get tires next year. Get a good wdh and a half ton will be fine ( unless there is that possibility of a much bigger unit in the future).
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Old 10-23-2015, 07:40 PM   #5
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Any 1/2 ton will pull the 23ikss just fine. 3/4 is an overkill unless you plan to pull a bigger trailer in the future. These are lightweight trailers built to be pulled by smaller vehicles. I use a Ram 1500 Ecodiesel with LT tires and it pulls effortlessly. Good luck in your search.
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Old 10-23-2015, 07:53 PM   #6
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We pull our 23IKSS with a 2008 Ford Expedition EL. Works great.


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Old 10-23-2015, 10:37 PM   #8
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I pull my 23IKSS with a 2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7 litre with 3.93 gear no problems and get btwn 9-11 mpg.
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Old 10-24-2015, 12:52 PM   #9
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I pull my 23IKSS with a 2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7 litre with 3.93 gear no problems and get btwn 9-11 mpg.

Tundra with 3.93 gears...? I thought they all had 4.30 gears ?
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