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Old 12-23-2015, 03:18 PM   #21
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My though is when you went to 20" tires from 17" unless you also did a Gear change you just Killed your Full Blown Trailering Package! I would devote more time to Truck Color than What Brand! Youroo!!

Unless he matched overall diameter.
Yet, that would require lower profile tires, usually decreasing load rating

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Old 12-23-2015, 03:22 PM   #22
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Unless he matched overall diameter.
Yet, that would require lower profile tires, usually decreasing load rating

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Agree KK,the O-Ring Tires are Poor TV tires! Youroo!!
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Old 12-23-2015, 03:33 PM   #24
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Forgive my ignorance but with only 900 lbs. of payload I think you will be over the truck ratings.
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Old 12-23-2015, 03:42 PM   #25
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Go at least 3/4 ton, diesel. Pick the brand you are most comfortable with. Go to a size that will handle your next 5er as you will probably have the truck when you upgrade.
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Old 12-23-2015, 03:43 PM   #26
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Here is my take...if you only use the truck a couple times a year for towing, you probably can get buy without a diesel. When we bought our V10 F250 I knew the truck would sit for a couple of weeks at a time and unless towing would only get used for taking pakages 3 miles to the post office....not good for a diesel to run short trips. After 15 years our maintenance has been oil changes every few thousand miles and servicing the transmission about every 30,000

For occasional towing, the F150 with max tow and max payload seems like a winner.

If you are going to tow quite a lot and drive it daily more than a few miles, go with the diesel if you can afford it. If you do, go with a one ton so you payload is not compromised, especially if you get a heavy pin weight 5er down the road. I have had good luck with the Ford but have heard their new diesel is not too reliable. If Toyota ever came out with a HD diesel that would be my choice. My 92 Toyota p/u has 460,000 miles on it and I just took a 500 mile trip.
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Old 12-23-2015, 05:02 PM   #27
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I was at a party last week and met a guy who works for a diesel
shop he sounded pretty up to par on his knowledge of the diesel trucks.
he said if he was going to buy a daily driver he would go with a chevy as they ride better and they have quieter ride , if your going to buy a truck for nothing but pulling buy the Dodge /Cummings,as they will out last under heavy pulling, then he said if they could put a ford body on the dodge frame, axles, and motor they would have a great truck as he said that was the ford frame and axles were weakest of the three
he said the ford are the worst to work on and the most expensive to fix he said look at the difference in size of the fuel injectors between the Cummings and the power stroke he said the power stroke are huge with a huge price tag
so they all have there qualities
depends what you like and what your looking for
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Old 12-23-2015, 05:14 PM   #28
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Forgive my ignorance but with only 900 lbs. of payload I think you will be over the truck ratings.
And thats with 15in tires, by the time you add the weight of the 20in wheels and tires.

Are you currently pulling the 8000 pound FW now with that setup, sorry but I don't see how thats even possible.
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Buy the one with the cup holders your DW likes. I've seen all makes at one time or another, broken down along the highways. From $2,000 Yugos to $2,000,000. Prevosts.
Where on earth do you see a $2000 Yugo!
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Having spent the bulk of my career working for a Detroit Diesel - Allison distributor (with the last few years working for a Cummins distributor), in a perfect world, I would opt for the Allison transmission with a Cummins engine. However, since no one offers that package, I would narrow the choice to a Ram/Cummins or a Chevrolet/Allison/Duramax. I would go with at least a 2500HD and take a hard look at a 3500 1-ton with single rear tires. The cost differential will be virtually nonexistent with what you're going to pay for a new diesel truck!
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