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Old 02-19-2015, 02:09 PM   #81
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Just a note, when you hook up, make sure you ALWAYS engage the Tow/Haul mode. I have the GU5 and pull a 5er with no problem. Mine very seldom ever shifts into 4th or OD. Still get around 9.0 mpg and pull 60-65mph max except sometimes (rarely) get to 70 down some hills.
well I got some good news from the dealership he said that he takes full responsibility for not double checking the actual tow rating of the truck and that he's going to keep an eye out on for another 2014 Lt 4x4 and that he is going to make it right. He mentioned swapping out the gears but that he didn't think it would really be the most economical idea.
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Old 02-19-2015, 02:55 PM   #82
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Good to hear they are taking steps to correct the situation. Im glad to hear it and that has to make you feel a little better too.
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Old 02-19-2015, 03:28 PM   #83
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Good to hear they are taking steps to correct the situation. Im glad to hear it and that has to make you feel a little better too.
absolutely I was about ready to freak out
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Old 02-19-2015, 03:57 PM   #84
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My only worry thus far is that the trailer weights 5750
The empty-weight sticker on our TT is 6,400 & empty tongue weight is 650, but loaded & ready to camp we're over 8,000 with 1,000+ of that on the tongue. (Our total payload is 2,200 ready to camp before adding a fiberglass cap...) Ready-to-camp our GCVW is a tad under 15,000. Subtract the 650 lb. difference between your TT & ours, and your GCVW could easily reach 14,000+...

For most TT's, all of the storage is up front so almost everything you add to the pass-through storage & under the front mattress ends-up adding to the tongue weight... IMO the (used) 1/2 tons capable of towing this size TT are pricey, like the capable F150 Ecoboost w/HD package... On the other hand, IMO you can pick-up a used 3/4 ton (gas) for a much better price...

In 2013 we found a 2 year-old 2011 Ram 2500 Crew Cab ST for 14,000. It has a payload of 3,000, so I added a used ($600) fiberglass cap & now we can stow our gear wherever it is convenient to unpack vs. how it will affect our payload... No we do not have leather seats or a NAV system that will be obsolete in another year... My cell phone plays Pandora, etc. through my capable speakers and a $100 Garmin GPS with free updates provides my NAV w/hands-free speaker phone...

Since you are new to camping, these are the things that are hard to imagine when you are first looking at matching a TV to a TT... If you buy a truck with a payload under 1,900 for that TT you will have a hard time figuring-out how to load your gear & properly setup your WDH (hitch) so that you keep the weight off of your rear axle...
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Old 02-19-2015, 05:51 PM   #85
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Glad the dealer is making it right for you OP. I was in a similar situation with the TV but our dealer made it right for us. Hopefully things will work out and you can start enjoying that TT!
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:57 AM   #86
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1FAST: I was looking thru Craigslist in your area and came across a 2003 DodgeRam 2500 advertised in Belleville,Ill. Looks like it is just south of where you live. It is a full 4 Door Truck with a new Hemi engine in it, plus other updates done.Private party AD and asking 13,500 and sure it would pull your Cherokee with no problem. Check it out, if you wish on Craiglist. Was posted 6 Days ago.

Otherwise, hope you can find the Truck you need and Good Luck.
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:38 AM   #87
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1Fast: Also found some other trucks from Marshall Ford in Craigslist. They had around 7 trucks that MAY? fit your Bill. I guess the newer F150 6's with Turbo Charge are rated pretty good. Some RVer's tow SOME? Fifth Wheels with them. O'Fallon is where this dealer is located.

Of course you MAY BE just a Chev, man. Take a cruise thru Craigslist and you MAY? find the CAT'S Meow.

CRUISE ON!!! and have FUN
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I have a 2013 Ford F150 with the eco boost motor with 3.31 rear that I towed a 5200 lb(dry) 30' TT from MN to ME and back last year and it towed great. It is very important to get hitch and truck balanced correctly to keep things stable.
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1fastz28, Just curious here, did you get a different truck?
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Old 03-01-2015, 10:12 AM   #90
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1fastz28, Just curious here, did you get a different truck?
Not yet, I talked to the dealer on Thursday and he said he was still trying to find one similar to what I had purchased, I did tell him that I wont be picking up the trailer for another 6 weeks so there isn't an immediate hurry, but i'm confident that it'll be taken care of promptly. Once I get it i'll post pics!
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