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Old 08-03-2013, 05:54 PM   #11
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I now see you're driving a 3500 Silverado. What is your gas mileage with and without towing? Do you think a 2500 would pull it? We're now torn between this and class A.
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You are a smart person! We too saved up for our dream toy hauler! It was painful, but so worth it! Being debt free is an awesome feeling!! You should be so proud of the hard work that took! I hope we hear back from you as your search continues! Hang in there....you will find exactly what works, and I hope one day we meet along the way! We love our Harley and our XLR!!
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:56 PM   #12
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I have a Dodge Cummins 3500 & pull a 356 QLB PUMA Unleashed toyhauler 36'
Get about 12 towing 18-20 Solo It does take more parking space.... A 3/4 ton would get about the same........ I opted for a used low milage truck but a new Puma....... This toyhauler is available at less than 30K (We got it out the door taxes & everything for under 30K last summer) ..... The truck was under 20K but I got real lucky on that.........

We went to a toyhauler to haul a golf car & to give our grow kids & now grandchild a private room of the own........

I am sure that there are many class A' s that are toyhaulers ....... CW is not the cheapest dealer around........

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Old 08-03-2013, 07:08 PM   #13
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I now see you're driving a 3500 Silverado. What is your gas mileage with and without towing? Do you think a 2500 would pull it? We're now torn between this and class A.
3500 dually territory only with a Toyhauler (compare the payload & GVWR on each to understand why 1 ton the way to go)
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:48 PM   #14
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I saw a motorhome that looked like you could load a bike in the slideout. I have a picture of it somewhere that I'll try to find. It was cool.

Edit: The picture wasn't good but it was a Newmar All Star Cycle Hauler Edition Class A.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:00 AM   #15
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I now see you're driving a 3500 Silverado. What is your gas mileage with and without towing? Do you think a 2500 would pull it? We're now torn between this and class A.
HarleyBill, they say a 2500 won't pull this...at least not without wearing it out. As for gas mileage, we get about 12 miles to the gallon, but on really hilly places like The Ozark Mountains, it does drop. However, it pulls like a dream!
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:56 AM   #16
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On main reason we choose the 5th wheel toyhauler is so we would have our truck for transportation when camping. Like going to the grocery store, or places that the Harley won't go, or for bad weather rides. You can always pull your vehicle behind the class A too.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:12 AM   #17
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My hubby loves our little Tacoma (although his brother said get a Tacoma-but he bought the little one so I won't wreck it parking!!! So now having a hard time convincing him I won't damage anew $40,000 Ford F2500! Just can't go bigger! But then, what's that difference? He just doesn't want to tow much! So he's back to wanting a Class A, add motorcycle lift to the rear and somehow pull the Toyota! But I have a feeling I may be just as happy to follow him in the truck!!!! We get along famously-except we don't like each others taste in music!!! We take turns and tolerate each others!!!
Wow! I think I've just solved a lot if issues!
Lol! Love this forum! Seems many of us solve our own problems just sharing!
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My hubby loves our little Tacoma (although his brother said get a Tacoma-but he bought the little one so I won't wreck it parking!!! So now having a hard time convincing him I won't damage anew $40,000 Ford F2500! Just can't go bigger! But then, what's that difference? He just doesn't want to tow much! So he's back to wanting a Class A, add motorcycle lift to the rear and somehow pull the Toyota! But I have a feeling I may be just as happy to follow him in the truck!!!! We get along famously-except we don't like each others taste in music!!! We take turns and tolerate each others!!!
Wow! I think I've just solved a lot if issues!
Lol! Love this forum! Seems many of us solve our own problems just sharing!
That is so awesome!!
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:04 PM   #19
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That is so awesome!!
So I told hubby of my plan...he said I might as well bring my own tent then!!!

Guess that idea is out! Today, we are looking at 5th wheel toy haulers!!!
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:41 PM   #20
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We want to enjoy being debt free! We are saving up for the rig -whatever that is...Bill would prefer the Class A and tow our truck or the MC...we'll have to pick or chose which one to take....but we have figured out no Class A until we can travel for a month or more at a time. We can just take one or two weeks at the most right now....so back to looking for a small trailer we can pull with the truck.
Thanks for the reply and knowing how painful it is!!!
But we know sunny and fun days are ahead!!!
Sounds like a great plan !
IMO you will probably be going the class A route. Mostly because the likelihood of finding a toy hauler, to fit HD, and you n dh, that can be towed by a tachoma, Not good. Bigger truck n nicer TH or class A with garage. Kind of sounds like a fun dilemma ! Enjoy !
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