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Old 04-28-2013, 10:00 AM   #1
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Sabre 34TBOK - 3/4 ton or 1 ton?

Late last season we purchased a 34TBOK and I had it delivered to my seasonal lot. I was wondering which truck I would need to pull the 34TBOK? Will a 3/4 ton be sufficient or would I need to go to a 1 ton? We have never left our seasonal site in the last ten years and I actually went from a Dodge 3/4 ton diesel to a F150 with the Ecoboost. The first of my 3 kids will be leaving the nest next year so wife and I may be looking at more travel in the next few years. May want to bring along our home away from home.

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Old 04-28-2013, 11:54 AM   #2
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JMHO, s 3/4t is fine, unless it isn't fine with you. If you are purchasing a different truck, i would go ahead with a 1T srw. I pull my 34TBOK with a F250 CC 4x4 lariat V10 & it pulls and sits great! I live in central Nebraska though, and the area is pretty flat.
If i could do it over, I'd do a 1T drw, just because used are about the same or even cheaper them a 3/4T, and nothing wrong with too much truck

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Old 04-28-2013, 12:12 PM   #3
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We all have our own opinions- but I would let weights and the truck ratings be my guide. If a 3/4-ton has enough payload to carry you, family, stuff and it- then that's what I would do. Otherwise, a 1-ton would be my way.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:40 PM   #4
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2011 Silverado 2500HD works well. Installed Firestone bags for my personal comfort. Total weight is well within specs. Duramax loves the pull...
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:16 PM   #5
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As others stated, 3/4 ton with airbags will be a good start...preferably 1 ton SRW might feel more comfortable to your conscience once you verified total towing weights.

Not to take your question off point, if you are looking to travel with your rig, heavily consider a diesel if your travels going to take you up & down mountains or very large hills. Gasser will be great for primarily flat terrain though.

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