I always enjoy reading these threads, but try to stay out of them for sanity purposes. Guess I'm feeling crazy today
Here's what I tell everybody. Once you are over 26' in a tt, or any fifth wheel or toy hauler, just get a 3/4 ton or better.
I pulled for years with a half ton and was under all the weight limit suggestions. I thought everything was just fine and had no problems. Then I switched to a 3/4 ton in preparation for a heavier RV. I could not believe the improvement in towing experience. I kicked myself for not doing it about three trailers before that.
Than I moved from gas to diesel. Whoa! A whole 'nuther giant step up in towing evolution. Now it's just a pleasure to tow
Move up to a bigger truck if you can and stop fussing over payloads and air bags, special hitches, and other add-ons to try and make your half ton work better. You will kick yourself for waiting so long
Scott and Liz - Southern NM
2012 Wildcat Sterling 32RL - w/level up (best option ever)
2007 Chevy 2500HD 4dr short bed Duramax w/allison
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