Hello all I am taking my time in selecting and "right sizing" a TT.
I am single and do not plan to buy the 26' that I really want
I have a 1996 Chev C1500 2wd extended cab, short bed.
5.7L 350 cid.
4 spd AT.
Manuals says max towing is 6500 lbs...but that is the book not real world.
I plan on getting a TT that is 23' or less to be comfortable in camping and trailering. I have thought about changing the gearing to a 3.73 but not sure if that is going to make it much better.
75% of my camping is local, within 3 hour drive in KY state. The other 25% will be a one week trip in florida or 2 weeker out west. I considered pop-ups but that too me seems like too much work for me to pop up and down every time I move it. I also don't like the shower curtain effect in the bathroom.
I like the fully enclosed and also like the hybrids. I did not want a floor plan that was so small that I have to leave the TT to change my mind either......
Sometime soon I plan to have the truck weighed. I am reading the forums here and see that some folks travel a bit heavy, I am a fairly conservative traveler who likes good margins.
My transmission was just replaced and an external cooler was added for it.