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RE: Just bought my first travel trailer

I’m leaning towards the Ram 2500. I already own a Dodge and I’m happy with it. The next step will be a 6.4L Hemi vs a 6.7L Cummins. A little about myself. I’ve been driving trucks for UPS for about 27 years. We use Freightliner tractors with Cummins engines. I’m mostly pulling a 53’ trailer with 30,000+ lbs. I don’t like these trucks going up hills. Going over the Devore pass I sometimes slow down to about 30 mph. Since I’m not a linehaul driver and do all local work I frequently run into the regen light coming on which I hate because it’s usually a parked 30-40 minute wait for this process to finish. I understand it will do a regen while driving on the highway but I never drive enough miles for this to happen. What I like on the diesel is the engine and transmission brakes for coming down a steep incline. For comfort level I’m leaning towards the gas although the diesel has better towing capabilities. I’m planning on test driving both just to get a feel of how they drive. I’m basing all my knowledge of diesel trucks on the rig I drive. I know a pickup will not be as loud. But want to see the difference if there is any on cabin noise at freeway speeds between gas and diesel. The comfort level on big trucks has come a long way with air ride suspension and air seats. The one plus that is huge for me on a diesel is the engine braking function. Overheated brakes are no fun.
RickG64 03/31/20 01:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Just bought my first travel trailer

What will give better fuel economy. Gas or diesel? The diesel will be higher in maintenance costs at least from what I’ve read. My wife and I will be able to retire soon me mid 50’s her early 50’s and plan on taking a year living in this and visiting all 48 continental US states.
RickG64 03/29/20 12:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Just bought my first travel trailer

What the salesman told me that sold me my trailer is that he has a similar sized trailer and pulls it comfortably with a F-150. He said as long as it’s a newer truck it would work just fine. I was thinking 3/4 ton not 1/2 ton from the start. I currently have a newer Dodge Durango that I really like. I was thinking of trading it in for a Dodge 2500 with a Diesel engine but have heard Ford is better for towing.
RickG64 03/29/20 10:06am Travel Trailers
Just bought my first travel trailer

I just bought a 2020 Keystone Outback 330RL Length 37.83 ft, width 8 ft, height 11.33ft Dry weight 8,839 lbs, payload capacity 1,661 lbs, gvwr 10,500 lbs, hitch weight 1,100 lbs My question is how much truck am I going to need to pull this? My wife and I are considering a Ford F-250 with a 6.7L diesel or a Dodge Ram 2500. The trailer dealer suggested a Ford F-150 with the EcoBoost engine. I’ve never owned a trailer and don’t want to buy the wrong vehicle to tow it. What do you suggest?
RickG64 03/29/20 08:54am Travel Trailers
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