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RE: New and confused

Well, we bought a 2019 Dodge Ram Tradesman, HD 2500 4x4 off road package. It's a beast. It'll more than tow my TT thankfully. I said I would never buy a Dodge, and I did. I'm not ashamed. My wife is awful fond of it too, and I want her to be comfortable in it. If we do the across country trips, I need her to feel comfortable. Thanks again for all the advice. I did a lot of researching and inquiry based on suggestions you all gave me. It's much appreciated.
eherber 10/05/20 07:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: New and confused

All! Thanks for all the opinions and options. I'm still not 100% on which way to go, but I'll get there. The van idea is intriguing, my wife actually started throwing that idea out yesterday. However, unless I'm missing it, they don't appear to have 4x4 capabilities. I think if we succeed in our goal do do more dry camping, we're going to want to have something with that option. I'm still not opposed to the sub route, but you have to find the needle in the haystack with the legitimate tow package. Better frame, better suspension, better transmission. Every one within a 200 mile radius doesn't seem to have it. They're all 6 lugs vs 8 lugs... Again, thanks for all the input. If anything, it helped me show my wife that although the sub would be ideal considering kids (no I do not have the quite kiddos), it may not be technically sound. Follow-up inquiry. Do you all who tow with a dodge like it? Mechanic where I work used to be a Chrysler master mechanic. He also happens to be a big TT guy. He said he would never tell anyone to by a Chrysler model. Said in all his training, they've basically relayed to mechanics that the vehicles are designed to break down. Granted they will at some point in time, but he said it was as if they purposely made it to be that way. FYI, he tows with a 3500 GMC crew cab.
eherber 10/02/20 11:21am Tow Vehicles
New and confused

Hey all! New here, so instantly I apologize if this info is somewhere else, and I do not know where. I did some searching, but I'm also at work so I can't steal all the time. My Wife and I just entered into the travel trailer world. We're pretty much complete newbies. We did our research and found a TT with a bunk house was the best bet with our family, us and 3 kiddos 5 and under. We purchased the new (cringe) Jayco Jay Flight SLX 8 267BHSW. We got the Baja package and the rocky mountain edition. We live in AZ, plan to do a lot of dry camping, but also try to traverse the country and show our kids what it has to offer. On top of visiting family in MN and VA. Our intent, or so we thought, was to buy a used 2016-2019 Suburban. Separate our kids in the vehicle, and bring the 4 legged friend inside for comfort too. In talking with some co-workers who have done a lot of camping, they have since advised us to not go with the suburban, as it is more or less the half ton now, they do not make the 3/4 ton anymore (since 2013.) With the trailer being at max 7300lbs, towing up the mountains of AZ, they don't think the 1500 is all that "safe" of an option. Fine, so now our options are a 3/4 truck for the most part as we want something used but with lower miles. Now sacrificing our space (all 3 kids in child's seats, two in rear facing) The gist. Are they correct? Even with the different engine packages of the newer subs, their point is the transmission and suspension aren't really "up to par" for towing the 30' raised trailer fully loaded. Granted the tow rating of the sub is 8100-8300 - other factors should be considered. Thanks for your time, and any input. Again, I apologize If this info is out there. I need to get more concrete answers to my wife, she hears me, gets me, but then circles back to the Sub... she wants the space. I... do not want to sacrifice safety.
eherber 10/01/20 04:44pm Tow Vehicles
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