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Let the kid pay for his/her own college education. Didn’t you? I did.


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bigger truck is obviously better.

I was really surprised at how much of a difference "E" tires made on my F150.

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Find yourself a used 3/4 or 1 tone diesel srw and you'll never regret it.
I've owned various sized trucks since 1976. I can swear by the 5.9 and 7.3's.

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Gald65 wrote:

Should I stop being a tight a$$ and get a 3/4 ton truck?
TIA


Assuming similarly outfitted...3/4ton isn't much more than a 1/2 ton.


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ShinerBock wrote:

It still amazes me that people think a 5-6k lb half ton towing 10-11k lbs is absurd, but a 8-9k one ton towing 30+k lbs is perfectly acceptable. This is one reason why I think we need to get rid of terms like half tons and one tons because people place there expectations on what a half ton should tow in their mind rather than looking at the actual capabilities of the truck. To them it is perfectly fine that HD/SD trucks have increased tow ratings to absurd amounts over the years, but the half ton will always be good for towing less than 7k no matter how much they have been upgraded over the years.


Who is suggesting your average 1 ton is going to be happy with 30k lb?

The vast majority would say that's in MDT territory.

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valhalla360 wrote:

ShinerBock wrote:

It still amazes me that people think a 5-6k lb half ton towing 10-11k lbs is absurd, but a 8-9k one ton towing 30+k lbs is perfectly acceptable. This is one reason why I think we need to get rid of terms like half tons and one tons because people place there expectations on what a half ton should tow in their mind rather than looking at the actual capabilities of the truck. To them it is perfectly fine that HD/SD trucks have increased tow ratings to absurd amounts over the years, but the half ton will always be good for towing less than 7k no matter how much they have been upgraded over the years.


Who is suggesting your average 1 ton is going to be happy with 30k lb?

The vast majority would say that's in MDT territory.


I agree that 30k is medium duty territory, but most people here tout their favorite brands latest chest beating marketing hype of being able to tow over 30K with a 9k lb truck configuration they will likely never own. There are also those that thing that a 3/4 ton can't safely and reliable handle more payload due to the 10k max GVWR of the government regulated class that all pre-2019 3/4 ton are in and ignorantly recommend a 1 ton because of it. If they actually looked at specs of a Ram 2500, it only has a rear GVWR of 500 lbs less than the 3500 but is limited in GVWR due to the class 2b max GVWR limits, not the actual capability of the truck.

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ShinerBock wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

ShinerBock wrote:

It still amazes me that people think a 5-6k lb half ton towing 10-11k lbs is absurd, but a 8-9k one ton towing 30+k lbs is perfectly acceptable. This is one reason why I think we need to get rid of terms like half tons and one tons because people place there expectations on what a half ton should tow in their mind rather than looking at the actual capabilities of the truck. To them it is perfectly fine that HD/SD trucks have increased tow ratings to absurd amounts over the years, but the half ton will always be good for towing less than 7k no matter how much they have been upgraded over the years.


Who is suggesting your average 1 ton is going to be happy with 30k lb?

The vast majority would say that's in MDT territory.


I agree that 30k is medium duty territory, but most people here tout their favorite brands latest chest beating marketing hype of being able to tow over 30K with a 9k lb truck configuration they will likely never own. There are also those that thing that a 3/4 ton can't safely and reliable handle more payload due to the 10k max GVWR of the government regulated class that all pre-2019 3/4 ton are in and ignorantly recommend a 1 ton because of it. If they actually looked at specs of a Ram 2500, it only has a rear GVWR of 500 lbs less than the 3500 but is limited in GVWR due to the class 2b max GVWR limits, not the actual capability of the truck.


You are talking outliers who suggest you will be happy with 30k on a 1 ton. That is not the common response by a long shot.

On the other hand 7-9k on a 1/2 ton, is pretty commonly suggested as OK...if you spec it correctly.

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Gald65 wrote:

Is anyone out there towing that type of weight with one of the newer F150’s with the 13000lb configuration? Are you happy with the handling? Should I stop being a tight a$$ and get a 3/4 ton truck?
TIA

A newer F150 with a 13,000 lbs GVWR is going to be on the more expensive side. If money is the issue, you can get a 3/4 ton for low to mid 30's.

What is the matter with your Denali that you aren't "happy" with it? Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the Denali on the more expensive side of GM trucks?


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valhalla360 wrote:

Gald65 wrote:

Should I stop being a tight a$$ and get a 3/4 ton truck?
TIA


Assuming similarly outfitted...3/4ton isn't much more than a 1/2 ton.
But you can't get the 3.5 ecoboost & 10 speed transmission in a 3/4 ton; a superior combination when the truck is also a daily driver.

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Captain_Happy wrote:

Quick answer: YES


The OP had several questions. Which question does your answer apply to?


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