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Grit dog

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Posted: 06/15/20 07:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Haven't seen a TT out there that was too much for any newer HD pickup. You can have good confidence that whatever you get will tow it more than adequately.


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Andrewmart wrote:

So after thinking it over, we are gonna go with a 3/4 truck. Looking at a 2013-2016 either ram 2500 or Ford f250. I'm assuming all of those would be capable of towing our TT with a ProPride hitch. I've run the numbers and we are well within payload, hitch and total towing capacity. Will this type of truck make the drive better?


I expect it will be more a more stable tow, it will still move a bit, but shouldn't make you uneasy. My gas F250 has a payload of 3K and is solid going down the road, even without the weight distributing bars installed.

But on windy days, I'm glad I install the Sway control and know it is working.


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My prior rig was a diesel Excursion pulling a 36' TT with a Hensley hitch . It was a great combo.
I eventually upgraded to my current 5th wheel. While my 5th wheel is a drastic improvement over my TT in terms of space.
My crew cab pick up is a step backwards in terms of space.
Passenger space is a key factor to enjoying the camping experience.
An SUV or a van will provide a lot more room for passengers that any crew cab pick up.
With 4 kids don't underestimate the need for ample passenger space especially on long trips. A crew cab pick up is cramped when compared to a SUV or van.


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Well I haven't been on here in a while but I was kicking around the option of selling my 8.1 3/4 ton burb. If any one is interested I might sell it. Its a 2005 gmc yukon xl 3/4 ton 8.1. Very rare indeed. I pull my 38' 10K trailer with it all the time (with 4 kids)with no problems whatsoever. It's rock solid mechanically but does have some normal wear and tear. I think it has a bit over 200k on the clock. I can check if anyone is interested.

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Andrewmart wrote:

I'm looking for a vehicle for our travel trailer. My wife likes the sportsmen 301BHLE. It is 33 feet long and hitch weight of 880. Gross trailer weight is 8000. We both like the double bunk bed options and it's within our budget.


I'm hoping to get TV under 10k if possible (not sure that exists). This would likely just be used for towing trailer several times a year (10-15 times). The hard part is we have 4 children, and it would be preferable to all fit in one vehicle. I looked at the excursion but read differing opinions on whether it could tow something that big. I've also heard about getting a van but don't know where to start with that. Not opposed to getting a 3/4 ton pick up but then we'd have to take two vehicles, which is a little but of a hassle.

We currently have a F150 without HD tow package and 2017 expedition with HD tow package.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.


The second sentence is confusing. Do you already own this trailer, or is it one you're wife likes and wants to buy? If you don't already own this trailer, can you find something else that will work that won't necessitate the need to purchase a third vehicle?

* This post was edited 06/18/20 07:08am by patperry2766 *


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