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agesilaus

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Grit dog wrote:

agesilaus wrote:

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Pickup with a hard solid tonneau cover (not roll or fold) and bedrug. Makes the bed like a huge carpeted trunk.


And when you buy a bed rug, go to Rural King or Tractor Supply and buy a Stall Mat and save yourself hundreds of bucks.


Lol stall mat vs bed rug? How are those even remotely the same?


Hmm, I have a stall mat in my 6"4" bed. It's maybe an inch thick, hard surfaced. Admittedly it does not fill around the wheel wells and is 4" short. But at $55 vs $250 I can live with that. It does a great job of cushioning the bed to save my knees. And the high friction surface keeps stuff from sliding easily.

What more does a real truck bed mat do anyway?


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Just to be clear, the 9000# number I put out there is NOT the trailer weight. The trailer's placard lists the GVWR at 7660#. The other 1340# would accommodate people, cargo, etc.

Also, the vehicle would be towing the trailer OR hauling my wife's business's cargo. Never both.


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Grit dog wrote:

What late model, “magic” vehicle do you think the members here are going to invent out of thin air for your “needs?”


I don't know. That's exactly why I asked the question! Hoping someone else already discovered such a magic vehicle.

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buy her a small box trailer. my kid has one with AC for her dogs.

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You don’t understand the ratings. You don’t add people, cargo, etc. to GVWR of the trailer to get the needed “tow rating” for a tow vehicle. You should start by understanding what All the ratings mean, to figure out what you need, to figure out what meets your needs. Clicky for understanding towing ratings

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What is your wife's mysterious cargo?

A 4 door pickup with a cap and a bed slide will allow for a huge amount of easily accessed storage.

https://www.amazon.com/BEDSLIDE-Classic-10-6548-CLS-Organizer-Capacity/dp/B07H3Z22ZW/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3AI2I3510PITW&keywords=pickup+bed+tray&qid=1656273821&sprefix=pickup+bed+tray%2Caps%2C310&sr=8-2


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Grit dog wrote:

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How about a van?


You mean like the van idea he ALREADY mentioned and discounted as meeting his “needs?”
And over 9000lb capable towing cap is not a reality or at least an effort in relative futility compared to the plethora of other vehicles better suited for towing 5 tons.


I'm sorry if I kicked the dog. Looking again, I can't see where he discounted but 1 van. 1 person in my extended family still uses a old E-350 to tow his TT. Everybody brags about how much more capable the newer pickups are compared to decades past, I assume some of the changes would show up in the newer offerings from Ford or Ram.
I know that if you stayed away from the extended models a van normally has less overhang at the rear than a pickup. This lets ball sit closer to rear axle, which is always a plus when towing.

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nickthehunter wrote:

You don’t understand the ratings. You don’t add people, cargo, etc. to GVWR of the trailer to get the needed “tow rating” for a tow vehicle. You should start by understanding what All the ratings mean, to figure out what you need, to figure out what meets your needs. Clicky for understanding towing ratings


Sounds like understands to me. If you want to tow 7500 lbs at the same time you haul 1500 lbs you need the GCVWR to cover all, assuming you want to keep interweb weight police away.

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Supposedly the Toyota Sequoia can meet those criteria.
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valhalla360 wrote:

What is your wife's mysterious cargo?


Glamping equipment: fargoglamping.com. It's important that the glamping goods travel clean and covered, and some of it requires a space that's taller than a truck bed.

Our years of camping were at least part of the inspiration for her to start the glamping business, and she's really doing well with it! It's not the same kind of camping that we all talk about on these forums, but it sure is fun!

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