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Old 12-17-2007, 02:55 AM   #15
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Best of luck- you have made a good choice

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Old 12-27-2007, 09:46 AM   #16
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Congrats on your new truck Tonto57. I was in the same boat as you back in 2000 and traded my single rear wheel truck for a dually to better handle the camper weight. The big issue for me was that the camper would overload the highest rated rear tires that were available. With the dually, that's no longer a concern. And despite being a little overloaded per Fords GVWR, I feel MUCH safer with the dually.


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Old 12-27-2007, 12:40 PM   #17
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Tonto, let me know how you like your chev 3500..is it diesel or gas, and what is the mileage.

I have a 99 F350, dually diesel, bought new in 1998....I have gone through two cam senors, and now I hear that, after nearly 9 years (!!), Ford has recall on its 7.3 powerstrokes...I am personally very upset with Ford on this issue...carrying large camper (Bigfoot) is problematic...and then should the cam sensor go out in traffic or other difficult situations I could be in trouble....thus while my f350 only has about 70,000 miles I just don't feel I can trust it.

Again, after a few months give me an update on your 3500, thanks HEMI
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Originally posted by Tonto57:
I find myself unsure if my truck will be able to handle the weight of a new Host Yukon my wife and I have on order. The truck is a 2007 Chevy 2500 Duramax diesel single rear axle 4x4 long bed and the camper has a single slide.
Personally, I would never carry a camper this big on a single axle truck.

Host has a very good "built your own camper" interactive tool on their website where you can select the camper you want, add all the options you want, and it will give you not only the MSRP, but also the dry weight.

Now, add in the weight of 60 gallons of fresh water and the weight of propane and you'll have the wet weight.

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