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Old 08-04-2013, 11:14 PM   #29
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I have try to figure out several trucks from a F150, Tundra, Dodge 1500 and Expedition using this formula Travel Trailer Weight Calculator and NONE is capable to tow my TT!! Oviously I am doing something wrong,,, but what??? at moments I feel like seling my TT! I wanna cry!

May be if I try this will work... If my TT weighs 4160 dry w plus another 840 lb for water, food etc (we are just two people.) total of 5000 lb.
What truck or SUV should I get?
As others have said "dry weight is a useless number except for a salesman. Our TT (yes it is bigger than yours) had a dry weight of 6300 lbs and a GVWR of 10400. Scale weight when traveling was about 9K. Maybe this will help you understand how useless dry weight is. The TT we had brfore the one we have now had a GVWR of 5600 and we towed it with a 3/4TPU. I wouldn't want anything less.
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:23 AM   #30
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I have try to figure out several trucks from a F150, Tundra, Dodge 1500 and Expedition using this formula Travel Trailer Weight Calculator and NONE is capable to tow my TT!! Oviously I am doing something wrong,,, but what??? at moments I feel like seling my TT! I wanna cry!

May be if I try this will work... If my TT weighs 4160 dry w plus another 840 lb for water, food etc (we are just two people.) total of 5000 lb.
What truck or SUV should I get?
Manny, I just ran the calculator you linked using the specs of my Expedition (2003 5.4 Eddie Bauer RWD) and your trailer. Using 5000lb actual trailer weight (not dry weight or max weight) and 600lb tongue weight (12% of actual).
It shows a max trailer weight of 6,667lb (well below the 8900 stated by Ford) and with a 15% safety margin, 5,667lb.
This would indicate the Expedition (or similar) is the MINIMUM you should be looking at.
Don't despair, there are plenty of vehicles out there. Just NOT the Explorer or similar class.
We have been considering trading our Expedition for something smaller and more economical but still able to pull a boat (3,500lb max). The difference in fuel economy may be $1,000 per year (based on 12,000 miles). It really doesn't make sense as the Expy is paid for so we're sticking with it and will eat the economy hit.
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finally

Well, guess what?
Finally I got a PU. it is a Dodge 1500 loaded with everything except navigation nor leather seats Hemi 5.7 whoite that perfectly matched my TT. Well an image worts more that 1000 words :-)

what do you think?

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Cool!!! Nice ride.

Enjoy both vehicles.
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Thank you thank you everyone, I feel good with this truck and I am getting ready for my first trip with my TT,wait, oops I have to replace the side mirrors, any recommendations?

Thanks again for all of ur help and advice.
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Thank you thank you everyone, I feel good with this truck and I am getting ready for my first trip with my TT,wait, oops I have to replace the side mirrors, any recommendations?

Thanks again for all of ur help and advice.
Glad you went with truck, great ride! Enjoy.
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Thank you thank you everyone, I feel good with this truck and I am getting ready for my first trip with my TT,wait, oops I have to replace the side mirrors, any recommendations?

Thanks again for all of ur help and advice.
If you want something cheap, i would first check junkyards for 2500/3500 tow mirrors, i think they bolt right up. But im not totally sure on that, you should ask a dodge ram forum.

If you want them quick, ebay has sets for $200. They are chinese knockoffs, but a buddy of mine has a set on his nissan titan, they work just the same.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/02-03-04-05-...3e0f44&vxp=mtr
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