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Old 07-01-2016, 03:42 PM   #57
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Preventing sway makes more sense.
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"This isn't a thread about the merits of 1/2 ton vs. 3/4 tons generally ".


I think it is. Not enough truck. The 250 is bigger, heavier, and beefier. I think it will make a big difference when it comes to the wind. Get the 250 powerstroke- you will be a happy man and never look back or regret your decision.
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:08 PM   #59
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Ah yes, but if I do that, I'll have to buy a fifth wheel to match.
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Old 07-05-2016, 11:36 AM   #60
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"This isn't a thread about the merits of 1/2 ton vs. 3/4 tons generally ".


I think it is. Not enough truck. The 250 is bigger, heavier, and beefier. I think it will make a big difference when it comes to the wind. Get the 250 powerstroke- you will be a happy man and never look back or regret your decision.
Don't disagree totally with you but I tow with my Freightliner. It weighs 18kish. Haven't put on scales yet. Wind will blow it on the road also. Just as much as my 8k dually. When you have a 13' wall wind will affect you.
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Preventing sway makes more sense.
Agreed. I was addressing the discussion about whether higher or lower speeds would help address sway.
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High speeds will make sway more dangerous.
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OK, you certainly get it about a bigger truck. I still own a 28 foot TT, 30' overall (currently for sale) that I towed with our 2006 Cadillac Escalade ESV. Yes, tows great! I even towed that trailer, loaded with all of our camping gear from CA to TX. Did it over 3 days and we camped in the TT each night. On the I10 South out of Van Horn, TX there are posted signs "Heavy Wind Possible" along various stretches of that freeway. Even though I had pulled for over 5 years and hit my share of "weather", I was hit by such strong wind, in a flash, me, my truck and trailer were pushed into the next lane. Thank goodness there was no other vehicle there and the freeway was fairly empty. My setup also includes a WD hitch and anti sway bars. The escalade suspension auto compensates to correct ride height when additional weight is added to the rear. Sometimes there truly is Not A Thing you can do about it. However, my tow vehicle is More than up to the task so that it too would stay more planted when lesser yet still high wind gusts hit the side of my "rolling billboard". Just a fact of life
with trailers and other high visibility vehicles.

With all that said, I will tell you that over the recent July 4th weekend the DW and I drove through that same stretch but in our 38 foot+ DP. I certainly felt the wind but I was certainly much more planted on the road and the affects were much less pronounced on me.

I'm not suggesting you run out and buy a DP MH, I waited almost 12 years to finally be able to get ours, but if you like/love the camping lifestyle, it would truly be a good goal to have. That is if wind is one of your chief concerns.

Lastly, the more you tow, the better you will constantly get at it as well as the more experienced you will become and mentally ready for various weather conditions before they are upon you.

All the best!
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I used to tow a 34 foot Holiday Rambler Alumalite XL trailer with a 3/4 ton Chevy Suburban 350 and ran into the same problem with side winds and when being passed by a semi-truck. I had a Pull-Rite hitch installed on the Suburban, and the problem went away. I am not sure of those hitches are still available or not as it's been several years now.
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