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Old 03-07-2016, 09:10 PM   #99
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Half ton trucks are gaining in popularity, from what I understand alot of women are buying them. Besides what could possibly go wrong?


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Old 03-07-2016, 09:14 PM   #100
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Kinda thinking this was a bit of unnecessary hostility. There is no more that can go wrong with a properly equipped half ton than can go wrong with any HD.

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Old 03-07-2016, 10:35 PM   #101
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Kinda thinking this was a bit of unnecessary hostility. There is no more that can go wrong with a properly equipped half ton than can go wrong with any HD.

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Old 03-09-2016, 08:42 AM   #102
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Kinda thinking this was a bit of unnecessary hostility. There is no more that can go wrong with a properly equipped half ton than can go wrong with any HD.

Please feel free to check your privelege at the door.

It did make me laugh though!

I'll just be over here towing with my little 6 cylinder...
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Old 03-17-2016, 03:37 PM   #103
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My son has a 2014 1500 Ram, 5.7 hemi, 3.92 gears, 8 speed, factory tires and 20 inch wheels. Last weekend he rented a 28 ft toyhauler, filled it with water, RZR UTV (1000 pounds) and his dirt bike. Filled it with food and gear. had to weigh 8K or better. I rode with him from the rental yard and it was like it wasn't there. Took it to the hi-desert over the Cajon pass. 3500 rpm's at 55mph, no issue. There was 30+ mph winds on his way home, no problem. He was thinking of going to a 2500, but no more. I still like my diesel for what I do.
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:39 PM   #104
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Without scaling it, you don't know what it weighs. He may have been under, at or just over the trucks capacity. What they can do and what they should do are two different things. My 27' toy hauler is 9600 plus and I have towed it with both a 1500 GMC and my 2500 diesel Dodge. I won't tow it again with a 1500! Mine is heavy for its size.
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Old 04-02-2016, 01:34 AM   #105
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We have a 2014 F150 with EB V6. Heavy duty tow package and 3:73 gears. Tow a Jayco White Hawk 28dsbh, 6000 lb dry, 7500 GVWR. Pulls just fine. At times I know it's there and other times not. Very happy with the combination
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Old 04-02-2016, 06:53 PM   #106
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2006 Nissan Titan 5.6 liter tow package, 3.73 gears. Pulling 34' Salem hemisphere 7460 dry, just upgraded to 1400 lb equalizer WDH ( so happy with that ) Click image for larger version

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Old 04-02-2016, 08:32 PM   #107
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Old 04-09-2016, 05:37 PM   #108
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2014 Silverado 1500 - 5.3 liter, trailer pkg & 3.42 axle towing 2015 Outback 316RL. Whole unit weighs 13,780 (7120 trailer axle, 1080 hitch, 5580 truck). Elite WDH and sway bar. Added Air-lift airbags for $225 which makes trailer sit level and got rid of porpoising and sway problems.
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Old 04-09-2016, 05:51 PM   #109
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what transmission temperatures do you see? I have almost the same setup (truck/trailer) as you. I've been using overdrive in tow/haul mode but may switch to M5 as you've done.
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Old 04-09-2016, 05:54 PM   #110
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My TT is a 2012 Coachman 32' freedom express liberty edition with a dry weight of 7200lbs. I tow with a 2014 1/2 ton silverado high country with a 5.3L engine, 6 speed auto, 3.43 axle. The salesman talked me out of a 3/4 ton and also the new 6.2 L engine. He stated and although the 6.2L has a lot of torque, Gm recommends premium fuel and it is getting only about 12 MPG. He reasoned that most of my driving would be pleasure and not towing that I would be happier with the half ton. He was right.
My Silverado averages over 20 mpg in regular driving with a high so far of 24.1 over a 40 mile distance according to the fuel computer. A 120 mile trip yesterday with heavy construction traffic both ways, it showed 23.1 Mpg average when I got home. It averaged 9.0 MPG towing the TT from Indiana to Gatlinburg Tn and back. It tows very stable with very little sway, mostly noticeable when the wind blows. Trucks move it around a little, but needs very little steering correction. I once overtook a truck and pulled out in the fast lane to pass as he began to accelerate over the crest of a hill. Determined to complete the pass, I also accelerated because I wanted to see just how fast the truck could go with the trailer comfortably. I still do not know because at 80MPH, I left the truck behind and pulled back into the slow lane to let other traffic by and slowed back down to my 65MPG cruising speed. At 80mpg, I felt comfortable and could have went faster. It is very stable. The only time I have experienced the "white knuckle" feeling is during strong winds. The 2014 with the extra HP and torque has been very satisfactory. One note I would like to mention is that the transmission runs in 4th and 5th gear while towing, never in 6th gear. I keep it limited to 5th with the manual shifting feature. I also pull an 16 ft enclosed trailer and a 6000 lb bobcat on my corn pro 20 ft trailer with no issues except wind resistance on the enclosed trailer similar to the TT.
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what transmission temperatures do you see? I have almost the same setup (truck/trailer) as you. I've been using overdrive in tow/haul mode but may switch to M5 as you've done.
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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi. It pulled but I just didn't like to push the limits. Just recently purchased a 2012 Ram 3500. With the 2006 1500 I would make sure that I had only the basics. I didn't want to overload with item I was bringing. It pulled just fine. However I had to remove my programming instead of adjusting shif points on the road. Safe than Sorry..
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