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Old 10-09-2010, 07:56 PM   #15
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So after reading your post and some further research, I went looking today. I now have a 2008 chevy 2500 HD sitting in the drive. I have not had the change to snap off any pics but I will later on. Again thanks for the advice, and I did ask at the dealer and found out this truck will tow 10200 pounds. SO I think I am in good shape
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Thanks for all the great input, that helps alot, but now I have another question. My TT is a 31 foot 2003 Celebrity. Weight per the label is just over 8000 pounds. This is a dry weight, so with supplies and gear I am close to 9000. I know this is too much for my 1500 suburban, so I have been looking for a 3/4 ton. As I have been shopping I have looked at the suggested towing capacity for both a 3/4, and 1 ton GMC and both are rated at 5000 pound towing. Is this right?? This of course was on the NADA site so I understand it may not be accurate.
Trailer Life lists tow vehicle ratings back to 1999: Annual Towing Guides
If you want to properly and safely match a tow vehicle and trailer always use the trailer GVW when making calculations. You may not load the trailer to its maximum rating but you will have a tow vehicle capable of towing it, and hauling your family safely.
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Promised pics of new camper accessory

Here are the pics of our new TV 2008 2500 HD
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Unless you live in snow country, a 4 x 4 is extra weight, extra maintenance, extra fuel usage and more cost to repair. So unless you really need a 4 x 4, I don't feel that they are worth the extra cost. Generally a 4 x 4 means you can go a little deeper before you get stuck.

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Ken, something my Dad taught me years ago about 4WD is- 4WD is to get you out of where 2WD got you stuck, using 4WD to get stuck requires $$$$ and a large wrecker. I have been in that situation several times, and always glad I listened to Dad.
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