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Old 06-18-2019, 05:58 PM   #29
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:49 PM   #30
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Then consider a "one ton SRW". In a Ford, the F-350 SRW costs only about 1.7% more than a comparable F-250. They look and act identical, but the F-350 SRW has about 1,500 pounds more payload capacity than the F-250. If you go for the normal CrewCab 4x4 diesel, the F-250 will be payload challenged while the F-350 SRW has that extra 1,500 pounds of payload capacity.

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What Smokey said. Wouldn't limit myself to the Ford lot though. Pulling with a Cummins is an awesome experience, did it for several years. Now I have a Bowtie, and I'll tell you any of the big 3 3500s will take that RV anywhere you want to go. Just shop around, get the best deal you can and hit the road.
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Old 06-23-2019, 04:09 AM   #31
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In about 2 months you will have the new redesigned 2020 GMC and Chevy 2500/3500 trucks available. They will have a 10 speed auto transmission and stiffer more capable frame. New 6.6 gas engine and a redesigned Duramax engine.

This truck will be the top dog for a few months until Ram and Ford make their redesigned 2020 models. To me, 2020 will be a very good model year for trucks. Kinda like 2011 was. So in 2019 you have lots of better stuff in 1/2 ton trucks and 2020 the bigger trucks will be a lot better.
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Old 06-23-2019, 01:16 PM   #32
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In about 2 months you will have the new redesigned 2020 GMC and Chevy 2500/3500 trucks available. They will have a 10 speed auto transmission and stiffer more capable frame. New 6.6 gas engine and a redesigned Duramax engine.
I believe the new GM gas motor is still with a 6 speed, the 10 speed is for the diesel.
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Old 06-27-2019, 04:31 PM   #34
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I have a 2017 f150 with 3.5 ecobust and trailer pkg and I have no problems towing a 7500 lb 5th wheel. That being said I would first find the rv that you like then buy your truck. Remember that later on you may want a bigger rv and you will be limited by you tow vehicle.
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Old 06-27-2019, 05:29 PM   #35
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I believe AJE is correct in that the 6.6 litre gas engine in the GMC and Chevy will only have the 6 speed.

The 10 speed transmission will be coupled with the diesel engine.

At least for now.
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Old 06-30-2019, 03:18 PM   #36
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After reading this and having upgraded I only have 2 suggestions: 1 ton diesel and bigger trailer than newbies originally think will be fine.
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Old 06-30-2019, 05:36 PM   #37
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Yes, a 150/1500 will pull that. Ram/Ford/GM 'half tons' are all rated to pull 10,000. After that is just the Ford vs Chevy vs Ram camps that will argue which is best.
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The Right Truck for the Job

‘All good replies here & good information, but PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, if you don’t do anything else, go to This Old Campsite campground recommendations reviews RV Shows RV Articles and read my article, “Vehicles for RV Towing - How to Get It Right”. I promise you that this will tell you what you need to know & it only takes a couple of minutes of your time. My email is included in my bio at the end of each article so please contact me if you have any questions or need any clarification.
I know that this may sound harsh, but you can either afford to be an RVer or you can’t. Please don’t cut corners to save a little money. This can wind up costing you even more money (at best) or even be fatal (at worst). You mentioned something about not having many mountains where you live or where you plan to travel. This is a bad way to choose a tow vehicle. Get a truck that is rated for the rig you will tow. Period. Nobody ever complained about having too much truck.
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Old 07-04-2019, 09:55 AM   #40
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We're in NYS so no crazy mountains or anything. We will likely take it down south to NC and Tennessee Smoky Mountains area and Ontario Canada, but probably mostly in and around NYS.

I was hoping to stick with a 1/2 ton gasser due to purchase price and cost to own factors so I hadn't really considered diesel. Maybe it is worth thinking about.

My only towing experience is my Tacoma with a 2 place snowmobile trailer so the idea of towing a 6500 lb 30' trailer is a little intimidating. Add to that a 3/4 or 1 ton pickup and it starts to sound like a little much.

What weight and length trailer would you consider to be in the 1/2 ton towable range?

My first experience with RVing was a 25' trailer with a Ford 150 truck...it barely did the job. Our first trip was from Oregon to Florida, then north to Pennsylvania, followed by northern return to Oregon. Within 3 weeks of return to Oregon that truck and trailer were history.
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soberskier - just curious what year was that F-150. Mostly interested if it was a pre 2011 truck as the previous engine 5.4 triton was weak.

My trailer was total length of 26.75' and my 2011 F-150 with the Coyote engine was a great combination. I towed 950 miles from Central Ohio to the middle of Florida easily with no sway and no driving fatigue.
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