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Old 10-19-2005, 03:21 AM   #1
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i have a coachmen cascade length 29-7 ft,tires st225/75d15c,weights of base 6109, gvwr8700, hitch 700 and axle 5878. i am new to this and need advise on a tow vehicle. i will use this vehicle for everyday use. i have hear ford is the way to go. have no plans to upgrade tt in the foreseeable future.i have a place on the river the tt sit on 95% of the time. mostly need to haul tt in and out at end of season. any advise on tow vehicle.
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Old 10-19-2005, 03:21 AM   #2
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i have a coachmen cascade length 29-7 ft,tires st225/75d15c,weights of base 6109, gvwr8700, hitch 700 and axle 5878. i am new to this and need advise on a tow vehicle. i will use this vehicle for everyday use. i have hear ford is the way to go. have no plans to upgrade tt in the foreseeable future.i have a place on the river the tt sit on 95% of the time. mostly need to haul tt in and out at end of season. any advise on tow vehicle.
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Old 10-19-2005, 11:49 AM   #3
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Get a diesel - Either of the following will do the trick - Ford F-250 w/6.0L; Dodge 2500 w/Cummins (Probably overkill!); or the venerable Chevy 2500 w/Duramax.

Even as a daily driver, the diesel will get you better mileage than a gasser.
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Old 10-20-2005, 03:41 AM   #4
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I have an 2005 E-350 Ford van with a v-10 and 4.10 RA. It tows our TT very nicely. Our TT has a normal tow weight of around 7500# and a gvwr of 10000#. I probably don't get as good of mileage as a diesel but we like our vehicle very much. Last night, at a station near us, diesel fuel was 73 cents higher than regular gas.

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Old 10-20-2005, 04:18 AM   #5
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With the added price of a diesel engine in a vehicle and the skyrocketing price of diesel fuel, if you are only going to towing it twice a year, to and from the park, go with a gas engine. The trailer weight is low enough to tow with any 3/4 ton truck.
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Old 10-20-2005, 08:59 AM   #6
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get the diesel, the gas stuff is way week,

and the chevy duramax is a great vehicle,
i own a shop and i have worked for all the factories at the desert proving grounds and i see way more fords and doges that have blown up than the d/a chevy,

and we just got back from the trucken nationals and our duramax that only had a hot box and propain , and i built the trans ofcourse ----just killed all the fords and the doges,

in fact we only got beat by 1 truck and it was a duramax chevy that had a twin turbo set up on the stock motor.

for the street i run a srw 2500 and a drw 3500 and i have them chiped and thats it ,

and i always get these ford and dodge guys always want to run me,( my trucks look all stock , big mud flaps and a big air hitch in the bed,

and i kill them all, especially towing heavy,

i have a buddy that has a lightining ford all done up ,
and when empty he get me on top end because i still have the stock fuel shut off at 97 mph
but up to 97 i keep 1/2 a truck lenth on him .

i tell you the d/a combination is very hard to beat ,

i have an 05 ford torqueshift trans appart now in the shop and it is sad what the thing is ,( its just a glorified r100 or e4od )

and the dodge trans aint no better.
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Old 10-20-2005, 12:55 PM   #7
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Since you will also use this tow vehicle for everyday use, get a diesel. I say this because using the truck for everyday use, you can get 18 MPG (+/-). A gas 3/4 ton truck wont get that good of mileage empty and its towing mileage will be terrible. At the moment diesel fuel is higher here by 9 cents a gallon. Sometimes it is lower. If you have something else to use as a daily driver that gets 25-30+ MPG then get a gas truck and just use it to tow.

We have two vehicles and can use either as daily drivers (a jeep Cherokee 6 cylinder...20MPG) and a 2002 F350 4x4 crew cab dually diesel 19 MPG). The truck weighs 4000 pounds more than the jeep, is a heck of a lot more comfortable, and lots more fun to drive. Mostly the jeep stays parked. When I had a gas ford truck (460 engine)... well every time I started that puppy up they had to bring another offshore oil rig on line to keep her full
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Old 10-29-2005, 05:21 PM   #8
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Another vote for diesel, another vote for the chev and be sure to get the new lbz engine and allison 6 speed auto. Best combo on the road.
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update bought 2005 silverado 2500 hd w/ all the bells and whistles. luv the truck and it tows nicely. thanks for all the input. i am partial to chevys myself.
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