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Old 09-28-2007, 11:48 AM   #1
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Looking for a TT & TV combo. The TV will be either a GM 1500 Reg cab, w/V6 or 4.8 V8 & auto trans (rated at about 5000#), or a Tacoma 5-speed manual trans (rated 3500#). Both these can be had for less than $15K, out the door & be good for everyday use. Is the a 18' or bigger TT, that will work for me? It's flat were I plan to travel, so no mountains to climb.
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Looking for a TT & TV combo. The TV will be either a GM 1500 Reg cab, w/V6 or 4.8 V8 & auto trans (rated at about 5000#), or a Tacoma 5-speed manual trans (rated 3500#). Both these can be had for less than $15K, out the door & be good for everyday use. Is the a 18' or bigger TT, that will work for me? It's flat were I plan to travel, so no mountains to climb.
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Old 09-28-2007, 05:32 PM   #3
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Don Rob, welcome....I'm new here too, but lots of info here.
I've got an '04 1500 with the 4.8......with 3:73's I'm rated for 6800 lbs. I pull a 28 foot trailer in the Northeast, and do very well.
Hope this helps.
BTW, our TT is 5800 lbs empty.
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Wow, you really want to limit yourself don't you? Might be better off to check out a GM product 1500 with the 5.3L V8. You will get more power and in a lot of cases as good or better fuel economy as the larger motor does not need to work as hard. My company truck is a 1500 with the 5.3L and I can see 20MPH on the highway with the AC on. As far as pulling? No clue as I don't need to tow with it. However from the way it feels, a 5000 pound TT would bump right up to the limits of towing and trying to maintain legal speeds
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