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Old 01-20-2011, 07:17 PM   #29
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The 2011 2500 Burb is supposed to tow up 9600# when properly equipped. I would give this consideration for a TT, but watch your weight.

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The 2011 2500 Burb is supposed to tow up 9600# when properly equipped. I would give this consideration for a TT, but watch your weight.

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They're at 7260 dry ( w/o options). Do you think, with all the gear that goes along with 3 kids, staying under 9600 lbs is doable?

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7260# sounds a bit heavy for a dry wt. on a 30', if it really a 30'. Our 34'-11" Avion is 8300# partially loaded and they tend to be heavy.

It will be pushing the limits on the Burb.

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7260# sounds a bit heavy for a dry wt. on a 30', if it really a 30'.
I believe we're working with the numbers from my post #10 above.

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I did not catch those numbers. In that case, they will need to move up to a bit more tow vehicle. Both Ford and Chevy have a Max tow rating of 10,000 for 2011 vans. So they are pretty much limited to go to a pick up for towing.

I have a truck that can tow that trailer without breaking a sweat...but it is not for sale.

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So they are pretty much limited to go to a pick up for towing.
And, therein, lies the problem. They've got 3 kids & don't want a truck. But with that length/weight of TT, it doesn't look like there's another option.

They haven't taken delivery yet, so, maybe they've still got an out. We have had members post where they've made an unwise/unsuitable purchase & were able to work something out with the dealer to get a different RV.

If I had to make a suggestion, based on the floorplan they choose, the Jayco 304BHK would work with a van. It has the u-shaped dinette, bunks for 3, a superslide & has a GVWR 8500 lbs / Dry 7030 / Hitch 930 lbs & is a more manageable 33' 7".

Well A T, at least you know where you stand.

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They haven't taken delivery yet, so, maybe they've still got an out. We have had members post where they've made an unwise/unsuitable purchase & were able to work something out with the dealer to get a different RV.


Well A T, at least you know where you stand.

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I've been waiting for this comment. I just hope AT listens to the good advice he has received from the experienced members on the forum.
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Thanks for all the advice! Right now, it looks like our best option would be the diesel Excursion. I was hoping to get something a little newer, but it is hard to compete with the Excursion's 11,000 capacity, while still giving us the seating we need.
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One more word of advice. On the diesel excursion, 7.3L is good, 2003, 2004 are especially bad for the 6.0L. If you can find a good deal on a V-10 and it has the towing capacity, do not pass it up.

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