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Old 05-01-2014, 12:38 PM   #1
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Best Value Tow vehicle?

I have a 2007 Hyundai Entourage with 118K miles that is paid off. Tow capacity 3500.

I'm researching getting a TT to enjoy while we wait 10 yrs for retirement / full-time / class A.

Looks like I would open up a ton of TT options if I traded in my van and got something else?

Not real crazy about having car/truck payments + RV payments.

I looked at some trucks online and the prices were crazy high unless you get something with 160k miles on it...

If you were trying to get a good tow vehicle for a great price what would you look for?

Jeep, Truck, SUV, other??

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Old 05-01-2014, 12:44 PM   #2
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4X2 pickup. If you need the room then a crew cab is your only option. If you dont need the room a basic single cab 1500 series with vinyl floor mats and bench seat are about as cheap as you can get. But a 1500 series especially older ones will be limited in towing capacity to around 5000 pounds loaded trailer.

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Old 05-01-2014, 02:49 PM   #3
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Early to mid 2000's are a reasonable trade off between cost and towing capacity. My 2005 Yukon XL s rated to pull 8000 with a weight distribution hitch. I pull at 7800 lbs pretty regularly. Its not quick with that much weight, but it does pull it okay. I'm a GM guy and I was looking for a yukon/suburban with the 6.0, but they were a lot more money than the 5.3. Just food for thought
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