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Old 08-11-2015, 10:22 PM   #29
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Id rather have too much truck for a trailer than just enough trailer for a truck....
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Old 08-12-2015, 11:17 AM   #30
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Here are another 1.1 thoughts.
Question: Which came first: The Chicken or the Egg?

Or to be specific, the TT or the Tow Vehicle

Fact: A few months back two TT's pulled into the campground where I'm stuck.. both were pulled by BIG, and I mean BIG trucks (power line linesman's type trucks these are like 2 1/2 ton jobs fully loaded with linesman tools) now the trailers belonged to the inspection crew, but the trucks out of Jackson, MS belonged to the company that Georgia Power hired to inspect the lines and poles in the area.

This is way about a month ago the store I spend time at (2 of them one shopping one working) were in the drark.. The Telephone pole they inspected and declared soid.... Just Fell Over (According to a real live eye witness who watched it fall) Great job of inspecting.

now.. it's possible those folks will be still have a TT after the boss gets done chatting with 'em,, but they may need to buy new tow vehicles.
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Old 08-13-2015, 11:02 AM   #31
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Todays modern 1/2 ton trucks are far better & have more cap. than the ones a few years back IMO. We also looked a 5ers but ending up getting a great deal on a slightly used Laredo 31' TT we pull it with a 14 max tow 1/2 ton Silverado Z/71 4X4. We love having the bed open & using it for other things. BTW, trailer is 7,180 dry, truck is 5,500 with fuel with total 13,700 on the scales. With 3,015 frt. axle 3,700 rear axle, the rest is loaded trailer weight. Good luck in your decision.
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Old 08-13-2015, 01:48 PM   #32
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I just a 2015 starcraft 314 role for 27th and a gmc 2500 hd 6.6 diesel for 27 5th for both
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Old 08-14-2015, 10:41 AM   #33
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When we decided we wanted a travel trailer we did a lot of looking and decided a 22' Winnebago would be ideal for the two of us and it has. It is very easy to pull with the RAM V6 and when I'm not pulling the trailer I get 27 mpg on the highway. The trailer is very well equipped and so far we have logged 4157 miles on it.
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Just for the sake of comparison, I get 24MPG highway with my Ram 2500 cummins diesel, and around here diesel is cheaper than gas right now.
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What was the premium that you paid for your diesel engine?
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About $7K, but with the easy towing, exhaust brake, and the fuel mileage, add in that I already can take care of a diesel properly, and it seems like a small price to pay for what I'm getting. Ask me when I've got a 250K miles if I still feel this way!
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My 2500 CTD is a 2006 model. I shopped for it back in 13. A used 7 year old truck, 2 years later and 50,000 miles later is still worth what I paid for it. I tried to re finance it and couldn't lower payment or shorten term of contract but was pleased to find out the value was the same 2 years later. Towing a 27' toy hauler with it is so much more relaxed than with the 1500 GMC I had for the first year and a half I had the TT. I couldn't take it out of Florida because it was too much for the 1500 with any hills at all. I go anywhere now.
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My 2500 CTD is a 2006 model. I shopped for it back in 13. A used 7 year old truck, 2 years later and 50,000 miles later is still worth what I paid for it. I tried to re finance it and couldn't lower payment or shorten term of contract but was pleased to find out the value was the same 2 years later. Towing a 27' toy hauler with it is so much more relaxed than with the 1500 GMC I had for the first year and a half I had the TT. I couldn't take it out of Florida because it was too much for the 1500 with any hills at all. I go anywhere now.
I have to agree with this having been in a similar situation. I used to have a Chev 1500 CCSB 4x4 with a 6" lift and 35" tires towing my bikes to tracks in the Northeast in a 7x14 enclosed trailer. It would do it, but it didn't like the mountains. I didn't like hearing it work and watching the trans and coolant temps rise either.
My dealer is a friend and happened to have a new '14 2500HD on the lot with the exact trim package of my truck when I went in for a service. He wouldn't sell me the diesel unless my son committed to racing for five years to compensate for the extra cost of initial purchase. That was two years ago. This truck is set up exactly like the 1500 with lift and tires. The diesel doesn't even know the 7k pound trailer is behind it and I rarely use tow/haul with it.
I recently purchased a 26' (31 overall) 10k toy hauler and though I use tow/haul it doesn't bother the truck the least bit, doesn't down shift, get hot, etc.. I have 1275-1350lb tongue weight with a Equal-i-zer hitch and it tows great.
I just set cruise control at indicated 63 (actual 66), and play with the round thing in front of me. Usually have to use the stick thingy on the left to switch lanes climbing hills passing other traffic too.
Love my truck!
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What was the premium that you paid for your diesel engine?
It will always be worth that much more. Even in ten years. It's not a sunk cost that you'll never recover... That's part of the justification. Near v6 mpg but 3x the torque and aguably less maintenance. But that's a different topic.
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I'm really happy with mine... but the oil filter has to come out through the fender-well, just in front of the right front tire. I was taking it off and as you can imagine it looked like I was hugging my tire. My good neighbor slipped up behind me and said..."Jack, I know you love your truck, but you're taking it just a bit too far..." I had to stop because I was laughing too hard to continue...


I have never pulled anything this easily. The torque is phenomenal. The stability is really excellent. too. It's the last truck I'll ever buy, I think... I might as well enjoy it.
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I agree. The oil change was no fun, but it can be done. I went so far as to remove the intake tubes to have more room to work, and replaced them before I started the engine to test for oil pressure. It was easy enough to do, but I will find another way to do that job that doesn't involve removing them in the future.

20K miles from now!
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Sorry for the thread hijack... but... I put a gallon baggie around my filter and closed it with the air removed, before extracting the filter... didn't spill a drop... Can't take credit for that... saw it on a youtube...
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