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Old 08-25-2007, 11:48 AM   #1
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I think my project for this week will be a new tow vehicle for my 33RSE. Opinions please? Is a one ton or 3500 dually heavy enough for limited towing? Limited meaning a couple thousand miles a year to and from our winter nesting site. We still plan on using the Mtr Hm
for major travel and when done with that in a couple years settle into the Excel full time and then go to a heavier tow unit.
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I think my project for this week will be a new tow vehicle for my 33RSE. Opinions please? Is a one ton or 3500 dually heavy enough for limited towing? Limited meaning a couple thousand miles a year to and from our winter nesting site. We still plan on using the Mtr Hm
for major travel and when done with that in a couple years settle into the Excel full time and then go to a heavier tow unit.
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Old 08-25-2007, 03:01 PM   #3
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Our 33FSE is about the same weight as your rig, and we were comfortable towing it with our Ford F350 dually (with tow boss 4.30 gears)

I encountered some "white knunkle" moments this spring in the Skyline drive area of the Virginia mountains. Nothing real bad, or dangerous, but I then decided that for full time we needed a bigger rig.

I couldn't pass up the end of year deals on the 2007 F550's and for full time I love all the extra storage space my new rig has for generators, tools, golf clubs, etc.

The new F450's are really nice too, if you only need a pickup bed.

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Ace,
Want to guess my opinion?
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Old 08-25-2007, 05:59 PM   #5
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MakinSmoke, I'll try a guess, anything bigger is an overkill?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by d.duin:
MakinSmoke, I'll try a guess, anything bigger is an overkill?
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Not really. Just safer and more comfortable to drive.
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What Larry said!
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Agree with what my older HDT brothers Larry and Virgil said -
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:21 AM   #9
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If you are talking overkill, a year or so back I saw a modified Volvo 660 pulling a pop up. Traffic was having a problem keeping up with him.

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I set my cruise at only 63 but I think I can panic stop faster and with more control than most pickups towing 17,000 lbs. We enjoy having the sleeper room for the non-driver to get up and move around, get coffee or cokes or...for taking a nap while the other is driving. Comparing the ride of my F250 PSD and my Volvo, I prefer the airride of the Volvo. All that said, HDT's aren't for everyone and I would never try to push my choice on someone else. It is a matter of personal preference.
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