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1/2 ton LDT 13 9.85%
3/4 ton LDT 49 37.12%
1 ton LDT 54 40.91%
MDT 6 4.55%
HDT 10 7.58%
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Old 02-01-2006, 02:28 PM   #15
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I have a 2500 HD Duramax, Allison and this is my every day driver. I use it to haul what ever I need to haul as well as the fiver. Next year I am planning on getting a new truck. It will be either a Ford of GM as I can't use the extra lenght of a crew cab. I may get a F350 srw short bed. About 12 years ago I made a big mistake in the garage doors. I got the 9 foot with and have to make a turn to get into the garage. The truck I now have will barely fit
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Old 02-01-2006, 03:06 PM   #16
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I have got to ask...a 2500HD is light one ton? What is the 3500...a heavy 3/4 ton?

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Old 02-02-2006, 08:29 AM   #17
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We tow with a 2001 Peterbilt 387. The HDT seems to ride much better than anything else we have owned(Ford powerstroke and Peterbilt 330 MDT). Gene
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Old 02-11-2006, 04:02 AM   #18
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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 Grandpaw:
3/4 HD actually a lght 1 ton </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Heavy 3/4 or light 1 ton. Still very easily overloaded. At a GVWR of 9200 pounds and dry weight of 7100 pounds for a Crew Cab diesel 2500 that is 2100 pounds of load it can handle. Put a hitch weight of 1200 pounds in it you now have 900 pounds left. Add two adults you have 500 pounds left. Add kids and you may have 300 pounds left. If it a fiver instead of a TT you would have 200 pounds left as the hitch is 100 plus pounds.

A light 1 ton is the single rear wheel 3500. Which again with my Travel trailer, motorcycle and family I would exceed the GVWR. Yet I am way under the GCWR.
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Old 02-11-2006, 01:36 PM   #19
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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 TXiceman:
I have got to ask...a 2500HD is light one ton? What is the 3500...a heavy 3/4 ton?

Ken </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

YES , they did not want to pay the $400 list price ( about 280$ actual difference ) to get a real 1 ton truck.
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Old 02-12-2006, 05:38 AM   #20
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We started full time with an F550, pulled our TS just fine, not good on panic stops. Upgraded to an M2 2 years ago and love it. It fits in a standard parking space and since we are full timers, it is our only vehicle. Yes, we both drive it. I love driving it around town and it tows like a dream. You forget the 5th wheel is back there.
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Old 02-12-2006, 05:33 PM   #21
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Hey, not fair. You only gave options for the heavey end of the TV spectrum. I tow with my PT and it's not even close to 1/2 ton. Course, I've got a 1/2 ton and a 3/4 ton available. But, to date the PT had towed more miles than the other 2 combined. That will change after this summer when the 3/4 ton makes a planned trip to California and back.
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Old 02-14-2006, 03:40 AM   #22
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We would love to up grade the TV as it is not enough truck. Plenty of pull but not enough stopping power and the tounge weight of the RV is 1820. Next step to a one tone dually should have been our first choice. Now looking for something better but don't want to break the bank. LOL
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Old 02-18-2006, 04:54 PM   #23
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Here is an picture of my new custom hauler bed and trailer saver air hitch. Big truck, no better way to tow.

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Old 02-21-2006, 02:59 AM   #24
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Our choice is a 3/4 ton, CC, SB, 4x4 D/A Chevy. My last truck was a one ton CC, LB. I wanted something a little shorter for a daily driver and we love to explore the back country. Anything bigger gets too hard to maneuver around. My Mom goes with us a lot and she wouldn't be able to get in and out of a MDT. My 4x4 is almost too tall for her. We also don't plan on going any bigger than about 30 feet. Start running into too many restrictions at the State and National parks. that and my driveway is only 32 feet long.
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Old 03-05-2006, 02:34 PM   #25
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Class 8 Volvo. I belive that is 5 class 8 trucks
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