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Old 11-09-2022, 07:01 AM   #15
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Been boaters for decades and will be. Systems seem to be very similar.

We are set on the Heartland Cyclone 42 after looking at many different floorpans etc, including busses. What other Toy Haulers have the 2 balcony setups?

Want to make sure we are not overlooking any.

Currently have a 2005 Silverado 2500 Duramax that we pull our boat with. What are your thoughts on pulling the Cyclone 42 with the 2500? Other than regular maintenance and water pumps, truck has been solid. Hate to exchange it for newer (not new) with unknown history. But if its BEST, then I will.

Little late to the party.....you might or you might not have enough truck. If you are simply doing a few weekends a year and not going more than 100 miles here and there then you might get by with a 3/4 ton. If you are taking off across the U.S. for extended traveling then you are way short on youir TV.

We have been full time traveling in a F350 dually pulling a 4006 Cyclone, which is probably slightly heavier. There have been several windy days I could not have traveling without the dually plus there have been a couple hard stops I probably could not have made without the dually.

Run the numbers on your weights and don't try to fudge, stay within your limits and be safe my friend.
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Just adding a little more experience to the conversation...

We pull our Momentum Toyhauler with a f350 dually. Toyhaulers are definitely heavy on the pin weight as designed. I wouldn't want anything less than the 1 ton DRW to handle the payload demands.

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Been boaters for decades and will be. Systems seem to be very similar.

We are set on the Heartland Cyclone 42 after looking at many different floorpans etc, including busses. What other Toy Haulers have the 2 balcony setups?

Want to make sure we are not overlooking any.

Currently have a 2005 Silverado 2500 Duramax that we pull our boat with. What are your thoughts on pulling the Cyclone 42 with the 2500? Other than regular maintenance and water pumps, truck has been solid. Hate to exchange it for newer (not new) with unknown history. But if its BEST, then I will.
You've gotten good advice on a truck, sounds like you're heading for a dually already (which is the right answer). Look at the F450 too, that's kind of a "ton and a half"; commercial tires, some more beef underneath. Not necessary for what you're doing, but you can never have too much truck and compared to a 350, there really are very few downsides (and little price difference).

I wanted to give you some good news! I was also a boater; a 30' SeaRay cruiser, and, man, are you in for a treat with RV maintance and prices! Stuff to work on, maintain and repair your RV are a FRACTION of what stuff costs for a boat. I remember going into West Marine, walking out with 2 connectors and a foot of wire and being 100 dollars poorer. Stuff for boats is absurdly expensive compared to RVs; even big stuff, blown hyd cylinders, redoing your whole suspension system; most between 1-2K. I'm not sure I ever took my boat out and spent less than 1K between fuel, repairs/maintenance/and slip fees.

Welcome to the RV world, my wife and I bought our first about 4 years ago and just sold it last week to buy another one, there's a lot to love about RV's for vacations, seeing new places and exploring a lot of areas you'd never see if not for an RV park there that draws you there. Enjoy!
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You've gotten good advice on a truck, sounds like you're heading for a dually already (which is the right answer). Look at the F450 too, that's kind of a "ton and a half"; commercial tires, some more beef underneath. Not necessary for what you're doing, but you can never have too much truck and compared to a 350, there really are very few downsides (and little price difference).

I wanted to give you some good news! I was also a boater; a 30' SeaRay cruiser, and, man, are you in for a treat with RV maintance and prices! Stuff to work on, maintain and repair your RV are a FRACTION of what stuff costs for a boat. I remember going into West Marine, walking out with 2 connectors and a foot of wire and being 100 dollars poorer. Stuff for boats is absurdly expensive compared to RVs; even big stuff, blown hyd cylinders, redoing your whole suspension system; most between 1-2K. I'm not sure I ever took my boat out and spent less than 1K between fuel, repairs/maintenance/and slip fees.

Welcome to the RV world, my wife and I bought our first about 4 years ago and just sold it last week to buy another one, there's a lot to love about RV's for vacations, seeing new places and exploring a lot of areas you'd never see if not for an RV park there that draws you there. Enjoy!
When also towed with an F450 when we had our Raptor 5er. Even the turning radius was better on the 450 over the 350. Anyway, that is too much trailer for a 3/4 single axle truck. Remember, you also need to stop these things and the breaks are much larger on a dully than a single axle.
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