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Old 06-25-2013, 02:39 PM   #43
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Choosing a TV is tough decisions however one of the reasons I went with a truck over the SUV had to do with gas fumes. No matter how hard I tried I always could smell gasoline fumes inside my Yukon when carrying my generators and gas tanks. I no longer have that problem with my truck.

Just something to think about
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:47 PM   #44
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Personally I've always preferred an SUV, but then I don't need to carry much "stuff" either. I think how much "stuff" you like to haul will dictate whether or not you buy a truck or SUV. When your "stuff" you like to carry exceeds the payload of an F350, just get a big, honkin 5'er, load that up and you're good to go!
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:02 PM   #45
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Currently own and love our 2005 2500 Silverado Duramax. I've hauled maybe ten things in it over the last seven-eight years we have owned it, so it has been a daily commuter and TV.

Prior to that we traveled across America twice in 2500 Suburbans and went with a 2500 Avalanche with the 8.1 in 2002 only to switch it out to the Silverado in 2005. We are looking to do another few more trips across America in two years and are looking at the Yukon Denali due to the comments reflected in post #10. Also with the new safety features coming out in the new SUV's for when you aren't towing pretty amazing.
I'd go with the Denali and see if you can get an extra fuel tank to increase the 26 gallons. Keep in mind that GM is building the new 5.3 that is 335 hp that will go into the 2015 fleet, so with a six speed and say a 3.73 gear ratio, you mileage empty will estimate be around 23 mpg is what they are saying. You'll have a very comfortable vehicle with great safety features.

Good luck with your decision.

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Old 06-25-2013, 07:02 PM   #46
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Did you know? For height challenged persons, you can find on Amazon a step that clamps over the rear tire on either side that gives you the needed compensation to allow getting into the bed easier? Would that help you in considering a p/u 1/2 ton like the Tundra? I was also reading about the Blue Ox newly designed w/d hitch, it may be attractive to you. Hope this helps!
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:03 PM   #47
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By the way, the recent Tundras have the anti sway feature!
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:48 PM   #48
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:26 PM   #49
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:49 PM   #50
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Still resonating with me is listening to Andy Thomson at Alumapalooza when he gave very persuasive reasons to tow a vehicle that has a couple of very central characteristics (not torque or HP, either). 1. 4 Wheel Independent Suspension and 2. Low center of gravity. I went to Alumapalooza wondering if I should dump my SUV and get a truck. I was seriously considering a Ram 2500 with the Cummins diesel. Based on his criteria, I am staying with my SUV as it has both of the two key characteristics.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:30 PM   #51
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Personally I've always preferred an SUV, but then I don't need to carry much "stuff" either. I think how much "stuff" you like to haul will dictate whether or not you buy a truck or SUV. When your "stuff" you like to carry exceeds the payload of an F350, just get a big, honkin 5'er, load that up and you're good to go!
Now this is travelling light...... There is a couple on the Fiberglass egg forum that have been full timing for years. Here is the net of their story.

"Towing a 16 foot trailer, 2400 lb with 200 lb tongue weight for 6 years averaging 7.5 months per year on the road and 22 mpg. Includes 3 loops of the USA, across Labrador, all over Newfoundland, crossed the Rockies multiple times, more than 50,000 tow miles, driving a nine year old 4 cylinder Honda CRV, 194,000 miles, same clutch, only failure a radiator fan in 9 years ($60)." Norm
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:31 PM   #52
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My last name is "Ford"... and I finally got my new tow vehicle. It's a FORD F-150 with the super tow package and EcoBoost. Big mirrors, backup camera, irritating warning sensors that you're about ready to hit something, 4 WD, supercab and SHORT BED (6.5). The turning radius is at least one lane shorter than the older Silverado 2500. It's "Blue jeans" color, metalic blue with silver accents


First Ford I ever owned, have a local dealer with a fine reputation. Got a good price and good rebates.

Almost ready to RUMBLE!

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Old 06-26-2013, 08:34 PM   #53
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I have one with 2wd supercab and 8 foot box(for work). Huge payload.
But when you tow you will love it. Runs at low revs and has lots of power.
If you are as happy with yours as I have been with mine, you will be extatic(spelling).
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My last name is "Ford"... and I finally got my new tow vehicle. It's a FORD F-150 with the super tow package and EcoBoost. Big mirrors, backup camera, irritating warning sensors that you're about ready to hit something, 4 WD, supercab and SHORT BED (6.5). The turning radius is at least one lane shorter than the older Silverado 2500. It's "Blue jeans" color, metalic blue with silver accents


First Ford I ever owned, have a local dealer with a fine reputation. Got a good price and good rebates.

Almost ready to RUMBLE!

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When will you post pictures of your new truck 'n' trailer?
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:59 PM   #55
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You bought pretty much the same vehicle we have. We have a ProPride and couldn't be more pleased with the setup, it does everything well.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:14 AM   #56
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That's a nice truck - you're going to enjoy it. Congrats!

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