View Poll Results: Make of your tow vehicle
Chevy/GMC 337 35.14%
Chrysler 10 1.04%
Dodge 129 13.45%
Ford 294 30.66%
Nissan 35 3.65%
Toyota 76 7.92%
other 78 8.13%
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Old 06-05-2007, 11:33 PM   #71
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I get by towing a 19' 2005 Bambi (3575 lbs.) with a 4.3 liter V6 Sierra (cap.5100 lbs.). When I mused over the bigger trailers, I realized I couldn't get a new, bigger engine truck AND buy a late model trailer. Slight drop in speed at 8% grades climbing to 5000', but still moving faster than the semis without topping 2500 rpm. In 6 years the trailer will be paid, then I'll join you guys with the bigger engines if gas prices aren't $6 per gallon.

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Old 06-06-2007, 01:08 AM   #72
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Old 06-22-2007, 04:56 PM   #73
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:08 PM   #74
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Where'd it go??

I tow with an 06 4x4 F250 Power Stroke Diesel - extended cab. I bought the truck to tow a '05 15k lb, 34 ft fifth wheel. We've traded up to 1978, 7100 lb A/S International Soveriegn. If I couldn't see it in the rear view mirror, I wouldn't know it was there. I get 20 or so on the road, less around town, and since the A/S is just one day old to us, I can't give you an MPG with the A/S.

Ah well, getting there is half the fun.
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Old 09-22-2007, 12:25 PM   #75
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Suffering from White Knunkle Driving


My name is Sal and this is my first time posting. My wife and I have a 2002 34' Slideout. Up until this year we have towed with a 1996 Suburban however it has gotten old and given us too many white knunkle experiences, so we have moved on to a Crew Cab Duallie Truck. I can't tell you how nice it is to drive. Absolutely no awareness of having anything behind you and no affect from semi trucks. For the first time my wife actually agreed that she might be willing to drive. For anyone suffering from the tail wagging the dog, this is an excellent solution.


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Old 02-22-2011, 06:03 AM   #76
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GMC 6.0 gas mileage

I have a 2007 GMC Sierra 2500 with the 6.0 gas. Just bought an AS 28 footer.

Does anyone have that combination. I know it will tow ok, but was curious about mileage you folks were getting. Lets hope gas prices don't escalate too much this summer.

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Old 02-22-2011, 06:14 AM   #77
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We have a 08 Surburban 1500 that we tow our 27' International with and on our last trip we averaged 13.4 mpg..course that was in FL and there aren't any mountain ranges to contend with....unless you count Mt Dora
Gas prices go up and down....won't stop us, but may stay longer in one spot tho.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:04 AM   #78
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In my signature. No problems towing here, no matter where.

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Old 02-22-2011, 09:35 AM   #79
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:50 AM   #80
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This past summer we drove from Phoenix up to Yosemite on to Yellowstone and the Tetons thru Rocky Mountain Nat park thru Colorado then back home and averaged 12.6 with our GMC 6.0. We do have a vintage unit so its lighter than the new models however it was loaded down pretty well.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:33 PM   #81
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:48 PM   #82
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I tow with what I have. 1500 4.7L Dodge ram.

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Old 02-23-2011, 02:15 PM   #83
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I tow my 1979 31' Soveriegn with a 2009 Chevy 1500 pickup. It is a 4x4 LTZ with extended cab and regular bed. It has the Max-Tow package, 6.0 L engine, 6 speed auto trans, 3.73 differential (large diameter gear), heavy duty cooling on engine and trans. I have been averaging 12.5 mpg towing mostly through the eastern mountains. I have never needed more than the 367 hp that is has and am very happy with the way it tows.
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:16 PM   #84
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