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Old 12-17-2018, 09:54 AM   #15
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I would stick with the Ford F150. I have ran the numbers on all the 150/1500 series trucks including Ford/GM/Toyota/Dodge AND THE NUMBERS DO NOT LIE. Ford out preforms teh rest. If you purchase the F150 with the total towing package and the EcoBoost 3.5 engine you will not be sorry.
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Old 12-17-2018, 09:55 AM   #16
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Ah, the question that starts the arguments; which TV is best!

I loved my F150Echoboost for my 25' AS's and put 125K miles with no issues. When I was looking for a new TV 1.5 years ago, I drove Toyota, Sierra, and Ford F150 EB. Loved them all except the Toyota still got terrible mileage with the 6 speed transmission and payload was just not above 1200lbs if you got a loaded up model. I don't know about the 19 models and I know the reputation of Toyota in general. Most Toyota folks I talk with love the truck, hate the mileage and payload.

The Sierra 6.2l with 10 speed, I really liked a lot and now getting a descent size payload above 1400lbs is not unusual with GM's, so I that is sure one I would strongly consider. The new F150 EB is also very impressive; I took one overnight before getting my F250 diesel and would have purchased until my wife argued for the larger 3/4T for the 28'AS.

I would consider looking at the new Ram also with the Hemi...mileage and payload on any of these is key these days...find one you like, check the payload, how you like the way it drives, then it's just a matter of getting a great price...
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Old 12-17-2018, 10:04 AM   #17
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I’m currently towing my Sport 22fb with a 2013 Tundra 4x4 with 5.7 liter and tow package. Works great but it’s a light trailer. This is my 4th Tundra, never had an issue with any of them and I have run 300,000+ miles on all. Only complaint is road noise.
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Old 12-17-2018, 10:08 AM   #18
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Which tow vehicle is bets? The one you have. You know it. You know its idiosyncrasies.



When you buy a new vehicle of any kind there will be small, or large, issues. Look up the recall notices for any new vehicle you are contemplating. Compare that list to the vehicle you have.



Repair the brake lines. Replace all of them. Rust is also an antagonist to brake lines. Do the required maintenance as if it will be your last tow vehicle.



Then drive on in bliss.
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Old 12-17-2018, 11:18 AM   #19
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Proven, buy American.
Ford is best for safety. F 150 or F 250.
Foreign are the worst for safety. Safety should be your first concern.
Arenít both of these vehicles made in the US? Can you cite the independent safety reports you are referring to? I would be interested in comparing the data. I have never heard that before. Thanks
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Old 12-17-2018, 11:24 AM   #20
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We went with 2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax Diesel and after putting on 48,000 miles so far have no regrets. The Duramax engine and the Allison transmission work great together, especially when using the exhaust brake. We tow a 25' Flying Cloud and going through Canada and steep grades you can stay at highway speeds. The truck weighs more than the trailer and that alone helps control. You also get ONSTAR which we use all the time. GMC
is coming out with a half ton diesel that you might want to check out too. Also keep in mind that diesel has a better resale value.
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Old 12-17-2018, 11:38 AM   #21
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If you own a Camry you were probably shocked when your brakes went out on your Ford. Things like that just donít happen with a Toyota. We tow a 25 ft Classic without 07 Tundra and it tows like a dream. With 113000 miles some would say itís time for a new truck but Iíll drive this truck until it hits 200000 miles, then Iíll think about it. People can say what they want about ďforeignĒ vehicles but Iíll take my 100% American made Tundra ( built in San Antonio TX) over a Dodge or Chevy built in Mexico. Iíll put up with the less than stellar mpg knowing I am driving a truck that wonít loose its brakes going down the road.
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Old 12-17-2018, 12:03 PM   #22
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Brake failure could happen on any make of vehicle.

I have a Toyota pickup with 219k miles. It has been a good vehicle. I also have a couple of other brands with well over 100k. They have been good as well.
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Old 12-17-2018, 12:11 PM   #23
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Hands down Dodge Cummins mine has 236k and done nothing doesnt use oil best engine ever made period. Truck itself brakes sending unit and turn signal and a/c recharge I'll take that..
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Old 12-17-2018, 12:22 PM   #24
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I have a 2013 Tundra 4.6 with 140K on it and only work done has been new brake rotors and pads, mountain towing being the culprit I believe.
My only gripe with the Tundra is vision from the drivers seat is terrible, the A pillars and mirror body's block those areas too much. This was a driving force in my new purchase of a Silverado 1500, for me it offered the best view out the cab as well as other factors .
They all have good and not so good points and you need to determine what matters to you.
I will say the Ford with the 3.5 and 10 speed had the best power delivery of all but other things swayed me.
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Old 12-17-2018, 01:54 PM   #25
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Anything can pull an Airstream, even a bicycle. But make sure you look at the unique tire pressure sticker on the driver's door column. It tells you what the payload is for that vehicle. Going is easy, stopping requires that the tires, brakes and axles are not overloaded. Don't forget this investigation. The numbers are unique for each vehicle don't count on published numbers they are only possibillites.



Now for my son's experience with a NEW Trundra: He had to drive from Albuquerque to Anchorage pulling his Lexus. In Reno the Tundra broke down. It was fixed in two days. He then pushed on up to the middle of nowhere in Canada and broke down again. Tundra blew of the warranty because it was for USA not Canada. After many hours and many execs Tundra did step up. They towed his truck to the nearest garage 450 miles away and fixed it. After my son reported for duty in Anchorage he got a call and plane ticket to fly and get his truck. When he got to the garage his picked up his truck and ship's passage back to Alaska with the truck. All of his travel to and from the garage plus all of the repair costs were covered by Toyota. A guardian angel was on his side.


I like my F250 diesel. It is ROCK solid, quiet, and no 18 wheel big rigs blow me off the road. Wouldn't have anything but.

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Now for my son's experience with a NEW Trundra: He had to drive from Albuquerque to Anchorage pulling his Lexus. In Reno the Tundra broke down. It was fixed in two days. He then pushed on up to the middle of nowhere in Canada and broke down again. Tundra blew of the warranty because it was for USA not Canada. After many hours and many execs Tundra did step up. They towed his truck to the nearest garage 450 miles away and fixed it. After my son reported for duty in Anchorage he got a call and plane ticket to fly and get his truck. When he got to the garage his picked up his truck and ship's passage back to Alaska with the truck. All of his travel to and from the garage plus all of the repair costs were covered by Toyota. A guardian angel was on his side.

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Could you please elaborate on what went wrong with the Tundra? It is unusual for a Tundra to break down so it would be interesting to learn of the details that your son experienced with his.

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Arenít both of these vehicles made in the US? Can you cite the independent safety reports you are referring to? I would be interested in comparing the data. I have never heard that before. Thanks
Ford has a F-150 line here in Kansas city and I think one in MI.
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Old 12-17-2018, 03:03 PM   #28
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Arenít both of these vehicles made in the US? Can you cite the independent safety reports you are referring to? I would be interested in comparing the data. I have never heard that before. Thanks
Heís talking about American brands, not where theyíre built.

Ford does best on safety. You can google the crash tests and watch them.
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