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Old 11-29-2013, 12:16 PM   #29
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Although we own a Ford F250 Super Duty diesel (insert grunting sounds here), I saw that Consumer Reports recommended the Chevy diesel in their 12/13 issue. Just saying.
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:45 AM   #30
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Get whatever has the features you and/or your traveling companion prefer. We really wanted to buy another Ford, but found that the Ram diesel better met our needs. It would be hard to imagine in today's light purchasing a really bad diesel truck - most of the bugs are now gone ... it is just the EPA that has cut into fuel economy almost across the board!
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:15 AM   #31
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Thank you for all the replies I really do appreciate it , we decided to get a 3500 Ram with a cumming s engine. we cant wait to try it out this winter.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:23 AM   #32
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That is really exciting Pamela! Post some pictures of that fabulous rig when you get it all hitched up. Where will you camp this winter?
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:49 AM   #33
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Thank you for all the replies I really do appreciate it , we decided to get a 3500 Ram with a cumming s engine. we cant wait to try it out this winter.
Congratulations, I believe you will be happy with the truck.
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:45 AM   #34
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first trip Texas I will post picks when I figure out how
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Old 12-11-2013, 07:21 PM   #35
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2013 Ford F250 Platinum with the 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel pulls our 30' Airstream likes it's not even there.
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:24 PM   #36
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Having owned a 30 foot Airstream, a 2011 Ford Super Duty diesel with the new Scorpion engine and now a 2013 F2500 Ram with Cummins diesel - I would clearly state the 2013 Ram Cummins Diesel is the tops!
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:29 PM   #37
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Here is my experience. Search for the thread if u want the spreadsheets.
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I have had a moderately long journey in RV towing vehicles. My first rig was a 2000 Forerunner with a 3200’ trailer. The second was a 2007 Forerunner with a 4000’ trailer. Now I have a Safari 25 with loaded weight at 7200’. These were under rated maximum towing capacity for each vehicle, but not by much. They were uncomfortably close. The engines worked really hard, and even with sway and weight distribution I always felt I was on the edge. On the few occasions where I had to maneuver, there was a tendency for the trailer to drive the truck. I went on a search for a new vehicle. The wife specified this is the last one, so get a good one. I was smitten by the new Tundra. What a beauty! When I suggested a ton PU as a TV to the Airstream community, I was smitten again. This time by a variety of comments, with many paraphrased as “I towed a … with a …. And it seemed to work fine”, “don’t do that”, and the like for a variety of vehicles. But who knows? And what about the rare, but unpleasant potential events that happen to so few of us that they don't get reported. This time I had to do it by the numbers. Thanks to GMGAZ for a link to a spreadsheet. I had to do a bit of digging to find all the weights and capacities. Those spreadsheets are attached. The numbers say: Doesn’t look like a Tundra will do it, nor will similar trucks. Not even close. A ton PU is the only way to go, at least to my watery, numbery, and smitten eyes. This puts some numbers on my decision to buy the Chevy PU ww 4.10 rear end as a TV for my FB. I don’t purport to smite others’ opinions, since we all have different experiences. But now there’s mine to add to the mix. Not Smitingly, Hank
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:29 PM   #38
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While a big Ford fan I would have to say Dodge with their Cummins engine is probably the best option. I would still give Ford a good look as it is a superior truck in all other areas. The EchoBoost gas engine would more then likely pull your Stream but be certain to max out payload capacity. Either way you have to get serious with the salesperson as most don't know much about trucks. They just want to get something off their lot.
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:36 PM   #39
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I disagree.
I disagree, homeboy!
Everyone is entitled to their opinions...
On the other hand there must be some reason why F150 is the most selling vehicle. Period.
There are 6 times as many F150's sold than Tundras.
It may be that Ford trucks have been around longer and have a loyal following.
It may go back many decades to Ford having the first V8...
Who knows? But there is some merit to the fact that Ford sells more trucks than anyone else and 3 times as many full size trucks than Nissan and Toyota combined...
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:52 PM   #40
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Ouch...
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:17 AM   #41
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I disagree.
I disagree, homeboy!
Everyone is entitled to their opinions...
On the other hand there must be some reason why F150 is the most selling vehicle. Period.
There are 6 times as many F150's sold than Tundras.
It may be that Ford trucks have been around longer and have a loyal following.
It may go back many decades to Ford having the first V8...
Who knows? But there is some merit to the fact that Ford sells more trucks than anyone else and 3 times as many full size trucks than Nissan and Toyota combined...
You may or may not have noticed that the latest adds for Ford state that it is the largest selling "nameplate". If you want to look up the numbers GM ( Chevy and GMC, as they are the same truck) have outsold Ford 8 out of the last 15 years and GM's total numbers totalled more than Ford for those years .
All the big 3 and Toyota have their merits and their followers, but the numbers don't lie.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:44 AM   #42
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Seems like there are some ads that state F150 was the most selling vehicle 30 years running- it doesn't specify which 30 years-
It don't matter-
I have a Toyota with 5 payments left and 32,000 miles- that's how we roll-
April 23, 2014- that's the day I'm lookin' for!
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