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Old 04-04-2017, 04:44 PM   #71
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Or possibly a 1/2 track as used by the Germans in WW2

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I say a 2500 or a 3500 diesel or ford if you want to be safe.
To the gentleman who trades his diesel truck every other year: Bought a used 2001, 1500 Suburban in 2004 with 49,000 miles on it for $29,000. Still own it today with 203,000 on it with no significant repairs. If I sold it today I'd probably get $4,000 for it. Works out to $1,550 a year depreciation. Also, bought a 2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV with 50,000 on it for $30,000 in 2008. At 200,000 miles on it I probably could get $6,000 for it today. Works out to $1,850 per year depreciation. Don't plan to get rid of wither one till 250,000 on either. Both car's leather is in very good shape and work as new. How does that compare to the depreciation lost by trading in your truck every other year? I can easily afford any "truck" I want but I don't know why I would want to. As I said earlier (and I have been involved in life cycling engine test stands, both hot and cold) given the fuel injection "carburetion" on gasoline engines there is no reason they can't last hundreds of thousands of miles. And, the receiver on a 1500 Suburban and a 2500 Suburban are rated the same....and it isn't 500 pounds, try 1500....with a service factor of 1.25.
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Old 04-05-2017, 10:06 PM   #72
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Was that Guy going 45 mph in my 28 ft CCD towed by 1500 Chevy Suburban - not fun being that guy. Felt unsafe and decided it wasn't worth my family's safety. When I got home I ordered a 2017 GMC 2500 Duramax Denali
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Old 04-05-2017, 11:27 PM   #73
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It was the Raton Pass

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Was that Guy going 45 mph in my 28 ft CCD towed by 1500 Chevy Suburban - not fun being that guy. Felt unsafe and decided it wasn't worth my family's safety. When I got home I ordered a 2017 GMC 2500 Duramax Denali
I drive 55 to 60 because it is safe. I could easily drive 65 to 75 in either my Suburban or my Escalade all day long, both cars have the power to do this. It gives the rubberneckers a chance to look me over. If you choose to drive a tow vehicle that weighs less than 1/2 the weight of the trailer being towed at 110 feet a second have at it, but please stay away from me. I suspect many put their rigs on cruise control at 75 and dream away, not me; I like to smell the roses along the way and actually see the scenery. The 45 was at Raton pass, and I passed a lot of tractor trailers along the way, and I can take any hill at 55 to 60 no problem and pass more tractor trailers.
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The difference in technology between my 06 dodge pickup and the new ones is astounding. Making it wors is my truck has no power door locks or windows, no cruise control or engine braking, a simple radio and a tow haul mode that just changes the shift points and can lock out od. Two different worlds. Too old and broke to get a new one.
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Old 04-06-2017, 08:21 AM   #75
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Before I got the AS I read alot about TV on this forum. and was planning to get a 23ft to match the capabilities of my 02 1500 Sub which has the Auto ride tow pacakage. One thing I remembered and was guilty of it was you will justify the TV you have. When I got the 28 I was told the Sub would be fine which it is, but pulling on grades could not keep up with the flow of traffic. On the way to Sedona AZ I had trucks with double trailers passing me with my rig straining to maintain speed. If I recall the GVWR on the CCD is 7600 on the Sub is rated for 7300 which is pushing limits. Oh I drive 55 live in CA and enjoy the smell of roses but I don't want to be pushing up daisies.
My question is what TV would you choose if you could have anything you want?
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Old 04-06-2017, 09:03 AM   #76
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For towing I want a Freightliner. For daily driver I want a golf cart. This is my dilemma.
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Old 04-06-2017, 10:54 PM   #77
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I would have either but with a payload capacity north of 1800#
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I drive 55 to 60 because it is safe. I could easily drive 65 to 75 in either my Suburban or my Escalade all day long, both cars have the power to do this. It gives the rubberneckers a chance to look me over. If you choose to drive a tow vehicle that weighs less than 1/2 the weight of the trailer being towed at 110 feet a second have at it, but please stay away from me. I suspect many put their rigs on cruise control at 75 and dream away, not me; I like to smell the roses along the way and actually see the scenery. The 45 was at Raton pass, and I passed a lot of tractor trailers along the way, and I can take any hill at 55 to 60 no problem and pass more tractor trailers.
Yikes! Someone who uses logic and common sense...what a rarity.
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I, too, would like to tow the 28 with my SUV. Then when I get to where I'm going I will have my daily driver. I know people are towing the 28 with a lot less than this, but when I plug the numbers into my loading spreadsheet I can't stay within the car's payload limits without shifting all my cargo to the back of the trailer and running light on the tongue. I can get I little more than the minimum 10% hitch weight if I do this balancing act, but I'd feel better with 12%. 1/2 ton pickups are only marginally better but I would still have to worry about load distribution to stay within spec. The 28 really calls for a 3/4 ton, but now it's a problem for the wife to drive it around town every day.
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What vehicle to tow a 2016 FC 28..

I disagree. You need the 3/4 ton if you can't manage to stay within the payload limits of the SUV, yes. For most couples this is imminently doable. I even have have a EU2000 generator on the tongue of my 30' AS and I am under a couple hundred pounds of my rear axel rating.

I also want to bring my golf cart around. For THAT I will need a 250/350. But short of that a 1/2 ton and many SUVs are perfectly SAFE and fine, even up the Ike Gauntlet.

I know a lot of people drive big trucks daily. Good for them. I can't. My condo won't allow it. So I pull with a SUV and like happily in my condo. Best of both worlds.
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I disagree. You need the 3/4 ton if you can't manage to stay within the payload limits of the SUV, yes. For most couples this is imminently doable. I even have have a EU2000 generator on the tongue of my 30' AS and I am under a couple hundred pounds of my rear axel rating.

I also want to bring my golf cart around. For THAT I will need a 250/350. But short of that a 1/2 ton and many SUVs are perfectly SAFE and fine, even up the Ike Gauntlet.

I know a lot of people drive big trucks daily. Good for them. I can't. My condo won't allow it. So I pull with a SUV and like happily in my condo. Best of both worlds.
What does your door label indicate for max payload for the Escalade?

If I go by axle ratings I should be able to load 1796 lbs. If I go by the gross vehicle weight rating I should be able to carry 1466 lbs. But my door label says do not exceed 1014 lbs.
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