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Old 08-13-2015, 09:06 PM   #43
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A ten year old Ford 6.0 and a 30' bunkhouse adds more variables than I can decipher. Terms like 'family' and 'stuff' are difficult to add as well. But the one month cross country trip, man, that sounds awesome. I'm sure you guys had a great trip. I dream of doing the same one day.

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Old 08-13-2015, 09:13 PM   #44
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I think a Honda Odyssey would be a great vehicle for your lifestyle,just call Andy at CanAm and I am sure that he will agree.Lol


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I think as the day grows longer, your contributions on this forum become more abrasive than usual. If I were a betting man, I would say three year old bourbon. Which would make that older than any truck you have ever owned. Lol
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Old 08-13-2015, 10:10 PM   #46
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I would buy a Lincoln navigator , but I ain't you I like my dodge.
Like my Dodge Durango 5.7 Hemi. But then I pull a Oliver trailer that runs about 5500 lbs at most.
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My neighbor tows his 31' 80's Airstream with an Expedition. He used to pull with an E150 Club Wagon. I would think the Expedition would be more capable than the van, but he misses the room of the van.
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How many times will you tow your Airstream over the Ike gauntlet?
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Interesting thread! We're struggling with the same decisions (truck vs SUV / gas vs diesel, etc) and have been for a few months without pulling the trigger yet. I tend to lean toward the Yukon side of things but that's just a personal style preference and probably the fact that I've pretty much owned a Tahoe or Suburban for all of my adult life (and even as a kid- learned to drive on a burb too). They are very comparable vehicles though, the Yukon and Navigator. I will say, if they'd roll out a 2016 Suburban 2500 to the general public, I would buy it immediately and not think twice!! My husband would think twice $$$$$. But that would be the game changer for me. Till then we are grid locked like you for many of the same reasons. Payload is our issue- 2 adults, 2 100lb dogs + our stuff. If I was 100% confident that the Yukon XL could handle it, I'd have bought one already, but our current Tahoe squats even with Equalizer and I do NOT want that on a brand new $70k TV. So like you, here we are without a decision yet.

Best of luck & keep us posted!!!
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I think as the day grows longer, your contributions on this forum become more abrasive than usual. If I were a betting man, I would say three year old bourbon. Which would make that older than any truck you have ever owned. Lol

Vehicles have been both a passion and a addiction for me,(I have had hundreds).Bourbon not so much.


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Like my Dodge Durango 5.7 Hemi. But then I pull a Oliver trailer that runs about 5500 lbs at most.

Those are sweet campers! Saw them a while back. Impressive.


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Old 08-13-2015, 10:55 PM   #52
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How many times will you tow your Airstream over the Ike gauntlet?
Daily of course. I should reiterate, I don't consider TFLT an authority on towing prowess, I just enjoy their comparative videos. Gives newbies like me something to do late at night when Airforums traffic slows. Ha ha.

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I know you love automobiles, just jerking the Lol chain a bit. Folks like you amuse me, nothing negative, typed dialogue being difficult of course. But you seem like the type that's always on the hunt.

Where me, upon buying my minivan or Subaru, would slam my pecker in a door before I would seek out another tow vehicle.

If I have it my way, photos of my infant and toddler will have the same Airstream and smart car in backgrounds of photographs throughout their entire childhood.


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Interesting thread! We're struggling with the same decisions (truck vs SUV / gas vs diesel, etc) and have been for a few months without pulling the trigger yet. I tend to lean toward the Yukon side of things but that's just a personal style preference and probably the fact that I've pretty much owned a Tahoe or Suburban for all of my adult life (and even as a kid- learned to drive on a burb too). They are very comparable vehicles though, the Yukon and Navigator. I will say, if they'd roll out a 2016 Suburban 2500 to the general public, I would buy it immediately and not think twice!! My husband would think twice $$$$$. But that would be the game changer for me. Till then we are grid locked like you for many of the same reasons. Payload is our issue- 2 adults, 2 100lb dogs + our stuff. If I was 100% confident that the Yukon XL could handle it, I'd have bought one already, but our current Tahoe squats even with Equalizer and I do NOT want that on a brand new $70k TV. So like you, here we are without a decision yet.

Best of luck & keep us posted!!!

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This search for a white elephant began two months ago when I went into my local Chevy dealership, which knows me well (having bought two Tahoes and an Escalade) begging, willing to bribe, or fabricate documents if I could talk them into selling me a fleet order only 2016 Suburban 3500 HD, or whatever they call it. I got a puzzled look and double serving of no.

If the extended Escalade had 4WD, I would buy that, but again, strike three. That's when the wheels fell off, pun intended. I have searched over all the major trucks and SUV's, now revisiting my high school sweetheart one last time before getting hitched (yep, intended) and starting my adult life with new bride. Miss Mega Cab, do you take this man... Or Miss Navigator...



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Ha ha ha!! Know the feeling. Somehow I am always the person who is dead set on the PERFECT thing, that clearly does not exist - 2016 Suburban 2500 - case in point. Next up on our list might be Silverado/Sierra Duramax 2500 or the new F150. Of course my husband walks in the other night talking about how he just saw a Ram and how nice that was. So......here we go again! Ironically I am the car guru, he could care less, so all things equal I'd be thrilled to find a TV that he was actually interested in.

Until then, a friend of ours has offered to sell us his 2006 Silverado LT 2500 Duramax diesel crew cab for like $17k or so. Starting to look appealing for the price and it would certainly get the job done. I know what your issue is though bc even for us we know that with two huge dogs already, one kid and we'd bust out of that truck. But, for $17k we could just cross that bridge later. Maybe that could hold us over a few years until Chevy brings back the 2500 burb ;-)
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When we bought our 2015 Expo EL a couple months back Ford was offering some serious money off in rebates and 0% for 60 month finance (got both). The local stealer even knocked off a bunch on his end. Lot better deal than they offer on the new pickups. Of course they sell more pickups so goes to fiqure. Having owned previous Expo I can say without hesitation that these new ones are much better. They use some type of sound deadening glass now that makes for a really quiet ride. The power from that twin turbo and 6 speed is like driving a sports car compared to the old 5.4 v8. Yes, the EcoBoost is that good! Push button start, cooled and heated seats, large nav, computer dash with lots of info to scroll through, built in trailer brake control, plus much much more. We got a Platium. This is the first year Ford has offered a Platium in the Expo. Our previous was a King Ranch. Like I said, night and day difference.

Oh, the payload is 1680lbs for my EL 4x2. Not bad for a SUV and higher than many pickup trucks. Tow capacity is 9200lbs with weight distribution hitch. These new SUV's have many benefits over a pickup truck and offer real towing capabilities.

Is it the best full size SUV you can buy to tow a Airstream? Not sure but I don't have any doubt it will handle the job and do it well. Some will say that the Ford Expo looks a little old school or long in the tooth because of styling. Funny, I happen to like old school with modern ammenities. That's why I like Airstreams too! The two will work and look good together I think.

Hope this helps some. Good luck with your choice.
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