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Old 12-09-2018, 10:58 PM   #1
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What is everyone towing a 30’ classic with?
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Old 12-10-2018, 06:46 AM   #2
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My 2016 crewcab Duramax tows my 2001 Classic with slide. With about 16,000 tow miles in the last two years, we average about 13.4 mpg. Combined tow and non-tow mpg is around 15.6. That's at 56,000 miles total.



With the truck weighing around 7,000+ and the trailer around 9,000 lbs, there is no sway.



I know you can tow with a smaller vehicle, but I have peace of mind knowing I can stop with control when some sob cuts me off...


Cruising at 65 to 70,



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Old 12-10-2018, 08:46 AM   #3
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2017 Chevy Silverado, 2500 HD, Duramax 6.6L diesel., Z-71, crew cab..…… Cruises at 65mph around 1600-1750 rpm. On cruise control with trailer it goes over the Buckman Bridge at 1750 rpm. My old 3/4 ton gas truck couldn't do that without down shifting and increasing rpm. The diesel engine braking "jake brake" was invaluable on the two lane roads in the Smokies last summer. You don't have to have 4x4. But the "limited slip" rear end is a necessity. Comes standard on the GMs. I get 13mpg +/-.5.

I also tow some boats.

PS...…….at 7500 pounds it is in the next weight class in Florida. Everything cost more. Registration instead of $35 +/- on my car the truck is $150+/-.
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:01 AM   #4
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Thanks all. I ended up with an F350 crewcab long bed 4wd with the 6.7 powerstroke. Longbed will be my garage. JT
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:19 AM   #5
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What is everyone towing a 30’ classic with?


Silverado 3500 crew cab long bed.
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What kind of bed cap are you using,
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:06 AM   #7
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Pull ours with ‘18 G.M.C. 2500HD Duramax/Allison crew cab standard box. Average 13 mpg +or - .5 bpm at 65 on cruise (on fairly level ground).Cruise control gets turned off in the hilly or mountain area. We do have a Leer bed cover that is cab height.
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:37 PM   #8
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I also am looking for a new TV for my 26ft Overlander (1964) and recently purchased 34ft Excella (1989). Heavy Duty trucks with gas engines should work but I see a lot of folks using Diesels. Many of the comments on this forum recommend diesels for heavy towing, but not for daily drivers. This bit of info comes from looking outside my Overlander today at Land Yacht Harbor in Melbourne, FL. I see Diesel TVs from all over the NorthEastern states and Canada which have their AS’s parked here for months at a time. Guess what these diesels are used for ALL winter = DAILY DRIVERS. Unless you plan to tow a lot of days, stick with gassers and every once in awhile offer to buy a gas line water filter or some DEF for your Diesel friends!
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Old 03-26-2019, 10:19 AM   #10
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I tow my 31 ft. Sovereign with a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel. Pulls it with complete ease in all circumstances, and gets around 16 mpg while doing so. It's the 24 valve H.O. version, and 2wd, which makes for a pretty effective tow monster. Luckily it is not my daily driver, because Chicagoland potholes and HD suspension do not mix well.
I'm a big diesel advocate. My truck has 289k miles on it, and I just took it to California last fall. No way would I do that with an aging gas engine. BTW - I got 15 mpg on that trip going up and over the Rockies twice.
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Yup ARE as well. Looks great and worked well with the rear glass on the ram 2500

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