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Old 03-20-2008, 03:32 PM   #29
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Hey Cat, one thing nobody addressed yet; ton vs 1 ton. When towing TTs there really is no advantage to going with a 1 ton. The only advantage to a 1 ton is payload, not tow capacity. Sometimes you even lose tow capacity by moving to a 1 ton. Unless you have specific requirements; golf cart in the bed, possibility of a truck camper in the future, anvil collecting as favorite hobby, etc you will be fine with the ton.

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Old 03-20-2008, 03:44 PM   #30
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As someone who carries a golf cart in the bed of my truck while towing, you don't need a 1 ton for that. The golf cart weighs in right at 1,000 LBS. You can carry it in the bed of a 1/2, but if you are going to tow, I'd recommend the 3/4 ton. Most hitch set ups can't or aren't set up to distribute enough of the tongue weight to the front axle to level the truck and trailer with the golf cart in the bed. The same holds true for some of the larger motorcycles and ATVs.

The only time I can see a need for a one ton truck is, as you say, for a slide in camper or for a 5th wheel or similar goose neck trailer that puts a lot of weight in the bed of the truck. Airstream and Argosy made a few 5th wheel trailers several years back, but other than those, you really don't need a one ton to tow anything that Airstream makes or has made.
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Old 03-21-2008, 12:40 AM   #31
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cat, you are so right-lot's o good Folk here! (And good info)

norsea, great post, and great trip.

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Thanx for the update, sounds like you've got a great setup.

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Thanks Bill,

Now, if we can get our web site updated we can share our adventure. That activity, however, is way down on the priority list at the minute. We are in the first week of a two month binge of working on the truck getting a flatbed installed so we can take our enduro sidecar with us on our future adventures. And the sidecar is also getting lots of attention - a complete rewire of the electrical system.

We hope to depart for Alaska 15 May. Time will tell.

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Old 03-21-2008, 07:03 AM   #32
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Thanks Bill,

Now, if we can get our web site updated we can share our adventure. That activity, however, is way down on the priority list at the minute. We are in the first week of a two month binge of working on the truck getting a flatbed installed so we can take our enduro sidecar with us on our future adventures. And the sidecar is also getting lots of attention - a complete rewire of the electrical system.

We hope to depart for Alaska 15 May. Time will tell.

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Yes, post pix/links when you can-we love a good adventure!

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