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Old 03-08-2011, 08:19 PM   #57
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Yes Andy, you are the man. It doesn't take a zillion hp $60,000+ diesel to tow an AS. As you point out a good gas rig with a new 6-speed tranny can handle any AS made for most situations. Thanks for posting.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:24 PM   #58
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Yea - but why knock us guys who love both our trucks and the Airstreams we tow around?

My TV I expect to cruise 12 hours and enjoy every minute of it - and that's what I base my RV on - so far I've been spot on...

I can tow all day and get out and ready to go!
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:30 PM   #59
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It doesn't take a zillion hp $60,000+ diesel to tow an AS.
The disagreement began when you didn't know the current price of diesel vs gas and insisted all these diesels are unreliable.

Andy, they should have bought the one with the 3.5L EcoBoost!

Seriously, everyone spending within their means is expected. If the OP gives a price range that's helpful. If they just state their favorite brand up front that weeds out a lot of the brand battles.
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:03 PM   #60
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Certainly everyone is going to have different tastes in vehicles, the beauty of an Airstream is that it gives you the flexibilty to tow it with plenty of different types.

Many people like driving a 3/4 ton diesel, in fact a friend of mine drives one all the time and he never tows anything. If you love driving a 3/4 ton without a trailer certainly it is going to be your first choice with one and there is nothing wrong with that. You just don't have to if you prefer another vehicle type.

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Old 03-09-2011, 10:39 PM   #61
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Andy,

WELL SAID.

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Old 03-10-2011, 07:51 AM   #62
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I completely agree with you. Thanks for putting it so well.

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Old 03-10-2011, 10:24 AM   #63
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So, to the OP - there are lots of great choices in tow vehicles, evidenced by the many responses you have seen here and in other threads.

And the great thing is that everyone who has posted is happy with their own rigs! How neat is that.

Welcome, good hunting, and we'll see you on the road.

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Old 03-10-2011, 11:11 AM   #64
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I remember this discussion on Ford, Chevrolet and Mopar from the sixth grade in 1954. Thought we settled it back then!
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We have the exact same AS as you, '06 28' CCD, and did the same TV analysis. The difference is location, we're in the Pacific Northwest versus you in Florida. I mention this because, we tow and camp regularly in mountains (Cascades, Rockies, Sierra Nevada's, etc.). Because of this, getting a TV "bigger than the job" was important. Nothing worse than driving down a mountain pass in inclement weather and have the tail wag the dog.

I personally like 650 ft/lbs of torque pulling power, integrated exhaust brake for drama-free down hills, and 7500 lb.+ of a modern diesel truck. I think you can get this in any 3/4 ton diesel truck, but we chose the Dodge Ram specifically for the Cummins Turbo-diesel with integrated exhaust brake.

Cheers and happy towing
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Hi Serena,
Was it you that ran into us at the Adult toy storage today? I wanted to say thanks for letting us see your Airstream. I hope we see you again out there sometime. Keep in touch! Robin and Robert Harbuck
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Yes - it was us. So glad to get to meet you two. We are going to pick up our new 2012 GMC 2500 Duramax today. Wheee! I'm sure we'll run into you again at the Toy Storage. Have lots of great experiences in your Airstream. All the best.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:04 PM   #68
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I remember this discussion on Ford, Chevrolet and Mopar from the sixth grade in 1954. Thought we settled it back then!
Are you REALLY serious????? This isn't even on the docket for resolution till after World Peace is achieved, and yes, after H*** freezes over.
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