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Old 12-24-2017, 10:09 AM   #15
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If I had to choose a new make

We just started RVing this year, May to be exact, with a 2015 Classic and a F 250, 6.7 Diesel, a 2016 I picked up used with 17 K miles on it. So far I'm happy with the Ford. I now have 28 K miles on it. It runs well, pulls the classic as if it weren't there, so no complaints. I also get decent mileage. Non towing 21/highway, 16-17 city. Towing between 13.5 and 14.5/highway, with the Classic on the back.

I like the Ford, but that wouldn't prevent me from looking at other makes. I have no loyalty to car makers, as I believe that changes in models and specs make for completely different units from yr to yr. I would look at Nissan, but otherwise, probably stay with the Ford, unless the price for an equivalent truck was substantially less.
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Old 12-24-2017, 10:12 AM   #16
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If I had to change it would be a Ford as that was my Grandfather´s brand...!
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Old 12-24-2017, 10:26 AM   #17
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Plan is to not purchase a new one, but if ---- Next tow vehicle will be a custom Paccar non-commercial tow specific design with tri-mode self driving control. electric propulsion, and extendable maintenance warranty contract. Expect to sell my left kidney and a bottle of vintage desert wine to fund purchase. Should be available for order in 2028, given that the highway system is still capable of travel. If not, the levitation mode suspension will have to be added to both TV and Coach. Pat
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Old 12-24-2017, 10:45 AM   #18
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Old 12-24-2017, 10:45 AM   #19
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GMC 2500HD Duramax Diesel. Purchased new in 2008. Currently has 169k on odometer. No engine or transmission issues. Have replaced a glow plug, power steering hose, and trans line. Towed my 25 foot AI with a 1500 sierra. It was barely adequate for the job. Bought my 2500 and never looked back.
The Duramax easily tows my 30 foot AI.
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Old 12-24-2017, 11:28 AM   #20
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If Ford quit making trucks I'd buy a Chevy.
I was a fairly consistent GM guy until my Son talked me into trying Fords for our new service trucks. They have worked out so well for us that I started buying them for my personal truck as well. And after the the GM bailout I wouldn't buy one in any event.
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Old 12-24-2017, 11:43 AM   #21
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Currently a Chevy, future will be ...

Hauling now with a Chevrolet Suburban, 2004 vintage.

Considering a Ford Expedition ... want to see how the new design looks and is set up for trailer work.

Chevrolet has been solidly reliable, but I’m not married to the brand.

Anything but a Ram ... I mean, those transmissions...
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Old 12-24-2017, 11:46 AM   #22
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Plan is to not purchase a new one, but if ---- Next tow vehicle will be a custom Paccar non-commercial tow specific design with tri-mode self driving control. electric propulsion, and extendable maintenance warranty contract. Expect to sell my left kidney and a bottle of vintage desert wine to fund purchase. Should be available for order in 2028, given that the highway system is still capable of travel. If not, the levitation mode suspension will have to be added to both TV and Coach. Pat
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Old 12-24-2017, 12:20 PM   #23
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We have used our 2002 Ford Excursion, 7.3L Diesel, for years to pull our 1987 34' Excella. Our TV weighs more than the Airstream, it is a very easy, comfortable pull. The longest trip was a little over 8,200 miles around the USA in 2008, from Gulf coast to east coast to Canadian border to Montana then back to Houston ... no problems during 9 weeks of travel.
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Old 12-24-2017, 12:21 PM   #24
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Moved up from a VW because it couldn’t tow any more than a bike rack (lol). Just took delivery of our Tundra Limited w/TRD pkg and the 5.7L V8. Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-24-2017, 12:35 PM   #25
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If I had to give up my current TV, I would definitely go Tundra. The 5.7 isn't any thirstier than my first generation Titan and will last forever if taken care of.
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Old 12-24-2017, 12:45 PM   #26
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You will get a response from everybody's favorite TV. Buy more than you think you will need rather than wish you did at the start. We have pulled a 38' TT thru the Canadian Rockies to Alaska and back, and all over the USA, from coast to coast and border to border, approx 200,000 miles with the same TV. In that time we have pulled 2 Airstreams, a 38' Holiday Rambler w /2 slides and 2 other brands, from 20' to 38'. We have never regretted having a 3/4 ton HD Diesel. Our needs are downsizing now, but we love having a TV that pulls anything we have or had with ease. BTW we have a 2003 GMC 2500 HD, which has been reliable and never left us stranded in 200,000 miles. I am sure Ford and Dodge owners can make similar claims. My advice is to buy the most truck you can afford, you will never regret it.
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Old 12-24-2017, 01:46 PM   #27
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Old 12-24-2017, 02:18 PM   #28
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BUY AMERICAN

Food for thought:
After a bad accident a few years ago that totaled our Ford TV (rolling) and
Airstream, we were told by several mechanics and auto shops that if we had a
foreign vehicle or truck we would have been killed. Ford saved our lives.
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