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Old 10-05-2007, 09:50 PM   #29
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Remember!

Remember, NO! TV looks as good, as it does with an AirStream on the back!!!!

Post those photos when you get 'em.

CONGRATS on the TV and the AirStream!!!

Does life get any better???

Enjoy.

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Old 10-05-2007, 10:04 PM   #30
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Well, your question leads to the Chev. Vs. Ford never ending debate.

Rather than promote one brand over another let me give you my real life operating results.

I have a 2006 Ford, F-250, extended cab, long bed, tow package, 6.0 diesel turbo. I tow a 1968 24' Airstream Tradewind, duel axel, TT.

I travel travel all terrains, from mountians and coastal flatlands, without any power issue complaints.

I get 18 mpg without towing.

I get 15.6 mpg towing my TT.

I have a Ford F-150, V8, that I tried to tow the same 24' TT with. I got 10 mpg, I had no reserve power, and it sucked at going up Interstate grades. I droped to 52 mph in the mountians floorboarded.

That is why I bought a Ford 3/4 ton turbo Diesel.
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Old 10-05-2007, 11:37 PM   #31
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it also has the other good stuff

Keith -

I agree with your choice in the 'up-grade' TV stuggle we all contend with - but not for the motor (gas or oil).

The real "KEY" that you got when you went to the 3/4 ton, was the suspension and the attendant BRAKES that you with that heavier chassis. The motor (gas or oil) just comes with that package. The motor is good to have no doubt, but the suspension and brakes are CRITICAL!!!!

Can't be over stated enough. Buy your TV according to the suspension & brakes that you need for you trailer NOW (remember the 80/20 rule), and then make allowances for any possible upgrades using the brakes and suspension as the guide - the motor choice that will present itself will fill any bill for tow needs once the br/susp. issue is handled.

Hope this helps someone out there!

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Old 10-06-2007, 05:24 AM   #32
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CONGRATS on the TV and the AirStream!!!

Does life get any better???

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Can't get any better than this!!!
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