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Old 08-18-2011, 05:34 AM   #15
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Have you looked at the new Ford Focus?

Seriously, get a 3/4 ton something or other, and don't expect good fuel mileage. It doesn't exist.

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Old 08-18-2011, 09:00 AM   #16
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This trailer only weighs 5,000 lbs dry

And so add another 2,000 lbs if you load it to the gills.

You CAN tow it with a 250, but aren't most V-8 150/1500 class (˝-ton) pickups rated for over 7,000 lbs?

Now if you were talking a NEW 31-footer, it would be a different story. Airstream trailers bulked up over the years, and if you were looking at say a 2003 Classic 31' model, the dry weight is 7,200 lbs, and gross weight is 8,700 lbs.

But think back to 1974: what do you think they towed it with then..?

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Old 08-18-2011, 10:22 AM   #17
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Right on Aage. Even if they did use a 250 series truck back in 74 a late model 150 today would out perform an older 250 in almost every way.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:21 PM   #18
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I have a 2003 Ford F250 4 wheel drive crew cab with the 7.3 liter powerstroke diesel. It is stock except for bfgoodrich all terrain tires and a superchips programmer set to tow safe mode. I have pulled a 10000 pound cabin cruiser through the mountains of north Georgia to lake Lanier without any issues or problems getting about 14 miles per gallon. With no trailer or load, I get around 19-20 miles per gallon if I keep it under 70 or so.

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