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Old 01-10-2005, 09:02 PM   #99
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This year I moved from a 1997 Suburban 1500 towing a 24' Tradewind to a 28' CCD towed by a 2005 Suburban 2500 with 8.1 liter engine and 4.10. The new 2500 accelerates better with the 28' trailer attached than the 1997 Suburban 1500 did with nothing on the back. I get 9.9 mpg towing and about 11-12 mpg not towing so far with 5,000 miles. I'm very impressed with it so far. Add the touch screen navigation system and other features it's been a nice upgrade.
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Old 01-10-2005, 10:05 PM   #100
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A dually is NOT over-kill for anything 30 feet or longer. In fact, having owned two 3/4 tons prior to my current dually, it is EXACTLY what the doctor ordered!

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Old 01-10-2005, 10:06 PM   #101
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F250 with Airstream

This is our F250 towing a vintage at last years Homecomming.
It is the Harley Davidson edition with the V10.
Our regular trailer is a 28ft CCD. We often find ourselves having to make sure
the trailer is behind us since the truck tows so well.
We get around 11mpg towing or not
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Old 01-11-2005, 01:42 PM   #102
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It seems a lot of retort comments about the Titan seem a bit defensive in questioning its capabilities and questioning Danesh's open credibility by Camp-Dog in the previous message was a bit undeserved. You would almost think the Nissan Titan was a threat to mom, apple pie and the American way. It probably is the purest American truck (designed in San Diego by Americans, engine manufactured in Tennessee and truck assembled in Mississippi). It does not come from Japan, Mexico or Canada.
It's not an issue of capability, just the ability to put it all into perspective and this goes for ANY half ton truck of any make, model, or origin. My intent wasn't to nail the Titan (I actually like the truck), but to make light of the fact that 7000 pounds is a lot of weight.
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Old 01-11-2005, 06:34 PM   #103
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Look to the future!

Plan ahead! Get a big truck. I know that I will probably catch heat for this but since I got my 2004 Cummins, upgrading in the future is not an issue. I like having a 1000 pounds of cast iron in front of me. And though my trailer is small and could be towed with less, I like using a sledge-hammer to swat a fly!
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:49 PM   #104
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I am thinking about Comfort while not towing to..

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Mike I towed for some time with my half ton and was pleased with its performance. It comes down to my feeling that its much more comfortable with the 3/4 ton. I don't tow at 70 so its not a matter of going faster or climbing bigger mountains. I just know that when I pull on that Interstate I can get up to speed faster, and when I hit that hill I will stay closer to the speed that other traffic is at, and when I hit that dip in the highway, my suspension won't be pushed to its limits when that trailer noses down. I've got bigger brakes, bigger tires, a heavier duty transmission etc. So for me its quality of life. I get to my destination less fatigued because the tow vehicle is handling better and with the knowledge that I'm not pushing my tow vehicle to its limits.

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I want a truck for a purpose and for show and comfort I love the lines on the 2004 titan and it can haul to no bawging I hit the gas and I can go while towing . NOW dont get me wrong it i have 40 so odd thousand dollars I might get the 2008 tundra with 5.7 litre I loved my 2000 tundra towed my boat with ease maybe in a few years I will get a used tundra never know I have a landscaping buisness on the side and I haul my b2910 kabuta tractor with a 2001 Chevy silverado K3500 Duelly dump with 8.1 litre gas So when I have a big towing need my need is filled
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:26 PM   #105
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The Ford F150 has a payload of over 3000 lbs why mess with a mear toy when you can have a truck. This is an old thread but it came up as a current thread.???? I am still scratching my head at it though.
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Old 08-26-2008, 10:20 PM   #106
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It does'nt matter how much HP, or what gearing they put in. The import trucks are short wheelbase, light weight, low payload machines. They have no business towing large heavy trailers in the high speed, crowded traffic interstate road systems prevelant in most of the country.
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:35 PM   #107
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I have owned both a ford and a dodge and a chevy.

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The Ford F150 has a payload of over 3000 lbs why mess with a mear toy when you can have a truck. This is an old thread but it came up as a current thread.???? I am still scratching my head at it though.
Reliability wise I like the Toyota or the Nissan if they had a dually vehicle 1 ton I would be all over it .My Titan pulls the trailer with out a hickup with the current set up I have. When I set the trailer on the hitch it wont lower hardly
could be good balance of the trailer but I like my setup it match's the trailer LOL.
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Old 11-27-2016, 11:35 AM   #108
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So maybe the OP will update his experience. Actual trailer weight, miles travelled, MPG, etc.


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Old 11-27-2016, 06:37 PM   #109
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So maybe the OP will update his experience. Actual trailer weight, miles travelled, MPG, etc.


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He's got a new Titan XD with the Cummins. Maybe he finally wore the first one out???
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Old 11-27-2016, 07:25 PM   #110
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Well, since you asked...

We did buy a shiny new 2004 Titan with the Tow Package. Then we found a 1986 31' Sovereign. Over the next 12 years, we towed the trailer over 70,000 miles without a single glitch.

Did upgrade the brake rotors and spent $2500 or so over the years on repairs (the one big expense was replacing the exhaust headers).

Finally, last month, with 213,000 some miles on the odometer, we traded the Titan in on a new Titan XD.

Have only towed the trailer about 150 miles so far and am still limited to 50 mph for another 350 miles so no real data yet on mpg.

Driving a diesel is certainly different but the truck is very solid and quiet. Give me a month or two and I'll post an honest, accurate review.

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Old 11-27-2016, 07:54 PM   #111
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My Titan XD just turned 2500 miles & I must say it's one assume truck. I've had a duramax, power stroke & my last one was an ecodiesel. I don't impress easily but I gotta tell ya, I'm impressed with this XD/Cummins. If you like a truck that has a rumble sound going down the road this is it. I plan to put on 1200 miles towing before Christmas & know it'll be a pleasure.
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Old 11-27-2016, 09:07 PM   #112
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Joe, sounds like the XD is a fine match for your Airstream and your travels. Much the way we are pleased with the performance of our EcoDiesel, and that is what matters.

Our Ram EcoD has 3900 lb axle rating each, front and rear, and handles best when we can use our w.d. hitch to load the axles near 50% each of total truck weight when towing our FC25. I am curious what the axle ratings are for the XD?
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