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Old 05-06-2016, 01:59 PM   #15
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25' fine, try it with a 31' classic above sea level out West, I like my 3/4 ton dodge with a 6.7 ....

I live in Mississippi.
For the occasional trip out west I can just pull the grades at 45 mph.
Not gonna base a purchase on the mountains out west-


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Old 05-06-2016, 02:42 PM   #16
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That is one of the reasons I stayed away from the Classic 30. There's over 1000 lb difference between the Classic and the International/Flying Cloud. The Classic is gorgeous, but I could not tow it with my F150 or my Escalade. The FC 30 I can. Payload on the Escalade is 1600, and towing is 8300. And it is a lot easier daily driver.
Just picked up our 2004 30' Classic last Tuesday, and spent the weekend at 'The Pinery', a nice provincial park an hour from our house. No issues towing.
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Old 05-06-2016, 03:12 PM   #17
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Just picked up our 2004 30' Classic last Tuesday, and spent the weekend at 'The Pinery', a nice provincial park an hour from our house. No issues towing.
How much does a 2004 30; classic weigh? Because the newer ones were pushing 8000 and maxed out at 10,000. I could not swing that.
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Old 05-06-2016, 03:18 PM   #18
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I under stood the original post completely. Then ULTRADOG called my 3/4 ton 'Gargantuan, stinky, smelly". My 3/4 ton is the same size as a 1/2 ton. It's not a stinky smelly diesel. It's a 2002 GMC, he was probably thinking of those other trucks. I fell into my 02 GMC by chance and it was not until later on, my mechanic friend told me that the 02 Duramax was the better year for GMC. I have 287,000 miles on it and it has the original brakes. I will admit it is overkill for our 1976 Argosy 22, but it was purchased for our 13,000 lb 5th wheel. In fact, it is almost dangerous to pull the 22' AS because I forget it is back there. What is overkill anyhow? I say it is a greater safety margin. I have seen people pull 28 foot square box trailers with Chevy Astro vans. The book said it could pull the weight. Did the book say what would happen in an emergency maneuver at highway speeds? Some people might think I have age induced paranoia. ( that's where you might have tried it at twenty and been alright, but the law of averages start to catch up to you, and age or wisdom starts to drive the way you do things)
So, gargantuan, smelly, stinky; I think not, rather, it is powerful enough to pull my trailers up any hill with ease and it gets better mileage than a gas powered 3/4 ton truck. But, 'To each his own' or 'Whatever floats your boat' or whatever saying you wish to use. Live long and prosper!
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Old 05-06-2016, 03:50 PM   #19
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I had the Ford EcoBoost - and it was darn good with a 25' Airstream. Didn't do badly even in most of the Rockies. Unfortunately I very seldom did any distance driving without towing, so I had little experience in long distance driving even when I sold it.

I'm a lot happier with a 2500 GMC for the Pewter Palace... which at ten meters makes a 34 foot Airstream look petite. I did manage to pull the palace from Ohio to Baltimore to have Frank's Trailerworks do the inside, but that was really an unwise combination.

I don't find the 2500 all that bad as a daily driver, but the truck is high off the ground. One size does not fit all. To me the EcoBoost is good at 25' and smaller, and d a 3/4 ton vehicle is better for the bigger rigs. If you like Ford products and don't tow in mountainous territory - you're probably fine with a 1/2 ton up to the 27/28 foot models.

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Old 05-06-2016, 04:19 PM   #20
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I'm with the original poster. We tow our 28 FC with a 2014 F150 Eco, 6.5'box, with Max tow and LT tires. We travel extensively and recorded just under 100,000 Km (about 60,000 miles) towing. The truck has been flawless and we have been very happy with what its capable of.
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Old 05-07-2016, 07:34 AM   #21
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Something Isbrodsky said struck me, towing at 55mph, going the speed limit when not towing. Since buying the AS four years ago ( which I tow at 65), I find I drive slower now when not towing....much more relaxing!
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