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Old 12-20-2007, 09:09 PM   #15
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I've had two 3/4 ton subs and hae to GM credit on a well put together truck - just towed 31 foot Sovereign over Rabbit Ears pass in CO at 11,500 feet - all good. I'e towed other loads with 1/2 tons and the 3/4 jst feels more stable, but as mentioned above if you're in the flatland all the time you'll be fine.
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:08 PM   #16
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I've had both 16" and 17"; not any difference in towing or ride that I could tell. The big difference comes when you try to get into one of those low parking garages. An inch can make all the difference in the world.
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:20 PM   #17
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I've owned several Chev. tow vehicles and they were OK, but just OK. I bought a Ford tow vehicle 10 years ago and have never went back to chev.

I have a 2006 Superduty Ford F-250 with a turbo Diesel and it pulls and rides like a dream. Exponetial power, perfectly transmission match, smooth ride, towing my Airstream up or down mountians. I average 16 MPG.

If you tow a load, a 3/4 ton frame with a larger engine, heavey duty transmission, and brakes is the way to go, no matter the mfg.
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Old 12-21-2007, 01:50 AM   #18
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I tow my 69 Overlander with a 1/2 ton Suburban and it does okay.

Over the past few weeks I have had a rental Ford Expedition EL and I was quite pleased with it. It felt like a bit more power and a much smoother ride than the Suburban, but I attribute that to my Sub being a 2001 and the Ford brand new.

My one complaint about it is that it is hard to get in and out of. The running boards just seemed to get in the way.

I wanted to hook up the trailer to see how it felt but did not get around to it before I had to return the vehicle.

I agree with all the comments above, but with me towing maybe 5-6 times a year and it's my wifes daily driver, I don't think a 3/4 ton makes sense for us. So we will stick with what we have.

Good luck with your research and decision.
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Old 12-21-2007, 07:31 AM   #19
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I tow my 69 Overlander with a 1/2 ton Suburban and it does okay.

Over the past few weeks I have had a rental Ford Expedition EL and I was quite pleased with it. It felt like a bit more power and a much smoother ride than the Suburban, but I attribute that to my Sub being a 2001 and the Ford brand new.

My one complaint about it is that it is hard to get in and out of. The running boards just seemed to get in the way.

I wanted to hook up the trailer to see how it felt but did not get around to it before I had to return the vehicle.

I agree with all the comments above, but with me towing maybe 5-6 times a year and it's my wifes daily driver, I don't think a 3/4 ton makes sense for us. So we will stick with what we have.

Good luck with your research and decision.
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:04 AM   #20
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I've had two 3/4 ton subs and hae to GM credit on a well put together truck - just towed 31 foot Sovereign over Rabbit Ears pass in CO at 11,500 feet - all good. I'e towed other loads with 1/2 tons and the 3/4 jst feels more stable, but as mentioned above if you're in the flatland all the time you'll be fine.
Nunya, what motors did they have?

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