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Old 07-04-2015, 03:27 PM   #29
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We towed a 25' for 2 years and now a 27' 2015 EB with the QX80. Very happy, but note we have not taken on any mountain towing.Click image for larger version

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Old 07-04-2015, 04:05 PM   #30
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Any of the 2500 if they were diesels would work.
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:27 PM   #31
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Well there is one more option that hasn't been mentioned .

The Nissan NV 2500 or 3500 passenger van or cargo van either with the low roof or high roof.

I wanted one and test drove it with our Tradewind it worked great and we loved it.

Unfortunately the dealer thought I should pay full sticker price on a unit they had in stock for a year and a half. No sale and they still had it 4 months later but the sales manager was gone, fired.

So the next day we bought a Tundra 5.7L , installed an ARE cap and been towing happily ever since. BUT I still like the NV better for the room and you can partition of the rear for the dirty stuff.
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Old 07-05-2015, 11:29 AM   #32
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Exhaust issues?

I have 3 dogs and have always been concerned about CO build up in the bed area while driving or idling. I have heard some stories that make me unwilling to do this. Now it may only be a matter of having a proper functioning exhaust system (mufflers and pipes). I just figure it is worth throwing it out there.
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:38 AM   #33
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in WA and i believe OR, its against the law to have people riding in the bed of your truck, covered or not. it is a matter of seat belts. wow, AC for your dog??
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:41 PM   #34
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We spent the day at a few large volume Chevy and Ford dealers in Charlotte, about 1.5 hours up the road. We are going to buy a silver F-350 or Chevy 3500 HD single rear wheel 4x4 with longbed. Gasser most likely, but I'm still smiling from the 6.7 test drive a few weeks back.

Yeah, that only took us a month to decide on

Skipped over 3/4 ton for tire clearance mainly as I'm putting 35x12.5x18 Cooper ST MAXX tires on 18x10" Custom wheels. Also, won't have to worry about any rear end sag that I've read about with some 3/4 tons. Will special order truck so we can get lots of add ons the typical white work trucks don't have. Among them a 4.30 rear end if going with gas.

Life's too short to be stressed out on vacation. By going entry level trim, we can special order and get a very nice truck with lots of add ons for about $36-38k. Basically, just leaving off the on board Navigation and computer screens that I don't want anyway.

Simplicity and reliability, not cost, is why we are custom ordering an entry level truck as opposed to buying fancy off the lot. It will be exactly what I want, without unreliable, unneeded, and expensive to repair/replace down the road electronics. Some folks love them, which is fine, I'm just in the simpler is better camp. I can navigate the planet with a map and compass. But even I use my Garmin and a cell phone occasionally. Ha ha.

Custom wheels/tires add about $3k. Getting long bed rather than planned short bed and will skip the topper so we can carry whitewater rafts, kayaks, mountain bikes, generator, etc.. with us. And we won't have our German shepherd in bed as originally planned, so no topper needed anyway.

Will buy four custom black leather bucket seats for front and back as leather is the only option we want that isn't availble on the entry level trims. This will also include a 2015 center console up front. Dog will have his perfect space in rear floorboard between the kids captains chairs. Problem solved for about $45k.

Where can I buy the sexy lady rear mud flaps


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We spent the day at a few large volume Chevy and Ford dealers in Charlotte, about 1.5 hours up the road. We are going to buy a silver F-350 or Chevy 3500 HD single rear wheel 4x4 with longbed. Gasser most likely, but I'm still smiling from the 6.7 test drive a few weeks back. ............
Where can I buy the sexy lady rear mud flaps:

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Dan... there are many 'options' on Amazon. Just search 'mud flap girl'. And I do mean many...
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