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Old 02-28-2018, 02:20 PM   #15
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Actually, I heard Cummins was being looked at. Don't believe anything came of it, cause.....just crickets after the first press coverage.
Would not surprise me. Hall Monitors on parade.

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Old 02-28-2018, 04:56 PM   #16
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Actually, I heard Cummins was being looked at. Don't believe anything came of it, cause.....just crickets after the first press coverage.
I haven't heard about the EPA going after Cummins, just the class action suits. Which may, if they have any grounds, eventually come to involve the EPA.

What I did read about was Ram going after Cummins. They had a very expensive recall on Ram trucks with Cummins power, related to a failure of the emissions control system. Ram said it was at least partly Cummins fault. Cummins didn't agree. Seems there was a third party supplier of an emissions control component, and Cummins pointed to them. It went to court. Don't know how it ended up.
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If a forum member has towed a 34' with a Toyota Sienna minivan for many years and never had a complaint, why couldn't a 1/2 ton with a 6.2 V8?

If I were the OP, I'd contact CanAm RV and ask them for a list of vehicles capable of towing his model year 34'. Ask them for a list of unmodified and modified vehicles (certain vehicles will need hitch modifications).

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Old 02-28-2018, 06:38 PM   #18
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Tow Vehicle size is a religion here. The "big truck" guys advocate relentlessly for what they chose. As faithful followers, their beliefs are firmly and honestly held. I believe there are other, equally valid, choices but nothing, ever, will convince them.

The subject is raised on a regular basis and no consensus is possible. We are all on our own.
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:22 AM   #19
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34' w/a mini van? Interesting, eyes wide open?

Recall on Cummins emission control system, have not seen or heard on this. Year(s) and which Cummins engine?

W/o doubt one can tow w/many different type of vehicles. For us we like being on our own. Being safe and reducing risk = more trips/adventures w/the least amount of discomfort.

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34' w/a mini van? Interesting, eyes wide open?

Recall on Cummins emission control system, have not seen or heard on this. Year(s) and which Cummins engine?

W/o doubt one can tow w/many different type of vehicles. For us we like being on our own. Being safe and reducing risk = more trips/adventures w/the least amount of discomfort.

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Old 03-01-2018, 10:54 AM   #21
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Tow Vehicle size is a religion here. The "big truck" guys advocate relentlessly for what they chose. As faithful followers, their beliefs are firmly and honestly held. I believe there are other, equally valid, choices but nothing, ever, will convince them.

The subject is raised on a regular basis and no consensus is possible. We are all on our own.
I disagree with the last sentence. We are not on our own!

Vehicle manufacturers invest a lot of time, money and research to establish what a vehicle is designed to tow and what it isn't designed to tow. In addition typically there is a minimum amount of equipment required to do the job of towing. And some manufactures will make a difference between different types of towed load. If one wants to understand what a vehicle is able to tow, knowing the data published by the manufacturer is very important.

In the process called buying a vehicle the role of a salesperson is to be able to get that data and present that data to the potential buyer. So the buyer can make an informed choice as to what product and options are required to do the job wanted. However many sales people do not know the details of the requirements of towing. As a consumer, "fact checking" would be something that I would want to do from the company that built the vehicle. Not that I don't trust sales people however some sales people are not always well versed in the product they are selling.

Some owners choose not to read, understand and follow the instructions given by the manufacture and that is OK. It is their vehicle. They bought it, they maintain it and they operate it. And for the owners that choose to operate a vehicle in a manner that is inconsistent with the manufacturer, well that is a choice they make and it comes with all the perks and responsibilities of that choice.

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Tow Vehicle size is a religion here. The "big truck" guys advocate relentlessly for what they chose. As faithful followers, their beliefs are firmly and honestly held. I believe there are other, equally valid, choices but nothing, ever, will convince them.

The subject is raised on a regular basis and no consensus is possible. We are all on our own.
Actually, you’re not on your own. You can talk to a knowledgeable dealer and tell him what you’re towing and get help in many cases. If I had listened I would’ve avoided the whole Grand Cherokee mistake lol.
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Take a look at the GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab. Vortec 6.0 V8 gas. 4.10 Rear end
GCWR 21100 LBS, Tow Rating 13,000 LBS, Max Pay Load 2,943 LBS.
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Thank's everybody for the thoughts. Will not look at the 6.0L gas, as several friends have them and are very unhappy with the mileage they are getting. I am hoping to get to a dealer this week to look at a 2015 1500 with the 6.2 and 8 speed. What mileage are these getting pulling a larger, 30-34' Airstream? I am spoiled with the mileage that I am getting with my old 2002 Duramax!! Any input is greatly appreciated, as I plan on keeping whatever I buy for many years. Chris
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For what it's worth, my Nissan Titan XD with its Cummins 5 liter diesel, averaged 13.4 mpg towing between the east gate of Yellowstone and Miami last fall.

It is a very quiet, capable vehicle that can tow 12000 pounds and carry 1800.

I am brand loyal as my 2004 Titan had 213000 miles (70000 of it towing my 31' Airstream) when I traded it in and everything still worked except the CD player...

It is BIG, with the turning radius of the RMS Titanic. It needs 80$ worth of fuel filters every 10000 miles and oil changes are twice what they are for a gas engine.

My wife loves it and I have no idea why as her daily driver is a Miata...
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