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Old 04-13-2012, 06:10 PM   #29
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i have a 1965 30ft and i use an 89 1 ton dually ext cab has the 454 in it with a 5 speed stick and it pulls mine great like it isnt even there

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Old 04-13-2012, 06:16 PM   #30
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i have a 1965 30ft and i use an 89 1 ton dually ext cab has the 454 in it with a 5 speed stick and it pulls mine great like it isnt even there
Boy I'd sure hope so! A '67 V8-327 Impala wagon would have done a fair job back in the day with some decent gears (back when A/S trailers were of a decent weight). My folks used an '87 454 Suburban to pull their 8k Silver Streak. With a 3.54 rear it was a puller.

Would enjoy a picture of your rig if you have one up, or could post one.

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Old 04-13-2012, 07:02 PM   #31

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Still a mystery why "it's not even there" is the goal, towing for the clueless?


You have a diesel van....Go Camping, you'll have a better idea after some miles towing.
Do some research in the meantime and you'll have a better idea of what you need.


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Old 04-14-2012, 10:31 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by DKB_SATX

Around here (north Texas) diesel costs about 10% more than regular unleaded. My friends with diesels get around 30% better mileage towing than I do. So yes, it makes it harder to justify buying a diesel burner over a gasoline burner, but impossible to justify buying a gas burner if you have a diesel tow vehicle and all that's wrong with it is that diesel is smelly.
I'm surprised to see that, today at least, diesel in Fort Worth costs a few cents LESS than regular unleaded according to the GasBuddy app.

Grr... glad I wasn't headed to the gas station based on that. The app refreshed the regular unleaded price but NOT the diesel price... but the delta HAS fallen to about +6% for Diesel vs. regular from +10%.


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