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Old 08-25-2013, 10:31 PM   #15
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Just like the epa miles per gal sticker, tow package, comfort... All this is relative. Relative to your conditions. You can buy any TV marketed with seller specs and its very likely that in some point in time your expectations do not coincide with reality while pulling. Would say to go 1 up from what you read easily, if not 2.

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Old 08-25-2013, 11:04 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by kbmwrs View Post
yeah...well that helped a lot. Thanks.
With that info I guess I should just ingore all the numbers and just see what happens...maybe get a VW Golf with a hitch.
Only if your Canadian, eh?

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Old 08-25-2013, 11:17 PM   #17
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The reality is a modern 1/2 ton truck with a 5.7 engine is an excellent and highly capable tow vehicle for a 25' Airstream. Dump the stock passenger car tires for truck tires and a modern Hensley/ProPride style hitch and it is even better. Learn simple towing skills like how to use the transmission, and it is effortless. Learn simple camping skills and you don't need to bring the homestead with you.

Another reality is they are being used successfully every day without problems, and have been for a long time.

Some people need heavy duty diesel trucks, or just want one. No problem with that.

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Old 08-26-2013, 05:36 AM   #18
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That is why we bought our very well equiped Tundra. It was only 25k out the door.

The Tundra is at least $10,000 less than a Sequoia even though they share many components.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:28 AM   #19
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Thanks guys again.
I'm a ways from pulling any trigger so appreciate the comments. I'm still leaning towards an enclosed vehicle rather than a PU. The Expedition seems another one to look into. Am I limiting myself....well I guess I am. Chrysler products are know when you're burnt once you tend not to touch again. Foriegn brands, well good products, well engineered I'm sure. I've owned many over the years. But now that I feel I should keep my buying dollar in a US brand there are only two..oval and bow tie.

I'm reading anout hitches now. Oooo another nest of....

I guess whne it comes down to it I make an informed decision and test it out in the real world, making adjustments as needed.

Now what is the best oil????
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:37 AM   #20
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Just as something to keep in mind, or not should you so choose, many foreign brands are now entirely produced within the US and Canada. I personally would buy the best vehicle for my needs.

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