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Old 01-09-2011, 06:35 PM   #15
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Bowing...LOL..... out guys.

Make your own decisions.

I love my Ford. Awesome decsion on my part.


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Old 01-09-2011, 06:38 PM   #16
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a guy said on another forum that ford would of done better but that new exhaust brake was stuck shut.
he said he got it fixed then on the down hill run it stuck open.
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:56 PM   #17
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That was a very interesting read. I guess I've always leaned toward the GM Trucks even though I own 2 Ford cars. Between this test and the Trailer Life Magazine shootout of the 3/4 tons, it looks like Chevy is walking away with all the honors.

I am researching a new tow vehicle right now, and have narrowed it down to the Ford and Chevy. The Dodge just isn't up to what I plan to carry and tow. I'm shopping for a pop-up truck camper to put in a long bed single rear wheel diesel 1 ton and still pull Lucy at 7400# with a 1000# tongue weight.. The truck camper will go a little over 3000#. This will be a big load. I don't wan any disappointments with a new tow vehicle.

This test pushes me hard in the Chevy direction. The lack luster performance of Ford's engine brake system is a major negative for me. Chevy's engine braking function sounds miles ahead. We do a lot of mountain towing. The last thing that I want is to smell the brakes as I am careening downhill with 20,000+# of truck, camper, and Airstream.

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Brian, I know you wanted to stick w/SRW for off-road...the 1 ton GM SRW have the greatest GVWR for SRW...you will be heavy with your full setup.
Check it out...can't go wrong with the D/A...

I hope the new Ford does better than the last couple of gens...time will tell...the rest of the truck is very nice...the verdict is still out on the new power train.


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Old 01-09-2011, 08:00 PM   #18
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. . I'm shopping for a pop-up truck camper to put in a long bed single rear wheel diesel 1 ton and still pull Lucy at 7400# with a 1000# tongue weight.. The truck camper will go a little over 3000#. This will be a big load. I don't want any disappointments with a new tow vehicle.

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There's a decent bunch on the truck camper sub-forum at RV.Net for yet more context and experience. That's a helluva load contemplated.
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