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Old 10-01-2007, 01:02 AM   #1
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TV for '05 22' International CCD?

We're the proud new owners of a 2005 22' International CCD. We have a problem, and it's a pretty common one, I think. We bought the trailer, and now we have to figure out what to do with it.

In other words we need a tow vehicle.

There's lots of talk about the advisability of buying a 3/4 ton truck, rather than a 1/2 ton truck, when picking a TV. But does that apply to someone towing a 22' International CCD with a GVWR of 5600?

We have a line on a well-maintained 2005 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab w/off-road package. 5.3 liter. It has a factory tow package and prodigy brake controler. In this situation is a 1500 truck big enough?

We probably won't be taking major cross country trips in this little trailer, but I can easily see trips up to New England and into the North Carolina Mountains.

The truck seems nice and would be a good choice for general utility, but is it adequate - and to be honest I want more than adequate - for towing our 22' Airstream?

Is there a definitive answer to this? Even - or especially - after reading about tow veicle selection on this Forum, I feel incapable of making an informed decision. A lot of the talk is pretty technical, and there are differences of opinion even among seemingly well-informed, experienced people.

We're neophytes, we're not inclined to push the envelope, and we are looking for some sage advice. Thanks.
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Old 10-01-2007, 01:35 AM   #2
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Well, probably no definitive answer to ANY towing question, but here's my two cents. We tow our 2002 22' CCD with a 1997 5.9 liter Dodge Ram 1/2 ton. We have replaced the stock rear end with a 4.10 rear end which helps a lot when towing in the mountains of the west. Our 2002 CCD has a GVWR of only 5,000 lbs.. lighter than yours. However, we do load up the truck with much of the stuff others haul in their trailer, so our combined weight is probably similar to what yours will be. This combination of TV and AS handles the mountains well... but to be honest there are times when I've wished for more power. Also, since we do travel a lot in the mountains and in hot weather, I worry some about the long-term strain on transmission and rear end. So..... when I do get around to replacing the TV in a few years, I'll probably go for a 3/4 ton truck with a 4.10 rear end for peace of mind under adverse western conditions. I'm curious what others think. Hope this is helpful.
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Old 10-01-2007, 01:51 AM   #3
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That '05 Silverado would be a great TV for your CCD.
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Well, probably no definitive answer to ANY towing question, but here's my two cents. We tow our 2002 22' CCD with a 1997 5.9 liter Dodge Ram 1/2 ton. We have replaced the stock rear end with a 4.10 rear end which helps a lot when towing in the mountains of the west. Our 2002 CCD has a GVWR of only 5,000 lbs.. lighter than yours. However, we do load up the truck with much of the stuff others haul in their trailer, so our combined weight is probably similar to what yours will be. This combination of TV and AS handles the mountains well... but to be honest there are times when I've wished for more power. Also, since we do travel a lot in the mountains and in hot weather, I worry some about the long-term strain on transmission and rear end. So..... when I do get around to replacing the TV in a few years, I'll probably go for a 3/4 ton truck with a 4.10 rear end for peace of mind under adverse western conditions. I'm curious what others think. Hope this is helpful.
Kdvaul, I don't know that you need to jump up to a 3/4 ton with a 4.10 rear gear when you buy a newer tow vehicle. Our son had the 5.9 in a 2000 1/2 ton Dodge Ram with 4X4 and while it was a great motor and truck for it's time it is probably two generations behind current technology. I bet if you drove a new 1/2 ton Ram with the Hemi and a 3.55 or 3.73 rear gear you would be very happy with it even up to a 25' Airstream.
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:37 AM   #5
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Motoman..... good point. After all, my truck IS 10 years old. I agree that the new technology is worth checking out before taking the jump to a 3/4 ton truck.
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Go for the 3.73 Rear End. You'll still get good gas milage as well as decent fuel economy along with enough towing power for your AS 22 INT'l.

Too much strain on the 3.55 rear end.
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My cut-off would be 6500 lbs for a half ton--length isn't as important. What does all your stuff, ie trailer+people+water+gear weigh? Your trailer weighs between 4-5K? Add everything else and if its under 6,500 I would go 1/2 ton. one caveat, if you spend a lot of time driving in the mountains I would set my weight limit for a 1/2 ton at 6,000 lbs. Otherwise 3/4. This gives you a margin of safety.
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Thanks everybody for the feedback - it was very helpful. We confirmed that the Silverado we're looking at has a 4.10 rear axle, and I think we're going to go with it.

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