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Old 06-18-2011, 08:19 PM   #1
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TV for new 25' International

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Very excited about out new purchase of a 25' Intl...due for construction in July, delivery early August!! Now for a tow vehicle.....the dealer advised a minimum pull to accomodate 7000lbs or so...I want a pickup, and my wife of course wants a Suburban or something in that category (Yukon, Expedition)...any thoughts on the pros/cons of going either way?? Thanks much for any input you can provide....

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Old 06-18-2011, 09:00 PM   #2
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Get a truck, supercab or crewcab, and a bed cap.
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Old 06-19-2011, 05:49 AM   #3
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Consider what you will bring with you. A pickup truck bed is pretty handy for bikes, kayaks, generators, gas, firewood, and the like. I also need my pickup for work too so it was an easy decision for me.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:17 AM   #4
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Thumbs up Oh Boy.....here we go!!! Welcome Aboard

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Old 06-19-2011, 07:35 AM   #5
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Your first decision is which type of TV. A pickup or suv. Both will do the job, it depends on which one you like. Or which one suits your life style. You will get both arguments here on which is better. I go for the suv, not because it is better, just what I like
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You really have to do your homework on the subject of Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. If you don't, you might buy an undersized tow vehicle, thinking that the tow rating is all that matters. Leave the V-6s, small SUVs, and 1/2-ton pickups to the flatlanders.
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:05 AM   #7
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Well, what a fun topic......
Methink it really comes down first to what best fits your needs and then what you "like".
We have had Suburbans, other SUV's and currently a truck. As noted earlier, if you plan on a generator(s), firewood, bikes and other "dirty" things, the truck is what is needed. Check around and you'll find truck caps that result in the truck looking like almost like a large SUV.
Good luck and above all, have a good time.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:09 AM   #8
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We just brought home a new Ram Laramie yesterday - very lux, you'll never miss the car! I say this as someone who, in the past, would never own a truck. Make sure you look for these 3 things to assure a great tow: 3.92 axle, class IV tow hitch and trailer brake control. Added treats are back up camera and rear park assist.
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Welcome Aboard....

Hey Air....excellent first post, but 'ya can't come back without photo's...
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I certainly agree with the 3.92 Laramie w/break controller. The saddle bags on mine are more handy than I could imagine. I'm extremely happy with this setup. Good luck.
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:24 PM   #11
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Hello--

Very excited about out new purchase of a 25' Intl...due for construction in July, delivery early August!! Now for a tow vehicle.....the dealer advised a minimum pull to accomodate 7000lbs or so...I want a pickup, and my wife of course wants a Suburban or something in that category (Yukon, Expedition)...any thoughts on the pros/cons of going either way?? Thanks much for any input you can provide....

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A 25 is very easy to tow, so you have a whole world of available tow vehicles. I think you want to consider your camping preferences, driving preferences, and economics. Pickup trucks, SUVs, vans, sedans each have their own advantages and disadvantages and there are setups in each category that will tow a 25 just fine.
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A pickup- so you can put camp fire wood and bikes in the back-
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I certainly agree with the 3.92 Laramie w/break controller. The saddle bags on mine are more handy than I could imagine. I'm extremely happy with this setup. Good luck.
Does that cat in the lower right corner of the photo travel with you?
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No, m.honey, he's actually a dog though. If you look close you can see a Labrador in the back seat of the truck who does love to travel.

BTW, I need to pay better attention to the dates on these posts. I accidentally resurrected a two year old post - sorry about that. I was just searching for info in the 3.92 rear end.
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