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Old 03-02-2016, 06:26 PM   #71
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Before going the diesel route(been there done that) if I were you, test drive a gas F250 or similar. Way less money and way less maintenance costs with great towing capabilities. You don't need a 350 diesel to tow an Aistream, and those folks that do run diesels, WANTED a diesel but did not NEED one.
I guess you haven't driven the ford 6 litre gas? That is another reason I went to the dodge with a cummalong and 6 speed auto, it is very relaxing to drive, just like my 500 hp. Cat in the KW....
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:42 AM   #72
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Thanks to EVERYONE for your advice in this process. I have settled on my rig.

I bought a 2008 30' Airstream Classic and will tow it with a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500HD 4WD. Made the best decision I could with the information and budget that I have.

Thanks again!
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Look at the factory specs of your prospective tow vehicle. Yes, diesels have great tow torque. Today there are strong gas burners like Ford's 6.2. 410 hp and 420 ft. lbs torque. Toyata. Look at hitch tow capacities.
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Old 03-03-2016, 11:05 AM   #74
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Thanks to EVERYONE for your advice in this process. I have settled on my rig.

I bought a 2008 30' Airstream Classic and will tow it with a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500HD 4WD. Made the best decision I could with the information and budget that I have.

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You made a good choice, I have an 07 and no problems, keep the idle time low as possible.....
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:20 PM   #75
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Any diesel or gas (big block) truck will pull an Airstream. The whole question is payload of TV. Only you can say how much you will carry in the truck. People etc.
My wife and I two very large dogs, tools extra fuel have to go in truck, we come in around 900 to 1000 lbs without TW depending on trip length and location..

I use a 1 ton drw but mostly because of stock trailer and ranch work.
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Thanks to EVERYONE for your advice in this process. I have settled on my rig.

I bought a 2008 30' Airstream Classic and will tow it with a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500HD 4WD. Made the best decision I could with the information and budget that I have.

Thanks again!
Is this a 6.7 Cummins Diesel engine?
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Is this a 6.7 Cummins Diesel engine?
Yup, 6.7 Cummins Diesel.
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another factor that became apparent after a short while - fueling. with a long rig, getting into most gas stations is impossible. having diesel ensures an easy time at most any truck stop in the big-rig lanes.
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