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Old February 8th, 2006, 10:37 PM   #21
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My father in law's 5.3 yukon XL towed my toyota nicely. I agree, the tow-haul switch works pretty well.

My last righ was an ext cab/longbed 3/4 ton dodge, yep, the wheelbase helps a lot..
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Old February 8th, 2006, 11:24 PM   #22
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You won't have any problems towing with a 1/2 ton. Get sway bars for the trailer it will greatly help out with the trailer on the road. I have a Gmc sierra with the 5.3 if you go with Gm find one with tow/haul mode it helps out taking off it keeps it in first and second gear longer. When you go to buy look for a Ext cab or 8 ft bed reg cab the longer wheel base helps out towing I kinda wish I woudl ahve found a ext cab with 8 ft bed
Any 99+ Gm has the tow haul mode i beleive.. as far as WB id get a Crew cab Standard box (like 6.5') the Crew cab is very nice to haul your buddies with u.. and the Std. bed is a decent size..
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Old February 8th, 2006, 11:30 PM   #23
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ive got a 94 ram 1500, std cab, long box 4x4 with the 5.2. i have towed alot more that i ever shoudl with that. i currently have a 16' trailer and a 12'trailer, i use the 12 more because it fits my willys better. i have hauld cars, tractors ( ford 8n with 3pt attachments and a 48 John Deere b) not sure on the weight for thoes, but as long as i get them centerd on the trailer it tows fine. I have also towed 2.5 tons with it, it made the truck work..

I would get the load bars, thoes help out alot. i just got a 20' trailer, so not sure how it handels that.. ill let ya know as soon as i use it.

as far as milage, i use to get around 10 towing or not, but now it jumped up to around 15-18 ( not sure havent done all the math, just estimating)
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Old February 9th, 2006, 01:19 AM   #24
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ive got a 94 ram 1500, std cab, long box 4x4 with the 5.2. i have towed alot more that i ever shoudl with that. i currently have a 16' trailer and a 12'trailer, i use the 12 more because it fits my willys better. i have hauld cars, tractors ( ford 8n with 3pt attachments and a 48 John Deere b) not sure on the weight for thoes, but as long as i get them centerd on the trailer it tows fine. I have also towed 2.5 tons with it, it made the truck work..

I would get the load bars, thoes help out alot. i just got a 20' trailer, so not sure how it handels that.. ill let ya know as soon as i use it.

as far as milage, i use to get around 10 towing or not, but now it jumped up to around 15-18 ( not sure havent done all the math, just estimating)
How does that SAE trailer tow behind your ram ?? :tonka: :tonka:
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Old February 9th, 2006, 06:48 AM   #25
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Yeah i Tow with a 98 Dodge half ton. WIth a full trailer carring midsize to fullsize cars, and it does fine. It has the reese two inch adaptable hitch with a dodge 318 and toe package on the trany. Ive never had any probs. THe only thing id say is if your going to do alot of long traveling through mountans and what not. I would deff go with a 5.7 or better.
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Old February 10th, 2006, 04:04 PM   #26
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Good info guys.

I want to get a new F150 and was wondering if it would handle the TJ and trailer. I am thinking about getting the supercab 5.4, auto, with 4.10 gears. Seems most of them come with 3.55's. I would think the 4.10s would be better to tow with.
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Old February 10th, 2006, 04:17 PM   #27
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the new f-150 will have no trouble towing at all my father has one it just about tows the same ammount as a 3/4 ton he has the 5.4 XLT with FX4 package ext.cab.
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Old February 10th, 2006, 06:17 PM   #28
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Nick I test drove a f150 crew cab with the 5.4L and 3.55 gears...........damn nice truck. The salesman told me it was rated to tow 9k.
It had to be the best riding, quietest truck I've been in......that thing was sweet. To bad the price tag on it was 37K......work wouldn't get it for me.
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$37k for an F-150?!?!?!My CTD was $36,600 with the DCX discount and rebates. Stickered at just under $45k though.

You will be fine with a 1500. I am happy with my 3500. Just wish I had gone with the 6-speed and a dually. But, then again, I need a 3500 for what I tow.95% of the time a Honda Civic would work fine for me though too. ;)
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Old February 10th, 2006, 08:22 PM   #30
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2002 Chevy Ext cab 1\2 ton with an aburn gear pulling a 3/4 ton Blazer and it does fine but the trannys are shitty if its the 4l60e
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Brad the one I looked at had every option imaginable..........leahter, dvd, blah, blah, blah. It was stickered at almost $37, but I could of got it for less, and thats without my discount.

If you found that same truck with a diesel it would be mid 40's for all those options.

In my opinion the F150's have the best interiors.......to bad its only a 1/2ton. But then again for what I want to tow, it's enough truck. For what my wife wants to tow, I need a one ton dually. :) She is in the market for campers...the ones she likes are 7500lbs dry weight.......

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Old February 10th, 2006, 11:37 PM   #32
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Nick I test drove a f150 crew cab with the 5.4L and 3.55 gears...........damn nice truck. The salesman told me it was rated to tow 9k.
It had to be the best riding, quietest truck I've been in......that thing was sweet. To bad the price tag on it was 37K......work wouldn't get it for me.

I told him to get me the one with the 4.10s.

So far the lease price is about $165 with A plan and $2K down. Not too bad I guess. It is either that or a 10 year old F350 dually crew cab 7.3 TD.
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Old February 12th, 2006, 05:41 PM   #33
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I flat-tow with my Ram 1500 with the factory tow package with 0 problems. I usually don't even know the Jeep is behind me.

BTW, it's for sale.......cheap. PM me. :D
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Old February 12th, 2006, 05:56 PM   #34
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well I will have more info for you after the weekend. I am towing my Bronco up to the snow run with my dad's 03 F-150 for this same reason, to see how it will tow. My Bronco and trailer are almost 7k lb's, the truck an 03 Super Crew F-150 4x4 with 5.4l,Auto,3.73's is rated to tow 8200 lbs. So far the only thing towed with this truck is my dad's 69 Mach I with the same trailer and he said it did fine , but did not have the brakes hooked up then.
I put a brakes controller in it now so we will see how it does this weekend and see how it will be on fuel.
With this setup i towed my Bronco with no problems at all this weekend . Mileage was about 8.5mpg on the way up towing about 65mph, on the way home drove a little faster about 70-75 truck seemed a little happier at that speed, have not topped it off yet but on the gauge it look like we got a little better mileage. Had my bronco weighed last week and it was about 4700lbs empty (not trail ready). IMHO That truck towed great but I still like my Diesel(truck,camper, bronco,and still get 15mpg)
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Old February 17th, 2006, 04:34 PM   #35
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i really dont understand why people will pay 8 k more for a truck and only really use them for what a half ton pick up will handle.
When I can get a 1/2 ton with a DIESEL, then I will, till then, I'll pay the 8K more.

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I have driven 3/4 tons as daily drivers, and its a bit old getting 11 mpg and riding like a brick.

Comparitively, every drive I drive someones 1/2 ton it feels very cushy and I think people are getting more like 15 mpg with them.

My daily driver XJ gets about 15 mpg, so, if I can get that with a truck....
"Ride like a brick"? Must be an older one or a Dodge. :p My 2003 F250 rides fine.

BTY, it gets 19 mpg on the highway, 13 towing.
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Mine was a 2000 BR2500HD Dodge with the camper special package..


Ford is working on a diesel F-150 right now, AFAIK. Also, Toyota is working on a diesel for the next tundra.

I think a 4-5 liter diesel half ton would kick ass.
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Mine was a 2000 BR2500HD Dodge with the camper special package..


Ford is working on a diesel F-150 right now, AFAIK. Also, Toyota is working on a diesel for the next tundra.

I think a 4-5 liter diesel half ton would kick ass.
I heard rumors of V-6 Dmax for Tahoes and Suburbans also :dunno:
I want to get rid of my '99 Suburban cause its a POS and falling apart. I'm looking at diesel Excursions. I would try another Suburban if the 2000 and newers where any better than mine, and availible with a diesel.

And WTF 8K for a deisel upgrade......when I was looking for a new company vehicle last spring it was only $5-6k upgrade. If I remember right Chevy was the most expesive as you add $1k for the allison.
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I heard rumors of V-6 Dmax for Tahoes and Suburbans also :dunno:
I want to get rid of my '99 Suburban cause its a POS and falling apart. I'm looking at diesel Excursions. I would try another Suburban if the 2000 and newers where any better than mine, and availible with a diesel.

And WTF 8K for a deisel upgrade......when I was looking for a new company vehicle last spring it was only $5-6k upgrade. If I remember right Chevy was the most expesive as you add $1k for the allison.
For the 2k7 model they are finally going to put the duramax in the burbs... its been since 2000 to have a diesel in a burb. My dad has a 3/4 burb with the diesel and loves it, tows great.
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For the 2k7 model they are finally going to put the duramax in the burbs... its been since 2000 to have a diesel in a burb. My dad has a 3/4 burb with the diesel and loves it, tows great.
The reason I heard the Dmax hasn't been availibe in the 2000 newer Burbs was the Allison wouldn't find in the body. GM didn't want the 4l80e behind the Dmax. So they waited for a model redisign to make the center humps bigger for the allison. Don't know if that is true, but that is what I read in some rag.

I wish I had a diesel in my Suburban....there wasn't a lot of them with the 6.5TD, but they came in 1/2 & 3/4 tons.....mostly special orders.
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I don't think the 6.5s came in 1/2 ton burbs. I know 3/4 ton, and I know in 1/2 ton pick up/blazer, but did they come in the burbs too? I know a guy that had one in a 3/4 ton that was badged as a 1/2 ton because the plant ran out of 2500 badges...lol, or thats what he was told at least.
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