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Lady RV
09-01-2007, 09:40 PM
What do you pull your Montana, Mountaineer, Big Sky or Cambridge fifth wheel with?

Dave e Victoria
09-05-2007, 05:19 PM
Just a thought, but it is interesting to add GMC and Chevy to gether as they are identical except for the branding.
Dave

dsprik
09-06-2007, 05:36 PM
Oops! Late at night - tired - hit the wrong button... Please change my vote from Chevy 2500HD to GMC 2500HD, Thanks!

gj4040
09-07-2007, 01:12 AM
I have a difficult time understanding the above numbers. We camp a fair amount with horse trailers with living quarters and no matter where we go the ratio of tow vehicles stays fairly consistent. In any group of 30 tow vehicles, 25 will be Fords, 4 will GMC/Chevy and one will be a Dodge. I am not saying that one vehicle is better than another as I believe that all three brands have made enormous improvements to their products and they are much better than five years ago. We camp and ride at Big South Fork where there is a mix of people from many states but the ratios never seem to change. I have owned all three brands but have owned only Fords since 2001 and really have no personal basis to judge the other two brands. I do not wish to start any brand wars here but just wanted to share my own observations.

JimF
09-07-2007, 01:54 PM
hummm, went around the park we are at here in MASS and there seems to be about and equal amount of Ford and Chevy/GMC 2 each, and 6 Dodge, all the rest are MH's. Guess it is regional.

sreigle
09-07-2007, 03:52 PM
At this point in time, adding Chevy and GMC together yields an identical number as Ford, both at 36%, with Dodge at 25%.

It used to be the majority towing the larger trailers were Fords, with Dodge second and GM a very distant third. Remember, I'm talking heavy trailers. Then GM came out with the Duramax and the 8.1 and those loyal to GM who bought the Fords and Dodges to tow the heavy weights went back to GM. Now from what we're seeing, Ford and GM (combined Chevy/GMC) are about equal. Dodge has also gained a bunch but still lags behind the others although they are much closer than they used to be. These are just what we've seen around the country and it applies only to heavier trailers.

I also find it interesting that when in the RV capital, Goshen, IN, watching the delivery guys, a big majority of them are driving Dodges. I would surmise that's because they put on tons of miles and the Cummins longevity is what they're after rather than the better ride and creature comforts of the other brands.

clutch
09-07-2007, 07:46 PM
There are a lot of Dodges here in North Idaho and the probable reason is Dave Smith Motors. They are the biggest Dodge dealer in the world and they sell them at an excellent price. They are also a GMC and Chevrolet dealership and they don't sell as many of them. For some reason they can't offer the same type of price on GM's.

Their used vehicle web site seems to be full of 6 liter Fords.

relocater
09-11-2007, 08:27 AM
quote "Dave Smith Motors. They are the biggest Dodge dealer in the world and they sell them at an excellent price. They are also a GMC and Chevrolet dealership and they don't sell as many of them. For some reason they can't offer the same type of price on GM's"

Mike,
That's interesting about Dave Smith's pricing ability on the Chevy's & GMC's. This morning, before I read this, I sent them an email for a quote on a new Chevy. Haven't been called yet. I've also got a 98 Dodge HD Cummins that just turned 100k and I'm concerned that it would have trouble pulling a 3400 or a 3585 even if I tricked it out. Mike in Montana

noneck
09-11-2007, 01:36 PM
Hmmm, The thing that comes into play these days is not so much the Diesel brand as what it communicates with, the tranny. As the big three continue to refine this weak link (Ford Torque shift, Chevy Allison, and Dodge ???) they are converging on equality...JMHO.

kentster71
09-18-2007, 04:36 AM
Oops! hit the wrong button... Please change my vote from Chevy 2500HD to GMC 2500HD, Thanks!

dsprik
09-18-2007, 06:13 AM
As of: Sep 18 2007 : 10:36:31 AM
Sub Groups:

--- GM: 87 88 (as per Chuck - as of 7:02 pm, 9/18)
--- Ford: 88 87
--- Dodge: 59
--- Other than 3/4 or 1 tons: 8

--- 3/4 Ton: 119
--- 1 Ton (SRW): 46
--- 1 Ton (DRW): 69
(1 Tons Total: 115)
--- Other: 8

lwcdg
09-18-2007, 01:02 PM
Dave I think the numbers cna change on this as I put my vote on the Ford. Now I'm picking up the "new" tomorrow so the Admins need to let me vot again for the Chevy since i still have both. --))) Unless aomething goes wrong we will be towing with the Chevy.
Chuck

RMccord
10-17-2007, 04:57 PM
I find it iteresting that of the 325 responses 50% at 3/4 tons.

tcorbitt
10-19-2007, 01:12 PM
I agree, I am really surprised that 3/4 tons outnumber 1 tons and that the DRWs are the smaller sample....

jretz
10-19-2007, 02:44 PM
Of the 3/4 tons how many have had modifications, addons, and upgrades compared to 1 tons.

exav8tr
10-20-2007, 04:57 AM
Jim, I have added an extra leaf spring and Air Lift air bags (from CW). Will be upgrading tires to 262's soon. Rides great and somewhat easier to maneuver than a dually when not towing.........

bigmurf
10-20-2007, 06:59 AM
I had a 2500 when we started fulltiming and moved to 3500 DRW. The 2500 had air bags because it needed them. The 3500 does not need anything. The 2500 had more power but the 3500 just feels better (stable).

Mike Boutet
10-20-2007, 09:48 AM
Dodge 3500 6spd dually here.

sreigle
10-25-2007, 08:35 AM
quote:Originally posted by noneck

Hmmm, The thing that comes into play these days is not so much the Diesel brand as what it communicates with, the tranny. As the big three continue to refine this weak link (Ford Torque shift, Chevy Allison, and Dodge ???) they are converging on equality...JMHO.


Just an fyi, noneck, the new Dodge 6-speed automatic is an "Orion 68RFE", or probably just Orion. There is also an Aisin but I don't think that applies to many, if any, Montana tuggers.

The only magazine test I have read that had information comparing the Ford TorqShift and the GM Allison rated them about equal but preferred the Ford because it was smarter about when to shift and seem to be a bit more robust in build. Both are proven in durability. Don't shoot me, that's just what those guys said. Having towed with the Ford, I agree it's an excellent transmission. Now, having towed with the new Dodge automatic, I have to say it tops them all, at least in my opinion and I know not everyone will agree. What we don't know about yet is durability but it is looking really good so far.

TLightning
11-19-2007, 12:06 PM
Chevy 3500 DRW D/A.

Powerwagon
11-20-2007, 05:21 AM
DODGE 3500 DRWquote:Originally posted by Lady RV

What do you pull your Montana, Mountaineer, Big Sky or Cambridge fifth wheel with?

Freeda II
11-25-2007, 01:55 AM
quote:Originally posted by dsprik

Oops! Late at night - tired - hit the wrong button... Please change my vote from Chevy 2500HD to GMC 2500HD, Thanks!
Hi guys. Noticed your campsite location. Where is it located. it looks very nice.

Andy

tennisdg
01-06-2008, 04:26 PM
3/4 ton dodge for me

nghelwer
01-07-2008, 12:21 AM
Chevy 2500 HD

jjackflash
01-07-2008, 08:19 AM
2007 GMC 3500 CrewCab D/A DRW

timcarole
01-18-2008, 02:40 AM
ford f250

racerjoe
01-30-2008, 02:02 AM
Ford F250 SD, super cab

Martin Krieg
02-03-2008, 06:42 AM
quote:Originally posted by Lady RV

What do you pull your Montana, Mountaineer, Big Sky or Cambridge fifth wheel with?

Martin Krieg
02-03-2008, 06:44 AM
quote:Originally posted by Lady RV

What do you pull your Montana, Mountaineer, Big Sky or Cambridge fifth wheel with?
Dodge 2500 Cummins 5 speed

Rescue 1
02-11-2008, 01:58 PM
GMC 2500HD for us. I haven't done anything with the rear suspension. However I do run a Predator chip...

Ronnelly
02-29-2008, 05:41 AM
2004.5 Dodge Ram Diesel 3500 Quad cab, Larame, dually,

quote:Originally posted by Lady RV

What do you pull your Montana, Mountaineer, Big Sky or Cambridge fifth wheel with?
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Trailer Trash 2
02-29-2008, 09:15 AM
We use a 96 Ford F350 - DRW - 7.3 PSD Chug chug.

bkirk
03-04-2008, 01:51 PM
Got a 2006 Chev 2500 HD 4x4 duramax/allison. Set of Firestone air bags with in cab HD compressor kit.

HughM
03-05-2008, 04:11 AM
Chev. 2500 HD Duramax/Allison

Wiarton William
03-13-2008, 01:23 AM
I have a 2004 F350 6.0L Diesel...CC...Single Rear Wheel..

I was concerned about the compatibility factor on the new trailer as it is 2000 lbs heavier than the last one...then I noticed in the photos that most folks are using the F250 or GM 2500s to pull heavier trailers..so I would assume that I wont be having any overtaxing the truck problems......

richfaa
03-13-2008, 02:57 AM
The poll says what we pull with..nothing else. It does not address, ratings, spec's, pin weight.....Wiarton William said.. "so I would assume that I wont be having any overtaxing the truck problems......" your truck may be Ok..but that assumption would be incorrect..

Fire1
03-13-2008, 04:09 PM
I am wating for my new Monty but I will let it push my Dodge 2500 4x4 Cummins powerhouse

gtmoseley
03-23-2008, 06:28 AM
My username is gtmoseley and i pull my 2950RK with a 2004 3/4 ton Dodge Cummins.
quote:Originally posted by Lady RV

What do you pull your Montana, Mountaineer, Big Sky or Cambridge fifth wheel with?

sreigle
03-23-2008, 05:07 PM
Wiarton Williams, nobody can guarantee you anything but from towing a 2003 3295RK with a 1999 F350 SRW and a 2007 3400RL with a 2003 F350 SRW and a 2005 F250 and now with a 2007 Dodge 3500 SRW for a total of somewhere around 100,000 miles, I doubt you'll be overtaxing that F350. You may be over some of the numbers, though.

druryg
03-24-2008, 02:15 PM
Dodge 3500 4x4 DRW Quad Cab

rickety
03-27-2008, 10:18 AM
2007 Chevrolet Duramax/Allison 3500DRW:D

exav8tr
04-13-2008, 05:03 AM
Chevy 3500 DRW, 2008


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Rescue 1
04-18-2008, 01:26 AM
Recently changed to a 2008 Chevy K2500HD. Same set up as before except with leather and butt warmers.

Fire1
05-02-2008, 04:09 PM
Its funny
As a Kid we argued Ford vs. Chevy vs. Mopar all the time.
I really loved my GMC 1500 but I bought a Dodge only because of the engine.
I had the Cummins in my 35 foot motorhome and it amazed me with its power.
So I bought a 2007 4x4 with the latest version of the Cummins. Excellent milage and power that never seems to quit. (except in passing above 85) but them again the new assin (sp) 6 speed transmission make a great team. Now if they only would put in an Allison it would be perfect.
The Dodge is a bit dated inside but with leather buckets, GPS the package is very servicable.
I have had mileage up to 22 Mpg at highway speed and 14.9 pulling.
Might now be as pretty as the Ford or the GM products but I paid many time less than the same equipment in either of them.

Lawman
05-20-2008, 09:32 AM
Chevy 3500 diesel dually.

DONnANNIE
05-20-2008, 07:09 PM
2006 Chevy Duramax 3500 SWD

richfaa
05-21-2008, 03:29 PM
Humm.We never posted what we tow with,,Just went to a 08 Ford F-350, 6.4L, CC,LB,4X4, Dually, Big truck, Nice truck will pull a house. MPG stinks .. After 11 K Of mostly towing the 3400 I have one thing to say...I Shudda..gotta... Cummins..

Hemlockusa
05-23-2008, 07:05 AM
Well Rich, Your a TALL MAN for saying that!!!!! Cause I know your just saying that because of fuel mileage. It makes sense that a 6 six cylinder will do a little better that an 8 cylinder. However, the Ford and Chev really outsshine the cummins when it comes to interior looks and comfort, in other words you truck is pretter than mine. Oh, MUDCHIEF (Dennis and Linda Ward) are headed your way for the NE Rally, they are close friends Please take care of them, They don;t talk that NORTHERN TALK you know. ha ha
SAFE TRAVELS John

Allen in MT
05-27-2008, 02:53 AM
Got a 06 dodge 1 ton with bully dog chip and air bags pulling a 05 3400. Pulls like a dream, don't even know its back there most of the time, milage pulling about 12+ and up to 22+ empty.
Now with fuel prices the way they are guess I will be going less.
Allen in MT

thor
06-04-2008, 09:14 AM
i have a chevy 2500 4by4 pulling a montana 3400rl
e-mail bur62136@yahoo.ca

nunya
06-10-2008, 02:46 AM
we pull our 07 3400RL with a 06 Dodge 3500DRW auto with lots of goodies added, been accross the country with no issues.

sreigle
06-12-2008, 10:36 AM
2007 Dodge 3500 MegaCab shortbed, Cummins, builtin exhaust brake (std with Cummins in 07), navigation, six speed automatic (awesome transmission), Rancho 9000 adjustable shocks with compressor/gauges, and all the bells and whistles available, although that's still short of what our Ford had. This Dodge is outstanding at towing and solo but if Dodge would only offer those few things I'd have nothing to complain about...

mgdg
07-27-2008, 02:41 AM
08 Dodge 3500 SRW 4x4 mega cab

2 Sinks
07-28-2008, 02:23 AM
2006 Dodge 3500 DRW 4x4 quad cab 3:73 gears with a PullRite SuperGlide hitch & Prodigy brake controller:D

2007 336RLT Mountaineer 5ver
Mal & Lad The Camping Collies

nunya
08-01-2008, 03:55 AM
06 Dodge 3500 DRW 4x4 quad cab Laramie, 48Re auto with Jake exhaust brake, 3:73 gears. B&W Companion, Prodigy controller, airbags, lots of mods and all good.

Papalr
08-15-2008, 09:20 AM
2003 F-250 Super Duty Extended Cab Short Bed

swanny
10-30-2008, 02:43 PM
2007 GMC 2500HD 4x4 ext. cab Dmax-alli

CasaDelSol
10-30-2008, 05:32 PM
2006 Dodge 2500

Wschep
10-31-2008, 01:49 PM
GMC 2500 HD

Montana Martins
11-01-2008, 02:20 PM
2003 Chevy 2500HD, Duramax/Allison. It has a 22,000 Combined Vehicle Weight Rating. Pulls the 2007 Monty 3500RL as level as can be, without air bags.

kdeiss
11-01-2008, 02:22 PM
2002 GMC 2500HD 8ft bed 8.1 gas

gregh9999
11-04-2008, 02:27 PM
2008 Ford F-250 6.4 Diesel

wersqu
11-07-2008, 11:41 AM
Chevy 2006, 3500 dually.

Mynabird
11-09-2008, 06:25 PM
2005 Dodge Ram Laredo 2500 Cummins Deisel

lenlin84
11-11-2008, 02:24 AM
I've been a Chevy owner for many years and have always had great service from my GM vehicles. When we went full time I had the chance to pick-up a '99 Ford F350,SRW,Extra Cab,Longbed with the 7.3 Powerstroke. I have been VERY satisfied with this truck for two reasons --- When hooked up to our '03 3255RL there is no place we can't go. Secondly, and very importantly to me -- Its 'MADE IN AMERICA'. The sticker on the windshield says it was made and assembled in Kentucky,USA. Dodges all are made and assembled in Mexico and all my GM trucks were made in Canada. I've nothing against Canadians or Mexicans, But I think it's about time we start being a little 'Protectionist' and support our own brands as long as they are 'MADE IN AMERICA' !!!

Gramps
11-13-2008, 12:34 PM
"00" F-350 Super Duty Dually, crew cab, long box, 7.3 PSD with a 6 speed, and a grill guard that will take on Buffalo. It's bad uphill and down.:D

http://www.montanaowners.com/attachments/photobucket/img_289066_0_6d0f32d6ad4bfff3683002a5732a4c03.jpg

NCFischers
11-30-2008, 04:05 AM
2003 Chevy 1 ton diesel duelly (The Beast)

WildBigBill
12-18-2008, 11:53 AM
2005 Ford F-350 diesel dually.

helmick
12-21-2008, 02:03 AM
2002 Chevy 2500HD Diesel, Banks

pvcoach
01-07-2009, 04:28 AM
2003 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Diesel

RonD
02-02-2009, 05:04 AM
2005 Dodge 4x4 Quad Cab 3500 SRW Diesel

biznsa
02-02-2009, 05:17 AM
F250SD SC 6.0L

exploringspace
03-23-2009, 11:58 AM
I pull my 3665RE with a 2008 Ford F350 SRW. Indpls., IN.

beakyfudd
04-08-2009, 07:42 AM
We pull our 08 307RKD Mountaineer with an 03 GMC 2500HD Duramax/Allison

lfw
04-08-2009, 01:09 PM
We pull our 2008 3000RK with a 2004 2500 Duramax
lfw

duffy
04-09-2009, 03:50 PM
We pull our 3455sa with a Chevy 2500 hd Duramax (the KING)

jwedell
04-21-2009, 12:46 PM
We pull our 2006 3500RL with a 2008 Chevy 3500DRW Diesel

muddflapp
04-21-2009, 01:55 PM
I pull my 2008 3400RL with a 2005 Ford 350 diesel SW

Bill-N-Donna
04-21-2009, 05:22 PM
We will be towing with our 2004 F-350 Crew cab Turbo Diesel 4X4 Dually with over 320,000 miles on it! Have pulled the Monty a couple of times with it but havenít been on any trips yet. Looking forward to traveling with it.



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Dennis Korchak
04-28-2009, 05:15 AM
I have a 2006 F350 6.0L Diesel..SC...4x4 Single Rear Wheel

msmoonsatx
04-29-2009, 09:57 AM
2003 Dodge 3500 SRW

kilch123
04-30-2009, 09:46 AM
My 08 324RLQ gets pulled by BART - 99 Dodge 3500 6x6 Cummins Turbo Diesel

Sinterior
06-05-2009, 06:55 AM
'06 GMC 4X4 CC Dually

jwedell
06-05-2009, 11:03 AM
08' Chevy 3500 DRW.

Bassbum
06-05-2009, 01:57 PM
2007 Dodge 3500 DRW Quad Cab 4X4 CTD 6spd manual

bobivy
08-10-2009, 10:25 AM
Chevy Diesel Dually

Lawman
08-11-2009, 02:54 PM
2006 Chevy DRW CC D/A.

cmawendy
08-12-2009, 04:30 AM
2003 Dodge 2500 Cummins Diesel 4X4

deerrahn
08-13-2009, 06:57 AM
2002 Ford F250 4WD

Fire5er
08-13-2009, 08:12 AM
F-350 SRW for us.

Red939
08-14-2009, 09:55 AM
Chev 3500 DRW D/A.

Texas Firefighter
08-14-2009, 02:33 PM
2009 Dodge 3500, 4x4, 6.7L Cummins Diesel, Quad Cab

Gary and Wynona
10-17-2009, 12:45 PM
2003 Chevy 2500HD

5rvers
10-17-2009, 02:24 PM
http://www.montanaowners.com/attachments/photobucket/img_333600_0_fe5752f19fcb3050f816d39be3909706.jpg
2000 F-450 7.3 PSD

emorris548
10-18-2009, 05:42 PM
2004.5 Dodge CTD, Quad Cab 4X4 2500.

Lee

ctomwood
10-27-2009, 11:05 PM
2005 GMC 3500HD

Jdrobone
11-23-2009, 03:59 PM
ford f350 dually

PapaBeav
11-23-2009, 04:57 PM
Chevy 2500 HD

northeastdiesel
12-09-2009, 12:21 PM
Dodge ram 3500 SRW

Johnnyg
12-09-2009, 01:12 PM
2008 F350 SRW 6.4 Crew cab

maphillips
12-09-2009, 04:00 PM
2010 F-350 LARIAT CREW CAB, 6.4, SRW, TOW COMMAND, TOW PACKAGE, 4X4OFF ROAD, LONG BOX

Rondo
12-09-2009, 08:04 PM
2007 Chevy 2500HD crewcab, 4X4 Duramax/Allison

scductman
12-10-2009, 02:28 PM
1996 dodge CTD 3500 DRW. "Aint Camping Great"

dwstockman
12-10-2009, 03:07 PM
2007 Chevrolet 2500HD LTZ crewcab, 4X4 Duramax/Allison

Steve and Brenda
02-14-2010, 03:31 AM
Time to do this poll again. Curious what changes we'll see, more duallys maybe?

priceml
03-19-2010, 10:30 AM
2006 GMC K3500 CC LB DRW LBZ

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washley1
03-19-2010, 05:42 PM
2008 Ford F350 SD, 6.4L Diesel, DRW, 4X4, CC, King Ranch.

hydman
03-20-2010, 12:30 AM
2010 chevy 3500 srw D/A 4wd cc lb, but only 2 miles on my test run

pbahlin
03-20-2010, 01:35 AM
2010 Dodge Ram 3500 HD, 4x4 Dually, Diesel

ratfink11
03-20-2010, 05:57 AM
`06 Gmc CC Dually LBZ Duramax diesel.

gobears
03-20-2010, 07:45 AM
how do I post a pictue?

here is the link:

Girls and Pickup (http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/tt36/teambradfield/100_0123.jpg?t=1269107620)

7.3Ford
03-22-2010, 01:41 PM
2001 Ford F350 Crew Cab 4WD SRW 7.3L Diesel, US Gear Dual Range Aux Transmission, Edge A2, MBRP 4" SS Exhaust, BD Exhaust Brake, BD TorqLoc, and K&N Air Filter.

Les
03-24-2010, 04:45 AM
Montana Mountaineer 335RET. Pull with a 2004 Ford F250 Harley Edition 6.0 Diesel.

mhs4771
03-24-2010, 05:20 PM
2005 Chevy K3500 Extended Cab 4x4 Dualie, 6.6 Duramax Turbo Diesel and Allison 5 Speed Auto

adamron
04-04-2010, 03:20 AM
quote:Originally posted by Lady RV

What do you pull your Montana, Mountaineer, Big Sky or Cambridge fifth wheel with?

D Lefevre
04-04-2010, 04:13 AM
We pull our 2008 Montana 3400RL with a 2005 Dodge 2500 4X4 automatic with no problems with power or stabilization.

bear
04-04-2010, 02:25 PM
GMC 2500 HD 4x4 allison tran, gas 4 door short bed

suunto
04-05-2010, 01:34 PM
2008 Ford F350 CC Super Duty w/6.4 diesel
Truck (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/d0dg301/DSC_0154.jpg)

ndrzewiecki
04-26-2010, 02:41 AM
2008 GMC 2500 HD, Crew Cab, 4x4 with Duramax and Allison transmission

Montana_10714
09-09-2010, 05:00 AM
Thanks for this Poll.....
Helps me...I was afraid that my Dodge 2500 would not do the job...

priceml
09-09-2010, 03:46 PM
2006 GMC 3500 4X4 CC LB DRW D/A 6 speed

bigskyjimmy
09-09-2010, 05:38 PM
truck driver by trade, drive a freightliner with a cummins but my personal ride to tow my 5th is a f350 with a v10 gas why?? all I have done in a 120k is a spark plug change and oil changes PERIOD! and still runs like a swiss watch, will you diesel guys pass me going up the pass? yes,get better gas mileage? yes, will your engine last longer? yes but the big extra cost of a diesel and maintinance just is not worth it over the long haul when my v10 does give up at 200k+ i will only spend about 2k to get a new one.Man did i open a can of worms!lets here it guys!

lfw
09-10-2010, 02:18 AM
2004 2500HD Duramax 2 x 4 Black...

maphillips
02-19-2011, 02:26 PM
2011 Ford F-350 Lariat SRW, 6.7 Diesel, 4X4 Off Road Pkg, Tow Package, etc., etc., etc... :D

hunts800
06-17-2011, 08:10 AM
quote:Originally posted by Lady RV

What do you pull your Montana, Mountaineer, Big Sky or Cambridge fifth wheel with?


We pull with a 2010 Chevy 2500 duramax

Ken Ralston
06-17-2011, 08:58 AM
Put me down for a 2500 Dodge Cummins, he told me I could out pull, Better Milage, And last longer then any truck out there. That Dodge Dealer wouldn't lie to me would he?

arcateq
06-17-2011, 10:00 AM
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4x4 Crew Cab 6.0 Diesel

maximo
06-17-2011, 02:53 PM
Ford 2002 F250, 7.3 Diesel, 4 door crew cab, 4 x 4, Tow Package, short wheel base, Edge tow computer, AFE air ram system, large exhaust system, extra trans oil cooler, Firestone 5,000 air bags, B&D Exhaust Brake, B&D Torque converter lock, Companion Hitch, Extra gauges, Prodigy electric brake control, GPS System. Use only Chevron Delo oil. Firestone tires.

Frank

MBeaubien
06-17-2011, 03:22 PM
2008 Chevy Silverado 2500, Ext Cab, Duromax & Allison Transmission

Gorgeguy
06-17-2011, 05:00 PM
2004 Ram 3500 4x4 long bed with 5.9 Cummins. This is my first diesel and so far I am happy with it.

sola123
06-18-2011, 12:21 AM
Upgraded from a F250 to a F350 CC dually

CATCRAW
06-18-2011, 06:34 AM
2011 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Diesel

acfeldman
08-14-2011, 02:46 AM
2008 F450 King Ranch

sreigle
08-14-2011, 10:58 AM
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 MegaCab SRW

Red939
08-14-2011, 11:47 AM
2007 Chevy 3500 Duramax Diesel Dually crew cab.

jackel1959
08-17-2011, 05:19 PM
2011 Dodge RAM Laramie 4x4, SWB, CC, SRW, Automatic transmission, 4:10 gears, High Output Diesel, Reese Select Series 18K slider.

Sinterior
08-17-2011, 06:33 PM
I just traded my old '06 GM D/A CC L/B dually for an '11 Chev D/A C/C S/B SRW which has a GVWR of 11,500lbs, that's 100lbs more than my old dually.
The 2011's weigh more, but the CCC sticker on both was within 70lbs of each other.
The '06 pulled Monty very well, but Terry didn't like driving it, and I told her if GM came out with a S/B SRW that would legally tow Monty here in BC, I would trade.

akf15e
08-20-2011, 11:56 AM
2011 GMC Sierra 3500HD Duramax/Allison CC DRW. Sold the 2003 Sierra 2500HD in January and then bought this beast. Love it with the exception of the poor mileage and the change to the rear seat fold down arrangement. Old truck had far more grocery and dog room in the back. But the difference in towing is night and day.

tim43
10-14-2011, 12:33 PM
Upgraded yesterday from a 2004 Chevy 2500HD 2X4 EC short bed to a 2011 Chevy 3500HD LTZ 4X4 SRW short bed D/A. It sure is a great drive!

Delaine and Lindy
10-14-2011, 01:21 PM
Upgraded 10 Oct 2011 from a 2011 Chevy 3500HD DRW's to a 2012 Chevy 3500HD DRW's. The new GM Trucks are the best GM has ever produced, 2011's were the big change HP, Torq and frame upgrade. The next body upgrade will come in 2013/2014 not sure on the year......

pineranch
10-14-2011, 02:50 PM
upgraded from 250 to 350, couldn't sleep with the libility issue. Who said damnlawyers is one word.
Mike

pandew
11-21-2011, 02:30 AM
chevy 3500dual

747mule
11-23-2011, 09:21 AM
2002 250 4by4 7.3

jetenbu
12-04-2011, 03:03 PM
I tow my Montana 3625RE with a 2004 Dodge Diesel 3500 SLT.

Sinterior
12-05-2011, 01:06 PM
2011 Chev 3500 SRW and within all weight specs towing a Monty 3665RE

Recumbent
12-05-2011, 04:06 PM
Moved up one size to a 2012 F350 DRW on 12/01/2012. I don't know how do this, but my previous truck should now be removed from the stats.

Bill-N-Donna
12-05-2011, 09:26 PM
This pole is about 3.5 years old. I would like to see what the statistics really are now. With people getting newer vehicles and trading I doubt this is a true representation at this time.

al-an
12-06-2011, 04:39 AM
2002 F250 extcab 7.3 Love it.

HPRUM2000
12-06-2011, 09:53 AM
2011 dodgedually cc hprum2000

K&Gs3400RL
01-10-2012, 03:19 PM
quote:Originally posted by Bill-N-Donna


This pole is about 3.5 years old. I would like to see what the statistics really are now. With people getting newer vehicles and trading I doubt this is a true representation at this time.




Bump........ ????????

PA5er
01-10-2012, 04:11 PM
2003 Dodge, Cummins POWERED, 2500. Stock? Naaaa...

OhDon
02-19-2012, 06:56 AM
We tow with our 2008 F-250 Super Duty 4x4 Lariat 6.4 Diesel.

tklefler
04-01-2012, 03:42 PM
Dodge 2500, seems we dodger's are third in the running. But more interesting is why you picked the truck you drive. Loyalty or performance? Now my truck is a 1999 which only puts out 235HP & 460 ft/lbs torque. But I know the newer trucks are putting out close to 500HP & 800ft/lbs of torque. How far the manufacturers have come!!

steelpony5555
04-01-2012, 05:26 PM
07.5 Dodge 3500 Sport dually. Yeah the Sport 3500 is kinda rare and parts for normal 3500's don't fit, just my luck lol lol...

1retired06
04-02-2012, 01:27 PM
Ford gasers 1978 to 2001
Ford 350 Diesel 2001 to present

Artemus Gordon
05-02-2012, 06:08 PM
Ford F450 Diesel Superduty 4x4 off road!

Nu5r
05-04-2012, 02:11 PM
Pull with a 2011 chevy 3500hd SRW

Ray

bighornram
05-05-2012, 04:52 AM
2012 3500 Ram SRW

deerrahn
05-12-2012, 12:35 PM
Finally had to give up the 2002 Ford F-250. It was time. We now are the owners of a 2012 Ford F350. I am sure it will give us many years of good service like the 2002 did.

Bigboomer
05-15-2012, 02:03 PM
Little Boomer gets pulled by Bigboomer....a 2009 International Durastar 4400LP MDT with a Maxforce 9, 530 CI, 9.3L, wet sleeve diesel fully customized by 2L Custom Trucks in Pooleville, TX.

I have always given way to the thought that pretty much any of the Big 3 diesel PU's will pull just about anything, but I worry more about stopping what is behind me.

We had the truck customized to haul our motorcycles in lieu of getting a toy hauler since usually that means cutting down on the living space in the 5'er.

Oh, forgot the most important thing....Bigboomer boosts a nice set of train air horns.....so you know I am back there!

dpilot
05-19-2012, 09:36 PM
Ford F350 6.4 Dually '10

helmick
05-20-2012, 03:44 AM
Lady RV
A lot has changed in the last 5 years, maybe it's time to start the topic over.
I know a lot of us have changed TV since we posted.

seanjackmc
05-20-2012, 04:52 AM
I'm a ford guy so a 350 single wheel for me with the 6.7. Although I could care less what anyone chooses to tow with. If it works for you and your happy more power to you.

F3fifty
07-04-2012, 04:56 PM
I pull my 326 Mountaineer with a 1997 F 350 7.3 Powerstroke. Bought this truck new in 97 and it's time for a little more power. IM considering to order a 2013 Ford F 350 Dualie this fall.

Lady RV
07-26-2012, 01:59 PM
quote:Originally posted by helmick

Lady RV
A lot has changed in the last 5 years, maybe it's time to start the topic over.
I know a lot of us have changed TV since we posted.


Good idea!

adelmoll
07-27-2012, 03:11 AM
Where is the like button??

Arve-norway
11-02-2012, 10:23 PM
hope to pull a new montana with my OBS chevy 6.5TD. dream abaute new pick up truck with a duramax but its to expensive in norway.becaus of horsepower tax an you name it.. so i hold on to my old one.. only got 113.000KM and i owned since 2003 its a 2000 modell. i have change one stanadyne pump but works fine i love it. i ordered a FDS cooler from ssdiesel supply last week but it is strandet in NY(jetcarrier) because of the storme. they sendt i when they have control down there

jwedell
11-03-2012, 04:08 AM
2012 GMC 3500HD DRW D/A

Stephen Underhill
11-04-2012, 11:26 AM
New 2012 Ford F 250 FX4 Crew Cab with 6.7L Power Stroke

Big red
04-18-2013, 01:48 PM
2007 Chevrolet 2500 HD Duramax w/air bags

2011 Montana 3400 RL

F3fifty
04-30-2013, 05:45 PM
Pull my 2012 326 Montana Mountaineer with a 2012 Ford F350 6.7 Diesel.

Glenn the fifth
05-01-2013, 04:00 AM
Pull our 3402RL with a 2008 F-450 4 X 4 w/tow command and 488 gearing. Not great mileage, but pulls well and has been trouble free.

lestx
05-01-2013, 03:26 PM
Pull a 09 3400RL with a 2012 Ford F350 6.7 Diesel SRW and love it.

bncinwv
05-01-2013, 04:42 PM
Can't resist here. In honor of a thread that started in 2007, we have had two rigs, both pulled by a 2007 Chevy Classic Silverado 3500 DRW DA CC. Hopefully by the end of this year we will be able to proudly report that we have surpassed the 45,000 mile mark on the truck. It is a great truck, with a great engine and transmission that has no pollution control garbage glued onto it and I think I will keep it!!
Bingo

jlb27537
06-04-2013, 02:49 AM
I think there should be a new poll started. The trucks and engine/transmissions available in 2007 are much improved/changed now in 2013.

However, a Chevy guy will still only buy a Chevy. That said, as a Ford guy, when I sat out to buy a truck a couple of months ago, I knew I was going to buy a DRW something. We looked at Fords till the wife finally said she did not like the interiors. To her they looked old and the body style had not changed in years.

OK, if the wife is not happy, and after 46 years with this one, I am not going to start over. So it was either a Chevy or a Dodge. No way in hell was I going to buy a GM anything, so off to the Dodge Dealer.

We looked at the different models ST, SLT and then a Laramie with the large center console, all the electronics, and a seat on her side with lots of buttons. Done deal.

With 4,000 miles and having only towed once from Indiana back to Missouri when we bought our 2014 3150RL, I feel we made the best decision for us. A 2012 Ram 3500 DRW Laramie.

I've added a few things since this pic. Chrome steps, Hitch

http://www.montanaowners.com/attachments/photobucket/img_497517_0_6239923d72562c5b68a6583dad001d02.jpg

jaybird
07-08-2013, 05:10 PM
Dodge 2500 Diesel Laredo

Jimmer
04-19-2014, 09:59 PM
We have a 2006 F350 4X4 Crew Cab Lariat 6.0 Diesel. It has towed our previous 5th wheel very well. We pick up our new 3582rl this Friday. It is 1000 lbs heavier and will be interesting to see how it tows.

Jimmer
06 Ford F350 , 4X4, Crew Cab Lariat, SWB
14 Montana 3582rl

draceman
04-20-2014, 03:36 PM
We pull our 2014 338DB High Country with a 2013 Silverado 2500HD 4x4 with a Vortex gas/6 speed transmission.

Billorn
04-20-2014, 04:13 PM
Chevy 2500hd

1Happycamper
04-22-2014, 02:23 PM
2012 RAM

rohrmann
04-22-2014, 06:01 PM
Chevy 2500HD D/A

hmar1
04-26-2014, 10:58 AM
We pull our 2014 3900FB with 2014 Ram 3500 diesel dually

maximo
04-26-2014, 02:25 PM
Still driving my 2002 Ford F250 crew cab 7.3. Has 192,000 miles and still pulls our 2011 Big Sky like it was new. Have added many extras over the last 12 years and it has been faithful to me.

Frank

Virginia Young
06-16-2014, 03:23 PM
Pull our 2014 3900FB with a 2014 Ram 2500 Cummins 4x4. Now we pull or 2014 Big Sky with the Ram

N2BchMtnMrsh
06-23-2014, 04:20 PM
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, Diesel 4x4 with a six and a half foot bed. Full towing package.

bigred715
06-24-2014, 11:31 AM
2007 Chevy 3500 extended cab with 8' bed LT1 Duramax, 58,000 miles.

Impops
07-25-2014, 11:10 AM
Chev 3500 DIESEL extended cab 6' bed

Charli
07-25-2014, 07:01 PM
We had a 2008 Ram 2500 CTD and decided we wanted to go with a bit bigger 5er. Had a Cougar XLite and the truck squatted a quite a bit and exceeded the GVWR when hooked up. Could of gone with airbags but would still be overweight and would be limited on how big we could go with a bigger 5er.
Ended up selling the Ram and getting the F350 in our signature. Opened up lots of room for a bigger trailer and decided on the Mountaineer. 1st trip this week and loved the way it pulls. Only squatted about 2". Mileage was about 11m/USGal which was similar to our previous combo. Love the Ford but do miss the engine brake on the Cummins.

richard66
09-21-2014, 05:47 AM
2500 CTD for me. Can't beat the power and mileage.

jgavin
10-02-2014, 08:28 AM
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, Diesel/6 speed Allison, 4x4 with an 8 foot bed. Full towing package.

greenmachine
10-02-2014, 11:50 AM
2011 F250 6.7 ltr Larriot FX4 Crew Cab with Air Lift

bobcat92
10-02-2014, 04:29 PM
2014 F350 6.7L King Ranch Crew Cab DRW

sobeitbk
10-15-2014, 05:52 PM
2012 Ford F350, SRW, short bed

Captain Joe
10-16-2014, 02:54 AM
Details and picture in my signature.

snowbirds R us
10-16-2014, 04:46 AM
2006 Chevy 2500 SWD Ext cab

Mel B.
03-03-2017, 08:31 AM
I pull my 2004 2955rl with a 2000 ford F350 Crew Cab, 4x4 with 185,000 miles on it. I bought the truck in 2002 I also tow a bumper pull 6500 LB, boat. My son just bought a 2014 chevy 4x4 long bed he has a 29' bumper pull trailer, but now he's thinking of trading it in on a 5th wheel. My wife drops a hint once in awhile about how nice it would be to have a new truck. But I'm sorry but I don't think there is anything out there that can out perform my F350 with the 7.3 diesel even the MPG I don't think it can be beat.
Mel

762x51
03-03-2017, 02:43 PM
2016 RAM 2500 4x4 diesel that pulls our 2011 3455 SA just fine.

mlh
03-03-2017, 07:08 PM
I'm still using my 08 F250 6.4 diesel with a lot of up grades. Better fuel filters, 8 quart larger transmission oil pan and 610 flywheel horsepower. With that much power it will pull my camper. I'd like a new truck but it wouldn't have the power the old one has and it's hard to justify 70 grand, oh well.
Lynwood

Mel B.
03-04-2017, 08:23 AM
Lynwood
How big is your stock oil pan? Mine is 16 Quartz. Yeah I'm the same way, I would love a new truck. But Who needs that payment, and I don't think theres anything out there that can pull as good as my 2000 f350 4x4 7.3 long bed. And thats another thing. Long beds are hard to find. I have 185,000 miles on it and I should be able to double that.
Mel

mlh
03-04-2017, 09:00 AM
Mel B I had a 7.3. If you think nothing will pull as good as your 7.3 you need to drive one of the new trucks. The new trucks may not last as long as a 7.3 they are far too complicated. There is just too much to go wrong but it hard to argue with 440 HP and 925 pound feet of torque. I have over 600 HP and 1100 pound feet of torque.
To answer your question Mine holds 20 some quarts. It has fins on the bottom to help cool too. I'm not sure it was worth the price, I think $380 plus installation but I makes me feel better.
Lynwood

Mel B.
03-04-2017, 09:56 AM
Your right. My son thinks nothing will out pull his 2014 cummings its all in the eyes of the owner. All those numers you thru out there They mean nothing to me. I have no Idea what my numbers would even be. And I don't care. I work for a company that has every diesel made. I've drove them all. New and old like my 2000 7.3 All I'm saying is to me I'll drive my 7.3 till the wheels fall off. The only major repair yet was the tranny, new tranny at 104,000 miles. My company employ's over 20 diesel mechanics the majority say the 7.3 was the best.

dfb
04-09-2017, 09:58 AM
Had 3 psd, then an 04 Cummins, now a 2015 ram 3500 4x4 Laramie, loaded... 385 hp, 865 torque, AISIN trans.... the best so far...

Bsorge
08-22-2017, 11:21 AM
quote "Dave Smith Motors. They are the biggest Dodge dealer in the world and they sell them at an excellent price. They are also a GMC and Chevrolet dealership and they don't sell as many of them. For some reason they can't offer the same type of price on GM's"

Mike,
That's interesting about Dave Smith's pricing ability on the Chevy's & GMC's. This morning, before I read this, I sent them an email for a quote on a new Chevy. Haven't been called yet. I've also got a 98 Dodge HD Cummins that just turned 100k and I'm concerned that it would have trouble pulling a 3400 or a 3585 even if I tricked it out. Mike in Montana
I would keep your 98 dodge. If you did regular maintenance on it, I wouldn't be afraid to pull anything anywhere with it. Before I became disabled I was a mechanic. Have a mechanic turn up your turbo and pull away. THAT'S MY 2 CENTS

L0veless
10-13-2017, 07:14 PM
I'm a firm believer that all the HD 350/3500 are great trucks I'm a Chevy and Ram guy.
I went with Ram because the seats seem to fit me better. Now that I pull with it OMG it seems the truck is asking me (hey when we going to work) its a dream. going out west I never had any issues pulling any grades and the engine brake was phenomenal. I'm sure every other HD driver has the same experience, but they have all come along way from 10 years ago. Diesel all the way.

OzMonties
07-30-2018, 05:33 PM
We have looked into, in minute detail here as Iím an Obsessive Researcher, many options for tow vehicles.
We have access to the usual suite of Ram, Ford and GM trucks. These are very nice with good equipment levels across the ranges, and great diesel/transmission inclusions if you can look past the DPF/DEF systems fitted for emissions compliance.
Here, a truck to tow our 370br HC would be classified as a Heavy Vehicle and would be subject to Yearly Roadworthy inspections, so deleting those emissions systems are not an option.
Price wise for those trucks, well....before we decided on our HC, we looked at importing a 3950BR. The truck we decided on to tow that was a current model 2018 Silverado 3500 dually, crew cab, long box LTZ with the Duramax. With the right hand drive conversion and Australian compliance, we were presented with a quote for AUD$165,000K, on road drive away!
Ainít happeniní,,,,,Period!
Disappointed? You betcha!
Peeved? Blame the Government for Everything :censored:
So, next option, a Japanese flat bed truck,,,,donít laugh this gets good....Isuzu, original designers of the Duramax, produce a ton of different types.
One, is a crew cab, 7.8 litre straight six diesel with an Allison Trans backing it up, plus it has air over hydraulic braking, meaning the air system is already there for the air brakes on the RV!
As we are semi-retiring, meaning we intend working to assist with paying our way as we travel, I wanted to carry the tools of my trade with me, and they weigh a bit, and we would like to do gold prospecting and gem fossicking too, so weíll need room (and cargo capacity) for all of that Ďstuffí too.
So we ended up downsizing the RV by a 1000kg from the 3950br to the HC 370br, so ditching the hydraulics in favour of cable slides and the electric jacks saved Literally a ton of weight, plus we kept the (BR) for Vickiís office and space for the Grandkids when they visit Grandma and Poppy. It was the floor plan we wanted.
Iíll post a pic in our album of a smaller rig than ours will be, and yes thatís a boat on the roof of the truck (we call a little runabout like that a Tinny) and a pic of the truck we intend buying to modify as our hauler, theyíre also available in 4x4 configuration but rear airbag suspension is not optioned.

Mitsubishi (Fuso), Nissan (UD) and Toyota also have similar options. But I favour the Isuzu.

mtlakejim
07-30-2018, 07:10 PM
WOW and we just thought we had it bad in the USA!!

MidMOTraveler
07-31-2018, 06:23 AM
Ok Pat you’ve got my curiosity up.
What’s the Isuzu going to cost if you don’t mind and also what’s the dollar conversion.
I have a brother in law in New Zealand and seems like an expensive place to live.
We just started our travels and loving it, safe travels!

OzMonties
07-31-2018, 06:44 PM
Ok Pat youíve got my curiosity up.
Whatís the Isuzu going to cost if you donít mind and also whatís the dollar conversion.
I have a brother in law in New Zealand and seems like an expensive place to live.
We just started our travels and loving it, safe travels!

Hi there, currently the AU$ is buying .74c US, The NZ$ is slightly lower at around .68 I think.

The sum I quoted for the Chevy truck, was Exclusive of fifth wheel prep, trailering camera system (which is Bloody Brilliant), trailer air brake system and bucket seats.
That last item Really peeved me, I think the last car I had with a bench seat as standard was made in 1966.

Anyway, the Jap truck fully kitted out to tow the HC should be around 50% of the Chevy cost.
Iím trying to find a good used late model with low KMís that fits the bill, time will tell.
Vicki and I both still work full time for the moment, so time is on our side

mazboy
07-31-2018, 06:55 PM
way way to much information. buy a ford

OzMonties
07-31-2018, 07:02 PM
Ok Pat youíve got my curiosity up.
Whatís the Isuzu going to cost if you donít mind and also whatís the dollar conversion.
I have a brother in law in New Zealand and seems like an expensive place to live.
We just started our travels and loving it, safe travels!

Part 2.

Iím doing this in parts as I keep getting logged out and Iím losing my One finger typed, epic replies to the ether!

So the truck has a Stonking Big turbo diesel, a shifterless Allison trans and a locking differential, bullet proof driveline, tick.
Lots of options for wheelbase, tick.
Already has airbrakes, no need to modify anything, tick.
24v electrics, have to fit a 24/12v step down transformer plus an inverter, minor inconvenience.
Touchscreen stereo unit, commercial gps, a proper GPS too, not that ridiculous thing that relies on phone network coverage. We have a small population separated by vast distances with no network coverage, gotta be proper GPS. The one fitted to the truck is a true commercial vehicle type which you can program with youíre rig height, width and length and it will warn of low bridges for example,,,,,tick.
Drivers ISRI air suspension seat is standard, but Iíll upgrade them to leather, powered air seats.
Iíll fit a long range fuel tank and a potable water tank.
A bull bar for the kangaroos, camels and cattle to Hopefully bounce off of if they canít be avoided in time..
A lockable second cab behind the main cab for tools and Stuff.
Storage for a black tank tote tank.

The to do list is long, but will make for a comfy truck, the rear of the crew cab seats 4 on fold down seating, (Iím told Iím buying a crew cab for when the grandkids come camping in their holidays) so thereís storage options there as well as room for the dog.

It should be fun :thumbsup:

As usual, any questions,,,,

OzMonties
07-31-2018, 07:08 PM
way way to much information. buy a ford

The F350 I looked at was even more expensive than the Chevy, that nudged $172,000 from memory and had less options.

Iíve no particular like or dislike of any car/truck, I weigh them up on their options, abilities and price.
Then I pick what suits.

But a Ford?

:socool:

Hee hee.

Bad Moon
07-31-2018, 07:23 PM
OzMonties: Be sure and post a photo when you buy it!

OzMonties
07-31-2018, 07:39 PM
OzMonties: Be sure and post a photo when you buy it!

Hi Badmoon,
I absolutely will, Iíll also post some more pics of our HC soon, sheís in the shop at the moment having front/bedroom A/C fitted and a couple other things fitted.