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Old 02-04-2021, 12:35 PM   #141
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Originally Posted by richfaa View Post
The simple right answer is that the truck is within the specifications to pull your RV.
Totally agree, get the right tool for the job!

Even then, people will make different choices, and for some even a new 3/4 ton with the upgraded GVWR can meet their numbers.


BTW, for comparison; I am now out of the trucking game but this is the type of rigs I spent the first half of my career in. I still keep up my license and certifications for this and haul occasionally to help my brother and nephew, but it's a young man's game. This is my nephews truck, and the photo is without the booster and jeeps, so this is to haul a "light load". When fully rigged, there are 46 tires on the road. There are days I really miss it.

Now this is the right tool for the job that it does!

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Old 02-04-2021, 03:51 PM   #142
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Will that think have enough payload for the 1/2 ton towable?

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Old 03-20-2021, 10:01 AM   #143
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I have learned to overbuild than under.
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Old 03-21-2021, 10:01 AM   #144
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When you add that FW hitch weight to what's already on the rear axle/tires (people, cargo, etc.), you're in 1ton country. Some would argue a dually is needed.
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Old 03-21-2021, 10:20 AM   #145
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A 3/4 ton gives a nicer ride than a 1 ton. 3/4 ton trucks are good for a small cabover, toys in the bed, pulling boats and smaller trailers. A dually will give a crummy ride empty. But allows for large cabovers, large trailers..I put our dually thru drive through fast food restaurants, some auto car washes, and nearly anywhere in a parking lot including the front of stores.. If the mirrors clear, so will the fenders if going straight.
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Old 01-14-2022, 09:05 AM   #146
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