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Old 02-06-2017, 02:32 PM   #26
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4wd would be nice/preferred since it will be doing winter duty (which my friggen Mustang is currently doing...)

not 100% required though since I don't drive like a moron in the snow.
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Yup. All 2500 trucks got the 6-speed. 2007 3/4 ton SUV's didn't in 2007, only 08-13 and the 1500's with the 5.3's got them 2009-13. 4.8 trucks carried the 4-speeds throughout the model run IIRC.
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4wd would be nice/preferred since it will be doing winter duty (which my friggen Mustang is currently doing...)

not 100% required though since I don't drive like a moron in the snow.
I'd suggest it. If you decided to go off the beaten path with the camper, went and stayed in a nat'l forest or even if there's a shitty road on the way to the campground it's good security.
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honestly, 4-5k lbs isn't that much. any 1500 full size suv as long as it is geared right would be totally fine.
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honestly, 4-5k lbs isn't that much. any 1500 full size suv as long as it is geared right would be totally fine.
The weight isn't so much the issue as it being so broad-sided I think.
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Correct Das. The wind resistance will be your main culprit. My truck pulls a 9,000# skid steer better than a 4,000# car hauler.
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i mean 4-5k lb trailer is what... 24' long or so? that's really not that bad.

a good sized pontoon boat on a bunk trailer could be more annoying to pull.
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20k goes a long way in used GM suv fullsize land.
I've been looking for my father-in-law. He's looking at the last gen GMC Yukon or Tahoe with under 60K miles with a 5.3 and switchable 4WD. I'm having a hard time finding anything under $30K.
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get rid of that mileage restriction and you'd have better luck.
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I bought my 2010 Escalade with 97k miles on it for $25k about 2 and half years ago. Best vehicle i've ever owned. If you can get a 2009+ go for it. They are flex fuel, have mag ride suspension and generally have issues worked out from earlier model years. Honestly they are super reliable anyway as long as you take care of them. It's at 130k now and we'll be taking it on a road trip to Ohio over the weekend.
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Yup. All 2500 trucks got the 6-speed. 2007 3/4 ton SUV's didn't in 2007, only 08-13 and the 1500's with the 5.3's got them 2009-13. 4.8 trucks carried the 4-speeds throughout the model run IIRC.
for pickups? i dont think ive seen any gmt900 4.8 suv's.

and i think 4.8 pickups got 6 speeds also at some point iirc...

gmt800's had some 4.8 suvs.
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this might be wildcard idea das, but any thoughts on express vans ? like the one you borrowed that one time we met up.

there are awd ones too.
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this might be wildcard idea das, but any thoughts on express vans ? like the one you borrowed that one time we met up.

there are awd ones too.
I'd LOVE to buy an express van; but the wife has literally forbidden me to.

She has gone as far as to go to her mother over the one I frequently borrow and say "Do not let Dan buy the Van from you", even though I could likely get it silly cheap for what it is... (06 or 07 Explorer conversion with 60K on it).

They are SUPER useful, TONS of space, plenty of power, but she can't get over the Van Stigma...
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She grew up with Conversion Van's and Black Suburbans being the 2 staple vehicles in her childhood.

She likes the Burbans (Which her dad always drove), CANNOT do Vans (which her mom always drove).

She refers to that specific van as "Eisenhowers van" which was the name of their 280lb Mastiff that passed away last Xmas, they ONLY kept the van around as it was the only thing he could get in and out of still. Now that he's gone, its quite literally just their beater...

Has the rear DVD, the Disco mood lights, Leather everything, back up assist, it is a little tired, but it is SUCH a good van...

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She also has a bit of a Stigma against Escalades, but would love for me to buy a Range Rover or Cayenne, both of which I'd LOVE, but scare the hell out of me.
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You won't need 4wd as long as you have a nice AT and don't try to power slide. It has a little more weight than a pickup but that long wheelbase does try to come around on you when it is icy.
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Don't underestimate the trailer weight too much. 5k pounds is probably a dry weight estimate on that trailer. With a loaded up trailer and gear it might be pushing 7k or more. I have always read you don't want to tow the max your vehicle is rated at. Just sayin, get as much towing capacity as you can if you are looking at 24' trailers. That is what we are looking at and after a bunch of research I leaned away from the SUV to a truck that could tow over 10k for a little peace of mind. If you plan on taking this camper on any longer road trips or through the mountains, take that into consideration. Also, depending on what camper you are looking at, those dry weight numbers are base model estimates and don't always factor in extras that might be included. The weight goes up fast when piling water and gear in those.
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Don't underestimate the trailer weight too much. 5k pounds is probably a dry weight estimate on that trailer. With a loaded up trailer and gear it might be pushing 7k or more. I have always read you don't want to tow the max your vehicle is rated at. Just sayin, get as much towing capacity as you can if you are looking at 24' trailers. That is what we are looking at and after a bunch of research I leaned away from the SUV to a truck that could tow over 10k for a little peace of mind. If you plan on taking this camper on any longer road trips or through the mountains, take that into consideration. Also, depending on what camper you are looking at, those dry weight numbers are base model estimates and don't always factor in extras that might be included. The weight goes up fast when piling water and gear in those.
Its a consideration of a trailer we may be able to acquire cheaply/free or borrow that's available to us. 2 dogs, 2 adults, and potentially another passenger or two even I'd envision would be rather snug even in a crew cab 3/4 ton.
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Its a consideration of a trailer we may be able to acquire cheaply/free or borrow that's available to us. 2 dogs, 2 adults, and potentially another passenger or two even I'd envision would be rather snug even in a crew cab 3/4 ton.
I can see what your saying. It is possible to put a shell on the truck for the dogs. The crew max tundras have a stupid amount of room in them. That would be the only truck that would make it possible if you wanted the pups in the cab. But, those aren't that cheap.
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Expo's can tow a shit load when properly equipped. Usually pretty cheap to get into, but they'll keep depreciating. GM's if you want to buy in a little higher, but come out a little higher. I DD'd my Expo for 6 months or so, and it was a really nice hauler and cruiser. Gas mileage wasn't as bad as you'd think (never below 16 around town, and 22-25 on the highway depending on how fast you wanted to go; granted it was 2WD)

Parent's towed around an ~8K pound travel trailer...Wasn't the prettiest, and would've liked the EL for a bit more stability, but they easily have the power and gearing, especially if you find one with the 6RXX trans (I believe 09+)
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I towed a enclosed fully loaded 28' trailer a bunch with my 2005 1500 suburban. We went to kentucky with it a couple times. Truck handles it alright but could def use more power. Also I didnt trust the trans to last long.

We just recently got a 2500 suburban and I feel much more comfortable towing with it. Bigger Trans, Brakes, Engine, and Rear end. Plus the right tires.
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