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Old 12-13-2017, 06:56 PM   #1
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What do you tow with

We bought a Coleman 262BH. The dry weight is a smidge over 5700 pounds. I'm figuring that my ready to go weight is about 6500. We're towing with a 9th gen Suburban 4x4, 5.3 V8. It tows OK. Not going to win any races. Took me a while to get use to the fact that the RPMs have to stay up (way up) pulling hills. I came out of a motorhome with a 454, T400 that pulled pretty effortlessly.

What's your tow vehicle and what's your thoughts about it?

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Old 12-14-2017, 02:00 AM   #2
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I drive a 2004 Ford F150 V8 with tow package, I have no problem towing our TT, horse trailer or anything else. I do take it out of overdrive on hills.

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Old 12-14-2017, 04:37 AM   #3
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We are pulling a dutchman 265BHS which is 6500# dry. We tried for a year using a ford expendion, which was rated at 10000#. But just did not work too well. So we upgraded 3 years ago to a Ram 3500 1Ton. Now we have zero issues.

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Old 12-14-2017, 02:43 PM   #4
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Pulling 11,000# with 2017 F250. Made a 14,500 journey from South Florida to Alaska this summer with zero problems. It tackled all those huge mountains like a champ.
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Old 12-15-2017, 02:45 PM   #5
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towing 11 000 with a Ram 3500 SRW, no problems at all.
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Old 12-15-2017, 05:51 PM   #6
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I too, started with a '08 Suburban 4x4 with the 5.3 V8, pulling a 7000LB trailer. It only had 8000LB towing capacity, so yeah, it was struggling. As much as I hated to part with my Suburban, it was time for something else. That something else is now an '09 Silverado 2500HD with 10,000LB towing capacity...does a much better job pulling my camper.
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Old 12-16-2017, 02:33 AM   #7
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Pulling a Kodiak 240BHSL (4800LBS dry) with a 08' Land Rover LR3 V8.
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Old 12-16-2017, 04:52 AM   #8
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Pulling a Kodiak 285 BHSL (5800 pounds dry weight) with a 2016 Ram 2500 6.4 Hemi. Made the maiden voyage tonight with the new TT and the Ram pulled it great. Fairly flat towing for about 40 miles, and I averaged around 11 MPG according the my mileage calculator.
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Old 12-16-2017, 01:26 PM   #9
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Pulling my 18 foot toad with a 2017 Tiffin Breeze BR32.

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Old 12-16-2017, 05:27 PM   #10
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2017 F250. No complaints here.

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