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Old 02-05-2019, 01:46 AM   #21
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Thanks for all the great replies! I have pretty much decided to go with a 2500, either Dodge or Chevy/GMC. I really like the Ford F250 but it sits just a tad too high. I just (3 days ago) had right rotator cuff surgery so will probably not buy for another 3 - 4 months. Would like to get something 1 or 2 years old with under 20,000 miles.

That is one of my complaints too, they are too tall. I have bad hips and climbing in and out of one is painful. I like my Platinum F150 as it has the power running boards and I can basically just walk right in and sit down.



Looks like the next Ram will have the 1500 interior too. Still waiting on reliability and corrosion results, as well as crash testing to see if FCA has resolved the rotting fenders issues.
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Thanks for all the great replies! I have pretty much decided to go with a 2500, either Dodge or Chevy/GMC. I really like the Ford F250 but it sits just a tad too high. I just (3 days ago) had right rotator cuff surgery so will probably not buy for another 3 - 4 months. Would like to get something 1 or 2 years old with under 20,000 miles.
Have you looked at the Nissan Titan XD? the one with the cummins diesel.
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Old 02-05-2019, 02:51 PM   #23
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Old 02-05-2019, 04:20 PM   #24
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I'm looking at upgrading our RV to a DRV Mobile suites and going full time. Thinking a 450 with a major towing package (dualie) is what we will need to haul the beast and a run-around car behind the RV.
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Old 02-05-2019, 04:22 PM   #25
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Gotta love the picture of it squatting towing a modestly sized fifth wheel
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Gotta love the picture of it squatting towing a modestly sized fifth wheel

If you call a 16K+ pound Live in horse trailer with a 3200 pound pin weight modestly sized. It may be even heavier, that is a Lakota Big Horn 4 horse. Haven't been able to find the exact model, but they are not light weight trailers.


I have a friend who has a similar trailer, 17,100K loaded with 2 horses and water, 4600 pound pin weight.
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Pulling a 2843BH Aerolite with a Toyota Tundra 5.7 4x4.
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Pulling a 2843BH Aerolite with a Toyota Tundra 5.7 4x4.
I do like the looks of a Tundra! Am leaning towards a Chevy 2500HD 6.0L but my options are still open.
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I love it. May upgrade to a diesel someday. If you are buying a new gas vehicle it's a great TV
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