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Old 09-02-2010, 02:28 AM   #1
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we are now proud owners of a 26 foot sunset trail . i need to up grade to a bigger truck any sugestions
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:07 AM   #2
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Get the biggest truck you can afford, It wont be long and you will want another camper it's bound to be bigger. That's how it goes ussualy
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:59 AM   #3
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If you can afford a 3/4 ton diesel that is the way to go. The 2011 Ford and GM 3/4 ton trucks have amazing pulling power exceeding last year's one ton models.
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:25 AM   #4
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i am thinking about F150 5.7 L gasoline 2008---2009 year will this do the job ?
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:52 AM   #5
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I agree.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:18 AM   #6
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It would do the job, without alot to spare. I agree with GoToGuy, 3/4 Diesel. We've gone from a camper 4 years ago to a 35' Seville, none of it planned.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:30 AM   #7
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my 09 F150 5.4 4x4 pulls my sunset trail 29QB with ease even when up through the mountains to VT
but I wouldnt mind a F250 diesel for a bigger camper in the future



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Old 09-02-2010, 11:37 AM   #8
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if you get an F150 the 6speed in the 09 is a big advantage over the 08

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Old 09-02-2010, 01:36 PM   #9
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I agree on the 3/4 ton. Especially if you are buying a new truck. No point in buying a 1/2 ton and having to trade it in in a year or two. You will take the depreciation hit. (Around 20% in the first year alone) I don't know anyone who has complained about having too much truck.
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:15 PM   #10
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Something to concider----a larger truck will take less of a pounding. Brakes, suspension, tranny, and rearendare usually heavier-duty. If the diesel is a bit costly a 3/4 gasser would still be a step up. Most everyone will tell you that there is no such thing as too much truck. The bigger the truck, the less it will have to work.
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