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I'd be worried mostly about detonation. All other problems would be secondary......




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Old 07-26-2009, 12:30 AM
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I'd be worried mostly about detonation. All other problems would be secondary...

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Old 07-26-2009, 08:51 AM
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what transmission did they use on the 2500 with the v-10 i know it was geared lower, no doubt there.

you get 14 mpg towing a trailer? i cant get that empty.

the boat is a cruiser, and i only towed it 10 miles arround my block to see how well it worked.

if i had a crash, there would be no way to know if it was designed to tow, and then u-haul would share a responsibility for installing a hitch.

suspension has an overload spring on it, that say's "tow with me"


two things might happen with this truck in the long term....

1 i use it to tow my boat,
and i use it to tow the fifth wheel trailer.
2 it gets traded in for a $175,000 motor home

i have not made my mind, but for $160 i put a hitch on it to test my theory....
if it did end up towing the fifth wheel i would put a new rear end on it. maybe a 5:1.

i like the truck and would love to run about in flordia this winter in it, but i need to find the best solution.

i am leaning strongly at this point toward the class-a motor home. in the spring i would then pick up the gts.
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Incredibly stupid.
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Incredibly stupid.
very insightful.
is that a vote for the rv then?
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:48 AM
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You know, if you have a desire for an RV...now is a great time to buy one!

Contact FatJack...he is the RV expert here...seriously...sells them for a living and can give you all of the insight about prices during this economic downturn!

I just don't think you comprehend the issues you are going to face in trying to tow anything other than a jet ski with an RC...some say it works, but I suspect that if they had their druthers they would only tow with a QC.
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the end of October i will be making the purchase.
i want the rv for many reasons, but with the price i will have to trade the truck in..... not happy about that.... i will speak with fatjack...
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Fatjack knows his business has been doing it for years...he will be a great deal of help.
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i talked to him before about the fifth wheels.
i am the kind of person who plans months before he buys.
oct 29 i will be making the biggest purchase of my life.
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Trade that thing in soon, and good luck in your future endeavors
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Trade that thing in soon, and good luck in your future endeavors
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