Originally Posted by JandE90
snip........ We are thinking in terms of a GM with the Duramax diesel and Allison transmission. One source suggested a pre-owned about four years old. We had planned to wait a couple years on the truck but are getting the itch to be more versatile to take advantage of opportunities that come up. Suggestions about a towing vehicle would be appreciated..........snip
The 2013 Eagle 284BHS has a GVWR of 9,000lbs and based on the potential "loaded" weight of the TT you would be best served looking at 3/4 ton TV's at a minimum. The "loaded" tongue weight of any TT is supported by the TV and is subtracted from the "Payload Capacity" of the TV. With the 248BHS falling under the heavier TT's a 1/2 ton TV will fall short in the required Payload Capacity department.
The 248BHS is a 32ft long TT, so for optimum TV handling the loaded tongue weight should be 13% to 15% of the TT's loaded weight. IMO the 248BHS under average loading conditions will produce a 1,040lb to 1,200lb loaded tongue weight (8,000lb TT)......., thus the need for a 3/4 ton TV minimum.
NOTE: Published TV Tow Ratings and Payload Capacities are based on the TV's "Curb Weight" which includes a 150lb driver and all fluids filled (including fuel). The combined weights of the TV's options, passengers, and cargo haven't been accounted for......., plus the TT's loaded tongue weight.
Hope this helps as you look into a future TV.