Originally Posted by Gravesmd
As rookies to this - if given a choice between the 2007 Ford 5.4L V8 HD tow package 9000# tow capacity 3.73 rear axle ratio expedition And the 2014 Silverado 1500 crew cab 5.3L V8 3.42 rear axle ratio z71 package including trailer package, which would you use to pull this trailer.
We have the following trailer- specs right from jayco site
Unloaded Vehicle Weight (lbs) 4,425
Dry Hitch Weight (lbs) 510
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lbs) 6,500
Cargo Carrying Capacity (lbs) 2075
Looking for opinions on the better vehicle putting aside the $$ right now. Again the diesel is the preference but I don't know that we can afford one for several years. For now this will be all local and short trip travel with an occasional 1-2x year long distance - no major mountains at least not yet.
I prefer the lower gears of the 3.73, And agree with the notion to not "settle" for a truck that you don't see yourself in for the next ten years.
You'll be taking a big enough bath on RV trade in values if you're all ready planning on upgrading. Get your ideal truck, wait if you must, but don't waste time and money on some sort of "stepping stone" truck. Look into a three year old used 2500 crew.