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Old 07-13-2016, 07:32 PM   #1
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Tow Vehicle

Hello All,

Just purchased a 355bhqs yesterday. It will be delivered to our spot on a lake in Alabama. Im in the market for a tow vehicle.

2500? 3500? Ford Powerstroke? Duramax.....
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Old 07-13-2016, 07:48 PM   #2
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I say drive all 3! I was a BIG Ford guy, but drove all 3 and went with the Ram. Just drive all 3 and see what suits you and your WIFE best.
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Old 07-13-2016, 07:52 PM   #3
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Drive all three. Which lake in Alabama?
BTW, welcome aboard
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Welcome and congrats on the new rig!!!

Not knowing the specs of your new rig, I would suggest at a minimum a 3500srw, possibly a cclb for the longer tv wheelbase. A dually would probably be even better due to the length of the tt.

As mentioned, drive all three and see which one you prefer.

Good luck!!!
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:42 PM   #5
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Lake Wedowee. Thanks for the info!
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:43 PM   #6
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On paper its 11,800lbs and 40' long. The truck i purchase will be my daily driver. I work in sales and drive a ton. A dually would be really hard to maneuver in and out of parking garages. Would a F250 work?
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I say drive all 3! I was a BIG Ford guy, but drove all 3 and went with the Ram. Just drive all 3 and see what suits you and your WIFE best.

What sold you on the Ram?
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What sold you on the Ram?
Honestly...the wife! But she was correct with respect to the ride. The ride (and price) was the biggest selling point. I got a fully loaded limited for $52,625 out the door and the ride was much better that the others. We (both of us) drove all 3 on the same local bumpy road and the Ram had the nicest ride. Which surprised me more than anyone! I had a 1980 F250, 1992 mustang, 2001 Sport Trac and a 2008 GT500 before I bought the Ram...I've alway owned an Ford until now. I think the biggest thing it comes down to is comfort and price!
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Honestly...the wife! But she was correct with respect to the ride. The ride (and price) was the biggest selling point. I got a fully loaded limited for $52,625 out the door and the ride was much better that the others. We (both of us) drove all 3 on the same local bumpy road and the Ram had the nicest ride. Which surprised me more than anyone! I had a 1980 F250, 1992 mustang, 2001 Sport Trac and a 2008 GT500 before I bought the Ram...I've alway owned an Ford until now. I think the biggest thing it comes down to is comfort and price!
Good to know. How does the 2500 with the cummings pull it?
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You will need a 350/3500 SRW at the minimum. 12k lbs "dry", probably looking at 13k-13.5k lbs loaded, with a pin weight of 2600lbs as a guess, maybe more. That will be very close to, if not exceed the rated payload of a 250/2500 (diesel trucks, gas motor has a little more payload). With a diesel, the difference between a 250/2500 and a 350/3500 SRW is usually an extra spring or two in the rear spring pack. Unloaded ride when comparing the two is reported as being very close, if not the same.
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