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View Poll Results: Why did you chose your tow vehicle poll
Dodge 11 12.94%
Ford 34 40.00%
GM 23 27.06%
Other 9 10.59%
Performance 45 52.94%
Price 15 17.65%
Brand loyalty 20 23.53%
Reliability 34 40.00%
Ride/handling 21 24.71%
Looks 21 24.71%
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Old 06-16-2015, 07:28 AM   #11
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Love the Duramax Allison combo and it's reliability, had it in the SENECA and it was great. Pulling a GCVW of almost 29,000 it never hesitated. When I was managing a fleet and Ford made it's engine change it soured me from even looking else where.

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Old 06-16-2015, 07:44 AM   #12
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I got mine specifically for the Pentastar V6 - 8 speed combo which is fuel efficient for the 90%-plus portion of the time we are not towing. The towing capability is not too shabby either for what we are towing.

We got the Outdoorsman trim which gives us what we need inside and out.

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Old 06-16-2015, 08:02 AM   #13
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Why did I switch to Ford after having GM's virtually all my life?
1. Ford options not available on other brands
2. Rebate being offered at the time
3. Courtesy and customer attention.
Two other GM dealers in the area, and the other Ford dealer acted like they didn't care if they sold me a vehicle or not, especially after they found out that they did not have the vehicle on their lot that I wanted. When they found out that I wanted to order one like I wanted, you would have thought I had the Ebola virus.
The dealer I did go with is 16 miles farther away than the other dealer, but they were abslutely customer oriented. They wer very careful to make sure the options I wanted were available. Now, 8 months into the new vehicle, we are very satisfied.
I think I chose the right vehicle for the 5'er we got.
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Old 06-16-2015, 08:26 AM   #14
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Because the Avalanche is the Swiss army knife of trucks and the big block in the 2500 makes it even more versatile !!
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Old 06-16-2015, 08:41 AM   #15
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Chose the Tundra DBL cab for the horse power and tow rating. The TT isn't big enough to justify a diesel ( even though I'd love one). And my dealer kind of likes to dicker. This is our second Tundra, and a RAV4 for the DW. I guess that's brand loyalty.
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Old 06-16-2015, 08:45 AM   #16
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Bought my TT just because I already had a sierra 2500 hd duramax. If not I may have considered a MH.
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Old 06-16-2015, 08:55 AM   #17
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We chose to go the SUV route. Our TT is about 4600lb dry. Since about 99% of everything we take can fit into the TT and we always take our dog, the SUV just seemed to be a better fit. We chose the Yukon because it has a great track record and a powerful motor and drive train.. The one we found was at a good cost and already had a tow package installed..
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:25 AM   #18
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I chose the Duramax Allison combination for reliability. I also like the ride. I was a Ford man until I bought a 6.0 diesel Ford. That motors problems probably soured a lot of Ford owners. I hope Fords new diesel proves to be less trouble. Ford has a lot good features on their trucks.
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Old 06-16-2015, 01:19 PM   #19
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Payload was the number one reason we upgraded.
Test drove Ford F250 and Ram 2500. GM/Chevy dealer was too far away.
Ram rode nicer but liked the interior, options, and visibility of the Ford a lot better. Price was also better at the time.
I made the sale conditional on the payload of the truck though as he kept quoting the brochure payload number and it was on a different lot.
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Old 06-16-2015, 02:03 PM   #20
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We ended up with a 2000 Ford F-350 Dually 4x4 with the 7.3. We bought because we were going to get a fifth wheel and wanted something solid and dependable. At the time, my father was buying a class C motorhome and would not be towing anymore, so we bought his truck. I got the benefit of buying a used truck that I had driven since it was new. It is old, but that 7.3 is still a dependable engine. It has been modded and will continue to be modified to fit what I want, so I don't see a newer model being bought for quite some time. We currently tow a 2015 Jayco Seismic 3712

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