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Old 09-09-2012, 11:12 AM   #21
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Bought the TT first and month later bought the TV, which replaces his 1978 Ford F250 4x4 that he barely could part with. It just got to point where it was in the shop more often than not.

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Old 09-09-2012, 12:45 PM   #22
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My first TT was bought based on my current trucks tow ratings, just simply because I was not in a position to upgrade my truck and buy a TT all in the same year. I was maxed out in the TV but never went more than 45-50 miles with the TT as we had really small kids and baby so long trips were not enjoyable. After doing that for a year I started to look for an new TV as I was feeling the itch to increase my TT.

IMHO obtaining the TV first leaves you in a better position to seek out the right one and wait out the market. It took me 9 months to find the perfect one, but it saved me $1000's by doing so and I found it locally too. I set a search in Auto trader to my desired needs and it went off one day as a result. The opposite puts pressure on you to go out and purchase a TV or you cannot use your TT in some cases. The new TV didn't even feel my old TT behind it.


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Old 09-09-2012, 01:22 PM   #23
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Got the TV first, planning on getting a trailer later on. It was exactly what I wanted, kind of the last of the 7.3s, and that great looking black extended cab Ford used in a commercial back then. But it was a lousy deal for the original owner. He had bought it new as soon as he retired so he and his DW could travel with a slide-in. He took it to a local state park for a weekend shakedown, went up to Alaska, then to Mexico, where his DW got sick. Came home, bad diagnosis. It sat for a year while he tried to sell the combo. I kept track until he finally let somebody buy the slide-in and let me buy the truck.

Used the old 250 to tow our three work trailers mostly for a couple years, so the 350 again sat a lot until our first TT, a toyhauler. Maybe would have gotten a fiver this time if we didn't already have a garage or barn not quite high enough for our Eagle in fiver configurtion. But with the dually it pulls just great.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:59 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by maromeo View Post
This statement is almost what we did. We found the TT we wanted then shopped for the truck and purchased a 2010 Toyota Tundra Crewman 4x4 because it was within its towing capacity in Aug. Then purchased the TT in Sept. and a yr and a half later traded the truck in for a 3/4 ton and now my DH is a happy camper. Not changing TV now.
Us too. Tried pulling a POP-up with an old van. That didn't go well. Bought a used Suburban. Traded POP-up for 23b. Suburban died bought Titan. Traded 23b for 26rls. Titan does ok but I was spoiled by having way more truck than trailer. Would love 3/4 ton but not in cards right now so doing a few things to Titan to make the tow a bit smoother.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:29 PM   #25
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I have had the TV since 2004 and the HTT since 2010. The TV has much more capacity than what I "need" to have, so I am one that had the TV first.
No I am NOT retired. I work full time.:D

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Old 09-10-2012, 07:36 AM   #26
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We bought the F-150 with the 8 cylinder engine first thinking that we would be replacing our class C with a TT at some point.

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Old 09-10-2012, 08:30 AM   #27
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Bought 1500 Ram new in 2010 to tow a TT. Bought a Shasta Revere 21fbs and weights were all good but TT was too small for longer trips. Got the Eagle HT 23.5. Happy with the way the Ram tows it but if or when the Ram gets tired of hauling this weight, we'll upgrade to a 3/4 ton. Undecided on gas or diesel.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:56 AM   #28
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this is the 3rd Jayco I've hauled with my Tundra. 07 Pop up, 97 slide in, and current 90 250 Special. Tundra is paid for and works awesome with current trailer. Finances have always dictated that we have matched the TT to the TV we had.
Next TV will be a 3/4 or 1 ton but not for another 3-4 years at that time we will again find a TT or 5er that matches it.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:15 PM   #29
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We bought a Ford truck in response to GM's refusal to honor a warranty on a new engine installed in our Chevy Suburban because we "failed to get the selling dealer's permission before replacing the defective engine" while 2,000 miles from home. Decided we eventually wanted to upgrade from a TT to a 5er, so bought the F-350 in anticipation, then sold the TT, then found the right 5er several years later. The V-10 gasser pulls 11,000lb 5er with ease, and we couldn't be happier.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:36 PM   #30
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We bought the truck 4 years ago and pulled a smaller 5er. We wanted a larger tt just had to wait till the time was right.

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