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Old 04-05-2015, 06:34 PM   #31
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You literally put the cart in front of the horse...
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:19 PM   #32
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F450. The pickup models ONLY come in Crewcab, diesel, DRW (chassis models for commercial may come differently).
Depending on your budget, I'd recommend looking for the 2012-2013, even 2014 model years.
I searched for a year and found the right one (2013) for me at an even 50K, with low miles last fall.
Reason - 18,000lb Jayco Recon ZX 39' Toy hauler.
F450 tow rated (and stops) up to 24,7000 beautifully. A full 33,000 GCVW gives me plenty of margin for Pin weight AND misc cargo in the truck itself.
I knew what I wanted in an RV, so went looking for the right TV to start with.
The Chev 3500 DRW and the Dodge Ram 3500 DRW pretty much in the same class, but I'm a Ford guy.
at 16,500 I think the F350DRW would probably do just as well.
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One other quick thought re the F450, it has an amazingly tight turning radius, if tht's important to you.

Way smaller than my old F350 7.3L SRW, and tighter than the 2006 Chev 3500 Duramax SRW my son drives.
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I've heard that about the f450's -very interesting.

The deal on the Ram 3500 fell through and I have kept searching. Found two 2012 F350 DRWs that should easily handle the load (other than tight turns I guess!) and have a friend heading out to view them for me today. With any luck I will have one of them by the weekend!
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Finally Over!!!

After 3 weeks, I gave up and went with a new 1-ton diesel dually from GMC. Picked it up Friday, and we get the 3210 On May 6th.

May long weekend is fast approaching and I think we will actually be ready for this. Booked in with a group of about 40 people for dry camping and quadding out in the sand dunes of a provincial park.... Cannot wait!!!!

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions. I almost ended up with not enough truck for this rig, but I'm pretty sure this will be more than adequate now!
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After 3 weeks, I gave up and went with a new 1-ton diesel dually from GMC. Picked it up Friday, and we get the 3210 On May 6th.

May long weekend is fast approaching and I think we will actually be ready for this. Booked in with a group of about 40 people for dry camping and quadding out in the sand dunes of a provincial park.... Cannot wait!!!!

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions. I almost ended up with not enough truck for this rig, but I'm pretty sure this will be more than adequate now!


Very nice. You will never have a problem with that combination
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Beautiful rig... Should make towing a pleasure...
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