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Old 10-27-2014, 01:54 PM   #1
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1/2 or 3/4

Is it really worth it going 3/4 ton pulling my 28 ft Swift?
Right now I have a 1/2 ton Silverado and that works fine but I don't travel far. Pretty soon the wife retires and we plan on snow birding it across country. Do you think it's time to upgrade to a beefier truck?
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:17 PM   #2
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Yes.
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:20 PM   #3
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Agree. If you have the budget you will find towing far more enjoyable with bigger truck.
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:23 PM   #4
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How are you "on the numbers" with your current setup?
GVWR = everything in the truck, on the truck and the truck.
Loaded with people, gas, stuff and tongue weight how much have you got left from the numbers on the truck?
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:28 PM   #5
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I upgraded while towing a 26BH -- the improvement was considerable and to me well worth it. However I went diesel too.
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Old 10-27-2014, 03:59 PM   #6
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Generally speaking, the heavier tow vehicle will feel more stable. If you can afford to upgrade now, why not? If you plan on towing often when the bride retires, it makes sense to have a bigger truck.

However, if your current truck has sufficient power and payload and you are comfortable driving, that truck should do fine.
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:59 PM   #7
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Well worth the upgrade. You won't regret it.....unless you're making payments, then only once a month!
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:03 PM   #8
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I upgraded while towing a 26BH -- the improvement was considerable and to me well worth it. However I went diesel too.
And X2 on the Diesel, it makes the mountains feel like a flat road + better MPG.
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I would not upgrade until you have a real reason to. If you are happy with what you have stick with it. Diesel as more pulling power but is more expensive per gallon and way more expensive to maintain/repair.
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In this case, size matters.
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