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Old 03-17-2013, 02:05 PM   #11
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For what it is worth I pull my Jayco 24T (GTW=6,200) with a 5.7L Toyota Tundra. I have never had a problem with sway, going up or down grades. This combo works great now but if I were to get a bigger tt I would go for a Dodge 3/4 ton diesel.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:15 PM   #12
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Suburbans and Yukon XL's are great family vehicles.

I towed all over the US with a 2500 Suburban. It's the same size as a 1500, just beefier suspension, etc.

If you can find a used 2500 Suburban or Yukon XL, snag it. It will tow your current and future campers.

Plus, your wife won't have to drive a "truck".
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:48 PM   #13
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11 or 12 f150 super crew 5.5 bed

Get the 3.55 rear axle for a little better mileage, but still has the towing capability. 11 and up have the new engines (5.0 or 3.5 ecoboost, you wont go wrong either way). Though I don't own one yet, I have driven and ridden in them several times. Tons of room in the back seat and with the 5.5 bed, they aren't that long. Also, i can tell you that they are a sizable vehicle, but they drive small. The more you drive it, the smaller it gets.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:58 PM   #14
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I drive mine everyday but it still don't fit in my garage. lol
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:10 PM   #15
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We love our 2012 Tundra 5.7 liter 4dr SR5 with 6.5 ft bed. These came out in 2007, so you may be able to find a good used one. Make sure it has towing package. The sticker on the driver door jam will give the exact specification of the truck you are looking at. The owners manual will give you the towing information you need. Your GCVW should not exceed 80 to 85% of the GCVW rating. (GCVW rating will be about 16000 lbs) My Tundra is 5700 lbs with just me and a full tank of gas. The 26BH is a great first trailer, however when your kids get bigger you will eventually want a trailer with a slideout to give you more interior space and perhaps a real door on the bedroom for more privacy. The Tundra will be happy pulling a larger Jay Flight or White Hawk model with a slideout. IMHO Toyotas are far more reliable than the big three American products.
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Call your local dealers and see who will give you the best deal on that.

4 doors, 2wd, decent ride, shortbed (6 1/2ft not 8ft), not a 250/350 or diesel, will accommodate your family as it grows and if you decide to move up to something like a 28BHS.
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:42 PM   #17
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I drive mine everyday but it still don't fit in my garage. lol
Just kidding, actualy it does just fit and i'm able to walk around it (5 1/2) ft bed. The 6( 1/2) won't fit. Something to think if you want to park in the garage. The overall length of the 5 1/2 ft bed is 239.1 inches vs the 6 1/2 foot bed 243.9 inches. These figures are from my 2011 specs (crew cab). I don't think there's been any changes since.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:35 PM   #18
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Well, here's my penny... I pull our 267BhS with a Dodge RAM 1500 Crew Cab. Had a Titan before this and it was a beast until Nissan wouldn't back the warranty, anyways.. Mine is 4WD but plenty of folks pull their campers with 2WD around here. I have not had any problems pulling our TT but we mostly just go to the beach in ours. After owning it for 3 1/2 years i could not be happier with my RAM.
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