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Old 05-01-2011, 10:57 AM   #31
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I would agree with that. Most of it probabaly comes from the fact that engines have gotten so much more powerful over the last 10 years. These newer half tons can move the weight, but may be lacking in brakes, suspension, transmission, overall weight, wheelbase, etc.. ..
Don and I both agree that although our tv is rated to tow over 10k lbs, we would not go over 7500lbs. We definitely would not tow longer than our 29bhs. Our brake/integrated brake, tow haul mode, and wheel base are good, but the suspension is softer than we like, and the tv bogs down to 40-45mph on steep grades. If we upgrade to larger tt or 5'er, we will definitely wait until we can afford a 3/4 ton... I know I wouldn't want our tt/tv and our dead bodies to end up on the evening news!
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:07 PM   #32
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Don and I both agree that although our tv is rated to tow over 10k lbs, we would not go over 7500lbs. We definitely would not tow longer than our 29bhs. Our brake/integrated brake, tow haul mode, and wheel base are good, but the suspension is softer than we like, and the tv bogs down to 40-45mph on steep grades. If we upgrade to larger tt or 5'er, we will definitely wait until we can afford a 3/4 ton... I know I wouldn't want our tt/tv and our dead bodies to end up on the evening news!
I agree that although the tow ratings may be high on some of these half tons, the suspensions and payload may not be up to the tongue weight of some of the heavier trailers. That`s what I don`t like about my truck, not a power issue but a marginal suspension. These trucks were made to ride nice, to pay for that you get softer springs then the 3/4`s.
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:27 PM   #33
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Healthi, when you think about getting a 3/4 ton in the future you might as well look at 1 ton SRW trucks. Then you will almost always have enough truck.
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Hey Clutch - I like you spending Healthi's money! If you could, ask her to buy me one too I mean really...that is least she could do for me dont you think?
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I have the TRD suspension package on my Tundra and that has made a very big difference in the handling while I tow, but my TT weigfhs 7200 lbs with all my crud in it- well under my limit (whatever "limit" means).

I did a few other things to help with the handling, like airbags and a sway control bar for the rear. The TV tires are E-rated and I increased the TT tire size to 16" in an E rated LT tire.

I still go 60-65 tops though. Physics always wins.
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Healthi, when you think about getting a 3/4 ton in the future you might as well look at 1 ton SRW trucks. Then you will almost always have enough truck.
That would be totally reasonable. Those super moderators probably make a fortune.
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Hey Clutch - I like you spending Healthi's money! If you could, ask her to buy me one too I mean really...that is least she could do for me dont you think?
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That would be totally reasonable. Those super moderators probably make a fortune.
Ummmmm, We would love to buy all ya'all a new one ton.... we're just a little short right now

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Excuses excuses excuses---- I bet Opra would buy us new trucks.
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The first after market option I added to my truck.. BETTER BRAKES.. I went with drilled and slotted rotors with more aggressive pads... Like Healthi said "I dont want my wrecked rig and dead burned body on the 6pm news"
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