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Old 02-28-2013, 10:33 AM   #1
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What are you towing your 33RLDS with?

Looking for the the right tow vehicle. HELP!
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:35 AM   #2
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2500 deisel would be my choice
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:27 PM   #3
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There was a member here with the tag name Clutch who used a Dodge 3500 diesel for towing a 33RLDS, but he also carried an ATV in the bed of the truck. Although, come to think of it, that may have been a 330RLDS. Not sure if there's a difference.
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I think Clutch had the 330RLTS, with 3 slides.....
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I think Clutch had the 330RLTS, with 3 slides.....
Just looked at past stuff.....you're right Lee. My mistake.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:46 PM   #6
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Looks like a job for a capably equipped 250/2500

FLOORPLAN 33RLDS
Weights
Unloaded Vehicle Weight (lbs) 7,825
Dry Hitch Weight (lbs) 1,070
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lbs) 10,300
Cargo Carrying Capacity (lbs) 2,475
Measurements
Exterior Length 35' 5"
Exterior Width 96"
Exterior Height w/ A/C 134"
Interior Height 81"
Tank Capacities
Fresh Water Capacity (gals) includes water heater 86
Gray Waste Water Capacity (gals) 32.5
Black Waste Water Capacity (gals) 32.5
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:28 PM   #7
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I'm pulling my 2012 Jayco 33rlds w/3 slides with a 2012 Ford F250, 6.2 gas 4x4, Equlizer hitch.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:42 PM   #8
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Re: What are you towing your 33RLDS with?

I am looking around...found a
2003 Dodge Ram 2500
5.7 Hemi
5 speed auto 45rfe
4.10 gear
Tow package
Towing Max 10,800
47,000 miles
The age gives me a little concern and was wondering if I needed a little more wiggle room with the weight? Also considering a diesel.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:58 PM   #9
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I don't think you would regret a diesel. I am a newer convert to diesel and I love my Duramax.

Sure, the diesel costs a bit more to purchase, but worth a bit more when you sell it. Maintenance is slightly higher mainly becase the fluid capacities are greater than a gasser. Fuel per gallon is higher, but milage is better. Most importantly a diesel is designed with towing in mind, and IMO the towing experience with a diesel is exceptional...especially if you tow in the mountains.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:45 PM   #10
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I'll toss this out. I have owned everything from a Cheverlet LUV in diesel to my current 2500 Dodge. I will own nothing but a diesel. As a matter of fact, I'm waiting to see a Jeep with the V-6 diesel, and my wife's car will be gone. You can see in my signature what I tow, and going to Mackinaw City, MI from Urbana, IL, I averaged 13.8 MPG. You won't do that with a gas vehicle. And I don't run that fast, 62-65MPH is about tops. So, for me, a diesel is tops. I get 19 MPG on the freeway not pulling the trailer, and 15 in town. That is as good as my wife's V-6 Highlander. So, I'm a diesel fan. Nobody can talk me out of one.

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