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Old 08-29-2014, 05:27 PM   #21
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I pull my 26BH with an SUV. No diesel required IMO. It's all what you like/need. 1000 miles this summer through the Adirondacks with DW + 3 kids + 10 days worth of "stuff".
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:56 PM   #22
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What does DW stand for...damn wife LOL?
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:00 PM   #23
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Oh. That's not funny at all.
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Yes it is! LOL
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I have a 2011 26 BH,I had a Ram Van but it just wouldn't pull it safetly IMO,so I rented trucks until just 30 days ago I got a Ram 2500...Overkill maybe for the 26BH but not for a future upgrade...with all that being said.....
I haven't had one bit of problem out of this TT,when I go camping its with my 12 year old and 3 year old grand daughters and I..Like you said we sleep in it and take showers and sometimes eat meals at the inside table...If I had it to do all over again I wouldn't change a thing....Also we upgraded from a tent ......
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:26 PM   #27
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What does DW stand for...damn wife LOL?

LOL... Sometimes it's dear and sometimes it's damn.....
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:01 AM   #28
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I'm going with Damn I think it's awesome! My wife thinks its hilarious too btw.
So I'm diggin all the love you guys have for the 26BH. Can't wait to go buy one.
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I've pulled my 26BH with a 4.7 Ram, then a 2500 Ram/Cummins, and for the last two years, with a 2011 Ram 5.7 HEMI. The 4.7 was underpowered for my tastes, the Cummins was awesome, but much more truck and maintenance than I needed/wanted. The HEMI is perfect for my needs.

It's pulled my TT all over the US in all kinds of terrain and did a great job everywhere. The RPMs run higher than average going over mountain passes, but I think my HEMI enjoys pushing it at times. It's good to work an engine and not baby it all the time, IMHO.

Good luck making your choice, OP. I do see the logic of buying a larger truck now, since you do have a growing family and may decide to upgrade to a larger TT in the future, even if you don't think you will now. And with a family, safety is paramount, and a 2500 would be a much safer drive than any 1/2 ton would be.
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:40 PM   #30
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I've pulled my 26BH with a 4.7 Ram, then a 2500 Ram/Cummins, and for the last two years, with a 2011 Ram 5.7 HEMI. The 4.7 was underpowered for my tastes, the Cummins was awesome, but much more truck and maintenance than I needed/wanted. The HEMI is perfect for my needs.

It's pulled my TT all over the US in all kinds of terrain and did a great job everywhere. The RPMs run higher than average going over mountain passes, but I think my HEMI enjoys pushing it at times. It's good to work an engine and not baby it all the time, IMHO.

Good luck making your choice, OP. I do see the logic of buying a larger truck now, since you do have a growing family and may decide to upgrade to a larger TT in the future, even if you don't think you will now. And with a family, safety is paramount, and a 2500 would be a much safer drive than any 1/2 ton would be.

I agree with everything you've said. If I have to have a larger trailer in the future then I'll just have to buy a larger truck. For now a 2500 would be more truck than I want or need. I've decided to go with the Ram Ecodiesel. If you're happy pulling the 26 BH with your Hemi then I'll be happy pulling it with the Ecodiesel. The Ecodisel can do anything the Hemi can do just a few mph slower. Now I just have to wait for the 2015's to get in to the system so I can order one.
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