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Old 11-14-2018, 08:41 PM   #1
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Looking for a new tow vehicle

Just lost my Toyota Tundra to the Camp Fire. The Whitehawk trailer attached to it was just left almost intact. We are looking for a new tow vehicle and want to go with a GMC or a Ford. Can I get some thoughts and/or recommendations.
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Old 11-14-2018, 08:52 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear of your situation out there. Thankfully, things like trucks and RV's can be replaced.

I have a 2018 Ford that I have been very impressed with. I'd have no issue recommending one to you.
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:09 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear you were involved with the fire. Hopefully your home and family are ok.

Everyone has their favorite and Iím sure they will all join this conversation. I believe that the big three are very evenly matched with their new lineups. I have 2 family members with Fords, 2 with Rams and 2 with Chevys. I would not recommend an older Dodge. Newer RAMs have been more reliable. I have a Chevy Silverado 2500HD Diesel. I consider it incredible, especially how the transmission handles up and down hills.

Your bigger question should be do you get a 1500, 2500 or 3500.
The 2500ís all have bigger brakes, bigger suspension, better almost everything compared to the 1500.
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We have a 2014 Silverado 2wd with the tow package that handles our Jay Feather 23rlsw at 5400 lbs. like a champ.
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Old 11-14-2018, 11:55 PM   #5
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Agree with ghen about 250, etc. Of course you'll be getting a Ford. More room to grow with the 3/4 ton. So often the half tons are operated at or beyond their limits. Family First.
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Old 11-15-2018, 04:25 AM   #6
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I would go with a FORD Super Duty either an F-250 or F-350 Mine is a 2016 F-350 Lariat crew cab. Plenty of power and a massive amount of room in the back seat area for our three labs etc.
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Food for thought.

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Old 11-15-2018, 07:23 AM   #8
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I'm sorry about your loss. I hope all is ok with you and your family.
You should definitely check out the GMC Sierra or Chevy Silverado. They have some great offers on the 2018's. I don't know the weight of your White hawk, but a GM 1/2 ton with the max tow package equipped with the 6.2 is an awesome truck and can tow around 13k lbs if I'm not mistaken. The 3/4 ton with the 6.0 is also a great choice for a gasser. If you want to go diesel, that's a whole different animal. My Buddy owns a 2017 GMC duramax Denali and absolutely loves it.
I currently have a 2017 Silverado 1/2 ton as my daily driver. At just over 26K miles, the truck has been flawless. No issues at all. Not even a single recall.
I really don't think you can go wrong with any of the big 3 these days. All are built pretty well.
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Old 11-15-2018, 07:57 AM   #9
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Like what everyone says , trucks are mass produced there will be problems with all makes, Toyota May be a little higher quality control . We have a f150, pulling with the 10 speed trans is unmatched in my opinion, it pulls on the expressway in 7th- 8th gear @ 1400 -1700 rpm, and rarely goes below 5th with our 24mbh, of course when you get on grades it will change but it is smooth I find myself almost relaxing too much.If you want the 4wd automatic mode and blind spot trailer monitor you will have to upgrade to a lariat. Mpg towing is 10-11. I set cruise control at 63mph
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Can I get some thoughts and/or recommendations.
Sorry you have to deal with this. I don't think you can go wrong with either. You didn't specify if you are replacing with a half ton or larger truck. I'm assuming you are replacing with a half ton.

A few months ago I would say F150. I pulled a camper a couple months ago with a 5.3 chevy w/ proride hitch and it was the best pull i've had with as comfortable ride as i've ever had.

I don't think you can go wrong with either. If you tow a lot I would suggest one of the longer wheel base truck options for a little more stability.

If you do a F150, the ecoboost is pretty impressive motor in my opinion. In the end it comes down to you personal feel in the truck.
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