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myates3158 07-13-2016 08:32 PM

Tow Vehicle
 
Hello All,

Just purchased a 355bhqs yesterday. It will be delivered to our spot on a lake in Alabama. Im in the market for a tow vehicle.

2500? 3500? Ford Powerstroke? Duramax.....

Bookemdanno 07-13-2016 08:48 PM

I say drive all 3! I was a BIG Ford guy, but drove all 3 and went with the Ram. Just drive all 3 and see what suits you and your WIFE best.

fielro 07-13-2016 08:52 PM

Drive all three. Which lake in Alabama?
BTW, welcome aboard

need-a-vacation 07-13-2016 09:22 PM

Welcome and congrats on the new rig!!!

Not knowing the specs of your new rig, I would suggest at a minimum a 3500srw, possibly a cclb for the longer tv wheelbase. A dually would probably be even better due to the length of the tt.

As mentioned, drive all three and see which one you prefer.

Good luck!!!

myates3158 07-13-2016 09:42 PM

Lake Wedowee. Thanks for the info!

myates3158 07-13-2016 09:43 PM

On paper its 11,800lbs and 40' long. The truck i purchase will be my daily driver. I work in sales and drive a ton. A dually would be really hard to maneuver in and out of parking garages. Would a F250 work?

myates3158 07-13-2016 09:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bookemdanno (Post 428175)
I say drive all 3! I was a BIG Ford guy, but drove all 3 and went with the Ram. Just drive all 3 and see what suits you and your WIFE best.


What sold you on the Ram?

Bookemdanno 07-13-2016 09:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by myates3158 (Post 428204)
What sold you on the Ram?

Honestly...the wife! But she was correct with respect to the ride. The ride (and price) was the biggest selling point. I got a fully loaded limited for $52,625 out the door and the ride was much better that the others. We (both of us) drove all 3 on the same local bumpy road and the Ram had the nicest ride. Which surprised me more than anyone! I had a 1980 F250, 1992 mustang, 2001 Sport Trac and a 2008 GT500 before I bought the Ram...I've alway owned an Ford until now. I think the biggest thing it comes down to is comfort and price!

myates3158 07-13-2016 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bookemdanno (Post 428208)
Honestly...the wife! But she was correct with respect to the ride. The ride (and price) was the biggest selling point. I got a fully loaded limited for $52,625 out the door and the ride was much better that the others. We (both of us) drove all 3 on the same local bumpy road and the Ram had the nicest ride. Which surprised me more than anyone! I had a 1980 F250, 1992 mustang, 2001 Sport Trac and a 2008 GT500 before I bought the Ram...I've alway owned an Ford until now. I think the biggest thing it comes down to is comfort and price!

Good to know. How does the 2500 with the cummings pull it?

need-a-vacation 07-13-2016 10:07 PM

You will need a 350/3500 SRW at the minimum. 12k lbs "dry", probably looking at 13k-13.5k lbs loaded, with a pin weight of 2600lbs as a guess, maybe more. That will be very close to, if not exceed the rated payload of a 250/2500 (diesel trucks, gas motor has a little more payload). With a diesel, the difference between a 250/2500 and a 350/3500 SRW is usually an extra spring or two in the rear spring pack. Unloaded ride when comparing the two is reported as being very close, if not the same.


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