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FamilyfisherFamilyfisher Posts: 3,206 Captain
Most of you will remember we bought a travel trailer a few months back.  Long story short,  the F150 didn't really have enough @$$ to let me feel safe while pulling it.  

Yesterday,  Lora completed her 40th year in the classroom and has now joined me in being retired fully.  We plan to do a lot of traveling so...

Weve been looking for a few weeks.  This fit the bill and the budget.

2018 Sierra 2500 Denali HD 
Duramax engine.

Proverbs 13:3

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  • billybob11billybob11 Posts: 1,230 Officer
    Congratulations on all.   Enjoy!
  • amada8amada8 Posts: 848 Officer
    That'll get you to Colorado.......
  • FamilyfisherFamilyfisher Posts: 3,206 Captain
    amada8 said:
    That'll get you to Colorado.......
    Within the next year, hopefully!
    Proverbs 13:3
  • ferris1248ferris1248 Posts: 21,520 Moderator
    Tall cotton is what I mean!!

    Congratulations Lori. I'm glad to see Brad has a fulltime caregiver now.

    "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

    Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)

  • Nick NikonNick Nikon Posts: 4,668 Captain
    edited May 2021 #6

    How big is the trailer?

    That leather-bucket brute can tow more than 4 tons.

    ( New ones haul an astounding 31,000 pounds. )

    ( Did you keep the F-150 to tow the boat? )




  • LiveLineLiveLine Wakulla County, FloridaPosts: 2,089 Captain
    I've got 2017.....tons of power in that truck.  Nice ride too.  Congrats
  • FamilyfisherFamilyfisher Posts: 3,206 Captain
    edited May 2021 #8
    Thanks y'all.   The trailer is 32 feet overall and about 7k pounds,  but that put me at about 70  percent capacity before any of our other crap went in the trailer or truck.  Anything 55 mph or over and it tended to get "floaty " even with well adjusted WDH and sway bar.

    Lora and I had talked about getting a bigger truck but hadn't yet convinced ourselves to drop the coin.

    I pulled to Lake Blackshear mother's day weekend in winds of steady 20 with gusts to 35.  That trailer dragged my @$$ all over the road.  Made the decision then that we were going with a 3/4 ton.

    I know towing mpg wont be great but on the highway yesterday coming home from the dealership,  I was getting 21 mpg.  That surprised the heck out of me.  I figure it'll go 15-16 around town.

    I didn't keep the F150.   Got a great trade in on it though.
    Proverbs 13:3
  • pottydocpottydoc Port Saint JoePosts: 5,298 Admiral
    Dang nice truck. The difference in towing will be huge. I haven’t pulled any big campers, but boats to 35’ and have pulled equipment more miles than I want to remember. With that much weight, the 3/4 ton is pretty much a must. 
  • illinoisfishermanillinoisfisherman Posts: 5,453 Admiral
    That Is a fine truck congratulations enjoy it in your travels
  • micci_manmicci_man Somewhere in FLPosts: 14,961 AG

    Can't go wrong with a Duramax!


    Congrats, 4WD? You don't need it but when you do it's nice to have.

    Common Sense can't be bought, taught or gifted, yet it is one of the few things in life that is free, and most refuse to even attempt to possess it. - Miguel Cervantes
  • FamilyfisherFamilyfisher Posts: 3,206 Captain
    Micci, it is 4wd.  I'll engage it every few months just to keep everything lubricated.   I think I used 4wd on my first F150 about 3 times, but was glad I had it then!
    Proverbs 13:3
  • BodineBodine Posts: 3,095 Captain
    Awesome, will make you much safer on the road. As I travel I 10 to Pensacola at least once a week, I see lots of folks pulling travel trailers under horse powered and under braked. Add a little crosswind and they are struggling to stay in their lane.
    F the feds
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