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Old 06-27-2003, 11:48 PM
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Question What is your Tow Vehicle/What are you Towing?

What's your tow vehicle and what are you pulling with it?
I searched past threads, but didn't get as much info as I wanted.
Please add any pros and cons on the tow vehicle...
Preference? Gas or Diesel Why?
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Old 06-27-2003, 11:59 PM
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Did have a 99 Suburban 4x4 as a tow vehicle but now use a 01 F250 Crew cab PSD 4x4. I like the diesel if nothing else for the lack of effort it takes to tow anything I can throw at it. I got the crew cab for the kids and the lariat option makes it pretty nice inside. We also have an 03 Yukon but really haven't towed anything with it but I imagine it would be similar to the old suburban other that the shorter wheelbase (which I don't really like).
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Old 06-28-2003, 12:22 AM
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I tow the F2-22 Team Fisher 38 Donzi ZR on a Myco trailer with a 2001 GMC dually, 8.1 litre gas motor with allison trans. It pulls no problem and don have to hit the truck stops for fuel. Diesel in florida is about 15 cents more than regular. So it is slightly cheaper, the duramax goes about 50 miles more than the vortec gas motor.
At 65 k miles i am very pleased with the truck. i have also pulled a 38 hustler through the mountains in Pennsylvania with no problen as well.
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2001 2500HD CC with 8.1, Allison trans, and 3.73 gears.
Pulling a 28 Pantera fully loaded about 7000lbs.

Truck looks just like to Too Old's. Pulls the boat great. Didn't want a diesel as its a daily driver and I don't tow long distances more than about 3-4 times a year and only put about 12k miles on a year.

I've gotten as high as 14mpg on the highway at 75mph. I get 9-9.5 towing the boat. The 8.1 and Allison is great package and I'm very happy with it. Ride is also very nice. It does only have C load rated tires which I'm sure helps soften the ride also. If I was towing more, I'd need an E rated tire.
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I tow the 310 sea ray sunsport 8200lbs. with a 2001 gmc suburban 3/4 ton with a 8.1 vortech gas motor. The gas is a little rough, but I didn't buy it for that!!
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02 Ford F350 diesel and 26' Baha. Had a Yukon, just wasn't enough truck for the boat. With the Ford, I feel like the boat shrunk in half. Tows with ease!!! Lot's of leg room for the driver was very important to me...
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'03 Chevy 2500 HD Duramax Allison. Chipped the Duramax with the Edge Power Juice Extreme Chip, 4" Magnaflow Exhaust and the Magnum Force Air Intake. 125 hp and 300 ft lbs more torque. Truck is like a sports car now. Amazing. It's also my daily driver. Tracy has the SS Camaro and we both like to drive the truck. An awsome fun ride, tows incredibly. Diesel power is the only way to go. Tow a '99 32' Active Thunder on Myco tandem trailer.
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I have a 2002 Gmc 2500HD Duramax towing RaDiOAcTiVe, a 37 Active Thunder. Boat and trailer is appr. 12K pounds, never been a problem, the Duramax and Allison combo is awesome, great truck. This truck is also for sale, looks good pulling the A.T.
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2000 PSD Excursion, 4WD. Bone Stock drive train for now. When warranty is up later this year, mild pulling chip may happen.

Also considered a CC SB, but we need a "station wagon" more often than an open bed. Also, the Excursion would fit in our garage, while the 350 was a little too long. Duals would be nice for pulling, but until the XK8* is delivered, the excursion is my daily driver, and I didn't want to put up with duals all the time.

Pull a 30 foot Formula on a steel MYCO trailer, about 10,500 lbs. Plus PSD Excursions weigh around 8,000 lbs., which is more than the pickups. With that much weight, we don't win many trailer races, but the truck handles it very well. All together, I'm very pleased with the PSD Excursion.


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