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WI Bowhunter wrote:

How about this one??F350


That should do it. And it's my favorite color too


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With the limit on $$$$ and the weight you want to pull, a GM with 8.1 or Ford with V10, not familiar with Dodge offerings. You will be fine with a 3/4 ton truck regardless if you went TT or 5'er at that weight and a gasser. Had a GM 6.0 (2001) - it was fine on flat ground but struggled in the mountains of the northeast( hills to those from Colorado). Good luck, Mike


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Salty Dog wrote:

With the limit on $$$$ and the weight you want to pull, a GM with 8.1 or Ford with V10, not familiar with Dodge offerings. You will be fine with a 3/4 ton truck regardless if you went TT or 5'er at that weight and a gasser. Had a GM 6.0 (2001) - it was fine on flat ground but struggled in the mountains of the northeast( hills to those from Colorado). Good luck, Mike

x2 same issue with an 04chevy 4speed trainy I live in the hills of western mass it struggles up mod 1mile inclines with 9500lbs TT. Wish i had a diesel or the v10 or the 8.1 litre. good luck.


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WI Bowhunter wrote:

How about this one??F350

Seems a little high, especially for a 2 valve. Look for a 05 and up to get the 3 valve for more power and the better transmission.


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Sell you my Dodge for 16K , comes with 5th hitch , and runs and looks new, but it's a Diesel and 6spd manual.LOL


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The 6.0 in my wife's Chevy 2500HD handles loads like the one you mentioned very respectably.


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catfishmontana wrote:

If looking at used trucks, Ford's V10 and GM's 8.1L get my vote. And get a one ton, skip the 3/4 ton.



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The new Chev/GMC 6.0 gas w/ 4.1 rear end is rated to tow 14,300 with the extended cab HD2500.

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We towed our 10,400 lb high profile 5th wheel all over the southeast with our previous 5.7L Hemi powered 2500HD. It did a fine job. 2700~rpm on the flats and 4200~rpm on the uphills. 8.5~towing, 13-14 light city and 17~ empty highway. I wouldn't take it or our current 5.4L to the Rockies but other than that, no problems.


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64thunderbolt wrote:

With 10K you better stay on flat ground with a gasser. The only one that would come close to doing it comfortably is a Ford V10 with tunes, intake & exhaust. I also think you would be over the grwr on a 3/4. Better go with a 1 ton.


Wrong on all accounts. Get a 3/4 or 1 ton 8.1 and go have some fun...mountains and all. Can't vouch for V10, but I bet they are fine too.


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