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MattL
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Initially Posted - 10/19/2019 :  12:51:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok, a van pulled in front of us and totaled our 3/5 ton truck. Will need a new one. Any opinion on a tundra to pull our Catalina 25.

Matt/Brigitte Loeffler
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islander
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Response Posted - 10/19/2019 :  15:57:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As long as it has the 5.7 you should be good to go.

Scott-"IMPULSE"87'C25/SR/WK/Din.#5688
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MattL
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Response Posted - 10/25/2019 :  07:59:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Insurance, thankfully decided to fix our truck instead of totaling it. $11850 estimate for repair. Wow. 16 day prediction to get it back.

Matt/Brigitte Loeffler
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dalelargent
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Response Posted - 10/29/2019 :  13:41:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It seems moot for you, given the pending repair on your truck, but in case others are interested:

I bought a 2007 tundra last spring (in excellent condition) and absolutely love it for pulling my C-25. Plenty of power. Plenty stability. Rock solid.

I base some of this opinion on 20 hours of driving Molly Jim from home to Bellingham and back for our annual cruise, which includes a few mountain passes (mount hood). I had no trouble keeping speeds up during the climbs. Easily cruises at 70 on the flats.

I do find things start to feel a little squirrelly at 75, but I don’t like to go that fast anyway due to braking distances.

I hope this helps...

1989 c25 WK/TR #5838
1983 Vagabond 14
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wm36
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Response Posted - 10/31/2019 :  19:33:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Years ago I bought an F-150 with the 3.5 Ecoboost motor. This was purchased to pull a new to us 25 foot Jayco travel trailer weighing about 8000 lbs. I won't say I can't tell there is anything behind me, but it tows the trailer easily. We have been up several decent passes in OR, UT, CO and no problems. Needless to say, when we bought the C250 WB we had no problems pulling it. Like Dale mentioned, it does get a little squirrely between 65-70, but I don't like to tow that fast anyway.

Wayne & Lynn
Hillsboro OR
1995 C250 WB #151
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sethp001
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Response Posted - 11/01/2019 :  09:45:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I previously used an '03 Suburban 1500 with the 5.3l and 4WD weighing 6000 lbs. It seemed liked too much weight on the tongue. Shocks had been replaced recently. Maybe I could have gotten beefier shocks in the rear.

Since then, I've used an '06 GMC Sierra 1500 with the 5.3l, 4WD, single cab, and short bed weighing 4000 lbs. Suspension is better for towing. I've been afraid the boat would pull the truck into the drink when launching, but that hasn't happened yet.



Seth
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"Zoo" 1977 Morgan Out Island 30
"Nomad" 1980 Prindle 16
"Lost" 1988 Catalina Capri 14.2
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Chief RA
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Response Posted - 11/27/2019 :  10:38:33  Show Profile  Send Chief RA a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Nissan Titans are awesome! I have the 4x4 and rated at 9.5k towing max. These are great towing vehicles! Great auto tranny and 5.6L motor
Chief

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MattL
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Response Posted - 12/04/2019 :  23:44:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Update. The truck is still in the auto body shop. Apparently the strike at dodge, even though over, delayed getting parts for our truck. It should have been a 2 week fix, but its been a month. Last report was it was in the paint shop, but I think the rainy weather is delaying them. I’m pretty sure the Forman must hav had a class in evasive answers. When I asked for a time line, the reply was “soon”

Matt/Brigitte Loeffler
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FK/SR _/)
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islander
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Response Posted - 12/05/2019 :  07:56:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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When I asked for a time line, the reply was “soon”



Haha, Well that's better than the dreaded "Any day now"

Scott-"IMPULSE"87'C25/SR/WK/Din.#5688
Sailing out of Glen Cove,L.I Sound


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Leon Sisson
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Response Posted - 12/08/2019 :  06:40:42  Show Profile  Visit Leon Sisson's Homepage  Reply with Quote
"Well that's better than the dreaded 'Any day now'"
Or, "Did you bring it in before, or after, we had the big fire here?"

— Leon Sisson
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