TV Poll?

Discussion in 'Tow Vehicles, Hitch & Towing' started by firepit, Aug 31, 2021.

TV Poll?

  1. Chevy

    11 vote(s)
    15.5%
  2. Toyota

    10 vote(s)
    14.1%
  3. Ford

    27 vote(s)
    38.0%
  4. Honda

    6 vote(s)
    8.5%
  5. Ram

    6 vote(s)
    8.5%
  6. Nissan

    3 vote(s)
    4.2%
  7. Jeep

    5 vote(s)
    7.0%
  8. Other

    9 vote(s)
    12.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. firepit

    firepit Well-Known Member

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    My Dad tore down the Farm house on the land he bought with his orange Datsun pickup and a log chain.
    That old thing was air born a few times and he burned up the clutch but it got the job done
     
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    firepit Well-Known Member

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    Ford is crushing this poll....Dad gummit...wheres all the Chevy voters???..LOL
     
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    kcsa75 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    There's a reason Ford is No. 1
     
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    LilRed Well-Known Member

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    I think that's subject to the number of adult beverages one has consumed...

    Where's the Dodge vote? My Durango is a great tow vehicle.
     
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    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    I have 460 reasons why one of my Fords is such a great TV.

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    firepit Well-Known Member

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    Not sure about that.
    But i will take a ford truck guy all day long over the minivan driver who questions their tv after the camper purchase.
    Besides...i know you voted multiple times..lol
     
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    Anthony Hitchings Well-Known Member

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    soooooo, Ford is no. 1 at pulling small campers (not the big stuff).

    Is that like being "damned with faint praise"?
     
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    I know i said ive always been a Chevy guy but I have to lean into the statement above due to I finally put the ol' Tbird on the road today
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    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    I dunno. I sure seem to so a lot more Super Duties in the campgrounds compared to the other makes of HD trucks.
     
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    My brand loyalty goes to whoever "has the best bang for my money" at the time of purchase.
     
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    What's the tow rating on that bad boy?
     
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    Grandpa Don Well-Known Member

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    That is one big ass engine! I had a 1969 F-250 with the 360 installed. And the was plenty of power for my 22 foot Invader trailer. I pull my current Viking popup with a 2010 Ford Ranger. It has the 4.0 engine.
     
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    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    My 460 is in a 1977 F150. We have pulled 7 or 8 TTs with it. The largest was a 36ft fifth wheel. It's never struggled with anything we have put behind it.
     
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    We pulled both of our popups, and the TT for a year and a half, with our '05 4Runner, still one of my favorite vehicles that I've owned over the last 45 years. These days, we tow with a '17 Silverado 1500, which is much better suited to the small travel trailer - but we still own the 4Runner. There are some trips it would be handy to have that on to get to trailheads, but taking 2 vehicles just seems like too much work (we seldom travel less than 5-6 hours, usually more, to camp). We also use the 4Runner in town when we know the parking lot is small - we live in the land of the huge pick-up truck, so it is sometimes surprising how tight parking can be.
     
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    Walking and riding around the campground this weekend, it seemed to me that after Ford, Dodge outnumbered the other brands combined.
     
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    LOL Im not sure what the rating would be but it has a 390 so its a torque monster
     
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    Yeah, you'd probably want airbags long before you noticed a shortage of thrust.
     
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    Happy enough to not need a poll to convince themselves they bought a good truck:cool:
     
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    I was atually surprised at how many brand new chevys i have seen this year, so 2020 or newer.
     
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    OK so I currently pull with my Ford, a 2000 F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab short bed, 7.3 Powerstroke diesel. 4X4. It's awesome, comfortable, and gets pretty good mileage considering our weight (single or combined, it's heavy). 293,000 miles on it today. The only "major" problems I've had are a failed IPR and a failed starter. The IPR is kind of like the throttle; it failed "open" and wouldn't start. No biggie to change out really. The starter was super easy to swap out as well. I was "so disappointed" it didn't make it to 300k before failing.

    My previous vehicle was a 1989 Chevy Surburban 4X4, 1/2 ton. That was a fun ride but it was lifted on 35's, and had 4.56 gearing. The 350 blew a head gasket out of nowhere (bad mechanic job by the previous owner), and the trans died a week after I rebuilt that top end. It was black, and had no air conditioning. It did pull our previous Starcraft well but that was a Starlite 16 I think; 8 foot box, 900 pounds. So overall we weren't really heavy all loaded up.

    Now I never towed with the truck before that, but it would have been cool. It was a 1987 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. White with the fake wood of course. That was a fun vehicle but it needed work and I was working too much at my real job to work on that sadly. I sold it literally like a month before they really became popular, and if I had waited, I could have moved the decimal over to the right a space on the selling price. Oh well.

    Clay
     

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