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F150 vs Suburban

Unread postby smithlaw on Tue May 31, 2016 11:44 am

Hi everyone. First post here. We just bought a 2017 Grand Design Imagine 3150BH travel trailer. It's dry weight is approx. 7500lbs. We bought it to pull with my wife's company 2012 Chevy Suburban (rated for gross of 9400lbs). We have pulled it twice and the Suburban definitely knows it is back there. It causes a little white knuckling some. We have the Blue Ox sway system installed, brake controller, etc.

I have thought about trading in my Audi sedan for a 2015 F150 (or similar 1/2 ton 4 door pickup). Would the F150 do a better job at pulling the camper or would it be worse? I know it has a longer wheel base but have also heard the 1/2 ton vs. 3/4 talk. I am hoping to get a good answer before taking those steps.

P.S. - Someone may say "get the F250 to be safe." But, I am an attorney and have to find parking in tiny little lots all of the time and I don't really want something that much larger to be my daily driver. And, I don't have the space, or the funds to have another vehicle altogether. Thanks in advance!
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Re: F150 vs Suburban

Unread postby rvlifeclub on Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:46 pm

We would definitely say that the F150 would do a better job pulling the camper than the Suburban. Trucks are built to tow things life campers, utility trailers, boats, etc. You might be able to find an F150 with some sort of towing package, that might be your best bet.

Hope this helps.

Good luck!

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