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So, I picked up a really nice travel trailer that I currently live in. Unfortunately, the OBW's towing capacity doesn't come close to being able to pull it. So I need a truck.

My current options I've been looking at are a Tundra/Sequoia 08-10, Avalanche 02-06, or a Silverado/Sierra 03-06 (07 Classic).

They all have a towing capacity above my trailer's gross weight (7700lbs) and meet the reliability and comfort criteria.

 

The real question comes down to, is it worth the extra markup for the Toyotas?

Because I'd love to have 10k lbs towing with a supercharged 5.7 pumping out over 500Ft-lbs. But is it worth the extra $$$?

 

Thoughts?

 

Twitch

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I would say no i tow a 10k lb 5th wheel with my old ford f250 it dose just fine even towing up and down the sierras its not fast but but it dose the job the original owner bought it to tow a.5th wheel and thats what it did since 87 and its still towing today the turdbo is realy nice to but it will never keep up with that toyota but how fast do you want to go with that kinda load the fuel mialage might be better with the toy but the differance in price can buy alot of fuel im on the road alot and im always seing chevys dead on the side of the road with big trailers a few fords yotas and dodges all newer rigs all towing abou5 5he same load as me i just keep chugg that old freight train on down th3 tracks even pulling 10k up a 9% grade any good maintained truck sould do you good but dont kill your self getting a newer truck cause there not any more reliable than the older properly maintained ones but if you feel beter about a newer truck then go for it just stay away from the ford 6.0h no or any newer ford or chevy diesels

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How long are you going to keep it? You may get that money back if you buy a good vehicle that’s easy to resell and holds value like mad later. I’m those terms sometimes the more expensive up front car can be the same or cheaper in the long run.

 

Compare insurance costs for giggles?

Edited by idosubaru

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Considering i can sell my truck for what i payed for it and insurance is only 400 a year newer trucks are awsome but you will never get your money back most of the people i know who have newer trucks spend more on maintaining them than i paid for my truck even my old landlords toyota is breaking down he just replaced the rear end and now the trans is out over 5k in repairs thats almost twice what i paid for my truck i did have to replace a water pump and a manual fuel pump and the turbo is almost ready for a rebuild as is the injector pump but even after all that im still under the repair costs of the toyota its old and kinda slow but it pulls reliably thats all i need in a truck if its a daily driver and not just a tow pig the newer truck will save gas and be more comfertable with more bells and whistles i guess it comes down to are.you gona work on it or have someone else maintain it a old truck cost way to much to pay someone to maintain it for you the newer trucks need less maintinance but cost 3 times as much when they do break down my friends 2003 chevy cost 2k to replace the fuel pump and it had to be towed home more money towed to the shop more money so it cost as much to change a fuel pump on a 2003 silverado as it cost me to buy my truck when my pump went out it would still run just was hard to start

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