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WorkHard.PlayHard
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Posted: 08/22/07 08:10 PM

I posted this on the Ford v. Chevy v. Dodge thread because I thought it was relevent.  Thought the Dodge people might really like to hear it.

I do a lot of interstate driving and began to notice all the transport trucks pulling new RV's (5th wheels/travel trailers) to various location via I-80.  So I started to tally each brand for a six month period.  What I discovered was Dodge accounted for just under 60% of all the tow vehicles, while Ford was 25% and Chevy was 15%.  This is by no means a scientific study, but what it tells me is if I want fuel ecocomy and reliablility I should buy a Dodge to pull my RV.  

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bluetech151
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Posted: 08/22/07 08:27 PM

guess it all depends on where you live Fords 60%,Dodges 25%,and Chevys 15%  
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Jason Gonderman
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Posted: 08/23/07 02:25 PM

Yea out here (SoCal) the split would be more like what bluetech posted. Out in the desert or Glamis all you see are SuperDuty's towing the monster toy haulers, not so many Dodges for some reason.  
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JoshW3235p
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Posted: 08/23/07 05:48 PM

I live in Kentucky. I have noticed a substantially larger amount of Dodge Trucks. Seems everyone in Central Kentucky has a diesel truck of some kind...but then again I might be crazy and notice the Dodges more because I drive one.

Who Knows....I'll keep an eye out. But my best friend has a 00 Ford 350 PS, and my Dodge 2500 will smoke his on fuel mileage with roughly the same load. Could also be a fluke. But I've heard less and less good about the un-modified ford.  
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WorkHard.PlayHard
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Posted: 08/23/07 07:20 PM

I towed my 33ft travel trailer (7500 lbs loaded) for the first time today with my stock '06 5.9 cummins and got 14 mpg doing 65 mph.  Much better than the 1/2 ton dodge with the hemi which I used to get 8 mpg.  

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BCRAM
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Posted: 08/23/07 11:26 PM

It used to be all Ford where I'm from but now it's all Dodge. On our vacation last week the Dodge's pulling RV's out numbered everything else 10 to 1. Every time we saw a RV pull into the Lake side campsite we'd say "Hey look it's a Dodge" by the end of the week it caught on and everyone was yelling it out every time another Dodge pulled in. On the way home we saw a brand new 6.4 Super Duty hooked to a shinny new triple axle toy hauler sitting dead on the side of the highway with one very pissed looking owner waiting for help. That's got to suck when you spend that kind of money.  
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97cummins
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Posted: 08/24/07 02:04 AM

I'd be pissed to if i spent that much money on a new truck and it died pulling my travel trailer.Thats why i'm a dodge guy and not a ford guy.Also goes to show what ford stands for,(Found On Road Dead).Have you all seen Diesel World magazines october issue yet? They test the big three diesels.Guess who came in dead last?!!!  
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desertdodge22
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Posted: 09/03/07 06:19 PM

I just got pack from the Labor Day weekend where I took my travel trailer to Flagstaff AZ. I was pulling my 8000lb trailer at around 80 MPH with the cruise on. There seemed to be more Fords than any other make for this trip. I got to see quite a few of them because they were all going so slow up the hills so they wouldn't blow up. I have a 05 5.9 with the Superchips tuner and K&N filter. This truck is a pulling monster. I hope the 6.7 lives up to the 5.9.  
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hustler_shan
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Posted: 09/03/07 08:10 PM

the split is about that up here in south dakota i mean ford is the leader then dodge then chev  
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gotmike
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Posted: 09/28/07 08:55 PM

i think it could possibly also depend on the number of dealerships in the area... here we have 2 chevy 1 ford 1 dodge and a ton of used car lots... so there are quite a few chevy/gmc's running around... but we've got alot of oilfield in the area and alot of those guys get company trucks... which they'll gladly use to haul toys on the weekends  
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murmanpsd7.3
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Posted: 09/28/07 09:05 PM

haha usin the company rig to pull your toys.. haha funny, i would get fired so fast...  
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jbgoodtrader
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Posted: 03/23/08 01:38 PM

Hi Guys! I just did an interview about a wk. & 1/2 ago with a local RV Transport carrier here in Ontario.

They recommended a Dodge Cummins, as the Ford O/O's are paying $200-$300/trip more for diesel fuel & they said that the maintenance (parts like injectors)costs for the Duramax were higher.

A friend of mine bought a 99' Ford F350 4x4 with the Powerstroke, & I noticed that it was "labouring" more than the Duramax's I'm used to. He also sold it to one of his plumbers, because it got lousy fuel mileage, compared to his other diesel trucks & vans.

I realize that his other vehicles are lighter, but if you are hauling RV's, then you have to have a heavy-duty pickup anyway.

John Good  

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needpower
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Posted: 03/23/08 06:42 PM

ive been hearing more and more about rv transport can someone send me some info on the better companys.  
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Christine5
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Posted: 03/24/08 08:22 PM

To bad you didnt count all the moter homes 40 ft long,98% being Cummins ranging from B+series,ISB,ISC, ISM,ISL and the mechanic knightmare the ISX Cummins(leaves no room in eng compartment to work on it.  
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Edward A. Sanchez
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Posted: 03/27/08 01:42 PM

Hey FYI, our company is about to launch a new RV magazine. It's going to be newsstand-only to start out with, but if there's enough demand, they might consider offering subscriptions. I'll let you know more information as it becomes available.  

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