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Old 07-10-2012, 03:57 PM   #1
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We have been scraping by with our 1999 F-150 4x4 since spring but this week we pick up a 2001 Chevrolet 2500HD with 8.1L and Allison Transmission.
We have been traveling light, have had the set up weighed a couple times and have been just a little above the GCVW. With the new TV we won't have to skimp on the weight so much. Looking forward to our next comfortable outing
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You certainly will have a capable vehicle with the 8.1! I've heard good things about that engine, though I haven't been around one before. Congrats!
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John,

Congrats on your new truck. That is a good match to your camper both weight wise and engine wise. You now have capacity to spare.

Good luck and happy towing

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