Hi Sunline Michigan
Welcome back to longing for a Sunline. You have good taste!
I’ll give you a friendly heads up on your 2 choices and your TV. If I recall correctly the Aspen is like the Durango. And they have 2 motor sizes I think. The 4.7 and the 5.7 Hemi.
We do have some members here in the club towing the T1950SR with a smaller SUV. They can help you with that size TT and your truck on how they do and how far they travel. If you have the 5.7 hemi pulling power should be there, however caution on the loaded tongue weight and if you have a filled back seat and passengers in your truck. My Son In Laws Durango has a 3rd row seat and can hold a qty of people which is cargo to the truck. Rear axle weight could be a problem if you do not watch the weights. So this one is a figuring of where the weights will come out.
See this post where I have been keeping track of actual loaded camper tongue weights. I have collect these myself from Sunline Meet & Greets where folks can get a quick tongue weight check for the shake of a hand and about 30 minutes of quality camper yak time…...
( the weighing takes like 5 minutes…
) This will give you an idea on where you might end up. The T1950SR is different then your prior T1950. And I must add a very nice unit. I was in one at the Buttonwood M & G it I really liked it.
Sunline Camper Actual Loaded Tongue/Pin Weights
There is 1 2007 T1950SR in there. 790# loaded tongue weight. Your truck may be able to handle that as long as you do not have a lot of gear in the truck. To know you will need to do some research on what your rear axle weighs now and the expected adder of the T1950SR.
The T2499, they are listed on that sheet as well and many of them. A very popular floor plan. We use to own one. Beautiful camper. However that floor plan does come with 1 very strong attribute. It loads camping gear forward to the tongue. As you can see the loaded tongue weights for the T2499 range from 850 to 1,200#. The member who had the 850# tongue never put much of anything in the front cargo hole or front bed room. That is just they way they camped. So it is doable. We each have our own stuff…..
However most camper couples had a avg of a 1,000# tongue weight and some like me, went to 1,200#. The 1,000 to 1,200# tongue weights are into heavier truck suspensions then any 1/2 SUV on the market can hold up and be inside the truck ratings if they have much inside the SUV. A properly sized 1/2 ton PU is capable. I started out towing our T2499 with a Chevy Tahoe. It pulled OK other then sucked gas like crazy but pulling was not my issue. It was holding up the tongue weight. We loved the camper too much so the Tahoe had to go. We traded for a used K2500 Suburban and that truck took the T2499 anywhere it wanted to go and could handle the 1,200# tongue and some gear in the back of the truck.
I’m not trying to discourage you, just pass along some things to think thru as now you have choices that are easier. If you want to see how the Aspen sizes up to any of these campers, or others, we are willing to help guide you thru that process so you can make a more informed decision.
Good luck and hope this helps. Again Welcome.
Current Sunlines: 2004 T310SR, 2004 T1950, 2004 T2475, 2007 T2499, 2004 T317SR
Prior Sunlines: 2004 T2499 - Fern Blue
2005 Ford F350 Lariat, 6.8L V10 W/ 4.10 rear axle, CC, Short Bed, SRW. Reese HP trunnion bar hitch W/ HP DC
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