here are the links I told you about or at least a few of them.
here's the hobbie website, tag along toy haulers I was looking at the 260, a
30 foot tag with plenty of room for toys. gvr 8500 lbs
here's another by keystone rv the NRG gvr 10950lbs
the keystone raptors heaviest model is a 5ver and has a gvwr of 15500
coachmen has a few, the Adrenaline is nice and has several floor plans
Fleetwood has some too.. in fact they have 3 lines the GearBox, Nitrous
Hyperlite, and RedLine
of this list personally I like the Keystone products best, my personal
preference, and when I buy I'm looking seriously at the Keystone Montana for
just a camper (5th wheel) and the Keystone Raptor (although extremely heavy
its really nice). there are other manufacturers but these are the ones with
local dealers in this area and are the ones I've looked at.
17K will not break the bank and 4.10 is a very wise choice here but
you will be flirting with CDL weight limits and when you run at 26K
GCVW and above regularly you really should have more truck to do it
with (more chassis, axle, brakes) to be albe to better handle the
weight when things go less than perfect. This is more job for a GM
4500 or Ford F450 and above becaus they have much heavier chassis to
better handle these loads because it takes more than just a motor to
move a load.
Same basic body style on Fords. GM's use a completely different
chassis and cab. Chysler was barred for making trucks over 1 ton as
part of the government bailout deal in early 80's (it kept other
makers happy) I have heard that they are going to try to get around
that but so far nothing with Dodge name at this time.
No, Dodge cannot because daimler is bound by it when they bought them.
Daimer can sell there trucks but not Dodges in that weight class in US
and they cannot simply put a Dailmer/Benz decal on a Dodge either. If
it was that easy they would have done it. One of the reasons Dailmer
bought Chysler was to gain better access to market for its own medium
duty trucks, not to try to sell Dodge branded ones. THe US needs to
waive Dodges restrictions for that to happen and Ido not see that
happening anytime soon if ever.
what kind of toy hauler are you getting? there are some really nice 5vers
that should be under 15K loaded with your rhino and some other toys, I would
guess (remember I'm guessing as I don't know exactly what your towing) I've
been looking at campers and toy haulers myself. I can give you some links if
you want to different floor plans I've looked at. both 5vers and tag along
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