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Old 09-28-2016, 08:47 AM   #11
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I upgraded from a 6.0 gasser to the Duramax and have no regrets. Especially with hills, mountains and milage.
But as most have said the 6.0 gasser will do fine for the trailer you have.
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:52 AM   #12
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Also, keep in mind, 2WD's and shorter wheelbases increase your payload.
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Old 09-28-2016, 09:25 AM   #13
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I'm not familiar with the Ford F250 SRW & F350 SRW..., but with the GM 2500HD SRW & 3500HD SRW the only difference between the two trucks is the 3500HD has one more leaf spring in the rear leaf pack..., everything else is identical. If I should ever need a little more payload capacity I'll just add the additional leaf spring.

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For the diesel trucks this is true, but last I knew for the gas trucks (which may have changed!!!) the 2500HD has the 10.5" axle and the 3500HD has the 11.5" axle. I think those were the axle sizes off the top of my head......

Mike,

As mentioned, depending on how you load the truck and your loaded tw, a properly equipped 1500 would probably be enough truck. BUT, a Hd will definitely be a more stable truck and have the extra payload for the possible future trailer upgrade.

For the 2500 vs 3500, there is very little price difference last time I checked, and a 3500 will have a little more payload.

Good luck deciding!!!
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Old 09-28-2016, 09:30 AM   #14
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I'm not familiar with the Ford F250 SRW & F350 SRW..., but with the GM 2500HD SRW & 3500HD SRW the only difference between the two trucks is the 3500HD has one more leaf spring in the rear leaf pack..., everything else is identical. If I should ever need a little more payload capacity I'll just add the additional leaf spring.

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True and I think there is a tire size difference also. I think that 3500 HD srw only come with 18 inch tires, in the 2500HD you can get 18 inch or 20 inch, I have 20 inch.
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I have a 24 ft Jayco white hawk and tow it with a 2016 Ram 1500.
I installed a sway bar also.
The 1500 does well with this trailer


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Another truck to consider as a capable gasser is the Ram 3500 with 6.4L Hemi. Properly spec'd it has similar towing capacities (around +15,700lbs with single rear wheels) as a F-350 diesel.

That's definitely one I will consider when time to upgrade as I also prefer gasser mainly because we do so little towing/ short distances and it would mostly be used for short runs for groceries, kids to school, etc. by the DW as her daily driver.
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Mike,I went looking for an HD to tow my 28RBKS and settled on a 2500.When that deal fell through my salesman mentioned that I should look at the 3500. I did some test drives and the ride is the same. An xtra overload spring in the rear is the only difference. GVWR goes from 9500 to 10800 and keep in mind that in MN license plates on pickups over 10000 GVWR is a straight $125.00 per year.we went with the gasser because it fits us better as daily driver.The 6.0 has plenty of juice..good luck
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As others have said, it depends on your long term plans because if your needs tomorrow (larger trailer) requires more pulling power, upgrading the tow vehicle before you want to can be a significant expense.

If your are planning on staying with that size of trailer and are not towing full-time, you might want to look at a properly equipped 1500/150 which should have no problem towing your trailer fully loaded. With a gas 2500 with a 4.10 rear end, you will be giving up at least 30% on your unloaded fuel economy. Spend some time test driving both on different roads and take them to mall parking lots and see what you prefer for a daily driver.
X2 You will be fine with a 1500 unless you plan on upgrading to a larger TT in the next few years. If you go up to the 2500 I would for sure go D. Your truck will last forever and you can tow what ever down the road. A 3500 would for sure be overkill unless you know for sure that you will be going to a large 5'er.
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True and I think there is a tire size difference also. I think that 3500 HD srw only come with 18 inch tires, in the 2500HD you can get 18 inch or 20 inch, I have 20 inch.
I agree, the 2016 2500HD offered 17" as standard and 18" & 20" as options...., I went with 18" on my 2500HD.

For clarity in my post response to "DanNJanice" F-250/F350 diesel post I should have stated "2500HD/3500HD diesel configured the same" (didn't intend to infer gassers).

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Really it's a rather simple decision, if your budget can support it you won't regret a diesel. If not, the gasser would be fine too.

If going diesel, the 3500 SRW should be called considered for the additional payload. I was a bit naive understanding the difference between Duramax 2500
Vs 3500 SRW, my truck works great but there are time when the additional payload would be nice to have.
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