OhioRVmom. When we purchased our 3500 Silverado, we did it at the end of the model year. We got a super deal on the truck as the new models were hitting the dealers and they wanted the "old" new trucks off the lot. We were notneven thinking of getting a trailer at that time, but as we have a large camper, a 3500 was needed to remain within GAWR. We found it was very nice when we went looking for our trailer that we could tow away nearly anything on the dealers lot. We stayed away from the dieselbas it was a $12k option at the time. (i can buy a lot of gas for $12k). We still manage 9 mpg towing in the mountains of BC, and have no lack of available power with the 6.0l Vortec engine. I can climb the steeper hills with only a 5-10MPH loss of speed without having my foot on the floor (generally maintain 55-60mph max). Half the adventure is getting there. Also, as far as extended warranty is concerned, i believe they are a waste of $$$.
Just my .02 of course.
(we are thrilled with our 28BHBE, wouldn't trade it for anything else. It is also easy to park)
'07 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD XC LB SRW 4X2.
Powerstop Brakes on all corners.
'15 JayFlight 28BHBE Elite Fibreglass
'07 Northern Lite 10-2RR Camper.