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Old 04-14-2016, 06:28 PM   #1
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New (to me) Tow Vehicle

Just made the trade - my 2007 Chevy gasser for a 2012 2500HD Silverado LTZ with the 6.6L Duramax Diesel and 6-Speed Allison transmission, paired with a 4:11 rear end axle ratio. LOVE IT! Rides better.

Fuel economy average (not towing) is running 19 mpg - highway 21. My 6.0L gas engine got 12 mpg average and 14 highway - at best (and 7.5 mpg towing).

Power and torque - no comparison! I'm gonna hook up and tow out to the Black Hills, Yellowstone, then my sister's house in Philipsburg, MT, starting June 1. I can't wait!



(I haven't gotten a photo yet of the truck and trailer together, so my signature photo isn't caught up yet.)
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:37 PM   #2
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Just made the trade - my 2007 Chevy gasser for a 2012 2500HD Silverado LTZ with the 6.6L Duramax Diesel and 6-Speed Allison transmission, paired with a 4:11 rear end axle ratio. LOVE IT! Rides better.

Fuel economy average (not towing) is running 19 mpg - highway 21. My 6.0L gas engine got 12 mpg average and 14 highway - at best (and 7.5 mpg towing).

Power and torque - no comparison! I'm gonna hook up and tow out to the Black Hills, Yellowstone, then my sister's house in Philipsburg, MT, starting June 1. I can't wait!



(I haven't gotten a photo yet of the truck and trailer together, so my signature photo isn't caught up yet.)
Nice!! I'm a bit jealous!!
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:47 PM   #3
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Very nice upgrade, I'm jealous too! The truck looks real clean. Congrats!
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:50 PM   #4
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Congrats!!!
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Yep.
That's very nice.
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Old 04-14-2016, 08:01 PM   #6
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Great looking truck. Congrats, good luck and enjoy your summer camping!
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GVWR for new truck?

Wondering what the GVWR is for your new truck as we are looking to buy one. I love the gas mileage figures too. Will be interesting to see how they fair while towing. Please post update after you begin to tow!

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Wondering what the GVWR is for your new truck as we are looking to buy one. I love the gas mileage figures too. Will be interesting to see how they fair while towing. Please post update after you begin to tow!

It should be 10,000 lb gvwr for the D-Max if I remember correctly. The 6.0 gasser is 9,500 lb gvwr.

BUT..... It is possible he may have a little less available payload than I do because of the heavy D-Max. If you are considering the D-Max, even if you don't have a real heavy trailer now, seriously consider going with a 3500 SRW with the diesel. Will give you about 800lbs more payload, give or take the exact amount.

Scout,

What is the payload amount listed in the drivers door jamb just for a comparison to our truck. Ours is a decently optioned LT, same cab/bed combo so it is somewhat close for option weight.

We have 2,75X lbs payload per the yellow sticker.
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Wow!!! Congrats Scoutr2! Very nice truck. I heard they ride like a dream.


I too am a tad jealous...
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