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Old 09-09-2015, 01:41 PM   #1
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15 Chevy 2500 6.0 and 15 jay flight 26bh

I traded my 13 Silverado 1500 5.3 for a 15 Silverado 2500 6.0 over the weekend.Im still waiting for the truck to break in before I tow with it. I'm wondering if anyone else is towing this combo and how you like it?I know it's no duramax but I hope it will pull the 7000 pound 26bh around alittle easier then the old truck did.

Old truck:13 Silverado,ext cab,standard box,5.3l,4x4 z71,3.42 gears,heavy duty towing package with P3 brake controler.

New truck:15 Silverado,crew cab,standard box,6.0l,4x4,4.10 gears factory tow package with built in trailer brake controler.
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:00 PM   #2
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Oh and pics of the new rig!!!





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Old 09-09-2015, 02:09 PM   #3
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Nice truck! You'll notice the difference for sure!
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:22 PM   #4
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You will be very pleased with the switch, I was and my truck is older with less power then the new ones. But it has the payload and stability.....

My comparison thread from a few years ago:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...ces-11464.html
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:30 PM   #5
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BTW, Sweeeeet truck!
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:42 PM   #6
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You will be very pleased with the switch, I was and my truck is older with less power then the new ones. But it has the payload and stability.....

My comparison thread from a few years ago:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...ces-11464.html
Yes stability,Old truck felt like it was rolling on sponges.Getting passed by a semi or hitting cross winds was a white knuckle experience.Sway control worked,but the whole combo would get pushed around.One time a heavy cross wind pushed the truck and trailer into another lane.Luckily there was no traffic.
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We went from an '09 1500 Chevy to a 2015 2500 HD 6.0 with a 4:10 rear this spring. We pull a White Hawk 28dsbh which is a little lighter as far as dry weight, but I can tell you the 2500 6.0 does a great job. Glad we made the jump. Congrats on the truck!! Enjoy!!
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Old 09-09-2015, 04:48 PM   #8
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sweet ride! i did the exact same thing back in March. i was towing my 26BHS with a 2013 Silverado Crew, 5.3L Max Tow. i could tell on the first trip that i wasn't going to like it, especially since we were planning a 4000 mile trip through the mountains of Montana and Wyoming in the summer. i bought the 2015 2500HD Duramax Z71....what a difference!! it was a joy to pull with on our trip, and i don't regret it for a second. you will love your new rig.
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We went from an '09 1500 Chevy to a 2015 2500 HD 6.0 with a 4:10 rear this spring. We pull a White Hawk 28dsbh which is a little lighter as far as dry weight, but I can tell you the 2500 6.0 does a great job. Glad we made the jump. Congrats on the truck!! Enjoy!!
You nailed it on the head for me thank you.My trailer dry is 5200 lbs with water it's setting at 6000 lbs.I haven't weighed it so but gvw is 7000 lbs.I know it's somewhere between 6000 and 7000 lbs loaded.
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Congrats, great looking truck
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