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Old 03-25-2012, 10:33 PM   #1
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New Tow Vehicle: Chevrolet 3500

Just picked up my Silverado 3500 Crew Cab SRD, 4x4, LTZ, w/ Duramax/Allison. LOVE IT!

We were towing our 26BH with a Yukon XL with 5.3, was ok. Going through the passes was tough. I couldn't pry the Yukon from my wife, so upgraded my vehicle to the 3500. I thought about 2500, but after all the reading and looking at options, decided for the 3500. 5ver might happen in the future...

After 2 days, I love it!
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:43 PM   #2
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:43 PM   #3
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Congratulations. You never hear anyone complaining about having to much truck.
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If we could find a 7 seat 1 ton we would of bought one. We did get an Excursion so we went with a lighter TT.
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@usmc616, I too would have liked to have a heavier duty SUV, or at least one with a diesel. I thought long and hard at replacing my 1500 Yukon XL with a 2500 with the 6.0 Gas, but it didn't buy me enough. I don't understand why there isn't a heavier duty SUV still available, and why we can't get diesels.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:35 AM   #6
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You will love your new truck.

I've been towing the past 10 years with a 2002 Suburban K2500 with an 8.1 ltr engine. It did a great job towing.

In December I ordered a 2012 GMC Sierra 3500HD crew cab, standard bed, single rear wheel drive with a Duramax LML engine. I picked it up at the dealer on 1/31/12. I've only towed 1000 miles with it, but all I can say is WOW! What a towing beast.

We are looking at 5th wheels,and I joined this forum because. The Jayco Pinnacle was high on our short list.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:16 PM   #7
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I'm towing with my 3500 for the first time this weekend. Will be driving about 1k miles over a week from WA to OR coast. Looking forward to it! Over the past 2.5 days of driving I'm getting 14-15mpg non loaded.

I found these forums interesting as I did research on the truck. Hopefully I'll be able to post observations about mine as I get some towing in.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:13 PM   #8
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Congrats on the 1 ton. You will love the Duramax/Allison drive train. I think you were right on getting the 1 ton over a 3/4 ton if you plan on getting a fiver in the future due to pin weight limitations.
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You know this thread is worthless without any pictures.
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I am a Ford man but being in the Army and knowing they put Allison's in M1 Abrams Tanks I know they mean business. Enjoy the new Truck.
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