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Old 10-27-2014, 09:51 PM   #1
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RE: is 1/2 towing is a stretch my answer

I started a thread "is 1/2 towable a stretch? That thread is now closed so here is what we ended up getting.

Today the wife and I bought our new truck. We looked at all brand with a open mind and compared all the different options. Our first stop was the Chevy dealer and my wife found her the perfect truck LTZ 4WD Duramax very loaded and the dealer was ready to deal. So after a while we went to the Ram dealer if for no other reason just to check our Chevy deal. We found a Ram Big Horn which would have been a great choice. Anyway the Ram dealer just couldn't match the Chevys deal. There was $4500 different on equal trucks. We check the Ford dealer but didn't like any thing in stock and I didn't want to wait on a transfer. On the way home the Duramax driving 60 MPH we got 24.1 MPG.

BTW the Ram dealer didn't recommend the ECO Diesel if we are going to be towing our trailer lot

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Old 10-27-2014, 09:53 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new truck. Pics are a must, especially since its a Chevy.
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:55 PM   #3
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No problem. I feel like new Dad.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:38 PM   #4
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Congrats! That's a great rig and I know you will enjoy it!
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Thats Great ! I know you will do this ,( From My Service Tech days with ford and Dodge) Read the Owners Manuel .....
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Congrats! Welcome to the "D-Max" club. You will not be disappointed. You'll be getting up about two or three times every night to look at it no matter where it's parked. It's a guy thing.
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Congrats on the new truck.
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BTW the Ram dealer didn't recommend the ECO Diesel if we are going to be towing our trailer lot.
Yea, its an interesting concept for a 1/2 ton diesel but the payload and tow rating are too low for most RVers.
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I know you guys are laughing at me, I made a mistake the mileage was 19.1 the 24 was the trip. I must have been excited. Sorry
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Congrats from another happy Duramax/Allison owner.
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