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Old 10-21-2017, 01:33 PM   #1
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Tow vehicle?

We are upgrading to a bigger Travel trailer or fifth wheel. We are also considering upgrading our Tow vehicle so that our options are not quite as limited on our selection of Travel trailers or Fifth wheels. Currently have a GMC Sierra with a GVWR of 6800lbs. I am aware of payload and hitch weight issues also. Question is if anyone tows with a GMC SIERRA HD 4wd w/ tow package.
6.0L VORTEC 1000 VVT V8 SFI E85-COMPAT, 4.10 rear axle or a CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2500HD with a DURAMAX 6.6L TURBO DIESEL V8 B20-DIES. with a 3.73 rear axle. Not sure of the tow rating on this one.
If you had your choice, which one would you with and why?
Thanks for your input
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Old 10-21-2017, 02:31 PM   #2
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Well one thing i know is each option changes payload, crew cab? interior, bed length,
I work at the GM truck plant in Fort Wayne and i know the diesels seem beefier all around.
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Old 10-21-2017, 02:38 PM   #3
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Tough call as you are more so looking at a diesel vs gas situation!!!

How often do you tow and what distances?
What area: plains, mountains, etc?
Budget for the truck?
Daily commute distance?

We have the 6.0, does great here in Mi towing almost 10k lbs.... But if I was to travel further I probably would want the diesel.

I would suggest trying to pick what tt or 5r you guys want, then decide on the truck based on the above questions. Or just go with a 3500HD diesel and be covered regardless!!!

As for Which if the GM Twins, do you like one looks wise over the other???
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The only thing i still dont like about the gmc and chevy diesels is where the def tank is and where the def tank fill is located
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Old 10-21-2017, 04:52 PM   #5
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The only thing i still dont like about the gmc and chevy diesels is where the def tank is and where the def tank fill is located
True, but for some people it prevents them from filling the wrong tank which can be a very expensive mistake.
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The only thing i still dont like about the gmc and chevy diesels is where the def tank is and where the def tank fill is located
I like the under hood DEF tank location on my Sprinter Van. Very easy to fill and no way for anyone to make a mistake. That tank is totally hidden behind the passenger side headlight. Why GM can't do something similar instead of hanging below the passenger side frame rail is beyond me.
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Old 10-21-2017, 05:36 PM   #7
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Bought decided to go with the 6.0 gas. Found another thread that helped. I dont tow alot. Just to a destination over the summer for about five months then back home. Thanks for everyone's input.
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Old 10-21-2017, 07:05 PM   #8
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Smurf,

While there are complaints about the 6.0 “lacking power” on paper compared to the 6.4 and 6.2, it is still a great motor that continues to prove itself and earn its keep!!!

Just let the trans drop a gear or two, and let the motor rev if/when needed!!!

Good luck!!!
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I had a 2006 Chevy 6.0 gasser 4x4 with 4.10 and tow package. Personally it was too tall for a daily driver, and I wasn't happy about the way it pulled my Jayco 24FBS. I think when a Dodge Ram 5.7 Hemi pulling the same load leaves you in the dust, there is something wrong.
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We have an 07 Silverado 2500HD 6.0 Vortec 4x4 4.10 with towing and plow pkgs. We have towed a 34ft Puma TT and now tow an HT 27.5 RKDS FW and have never had a problem towing either one here in NH. Truck is also a daily driver...
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