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Old 03-03-2013, 07:59 PM   #11
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I tow with a 2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT CC with a Duramax Diesel. It pulls like a train and I get 12-14mpg towing a 8000lb travel trailer and my 14ft fishing boat together. In Ontario we are allowed to pull a combination as long as we stay under 73 feet. I'm 72 feet with my outboard motor taken off I had a gas truck before which was workin pretty hard and then tried a buddies diesel.......I'll never go back to a gas truck as long as I'm pulling a RV. You won't regret a diesel.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:26 PM   #12
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Re: What are you towing your 33RLDS with?

Thanks for the replies....starting to lean heavily towards a diesel. Cummins or Duramax? Any years I should steer clear of?
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Thanks for the replies....starting to lean heavily towards a diesel. Cummins or Duramax? Any years I should steer clear of?
Boy, will that open a can of worms!!!!! If Ford would make a truck, with the Cummins engine, and the Allison Transmission, that would be a truck! I think every truck has their strong and weak points. For example, Ford trucks had problems with rear main seals, and cam shaft sensors. Cummins had problems with transmissions in their 04-06 trucks. GMC had problem with injector pumps at first. I think by now, all the problems should be solved. I would suggest you research them all, drive them all, then pick out which is best for you. I have a friend who has a Duramax, and loves it. He likes my Dodge because it pulls harder then his truck. But, his truck rides better then mine. Good luck.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:07 AM   #14
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We tow ours with a 2004 Chevy Avalanche. Just picked up the 33RLDS yesterday !!
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:41 AM   #15
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We tow ours with a 2004 Chevy Avalanche. Just picked up the 33RLDS yesterday !!
Congratulations on the new TT. Soon, I predict, we will be congratulating you on a new TV too. The 33RLDS is a lot of trailer to be tugged around with a 1/2 ton gasser.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:05 PM   #16
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Re: What are you towing your 33RLDS with?

Got to be a 3/4 ton avalanche, right?
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Got to be a 3/4 ton avalanche, right?
Yes, its the 3/4 ton with the 496 big block. Also have the 4.10 gears which bring the towing capacity to 12,000 Lbs !!

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Yes, its the 3/4 ton with the 496 big block. Also have the 4.10 gears which bring the towing capacity to 12,000 Lbs !!

Mike
That certainly makes a lot more sense. Maybe it will be a ways off before we are congratualting you on a new TV :-)
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That certainly makes a lot more sense. Maybe it will be a ways off before we are congratualting you on a new TV :-)
I hope so. The Avalanche only has 27K on her..
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Re: What are you towing your 33RLDS with?

How did it tow for you? Do you have a weight distribution hitch...I am assuming you do.
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