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Old 04-27-2015, 05:01 PM   #41
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I love pulling with my 3500HD GMC Denali - Nothing beats a turbo Diesel
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Old 04-27-2015, 06:01 PM   #42
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Yeah, I can't wait for that first outing with the new TV.

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Old 04-27-2015, 08:35 PM   #43
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I'min the same 1/2 ton boat, so to speak. We are weekend campers, (newbies and planning on 4-7 times a year) and I put 40K a year on my car. The burb does good for now, and I had my dad ride w/ me pulling it back to the dealer for warranty work. He is a full timer and has been towing for the past 30 years. He said the burb will work and do what we want for most everything we want to do now. But, I believe in more is still not enough... And working numbers on gas vs diesel and with my miles, I can pay for the Diesel engine in 2.5 to 3.5 years depending on brand of truck. I'm just diggin the higher MPG both non towing and towing of the diesel...leaning that way...
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Good looking truck, congrats
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:47 PM   #45
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Nothing beats a turbo Diesel
No spark plugs for me either.
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:51 PM   #46
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My condolences on the 250 Ford.. That said any 3/4 ton will beat a 1/2 to all the way up and down the mountain.. I am sure you will be very happy with the truck.. Best news it is not a Ram..
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Not true. My $9000 Duramax Plus Package included: 1) Duramax engine, 2) Allison 1000 transmission, 3) Front & Rear Park Assist, 4) Engine Block Heater, 5) Heavy-duty dual 730 cold-cranking amps batteries, 6) Engine Exhaust Brake, plus, 7) Navigation & IntelliLink, and, 8) Bose Sound System. I know some of these aren't drive train related but they are $1500 worth of options that are included in the package.

Additionally, I believe the drive shaft on the diesel is a larger diameter but I haven't compared the 2015 GMC 2500HD gas to the 2015 GMC 2500HD diesel yet so I can't say for sure.

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None of that except the Allison is drivetrain related. I am in construction and deal with Ram, Chevy and Ford HD trucks everyday. The axles and drivetrain are exactly the same except on the gas engines as the diesel engines. Only Ram, if I recall correctly, offers an upgraded axle and trans with the HO Cummins.
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My condolences on the 250 Ford.. That said any 3/4 ton will beat a 1/2 to all the way up and down the mountain.. I am sure you will be very happy with the truck.. Best news it is not a Ram..

I will be the outcast on this. My '14 F150 Ecoboost easily out pulls and handles a load better than my 02 F350 w/a modified 7.3. But I wouldn't dare compare my 150 to any modern diesel. I think the new 1/2 tons are just as capable as any 10+ year old 3/4 ton truck.
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I think we started this debate by you saying that except for the engine the HD trucks are EXACTLY the same and I pointed out the Allison transmission. I then threw in the other options that come on the Duramax Plus Package.
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Great choice .... i made the same comments you did when i first towed with my new truck.

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