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Old 04-26-2015, 07:02 PM   #1
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Who was I kidding!!!

Traded in the GMC 1500 3 weeks ago and picked up a 2015 Ford F250 Crew Cab. Been a GMC guy for over 30 years with multiple PUs. Finally picked up the WhiteHawk 27DSRL from storage and drove it home today.
Was I ever kidding myself about the capacities of a 1500 to a 250/2500. Hardly knew the trailer was back there and was so much more comfortable driving it. Now I never had any serious issues towing with the GMC, having taken it and the trailer on multiple trips, including Pa to Florida (& back) in January. But this trip was totally different. Only a short trip but WOW what a difference.
Read many times on this forum that, Yes that (insert name here) 150/2500 can tow this XXXX trailer and GVWR is fine. I just became a believer that matching the Tow vehicle to the TT is a critical piece that should never be underestimated.
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:07 PM   #2
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Traded in the GMC 1500 3 weeks ago and picked up a 2015 Ford F250 Crew Cab. Been a GMC guy for over 30 years with multiple PUs. Finally picked up the WhiteHawk 27DSRL from storage and drove it home today.
Was I ever kidding myself about the capacities of a 1500 to a 2500. Hardly knew the trailer was back there and was so much more comfortable driving it. Now I never had any serious issues towing with the GMC, having taken it and the trailer on multiple trips, including Pa to Florida (& back) in January. But this trip was totally different. Only a short trip but WOW what a difference.
Read many times on this forum that, Yes that (insert name here) 150/2500 can tow this XXXX trailer and GWVR is fine. I just became a believer that matching the Tow vehicle to the TT is a critical piece that should never be underestimated.
Congrats on the truck. I was once a Chevy guy for years. Bought my first Ford 250SD Diesel in "03" and never looked back.
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Is the new F250 a HD diesel?
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:20 PM   #4
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Congrats on the new truck. Your are right about the HD trucks. (reguardless of brand). I will never go back to a 1/2 ton.
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:22 PM   #5
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i couldn't agree more. bought a 2015 26BHS back in February. at the time, i owned a 2013 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab. the towing capacity on it was 9600, and the GVWR on the 26 BHS is 7750, so i was well within limits. i had no idea how much the truck would struggle to pull the weight until i towed it home. our first trip was about 30 miles to the campground, and i didn't like how the 1500 pulled it AT ALL. we are planning a trip to Montana/Wyoming this summer, and i had some major concerns about how the 1500 would pull through the mountains. i happen to have a friend who is the general manager at the local Chevy dealership, and he let me borrow a 2500HD Duramax so i could test it out pulling the new camper.

the difference was DRAMATIC. long story short, the local Chevy dealership didn't get their 2500HD Duramax back
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:40 PM   #6
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At this point we stayed with the 6.2 Gasser. It has to be my daily Driver for a least another year and I just could not bring myself to pull the trigger on a Diesel.
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Still a big difference I bet with the larger frame and suspension.

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Old 04-26-2015, 07:51 PM   #8
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Went from a 1/2 ton to F 250 6.2 to pull my Jay Flight 26 RLS. I LOVE having more truck than needed. My Titan had plenty of pull but the difference in suspension/control is so comforting and relaxing.

Can't wait for the season to start.
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Gorgeous truck! I love my current truck (F150 Ecoboost), but I think I'll be going back the F250 next time around. I miss it!
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Yep, big difference between my 05 Silverado 1500 and the F250. I also stuck with the 6.2. Could hardly justify the difference. Surprisingly, around town mileage is close to the same I was getting with the 1500 5.3L. We specifically avoided I-70 on our two trips out West with the 1500 due to concerns of pulling in the mountains.
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