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Old 07-17-2016, 06:41 PM   #21
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I have a 2015 Silverado 3500 SWR Crew Cab Long bed and it tows my new 377RLBH like a champ!! No airbags or super springs and no sagging. The total payload weight is 4200lbs. FYI I do notice a lot of the Fords do sag with the larger 5th wheels.
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Old 07-17-2016, 08:23 PM   #22
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I pull my 2017 355MBQS with a 2011 Chevy 2500hd Duramax with no issues.
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Old 07-18-2016, 06:51 AM   #23
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I'll add another reference point. Our 351 weighed 11,402 as shipped and at the last visit to the CAT Scale showed 12,780. We pull with a '13 F350 CCSB SRW and 2WD. If you put many miles on the new combination I would expect you will be happier with a diesel.
As far as drivability I find the short-bed pretty good, the turning radius is HUGE and the CC and SB is long (not as long as a LB tho). I'm surprised by the MPG which is 12-13 in the city and 20 on the highway. Towing on the highway I see 11-12.
I've always been a Blue Oval guy but expect you'd be happy with any of the big 3. I can say that my 6.7 is an OX and it loves to pull.
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Old 07-18-2016, 08:00 AM   #24
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We have the same rig(355MBQS).We purchased it 6 months ago. The tow vehicle is a 2010 Silverado 2500HD Diesel. Pulls excellent. The new rig is exactly the same weight and length as our old rig which we have been full timing for six years. Several trips out west,up and down mountains. If you are concerned,the 3500HD Diesel would be a great choice. I agree with others,drive all three.
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Old 07-18-2016, 07:54 PM   #25
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Well.....I am now the proud owner of a 2015 2500 Silverado Duramax.....I drove all three. Out of all three the duramax impressed me the most. I also was able to find a used '15 with only 17,000 for a great deal. All in all I'm pretty happy and can't wait to hook it up to the jayco. Thanks to all for the imput and advice.


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Old 07-18-2016, 08:19 PM   #26
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Well.....I am now the proud owner of a 2015 2500 Silverado Duramax.....I drove all three. Out of all three the duramax impressed me the most. I also was able to find a used '15 with only 17,000 for a great deal. All in all I'm pretty happy and can't wait to hook it up to the jayco. Thanks to all for the imput and advice. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Congrats!!!!

While a little late, a lot of the truck is the same for a 2500 vs 3500 diesel. Minor differences like the spring pack (and sometimes only the rear rating) being one of them. Unless it has changed, the diesel trucks (GM) use the same rear axle, just a different spring pack. So some will add air bags or the 3500 springs to a 2500 for the added rear axle capacity. Another difference is the 2500's are available with 20" rims, but the 3500's only get 18" rims due to weight capacity.

Enjoy the new rig!!!
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Well.....I am now the proud owner of a 2015 2500 Silverado Duramax.....I drove all three. Out of all three the duramax impressed me the most. I also was able to find a used '15 with only 17,000 for a great deal. All in all I'm pretty happy and can't wait to hook it up to the jayco. Thanks to all for the imput and advice.


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Congrats!! I have no doubt that you will be happy with your choice. Happy pulling and happy camping!
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Old 07-19-2016, 06:22 PM   #28
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I use a 250 diesel and it tows our 351 RLTS like a champ including over 11000 foot passes in CO. 38 feet. 2axles.
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:31 PM   #29
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Just returned from a 4,500 mile trip towing our North Point 377rlbh with a 2500HD. I have a leveling kit, 34 inch tires and air bags with onboard air compressor to keep the truck level. We are around 15k loaded with just over 3,000lbs pin weight. The truck did a great job and I couldn't be more happy. We even ran into some strong winds/storm in Oklahoma. All Three Diesels are good performers and as everyone stated its really about the comforts and preference.
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