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Old 02-14-2016, 12:30 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by dalengail View Post
Guys, I'm trying to find the numbers, again but, can't seem to locate 'em. 2 years ago, when I was researching between SRW and dually, I seem to recall that the GVWR was just a few hundred pounds more for dually than for SRW. That was what influenced my decision to buy the SRW. Parking, garageability and all that. 5th wheel towing capacity between the two was virtually the same. The two extra wheels on the dually is what makes the difference, I think.

If someone comes up with the correct numbers, I will apologize. I know that I'm getting close to the limits on my SRW. But, since I love the performance and driveability of this truck and, it is paid for.......think it will be around awhile, yet!

Check out the GMC 2016 Fleet Guide

Page 93 spec's the 2016 Siverado 3500HD
Page 99 spec's the 2015 Sierra 300HD / Denali

These pages give the GVWR for both SRW and DRW based on different cab configurations (i.e., Req., Double, Crew) and 2x2 or 4X4 configuration

On average GVWR between a SRW & DRW is ~2,000# (2000# more on the DRW).

It also spec's the maximum payload & maximum towing, but these values will vary depending on engine configuration. Due to the weight of the Duramax it will drop the actual values some.

Hope this helps to answer your question.

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Old 02-15-2016, 06:46 AM   #12
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Your found the correct info. I was confused about what I was comparing 2 years ago when I bought the 3500 SRW. It's a long story so, I'm not going to bore anyone with it except a small part of it.

I was comparing between a 2500 and 3500 SRW because, at the time, Gail and I was thinking of down grading to a 36 to 39 foot travel trailer instead of going with a 5th wheel. I opted for the 3500 SRW due the fact the pricing was nearly the same between the two models. The 2500 was rated at the time at 9900 lbs and the 3500 SRW is at 11500.

I am tickled silly that I didn't go with the 2500!! Things changed because, we actually ended up buying a bigger 5th wheel at the right time for the right price and I was not concerned about the truck.

Now, when the time comes well down the road, when it is time for a new truck, I will probably need to look harder at a dually. Especially, if we still have this Pinnacle! And, I suspect we will.

You are also right about the towing capacity. From what I see, all 3 (2500, 3500 SRW, and 3500 dually) tow the same weights provided the drive trains were the same. The thing to study is GVWR.

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Old 02-19-2016, 11:38 AM   #13
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I was just looking o trade back to a SRW from my DRW as I don't see any benefit until I checked the specs for the max towing, so I guess I'll be keeping my Dually.
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Old 02-19-2016, 11:47 AM   #14
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