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milw156 09-02-2013 01:50 AM

Ecoboost gone, hello 1 ton
 
Pulled the trigger yesterday on a '13 Chevy 3500HD 4x4 Crew Cab SRW w/8' bed & 6.6 Duramax. DW was ok with the upgrade and the numbers worked out.

Feels strange as I've been a Ford truck owner since 1992 when I first got my license. In fact this is my first GM product ever.

Going head to head with the F350 XLT I just liked the Chevy LT better. I'll miss my Ecoboost because it's such a fun truck to drive. At the end of the day I wanted more payload and engine braking capability. I know this is complete overkill towing my 28DSBH, but you never know the future so having a 1 tonner will allow us to upgrade if necessary.

Truck gets shipped up from Oregon later this week. Can't wait to get the break-in period over so I can take it out camping.

Will post pictures once the TV arrives.

jal0710 09-02-2013 08:51 AM

Good choice, will allow you to move up quite a bit in size and weight although the weight police will tell you that you should have bought a DRW rather than SRW.

modmatt 09-02-2013 09:12 AM

Congrats on the upgrade. I'm a Ford truck guy as well, but when it comes to a Diesel choice, the GM trucks would be a top consideration for me, given the issues Ford has had over the years with theirs - especially the 6.0L that I've read about on numerous sites and periodicals. The Duramax/Allison trans seem to be a solid combo.

Grumpy 09-02-2013 09:28 AM

There shouldn't be a break in period with the DURAMAX. When they are in commercial trucks it's load and go, same thing when the KODIAKS were used for MH.

Doug 09-02-2013 09:29 AM

During our trip out West, we camped next to a couple with a huge 5th wheel toy hauler.
They had a 3500 HD with single axel. They loved it.
So, I know you can go pretty big with that TV.

Enjoy, wish I had one :-)

Doug

gtsum2 09-02-2013 09:42 AM

Ecoboost gone, hello 1 ton
 
Congrats! I am in the process of doing the same thing

norty1 09-02-2013 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by modmatt (Post 150991)
Congrats on the upgrade. I'm a Ford truck guy as well, but when it comes to a Diesel choice, the GM trucks would be a top consideration for me, given the issues Ford has had over the years with theirs - especially the 6.0L that I've read about on numerous sites and periodicals. The Duramax/Allison trans seem to be a solid combo.

Using that same logic, you may want to stay away from the Chevy too. They had a lot of problems with the Vega's.

Tail_gunner 09-02-2013 11:37 AM

A couple of years ago, I was pondering a new truck. I was thinking about either the F-150 with the Eco-boost or a 3/4 or 1 ton Checy/GMC with a Duramax. I knew there was also a very good possibility of getting a new RV in the near future, but at the time, we were not sure what. Since it is better to have too much truck instead of too little, I decided to go with a new 2011 GMC 3/4 ton with the Duramax.

We did end up upgrading our TT from a 2005 Jay Flight 27P to a 2013 Eagle 284BHS. We were considering a 2013 WhiteHawk 28DSBH, but there were one or two things we didn't care for (like a postage stamp sized 15' awning). So we went with the Eagle version with pretty much the same floor plan. I'm glad I got the Duramax. The Eco-boost would have been near or over it's towing limit with our new Eagle 284BHS.

FWIW, The Duramax pulls the Eagle 284BHS like a dream.

Crabman 09-02-2013 11:56 AM

I like your upgrade. ::woohoo::

Gibby3275 09-02-2013 02:21 PM

Welcome to the club.

With a little trailer like that, I wouldn't worry about the break-in too much. The Duramax wont even know it's there.


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