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Old 11-04-2014, 03:47 PM   #1
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Solved my "which TV" dilemma

As many of you have witnessed, I purchased a 2015 Tahoe to tow my future FC 25. BUT, ended up ordering the FC 28 Rear Bed and immediately became anxious as to the towing capability of the Tahoe with the increased tongue weight. Problem solved. Just traded the Tahoe for a 2015 2500HD Duramax diesel, exhaust braking with Class 5 hitch. Call me overdone but ain't gonna sweat the big hills. Now don't y'all make me regret my decision! LOL


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Old 11-04-2014, 04:51 PM   #2
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I tow with an '04 duramax 2500 HD. Got it gently used for a great price. Great engine and transmission. I get about 13.5 towing around CA. Over Donner summit or down 395. Love the ability to take on any mountain and haul lots of stuff in the bed. Love my chevy.

Im pulling a 06 Safari 23. It may be overkill, but if we decide to go up to a 27 we already have the TV.


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Old 11-10-2014, 02:37 PM   #3
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As many of you have witnessed, I purchased a 2015 Tahoe to tow my future FC 25. BUT, ended up ordering the FC 28 Rear Bed and immediately became anxious as to the towing capability of the Tahoe with the increased tongue weight. Problem solved. Just traded the Tahoe for a 2015 2500HD Duramax diesel, exhaust braking with Class 5 hitch. Call me overdone but ain't gonna sweat the big hills. Now don't y'all make me regret my decision! LOL


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Old 11-10-2014, 02:47 PM   #4
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Aside from buying a GM product (Ha, Ha) GREAT move. You will love the difference and the extra room of the 28 over the 25. Congratulations.
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Old 11-10-2014, 03:12 PM   #5
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As many of you have witnessed, I purchased a 2015 Tahoe to tow my future FC 25. BUT, ended up ordering the FC 28 Rear Bed and immediately became anxious as to the towing capability of the Tahoe with the increased tongue weight. Problem solved. Just traded the Tahoe for a 2015 2500HD Duramax diesel, exhaust braking with Class 5 hitch. Call me overdone but ain't gonna sweat the big hills. Now don't y'all make me regret my decision! LOL


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Old 11-10-2014, 03:36 PM   #7
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First diesel other than Mercedes sedans. Had to go with GM since we've had such miserable experiences with Ford and their lousy customer service. Had a 2015 Tahoe but once we decided to upsize to a 28, just didn't feel comfortable it could handle the load. Now I worry no more.


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Good, then nobody will be telling you do and dont's for care and feeding of your new diesel. Enjoy it.
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Old 11-11-2014, 11:00 AM   #9
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I think that you will be happy with the Duramax. We have a 2011 3500 long bed, crew cab. It easily handles our 25FB while carrying our 3,000# Outfitter truck camper in the bed.

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Old 11-16-2014, 03:52 PM   #10
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We have the 28 ft rear bed Flying Cloud. We're towing it with a 2010 Infiniti QX-56 and think that we need a bigger TV, no one seems to talk about stopping. My biggest problem with the Infiniti is that i don't feel comfortable braking with it. Are there pros and cons to gas trucks vs diesel when it comes to stopping while towing?
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Old 11-16-2014, 03:58 PM   #11
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We have the 28 ft rear bed Flying Cloud. We're towing it with a 2010 Infiniti QX-56 and think that we need a bigger TV, no one seems to talk about stopping. My biggest problem with the Infiniti is that i don't feel comfortable braking with it. Are there pros and cons to gas trucks vs diesel when it comes to stopping while towing?
Are you sure your trailer brakes and brake controller are set an working properly?

I don't know about gas towing vehicles but diesels have an exhaust brake that not only helps downhill but is also helpful to deploy as needed.

Good luck!
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Old 11-16-2014, 04:04 PM   #12
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Are there pros and cons to gas trucks vs diesel when it comes to stopping while towing?
Yes! What they are specifically will vary by respondent here but the exhaust, or "Jake," brake on a diesel makes it the most significant/preferred feature especially in mountainous or high grade terrain.
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We have the 28 ft rear bed Flying Cloud. We're towing it with a 2010 Infiniti QX-56 and think that we need a bigger TV, no one seems to talk about stopping. My biggest problem with the Infiniti is that i don't feel comfortable braking with it. Are there pros and cons to gas trucks vs diesel when it comes to stopping while towing?
Regardless of what tow vehicle you choose, truck, SUV or passenger car, the trailer should always stop itself. If not, then your setup needs looking at.

A bigger tow vehicle doesn't automatically mean bigger and better brakes. Having said that, the exhaust brake of a diesel vehicle comes in very handy at high elevation and in mountainous territory.
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Great decision. I tow with a 2008 Dodge/Cummins 2500 4x4 long bed crew cab, and it beats the heck out of a non-diesel SUV.
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