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Old 07-24-2015, 07:24 AM   #43
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My 2015 Silverado 1500 5.3 with max tow package has a payload of 2101 lbs. and can tow 11,100 lbs. More than enough to to my 1971 31ft. Sovereign with a GVW of 7100 lbs.
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Old 07-24-2015, 07:36 AM   #44
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The GM 2500HD crew cab Duramax seems to be a lighter chassis/engine combo than the F250 6.7L given they both have 10000 GVWR. The Crewcab Lariats and even XLTs are all under 2000lbs and they only have 26g fuel tanks. Only the 6.2L gas is over 2000lbs payload but it does have a 36g fuel tank. Seems strange for the same size F250, Ford can't put a 36 gal fuel tank in the diesel version. Must have to do it to save weight.

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I have a '15 silverado duramax to pull our 30' Classic. I opted for 2WD instead of 4WD when I ordered the truck. After 25,000 miles I can only say we just love the truck. My wife enjoys driving and towing the Airstream. The power folding mirrors weren't available when I ordered and that's the only thing I wish I had.
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:35 AM   #46
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Found a couple of advertised 2013 Silver Silverado Duramax. One a LTX crew cab, has Nav, one owner with 75k miles, listed price $43k. The other 2013 Duramax with 44k miles but is the LT $37k but it doesn't have the towing mirrors. Can towing mirrors be added?

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I believe the doors need additional support for the camper mirrors. I would ask a dealer to be sure.
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Old 07-24-2015, 09:49 AM   #48
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I believe the doors need additional support for the camper mirrors. I would ask a dealer to be sure.
No they don't. It's a straight swap out kit. Won't speak for aftermarket though.
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Old 07-24-2015, 10:22 AM   #49
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What is the approximate cost of OEM 2500HD towing mirrors?

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What year, Kelvin?
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Well, I perused the parts manual I have, and there are so many choices that you would have to be specific on many trim level and feature items, that I can't say.

All I can see is MSRP and they vary widely....and dealers, especially online rarely are even close to MSRP pricing.

All that said, I'd guess youre in the $500 - 600 range for the pair. Spendy devils!
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No they don't. It's a straight swap out kit. Won't speak for aftermarket though.
I put the big power mirrors on my 2008 - for about $550 in 2009 - probably $650 now. They were heated and the top mirror could be adjusted from inside and the heat feature on the original mirror worked as is, but the bottom mirror (convex) was a manual thing - and they didn't fold in automatically when I bought mine. Installation is extra if you have the dealer do it, but it isn't rocket science. Of course you can negotiate for free installation.

Check e-bay and Amazon for the pricing, or even your local salvage yard.

One warning - watch all the wiring carefully - the inside surfaces of the door are sharp enough to cut you and if you don't route the wiring carefully it can rub and short out and pop a fuse. (guess how I found that one out).

Well I just went to Amazon and was pleasantly surprised to find that they are about $400 per pair (watch out they're priced individually for left/right since apparently people are buying them after a booboo!) AND they now just plug in! Even easier to do. Only electric folding ones I've seen are on Overlander63's RAM. These DO extend and fold flat, but it's manual (Icky when bug covered.)
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Im looking at the 2015 Siverado 2500HD Crew Cab with the V-8 gasser engine (6.0L)... Have a F150 EcoBoost, really like it but will be going soon to 34 and need something more substantial. The F150 does great with my 25 Safari...

So, any words of wisdom, caution, insights on this particular Siverado...?
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My 15 is an LTZ diesel. Love the LTZ package. I did not order navigation. The gas version should be great as well. Very quiet inside compared to the 05 I traded.
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The 2013 LTX I've spotted online almost has too many features. Even has a moonroof. What else does a Denali have that an LTX doesn't? I notice some of the 2500HDs I've seen online don't have tow mirrors. I'll be skipping those. GM has a confusing option line up compared to Ford.

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