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Old 12-27-2014, 08:36 PM   #29
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Chose the '14 Silverado 1500 over the GMC, basically the Badges after making sure that the options. But we are towing a 1958 Traveler!
had an '07 F250 and needed to Lemon Law it! and would not go back to the "blue oval"
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Old 12-27-2014, 09:08 PM   #30
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I am a wimp.. and am 'over-compensating'.... ok.. now that the truth is out..

I purchased a 2012 4x4 2400HD, Duramax, Allison tranny, Crew Cab.. leather heated and cooled seats, etc... etc...

One thing I learned lonnnnnng ago... "There is no replacement for displacement". It is basic physics. A 10pound weight is a 10pound weight. You can 'steer' a 10,000 trailer with very little weight.. However, when things get 'outside' your 'operating envelope'... say in an emergency maneuver... if you do not have adequate 'mass/displacement', you will lose the math / physics problem. Either that, or you will also be 'over-compensating' like I am.
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Old 12-27-2014, 09:47 PM   #31
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I am a wimp.. and am 'over-compensating'.... ok.. now that the truth is out..

I purchased a 2012 4x4 2400HD, Duramax, Allison tranny, Crew Cab.. leather heated and cooled seats, etc... etc...

One thing I learned lonnnnnng ago... "There is no replacement for displacement". It is basic physics. A 10pound weight is a 10pound weight. You can 'steer' a 10,000 trailer with very little weight.. However, when things get 'outside' your 'operating envelope'... say in an emergency maneuver... if you do not have adequate 'mass/displacement', you will lose the math / physics problem. Either that, or you will also be 'over-compensating' like I am.
Hi, I get your point, but do you have a Yamaha 2400 generator like mine, or do you have a 2500 series GM truck?

Hi the expression about displacement refers to cubic inch size of an engine, not the mass of the truck.
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:12 PM   #32
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I am a wimp.. and am 'over-compensating'.... ok.. now that the truth is out..

I purchased a 2012 4x4 2400HD, Duramax, Allison tranny, Crew Cab.. leather heated and cooled seats, etc... etc...

One thing I learned lonnnnnng ago... "There is no replacement for displacement". It is basic physics. A 10pound weight is a 10pound weight. You can 'steer' a 10,000 trailer with very little weight.. However, when things get 'outside' your 'operating envelope'... say in an emergency maneuver... if you do not have adequate 'mass/displacement', you will lose the math / physics problem. Either that, or you will also be 'over-compensating' like I am.
You would have taken the words right out of my mouth if I knew how to say them. After towing a 7600# trailer for years with an F150, and saying it 'can' tow it, which it did marginally, I went to an F250 Powerstroke in 2006 to tow my 9200# trailer and never looked back. I just traded that in for a 2015 GMC 2500 Duramax Denali Crew Cab and it got even better.

After getting out and driving Dodge, Ford, Chevy and GMC trucks, and negotiating selling price and trade-in value, the GMC diesel won out. There really is not much difference between the Chevy and GMC, mostly buyer preference and the what the dealer is like. Our local GMC dealer has been selling trucks to local ranchers and farmers for years and is a straight shooter with an excellent diesel service center.
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Old 12-29-2014, 01:57 PM   #33
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Hi, I get your point, but do you have a Yamaha 2400 generator like mine, or do you have a 2500 series GM truck?

Hi the expression about displacement refers to cubic inch size of an engine, not the mass of the truck.
Hey, it's all good! The Yammy Genny won't run both AC on our Excella. Would like to figure out how.. but it might be too $$.. so will be 'stuck' with RV facilities...

For the displacement ... yes, I get that.. I have always been a 'big block' man.. rebuilt many...and they were better, stronger, faster than before.

Another reference to displacement could be seen in football/rugby, etc.. the big, strong guys have a place. The quick, nimble, lighter guys have their place, too... The battleship has it's place.. as does the frigate or destroyer.. heck, the PT boats had Merlin engines... wouldn't we love to have a couple more of those to make them affordable?

So, I did not purchase a Peterbuilt, Mack or other TRUE overkill. Rather, I tried to best match what my life experiences, second hand experiences and brutal facts to a serious application.... by personal choice.

Aint America great that we can....choose.. some things.... for now...
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:49 PM   #34
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Had chance this summer to drive new silverado rental after some idiot ran into me and put my car in the shop for a week

Absolutely loved it
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I'd grab one without any hesitation if I was in the market for a truck currently
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Old 01-06-2015, 01:31 PM   #35
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I think the GMC is for folks who cannot spell "Chevrolet".

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Old 01-06-2015, 02:02 PM   #36
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I think the GMC is for folks who cannot spell "Chevrolet".

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Old 08-13-2015, 07:39 PM   #37
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Spec'ing a 1 ton

Decided to go with a 1 ton - fulltiming and carrying lots of stuff
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Used Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra 3500 - 2012 or later
  • 6.7 diesel duramax, 8 speed automatic transmission
  • max mileage 85,000 miles
  • Towing mirrors, preferably power fold back
  • integrated brake controller
  • 3.73 rear end
  • 4 wheel drive
  • class 4 hitch receiver in good condition
  • 18 inch tires
  • NO dually
  • 6' 8" bed, will not consider a long bed
  • running boards (I'm short)
  • quad cab, but for a screaming deal might consider club cab
  • any color - preferably not black or white (I will consider white if it's a screaming deal)
  • remote start
  • backup camera
Nice to have
  • added external 12 volt plug
  • integrated GPS
  • heated seats
  • leather upholstery
  • sprayed in bed liner
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Old 08-13-2015, 08:11 PM   #38
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Paula, looks like you have been in the "studies" on your truck purchase. I am betting you meant Class V hitch and if you find one with 20" wheels that should be Okay too.

I have been comparing Chevy vs. GMC and I find that they are essentially the same in the 2015 version. The GMC folks think they should get more and they very carefully represent themselves as the premium brand. They both have plastic center caps on the wheels, mouse fur wheel well liners, poor carpet, DEF fill under the hood, and the DEF tank hanging under the passenger side riding in the breeze! On a very positive note, the Duramax coupled with the Allison transmission has an excellent reputation.

Edit: also meant to add that they have a 36 gallon fuel tank which is a big plus and their cargo capacity is excellent.
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Old 08-13-2015, 10:16 PM   #39
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I think the Duramax is actually 6.6.
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Paula, If you are short, power adjustable pedals are nice to have. You can bring the pedals closer to the seat so you can reach them without having to be on top of the steering wheel.
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Telescoping steering wheel helps with that, too.
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What do you mean, can't spell Chefrolay?

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