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Old 08-18-2015, 09:46 PM   #71
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:50 PM   #72
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Hi, not to burst your bubble, but I would be concerned as to why it was returned/traded in with such low mileage. Lemon Law??????
No reason to assume the WORST. Many times, people discover that for a wide variety of reasons, what they recently bought doesn't "fit" their needs.

We bought a new 2015 Yukon Denali last fall and after only 4k miles, this spring, we decided to trade it back in on a 2015 Sierra Denali HD truck.

Reason? We decided to get a 30' Serenity and the Yukon Denali wasn't built to handle that size trailer. Pure and simple. Nothing wrong with our virtually brand-new Yukon. Someone else probably got a great deal that Yukon Denali. These kinds of things happen all the time.
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Old 08-20-2015, 11:16 AM   #73
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There is one just advertised here on the Forum. A 2013 but pretty pricey.

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Old 09-07-2015, 07:05 AM   #74
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It is so quiet and smooth you would never know it's a diesel.


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Old 09-07-2015, 10:41 AM   #75
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It is so quiet and smooth you would never know it's a diesel.


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True... when vetting the new Duramax/Allison equipped Denali HD with my wife, she didn't realizr the truck has a diesel engine in it.... so smooth and quiet. Surprised me how quiet they are. We love it.
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Old 09-08-2015, 05:59 AM   #76
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I bought the GMC 2500 Duramax Diesel vs Chevy because the GMC dealer has done business with me. I don't see a lot of difference between it and the Chevy. The two big decisions for me were 2500 vs 1500 and diesel vs gas. I decided after agonizing over making the decision and talking to a lot of people that there isn't a perfect answer. The 2500 is not as good a "daily driver" as the 1500 the 2500 diesel is much higher priced but all that said I am glad that I made the decision to go with the 3/4 ton diesel. I tow a 28 ft Flying cloud and barely realize that it is behind the truck. A big benefit on going with the diesel is the exhaust break! Safety was a huge consideration in my decision and I have a large margin of safety before I reach my load or tow capacity. I hope that this helps, there is no perfect answer but there is a best answer for each individual.
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:01 PM   #77
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I nearly pulled the trigger three times, but $65K list for a 2016 GMC was not something I could stomach even after beating down the price quite a bit. The one I got is well broken in, but should see me to the end of my towing days. Of course with 4 WD I'll have to adjust it being much higher than the F-150 or the 2wd Chevy Silverado 2500 HD.

I was prowling Cargurus.com and there was a 2013 that had 99% of what I wanted, and reasonably priced, and at a dealership 1 mile from my front door. The only downsides - it's white and has the 20 inch wheels - and it just came in Saturday so I found a can of Copenhagen in the console EEEUUUUWH! AND all of the radio channels are tuned to deep country. I mean Boxcar Willie country, not Garth Brooks country. It'll probably take me a year to get that all correctly re-programmed. I freely confess I have more than one Willie Nelson DVD - how the heck do you start a trip without the windows down and "On the Road Again" playing loudly for the first two miles?

It's not a work truck - it's loaded to the gills and overflowing.

AND I just this minute realized I'd forgotten to find out where to put in the DEF. (it is needed in a 2013 right?)

The hole for the hitch pin is completely round, so the truck has probably never been used for towing, but there's a decal in the back window for a stealth group of gov't contractors who work in the Middle East and other hot spots - so in truth the big truck probably sat in the drive while daddy was overseas driving a military humvee.


Should I call this one "The MotherTruck III" or perhaps put a winch on the front and just be "Wench with a Winch"

The salesman wondered how I knew all the stuff about tow vehicles - and was poleaxed when he realized I towed ALONE.


Do I sound a little jazzed?

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Old 09-14-2015, 07:32 PM   #78
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Good find. Be thankful the PO chewed and didn't smoke. Didn't find a spittoon in there? Yes, Chevy 2500HDs can be purchased in any color as long as its white or black. Please post some photos when you have chance.

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Old 09-14-2015, 08:40 PM   #79
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Smokey Yunick (The Best Damn Garage in Town) always claimed that designers at GMC just redid hubcaps and grills on Chevies.
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Paula... let's see that cool truck! Got pics?

You will get accustomed to climbing up into the 4x4 (it's good exercise!) and the view over the cars in traffic is very nice to have. Plus... if you ever find yourself in some loose stuff... that 4WD will be just a switch click away. In the first month I used the 4x4 a couple of times with our truck. (Not while towing.) Nice to have!
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Geronimo!

Delayed Gratification - getting a drop in liner replaced with a spray in job - I've seen too much rust under the drop ins, and moving my bed slide from the F150 to the Sierra...

But I did get to drive it for two hours yesterday, and when the dealer had it detailed they put some kind of conditioner on the leather seats. Also slathered something on the rubber on the running boards. Unfortunately all that shine made everything slippery, so when I went to get out I literally slid out - fortunately staying on my feet, but after a couple of years in the F150, that was quite a drop. OOF!

I am going to scrub the shine off of the running board, but I was wondering - anyone know of an add on 2nd step for the running board... Saw a couple on Google but I wondered if there was anything like a stirrup or something that could fold up out of the way. I really feel like I need a ladder to get in and a parachute to exit. I will adapt, but the knees... don't particularly want to test their limits.

Thanks in advance as always, Paula
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Old 09-16-2015, 02:10 PM   #82
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What, your 4x4 3/4T truck didn't have the escalator option?

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Old 09-16-2015, 02:32 PM   #83
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Don't know about a 'step step' option. I told my wife I would give her a folding step stool she can pull in by rope once she gets in the truck. yes, I got 'the look'.. =)

Even at 6'2" it took a while fro me to mount up in the 2500. I learned to not grease the step early on... and, I kinda just 'get things moving' and mount up easy now...just remember to tuck your head down inside as you swing in..
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The Ford Super Duty is the highest rated diesel of the big 3 and before you buy a Government Motors truck, you should at least try out a Ford diesel. You will probably change your mind and buy a Ford.
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