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Old 02-28-2016, 05:13 PM   #127
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Bought one!

Hey guys,

We pulled the trigger on a 2016 Sierra SLT Crew Cab with the 6.2 and max trailering yesterday. It has 1,903 lbs. of payload so will hopefully give us plenty of room as far as that goes.

Purchased at a dealer near STL... They are the second largest volume dealer in the country.... Well worth the 9 hour drive as we got nearly $12k off and a solid trade in. Highly recommend! They still have a black one and have a few more coming in soon.

So far, so good. The AS is now at the dealer so we will be taking delivery in the next couple weeks. No towing experience so wish me luck

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Old 02-28-2016, 08:24 PM   #128
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Hey guys,

We pulled the trigger on a 2016 Sierra SLT Crew Cab with the 6.2 and max trailering yesterday. It has 1,903 lbs. of payload so will hopefully give us plenty of room as far as that goes.

Purchased at a dealer near STL... They are the second largest volume dealer in the country.... Well worth the 9 hour drive as we got nearly $12k off and a solid trade in. Highly recommend! They still have a black one and have a few more coming in soon.

So far, so good. The AS is now at the dealer so we will be taking delivery in the next couple weeks. No towing experience so wish me luck

Eric
Very jealous here. Congratulations and safe towing.


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Old 02-28-2016, 10:58 PM   #129
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You should be happy. I know have 25,000 miles on mine, all since last May. Best non-towing mileage is 23.8 mpg between SFO Bay Area and Yellowstone NP and back. Speeds between 65 and 80. Best towing mpg 13.6 on a trip from Malibu to Tucson and back with stops at various parks in Az. And SoCal. Speeds: 55 in California; 60 in Az. or posted limit, whichever is lower. The fast lane truck tested this truck and the 5.3 V8, both similarly equipped and found this truck got 0.1 mpg better on a 100 mile loop towing the same load in Colorado at 70 mph.
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Old 02-29-2016, 09:45 AM   #130
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Eric,
Congratulations!!! Keep us posted with your impressions along the way!

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Old 02-29-2016, 11:01 PM   #131
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Eric,
Would also like to add in my congrats.. And yes, even with the discounts you were able to find, these are still pricey trucks.. I giggle every time I take mine out for a drive. A much better source of transportation that I hope gives me many years of use.
On another note, has anybody put an air assist system on the back to help with rear sag from our heavy Airstreams? I know where I can get an entire system, including the auto fill pump for a reasonable price.
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Old 03-01-2016, 05:24 AM   #132
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I now have close to 30,000 miles on mine and it still out-performs my expectations. I'm getting better than 11.5 M.P.G. pulling my 31 Classic fully loaded. load it up and het pulling!
Happy camper here....
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:25 AM   #133
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On another note, has anybody put an air assist system on the back to help with rear sag from our heavy Airstreams? I know where I can get an entire system, including the auto fill pump for a reasonable price.
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Pat,
Have you worked with your load equalizing hitch to try to get the truck and trailer level? That's what you need to do before you consider anything like air springs.

I'm currently planning buy one of these trucks in the next six to twelve months to tow my 34' trailer and I don't anticipate any need to install any air assist.

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Old 03-01-2016, 10:11 PM   #134
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Steve,
Not had a chance to do anything with setting the truck up to pull our 25' front bed International. One thing I'm not wanting to do is put too much weight back on the rear axle of the trailer, which to my understanding is what the weight distribution systems do.
You won't regret buying one of these 6.2 rigs. I consistently get 16mpg. running around town and more than 21 on the highway…
Just wanted to see what other folks might already know…
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:20 PM   #135
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If you wait for the 2017 Ford F-150, it has an automatic leveling with the tow package. The most popular vehicle for a long time.
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Old 03-02-2016, 12:58 AM   #136
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If you wait for the 2017 Ford F-150, it has an automatic leveling with the tow package. The most popular vehicle for a long time.
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Old 03-02-2016, 05:27 AM   #137
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Which Models Include 6.2L, 8-speed, Max Trailering?

I'm still dreaming about owning one of these trucks. Perhaps in a few years....

Just want to make sure I understand the 2016 Chevrolet and GMC offerings. Based on the brochures, if I want all three options (6.2L, 8-speed and max trailering package), I find myself narrowed down to Silverado LTZ and Sierra SLT. Other models have one or two of the three options but only the LTZ and SLT have all three.

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That is correct. I really would've preferred an LT with all 3, but it can't be had that way. I'd have preferred 18" wheels too.
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Old 03-06-2016, 05:41 PM   #140
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That is correct. I really would've preferred an LT with all 3, but it can't be had that way. I'd have preferred 18" wheels too.
Just had to test drive one today after reading this thread, so headed to Escondido! Overall, very impressive ride, great acceleration on freeway, smooth shifting up/down, very low cockpit noise, and comfortable....I drove the LTZ loaded with heavy duty tow package--(loved the mirrors). No sunroof, Bose 6 speaker system( no sub woofer~ sounded ok, but not great). Dealer said you can get the retractable running boards, like I have on my F150 Platinum as an add on or standard with the High Sierra package as well as upgraded sound system standard on that model; they did not have one on the lot. I am not "blown away", compared to my 2012 F150 Platinum in looks, but I will keep track as I get to end of life on this TV...Major selling points: it's gas, no turbo's to worry about, plenty torque and HP for my 25', great ride, warranty is 5 yrs/60K; price I was quoted by manager (with current discounts) was less than I paid for my Platinum in 2012, and I think this one should go 200K+ miles?? Not sure my Echoboost will go that long...could be wrong.
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