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Old 10-20-2015, 01:04 PM   #11
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Oh, well that would suck. LOL

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Old 10-20-2015, 01:05 PM   #12
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Even empty you are relatively close to max, and then adding ATV's you are almost there. Now put your gear in it and you will probably be over. I'm not a believer in towing at max capacity. I have a 6,000lb TT and with the 2011 Silverado Crewcab and 6.0 I got tired of hearing the engine howling through the gears as we went over every overpass. Loved the truck, but traded it in for a Duramax. I know you didn't want to hear that. Rabreen has the same story to tell as I do about hauling with a 6.0.
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Old 10-20-2015, 02:29 PM   #13
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My old 5er was a 40 foot toy that maxed out the trucks tow limits and it was towed with a 2007 2500hd with the 6.0. I had true twin exaust put on it and a super chip with a cold air intake. It pulled the 5er with no problems even up hilly areas like the grape vine were the mud slides were in California. Gas milage is another story it sucked. Also I was on a few trips down hills or in city traffic worried about the brakes not being good enough.
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Old 10-20-2015, 03:23 PM   #14
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I tow a Silverback 29 ik , 11,600 dry with a GMC 2500 HD 6.0. I live in the pocono mountains , towed through Tennessee and North Carolina mountains with no issues, ditto on gas mileage . 8 to 9 is as good as it gets
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Old 10-20-2015, 04:10 PM   #15
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don't know why people think that a gas engine that's running 4200 rpm is at max torque then is screaming . it's not a diesel and is designed to down shift and run at higher rpms as load increases . running it at 4200 to 4500 rpm will not hurt the engine as it is just then creating max torque. 98% of the driving is running in top gear at 2200 rpm . i live in Colorado and run the mtn passes all the time and very little time is spent getting up those passes compared to a diesel . so they may get a mile or 2 further down the road big deal . i regularly 8.5 to 9.5 towing my 29xlr at 9000 lbs some times less like 7.5 at 75 mph . but slow down to 65 70 and mpg isn't bad
right now gas is arounfd30 to 45 cents cheaper then diesel also
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Old 10-20-2015, 04:32 PM   #16
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Don't have a 6.0, but a 5.3 and limit it to 3500rpm. Folks have 3 options following me: Follow, Pass or Stop. I am not in a hurry and don't have to pass anyone to be first over the hill/mountain.
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Old 10-20-2015, 05:20 PM   #17
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I to am always surprised when people are afraid to let a gas engine rev. Everyone knows a diesel will do it better but you cannot compare the two. They are 2 different animals. And make power at different ends of the rpm band. It's harder on it to lug it then to let it rev when needed.
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Old 10-20-2015, 05:56 PM   #18
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Got to agree 100% on the reving as I said in my reply pick the gear before the hill that's to get the revs up because once you log on a hill it is harder to recover and you lose momentum fast
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:15 PM   #19
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You have to let the truck rev to make power when it's naturally aspirated.

Old coot, you are not getting full potential of your truck limiting it to 3500. Hell, the power and torque curves don't cross until 5252rpm.
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:28 PM   #20
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You have to let the truck rev to make power when it's naturally aspirated.

Old coot, you are not getting full potential of your truck limiting it to 3500. Hell, the power and torque curves don't cross until 5252rpm.
Guess what? It's my truck!
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