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Old 11-09-2013, 11:35 AM   #1
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C4500

I have seen a couple of low mileage Chevy C4500's with tow beds come up here recently and wondered if anyone has experience with these vehicles. I kinda like the idea of buying a high capacity vehicle now so when I really upgrade, I have the right vehicle..

Here's a couple off the top I've seen on Craigslist....

2004 CHEVROLET C4500 KODIAK CREW CAB HAULER

2004 Chevrolet C4500

2003 GMC C4500 9' Hauler RUNS AWESOME
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If you like it buy it.
The black one looks good.

If you are going to get a trailer with a large flat nose IMHO you are better off with something that size instead of a PU.

A FL-60 or a Ford 550 or 650...
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Thanks. I would assume it has a pretty heafty tow rating snd GVWR
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Thanks. I would assume it has a pretty heafty tow rating snd GVWR

Should be around 26,000lb.
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That should more than do whatever I might get to.
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Thanks. I would assume it has a pretty heafty tow rating snd GVWR
The one listing said GVWR 17,500. I'd worry about a rough ride for everyday driving, but not basing that on actually experience.

I like the size better than a HDT.
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That should more than do whatever I might get to.
Do you know if any of them have air ride suspension?

That would be the one.
Easy on your trailer and your back.
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I would think air ride on rear axle should be relatively easy to retrofit. Not so much the cab tho.
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I would think air ride on rear axle should be relatively easy to retrofit. Not so much the cab tho.

If it has air ride it just might have air seats.
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Hey G, get the vin on the 2, 2004s, if they do not have a 2 for the 8th digit on the vin then steer clear. That 2 is the engine code for the 2004.5, 2nd gen duramax (LLY).
The first gen (LB7 and 8th digit engine code of 1) that the '03 has is internal injectors and they were/are problematic and costly to replace, and on 1st gen they will need to be changed.
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