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Old 10-01-2015, 10:28 AM   #71
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Moot point since he made is purchase, but I have a 2011 Silverado 2500 HD gas with 4.10 rear, it towed my 13,000lb 36' 5er easy.

I've never had experienced the vibration issue others mentioned with Chevy...

Gas mileage isn't really a concern for me, my commute to work is only 5 miles each way.

I can personally vouch for the structural safety of the Chevy, I was in my father in laws 2500 HD backing in a trailer when we were hit by a drunk driver doing 45mph directly into the drivers side door. I walked away without a scratch. Drunk driver, not so much.

Anyways, congrats on your purchase and your soon to be 5er! Safe travels!
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Yep his choice and pay more for service if he does not due his own. Could be $400 dollars a year. You folks never seem to factor those items in. It's called the rest of the story Later RJD
If you tow 4000 miles per year.

4000 miles gas towing divided by 8 gals per mile = 500 gals of fuel.
4000 miles diesel towing divided by 11 gals per mile = 363 gals of fuel
So the diesel with the better millage save 137 gals of fuel over gas towing.

Diesel can go longer between oil changes.

More than pays for the difference in services cost between gas and diesel that are about 40% more than gas. And that is the rest of the story...
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Yep his choice and pay more for service if he does not due his own. Could be $400 dollars a year. You folks never seem to factor those items in. It's called the rest of the story Later RJD

Well, at least it's settled. Now you can go back to yelling at the kids on your lawn. 😀


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Try a Tundra with a 5.7 litre. They can tow 16,000 lbs.
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Try a Tundra with a 5.7 litre. They can tow 16,000 lbs.
WOW, a Tundra rated to pull more than my 1 ton diesel F350.
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If you tow 4000 miles per year.

4000 miles gas towing divided by 8 gals per mile = 500 gals of fuel.
4000 miles diesel towing divided by 11 gals per mile = 363 gals of fuel
So the diesel with the better millage save 137 gals of fuel over gas towing.

Diesel can go longer between oil changes.

More than pays for the difference in services cost between gas and diesel that are about 40% more than gas. And that is the rest of the story...

Not to mention how much more pleasurable it is to tow with the gearing and torque of the diesel.


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Try a Tundra with a 5.7 litre. They can tow 16,000 lbs.
you've either been talking to a salesman, or have lost your mind
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It will pull a space shuttle, duh!
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It will pull a space shuttle, duh!

What do you mean it tows fine! LOL
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What do you mean it tows fine! LOL

That must be the famous VW diesel! 😀


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