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Old 07-13-2015, 07:30 AM   #21
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which is exactly why I can't figure out why anyone buys a 3/4 ton truck.
Exactly!!
My insurance is also a bit less with the 3500 over the 2500
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Old 07-13-2015, 07:57 AM   #22
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I also want to add, there was only a few hundred bucks between the 2500 and 3500,
To the OP - there's your answer.
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:42 AM   #23
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As we have been told, they are the same truck so get the cheaper one.
WOW the person who said this needs to do some reading, as there is a big difference between 2500 and 3500 trucks, yes the payload but is so much more, Rear axel, transmission gearing, cooling, alternators, battery's and so much more.

Stepping up to a 3500 is a big jump and a much needed jump if you are going to be towing a 5er, so if this is what your intentions are I would highly recommend the 3500 no matter the brand.

P.S. my next and needed truck will be a gmc 3500 8 ft bed dually
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:07 AM   #24
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Is the 3500 going to be to tall for my Rockwood fifth wheel? It sits perfect on my half ton.
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Old 07-13-2015, 01:05 PM   #25
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which is exactly why I can't figure out why anyone buys a 3/4 ton truck.
People have different requirements for a TV. I bought the 3/4 ton for several reasons and I still have more towing cap than most with there 1/2 tons. I owned dualls for years and they served me well. Most folks do not need unless you think its a prestige thing.

You can adjust the hitch height when installing in the 1 ton dually. Later RJD
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People have different requirements for a TV. I bought the 3/4 ton for several reasons and I still have more towing cap than most with there 1/2 tons. I owned dualls for years and they served me well. Most folks do not need unless you think its a prestige thing.

You can adjust the hitch height when installing in the 1 ton dually. Later RJD
just because it's a 1 ton, it doesn't mean it's a dually. Mine isn't, and the payload is 1600 lbs more than a comparible 3/4 ton.
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Very nice looking truck..... get your 500miles break in this week.
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Our heartland Big Country sits perfectly level when hooked to our 3500. After our trip to Alaska last summer I do not regret getting it. We had a Q20 manual slider hitch installed in our truck bed but after 20,000 miles we have never had to slide it back.
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