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Old 07-19-2016, 02:44 PM   #11
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I loved the towing experience compared to my previous truck. Gmc towed it like nothing!!!! Avg mpg was about 10ish.
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Old 07-19-2016, 03:01 PM   #12
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You will most likely have to make some adjustments to the hitch. The ball might be higher ( you did not say what year 1500) and TV will probably not squat as much. Not a big deal, but don't want to be surprised when you hook up for the next family vacation.
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Old 07-19-2016, 03:10 PM   #13
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I loved the towing experience compared to my previous truck. Gmc towed it like nothing!!!! Avg mpg was about 10ish.

Congrats on the truck.

That's some pretty good mileage. I've yet to see over 8.5 towing my 30' 7000lb trailer at 65. I've got the 3.73's so maybe that's the difference or maybe just that it sits up higher than most other tt's I see.
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Old 07-19-2016, 03:19 PM   #14
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I have the 4.10 rear


Yeah i have to adjust the hitch a hair. Nothing extreme though
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Old 07-19-2016, 03:38 PM   #15
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Safety, first and always. the 2500 is a good upgrade. congrats
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Old 07-19-2016, 03:41 PM   #16
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Used my Silverado 2500 last week, about 85 miles. Got about 9.5 mpg going and about 8.5 mpg coming back. Only have 500 miles on it, so I'm hoping the mpg will improve as she breaks in.
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Old 07-19-2016, 03:48 PM   #17
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That's what I'm thinking. I only have 800 on mine
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Old 07-19-2016, 04:02 PM   #18
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Your mpg is going to depend on your driving style (ie: speed and Jackrabbit starts), terrain and gear ratios. Size does not seem to matter much, within reason. When I looked at the larger gas trucks I found that they were not really going to give a huge increase in mpg, maybe the 10 as suggested, but possibly the same as the 1/2 tons. But where it would shine is the stability. There is no comparison between the 1/2 grocery getters and the HD 2500 / 3500 (or 250/350) trucks for stability and ease of towing.

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We just did a 450km trip up to riding mountain national park.

Hand calculated 12.5mpg.
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Your mpg is going to depend on your driving style (ie: speed and Jackrabbit starts), terrain and gear ratios. Size does not seem to matter much, within reason. When I looked at the larger gas trucks I found that they were not really going to give a huge increase in mpg, maybe the 10 as suggested, but possibly the same as the 1/2 tons. But where it would shine is the stability. There is no comparison between the 1/2 grocery getters and the HD 2500 / 3500 (or 250/350) trucks for stability and ease of towing.

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The stability is night and day. Couldn't agree more. I think the OP made a good choice.
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