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Old 07-09-2016, 10:06 PM   #1
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I did it

I finally bought a towing vehicle that will be a long term investment for my family and I. I was towing my 31ft 7000LBS dry weight travel trailer with my Ram 1500. Power was there but the stability was not. I was always concerned about my family and their safety when i was towing. So my wife and i made a decision to buy a larger truck. Well, we bought a 2016 GMC Siehara 2500 with the 4.10 gears. Im thinking this was an upgrade.... Yeah it was more than what i wanted to spend and it was a big decision but my family and safety comes first.
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Old 07-09-2016, 10:18 PM   #2
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Congrats on your new truck. Enjoy!
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Old 07-09-2016, 10:20 PM   #3
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Be sure to share your MPG with us after a few trips. I'm willing to bet you'll see an actual improvement over your previous TV.
I wholeheartedly agree with the upgrade concerning safety. I too will be buying a bigger truck in a few years before the DW and I take a half a year or so of early retirement and cross the country. My current setup requires serious weight management, something I'd rather not have to worry about so much.
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Old 07-09-2016, 10:35 PM   #4
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You don't say if you got the 6.0L gasser or the diesel.
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:00 PM   #5
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6.0 with 4.10 gears

Max towing is 13000lbs
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:13 PM   #6
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You will like the truck!!
I have a 15 LTZ and I love the way it pulls.
Just got home from a two week trip camping through BC , all mountains.
The 6.0 pulls 12000lbs amazingly, most of the time I didn't know the 5th was behind
Averaged 10.2 gpm
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:24 PM   #7
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Glad to hear it. I haven't towed with mine yet. Possibly Monday!
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I'm towing on Friday.
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Old 07-10-2016, 07:33 PM   #9
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Congrats. I hope to make a similar post soon, just getting over the sticker shock of going from an 07 F150 to a new F350. I love both the GMC and ford after our test drives, and the ford is winning out on price, that is why I am swinging that way. Otherwise I also loved the gm truck.
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Congrats. You will love the heavy duty truck experience. What WDH do you run?
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