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Old 03-11-2016, 01:04 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone for your inputs. I am happy with my truck and just wished that I did more research prior to purchase. I do believe that it will tow the fifth wheel better due to the increased cargo weight capacity (increased tongue weight) and the truck will not feel that it is dragging.
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Old 06-28-2016, 11:06 AM   #12
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Returned from my first trip with the GMC Sierra 2500HD. While my gas mileage didn't increase (approx. 9.0 mpg while towing), I did see a significant increase performance. Was able to maintain 65 mph climbing the hills and mountains in Pennsylvania.

Looking forwards to other trips.
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Old 06-28-2016, 11:41 AM   #13
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Returned from my first trip with the GMC Sierra 2500HD. While my gas mileage didn't increase (approx. 9.0 mpg while towing), I did see a significant increase performance. Was able to maintain 65 mph climbing the hills and mountains in Pennsylvania.

Looking forwards to other trips.

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Old 06-28-2016, 06:04 PM   #14
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There is a huge difference between a 1/2-ton at its "limit" and a 3/4-ton at its "limit".

The 1/2 ton limit is often pushing the envelope in order to play the weight-race with other manufacturers.

The 3/4 ton limits are often "paper" limits due to many factors: tax/license/class friendly, distinguish between the 1 ton, easier to stay out of CDL territory, etc. These limits are often much less than the truck's actual capabilities.

Although it is nice to have a 3/4 ton with a lot more cargo on the yellow sticker, it is still much more capable than the 1/2 ton. Just compare the springs, driveline, frame, hitch, wheels, brakes (disc, calipers, etc), axles (semi vs full-floating), etc.

Driving the 1/2 at its limit... and you'll know it. Drive the 3/4 at its limit and you will feel much more in control.


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