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Old 04-10-2016, 03:06 PM   #11
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My 2016 3500 SRW with Aisin trans and Cummins power plant gets it done.
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:18 AM   #12
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Pulling a 15,500 lb 2016 Sierra 5er. Getting 12-13 mpg. No problems in Hills.
Hard to beat the torque and efficiency of a Cummings.
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:41 AM   #13
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I figured the title would grab some attention, lol.
You just want to sit back, eat popcorn and enjoy the massive truck debate that is about to happen, don't you?
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Old 04-11-2016, 12:12 PM   #14
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Gassers rule! Oh wait diesels make a lot of torque. No gas is cheaper. No diesel gets better mileage. No new gassers are great. No wait the new diesels are awesome. I've had both and I like............. Spiraling out of control must choose which one?
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Old 04-11-2016, 08:24 PM   #15
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You just want to sit back, eat popcorn and enjoy the massive truck debate that is about to happen, don't you?


No, I really value everyone's opinions as long as they support what I want to do, lol!!!
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:05 PM   #16
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Gassers rule! Oh wait diesels make a lot of torque. No gas is cheaper. No diesel gets better mileage. No new gassers are great. No wait the new diesels are awesome. I've had both and I like............. Spiraling out of control must choose which one?
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:26 PM   #17
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Have you looked at the Safety Hitch as an alternative? Allows you to tow without all the weight on the tv, has own dually axle with brakes. Costs a bit but state D.O.T 's are giving this u.it the thumbs up for it's safety. Can check it out at automatedsafetyhitch.com
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You just want to sit back, eat popcorn and enjoy the massive truck debate that is about to happen, don't you?

No debate needed just buy a Duramax....lol
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:42 PM   #19
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Get the biggest and most powerful truck you can afford, give up some options for power and payload,get a 1 Ton if you think you will ever get a 5et, believe me I could have saved several thousand if I had just got the 1 ton first
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:17 PM   #20
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The columbus 385bh is heavier overall and has a higher listed pin weight than my listed Sabre 36qbok weight. A few people pull the sabre with single rear wheel trucks.
Wait for eppendydad to comment. He has a dually and is right at its limit with a sabre.

I think by the time you add all your stuff to the basement and camper loaded to camp, you will probably be pushing a 3500-4000 pin weight.

You need to get real numbers from real 385bh owners and look at the yellow stickers on the actual campers and at potential trucks...both with have varying loads and weights.

I know you dont want one but... Honestly, a dually isnt much different to drive than a single wheel truck. The length of it to turn and such is harder to work with than the width. But i squeeze my mirrors in between the garage door jam and my boat but that leaves the dually fenders even more room than the mirrors have.

Good luck running the numbers!
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