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Old 02-28-2013, 04:51 PM   #1
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new truck to pull travel trailer

Looking at 2500hd chevy with a 6.0L. Any one have one, what do you think?
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:52 PM   #2
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Looking at 2500hd chevy with a 6.0L. Any one have one, what do you think?
Just sold my 2005 with 6.0 .
What year u looking at?
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:53 PM   #3
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Thinking probably a new one
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:05 PM   #4
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We just bought our GMC in October and just finished a 3000 mile trip. It pulled our 5th wheel without any problems whatsoever!
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:39 PM   #5
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Thinking probably a new one
I test drove a 2013 6.0 2500hd and then test drove a duramax allison 2008 2500hd and if you look at my signature line you'll see what I ended up with.

My 2005 6.0 pulled great and never failed me in 200,000 miles .
Fuel mileage was 13-14 while driving with no load and 8-9 towing .

The new 6.0 engines are just as good as the older ones if not better .
If I could get by with a 6.0 I would have gotten the 6.0 .

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Old 02-28-2013, 06:12 PM   #6
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The diesel is great.

There are several weird things on the diesel. GM does not install a lift pump on the diesel engine. Some people add them later others just replace the o-rings in the primer pump when they go bad after 6 or 7 years ($30).

The tow/haul wiring gets rubbed in the steering column. I have been told they still route it the same way. Some people repair the wire and armor it when it goes bad and never have another problem with it.

The 2500 in diesel is a pulling fool. Get 10 MPG at 65 towing and zero problems in the hills.

I don't like GM, but the truck is pretty good.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:14 PM   #7
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The diesel is great.

There are several weird things on the diesel. GM does not install a lift pump on the diesel engine. Some people add them later others just replace the o-rings in the primer pump when they go bad after 6 or 7 years ($30).

The tow/haul wiring gets rubbed in the steering column. I have been told they still route it the same way. Some people repair the wire and armor it when it goes bad and never have another problem with it.

The 2500 in diesel is a pulling fool. Get 10 MPG at 65 towing and zero problems in the hills.

I don't like GM, but the truck is pretty good.
this is all late model gm trucks from 1999 up with tow haul button .
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:20 PM   #8
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Had an 08 GMC 6.0, it worked well but wouldn't go over 10K towing unless it's ALWAYS flat terrain.
Truck worked flawlessly and suspension/frame is built for towing.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:48 PM   #9
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look @ my sig. to see what I did....the 6.0 was a GAS HOG! was killing me as a daily driver, so I picked up a used Civic...then fell on a GREAT deal for the dually...traded even up, knocked 6mo off term & $20 mo less. If you can find a used diesel for the same $ you'll be glad you did.
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I have a 2011 2500HD LML. Pulls our 34TBOK at 10.8 mpg. On highways sticking to 65, I can get 22. I have gotten 23 on a trip to St. Louis from Memphis. Love the truck and it pulls like a dream. Won't pull with gas again.......
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