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Old 10-19-2014, 10:24 PM   #1
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ok...think I have tow rig figured,,,

Hello all.

well tried to shop around & go the cheaper route...then just figured I'm just gonna have to pay...Pretty much set on getting a New 2014 Chevy 2500HD diesel 4x4. want long bed, but hard to find in my area...unless I order from Chevy....However, pretty pricey as I am sure most of you know...perhaps we can compare the deals we got?

Now I have to decide what toy hauler in need to buy....thinking hard about going 5th wheel....it is going to be a one man show...so what is easiest to handle with one person?

Also, are there easily removable 5th er bed hitches I can get so I can put my 4-wheeler in the bed of my truck when not towing the 'whole show'?
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Old 10-19-2014, 11:19 PM   #2
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I'll be first to say, if you haven't bought yet, strongly consider a 3500hd instead as pin weight can easily get over 3/4 t territory. I really like my b&w companion hitch for our turnover ball system. Couple nuts to loosen and it's back to smooth bed for hauling. Fiver definitely tows better, at least for me. Started with a 7k lb 28ft TT and went to a 13k lb 39' fiver and it tows much nicer with no problems in wind etc. Just wish I would've went for a 1T instead of my 250.
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:32 PM   #3
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hmm...really. I get your point & ur not the first to say that to me......However, this truck will be my daily driver when not hauling the trailer. I'm selling my Infiniti & 1/2 ton Chevy as part of my financing pkg to pay for all this junk..Lol...so, I was kinda trying to stay away from a 1 ton.
'pin weight'? is that equivalent of 'ball weight'? really new to all this "big rig" towing...been towing boats all my life!

I guess I need to do a search on 5th er hitches...to educate myself a bit more...
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:34 PM   #4
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have not checked...but to go from 2500 to 3500 in the truck is it a small or large price change? It is really just heavier duty suspension...correct?
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:46 PM   #5
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well I just looked at the Chevy web-site....

Joel...are you referring to the weight that goes in the bed from the 5th er tongue weight?
I see the 2500 can take almost 2800lbs and the 3500 can handle lots more like 4300lbs.....well this is max payload numbers ... I guess whatever you got except the basic truck??? I have seen several 5ther's with 'pin' 'tongue' or whatever you call it weight in the 2500-2800 lb range...so I guess this does take it out of the 3/4 ton capability huh..?
Am I right with all this?

Damn....this thing keeps growing & growing!!!
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:55 PM   #6
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If your gonna go, go bigger get the one ton.

Little rougher ride but worth it in the long run.

Just wish I had gone 350.......
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thought I was gonna get a TRUCK & TRAILER for around $30-35k....now I'm looking at just a TRUCK for almost $60k......what happened to me???
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thought I was gonna get a TRUCK & TRAILER for around $30-35k....now I'm looking at just a TRUCK for almost $60k......what happened to me???
UMMMM, inflation?
Ordered the SD new in 2010 took six weeks for it to show, well worth the wait in order to get what I wanted.
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Old 10-20-2014, 03:00 PM   #10
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Thanks Idaho... got ya...
any others have opinions...just to beat it into my brain???

I don't want a 3500 ride when not trailering...any way to get an adjustable suspension for these?

Just called my Chevy guy & told him to switch from looking for a 2500 to a 3500!
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