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Old 05-10-2014, 05:22 PM   #31
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Thought I would resurrect this post. Getting closer to retirement and buying a Mini-Lite.
Decided My Sieera would never be a decent tow vehicle. I love it for it's smooth car like ride and great gas mileage. So I bought a second pick-up truck. This one has the factory heavy duty suspension and factory heavy duty towing package with the 3.73 rear end. The quoted towing capacity is 4800 lbs. for my Sierra vs. 8100 lbs. for my new used Silverado. Thanks for all the sugestions the first time around.

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Old 05-11-2014, 06:49 AM   #32
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After reading all responses it sounds like what I went through. I had a 94 Silverado 1500 350 and bought a small TT after upgrading from a pop-up. Added a transmission cooler and brake controller but it still did not cut the mustard. On flat ground it was OK but the overpasses on the expressway killed me and gas mileage went into the toilet. So finally bought a 2500 with the towing package and that was that. I was even able to upgrade to a larger TT so I know you did the right thing.. Happy Camping...

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