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Old 06-27-2015, 09:08 AM   #1
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Chevy chassis 3500 or 4500?

Dumb question...I forgot to ask the dealer when I bought it.

I've got a new 2301, it's a 2015 built on a 2014 Chevy chassis. There are no emblems,stickers or anything else that I can see on the Chevy part of the camper that indicates if it's a 3500 or 4500 series. I'm assuming it's a 4500 as the GVW is 14.2k lbs but wanted to check and make sure. Once it's broken in I want to swap out the rear differential lube to full synthetic and I want to know what chassis I have so I'll be able to determine what axle I have. Or, maybe they both use the same rear axle?

Any Chevy gurus out there?
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:29 AM   #2
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I'm not a Chevy guru.... But if you take the VIN of your Chevy, not the motor home, there are several on line VIN decoders that should answer your questions...
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:33 AM   #3
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I'm not a Chevy guru.... But if you take the VIN of your Chevy, not the motor home, there are several on line VIN decoders that should answer your questions...
Great, thanks! I'll give that a shot and see what I come up with.
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:37 AM   #4
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Thanks again RedLdr1. I copy and pasted my VIN onto one of the decoding websites and it shows me it's a G4500 chassis.
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Old 06-27-2015, 01:18 PM   #5
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My 2015 Forester with the 2014 cutaway says 4500 on the side. I haven't heard of them using anything other than 4500's.
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Old 06-27-2015, 01:19 PM   #6
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If showing 14200 it is a Chevy 4500 chassis. Don't think FR is using a Chevy 3500 for anything now.
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Old 06-27-2015, 02:30 PM   #7
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My 2015 Forester with the 2014 cutaway says 4500 on the side. I haven't heard of them using anything other than 4500's.
It's funny, for whatever reason mine doesn't have the 4500 decal or emblem on it. That's what got me curious in the first place.
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You might check also as GM is now using a lot of synthetic oils in there vehicles. Later RJD
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Old 06-27-2015, 02:47 PM   #9
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You might check also as GM is now using a lot of synthetic oils in there vehicles. Later RJD
Thanks. Even if they are I like to change the differential lube after 1500 or so miles. I've done it with the last couple of vehicles that I bought new and it's amazing how much crap, small pieces of metal and debris comes out of the "new" differential.
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We stopped using the 3500 a few years back.
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