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Old 08-30-2015, 09:59 PM   #71
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:01 PM   #72
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:12 PM   #73
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Gosh that's a shame about your TV. I keep the OnStar active in both of our vehicles just in case. Hope you recover your truck. Intact.
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Old 08-31-2015, 12:09 AM   #74
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So sorry to hear of your misfortune! Have you considered looking to find a rental tv for the weekend? You might find something - anything to get you there & back. Try asking around at a local rv dealership. Maybe they have some ideas. Hate to lose your camping weekend too!
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:33 AM   #75
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Old 08-31-2015, 09:15 AM   #76
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The Chevy 2500 Duramax is a great tow vehicle, but something a little less pricey you may want to look at is the new Silverado 1500 with the Max Trailering Package. This truck has an 11,400 Lb towing capacity. I tow a 7300 lb Rockwood 8293RKSS and the towing improvement over my old 1999 Silverado 1500 is amazing. I can cruise the highway at 70 mph with cruise control on and the anti sway system almost makes you forget you have a trailer behind you. When you climb a hill the engine rpm smoothly increases about 1000 rpm with smooth, even acceleration. I am sure a Duramax would be better on the hills, but here in the Southeast, our hills aren't that big so the 5.3 does a good job. Unlike towing with my old truck, towing with this 2015 Silverado 1500 is actually relaxing; no constant steering corrections or tense moments when an 18 wheeler fly's by. This may not be the truck you would want or need, but if your trailer weight is compatible, you may want to consider it. Good luck and I'm sorry some bum is forcing you to buy a new truck.
All the trucks are good if set up correctly. The one that amazes me the most is the 3.5 liter ecoboost with the max tow package. It tows with no effort because it has a flat torque curve just like a diesel. The problem with the 5.3, the Hemi or Fords own 5.0 is the V8 has peak torque at a high rpm. when you tow and hit hills or mountains it is going to downshift to find that torque peak. The ecoboost has well over 400 lbs ft of torque from 1500 rpm's to 5,000 rpms on a flat not a curve. Big difference.
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Old 08-31-2015, 09:44 AM   #77
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You guys hoping he get this thing back are insane!!!! If someone ever steals one of my vehicles I hope and pray I never see it again. That thing will be a complete wreck when you get it back and you have no idea how or through what it has been driven. Not to mention you will have had nasty stinking low-life thieves sitting in it. My advice is to find your new TV now, go camping, and worry about the settlement later. If they find the old one, get rid of it and take the loss and move on.
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Old 08-31-2015, 09:53 AM   #78
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That stinks. sorry to hear your plans have been severely altered. I'm pissed off for you.
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All the trucks are good if set up correctly. The one that amazes me the most is the 3.5 liter ecoboost with the max tow package. It tows with no effort because it has a flat torque curve just like a diesel. The problem with the 5.3, the Hemi or Fords own 5.0 is the V8 has peak torque at a high rpm. when you tow and hit hills or mountains it is going to downshift to find that torque peak. The ecoboost has well over 400 lbs ft of torque from 1500 rpm's to 5,000 rpms on a flat not a curve. Big difference.
Agreed 100%, I enjoyed what I had and made a change to F 250 Powerstroke because of future plans and a great deal!
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Sorry to hear about your truck - I hope they catch the $OBs!

As for a new truck, I really like what Dodge is doing with the 2016 Cummings/Aisin drivetrain. It's a pretty beastly setup!

Like others, if this is going to be your truck until it falls apart, consider getting a 1 ton. In fact, take a hard look (and test drive) a dually. The Laramie Longhorn we test drove rode as smooth as a 1/2 ton. We were really amazed! The only downside is it IS a big beast - no front row parking for you - it's off to the back 40 truck parking lot with this ride

Of course, would you expect anything else from a truck that can yank 31K while carrying 8K cargo?
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