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Old 04-25-2015, 10:18 AM   #1051
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Was going to ask what you pull with....we have the 2014 2500HD version of your truck. Will be curious how you feel your truck pulls. Had our truck when we pulled a 4 slide, 13,000 plus #, 37' Jayco Designer (about 12 mpg). Have already looked into another leaf in the suspension...shop guy said it would add about 800# to our limit. Also talked to Chevy and they said (off the record) the weight limits (ours is 15,800#) are based on pulling a trailer, not a fifth wheel, so can add about 10% to our 15,800#....would think you could do the same.
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Old 04-25-2015, 10:20 AM   #1052
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Oops...after reading your response more closely...we have a 2014 Duramax Diesel Silverado, not GMC.
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Old 04-25-2015, 10:48 AM   #1053
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Basically the same truck...except the 3500 model I have has the extra spring. I have driven it around quite a bit and it pulls great. I live in Colorado at 5400 feet, so horsepower is lower here than at sea level due to the thinner air. Still....the truck likes the trailer behind it and when I hitch up, the bed drops very little. Also, I bought a slider hitch....Reese with the Elite series head...but I do not need the slider. The angles on the trailer are cut nicely at an angle to allow for full maneuverability even my crew cab and standard 6'6" bed.

There is good youtube video online showing our truck tested pulling max weight over the continental divide....11,500 feet ASL ...with no problem whatsoever.

I am getting about 12 mpg towing as well.

Headed outside to de-winterize....

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Old 04-25-2015, 10:56 AM   #1054
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Great reply, Marty, thanks. We have the same 16k hitch and we never had to use the slide either. We are in Michignan and travel to Florida to work/camp in a State Park. Will be doing about a month out your way (son, daughter-in-law and new grandson near Salt Lake City) in September. Do we dare exchange email addresses in a forum like this??Let's keep in touch....will enjoy hearing what you think. Steve
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Old 04-25-2015, 02:01 PM   #1055
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:22 PM   #1056
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Picking up our 2016 Spartan 1032 next week....any thoughts so far. What do you like most/least. What do you pull with...how does it work? Any advice for what to ask when we pick it up? Thanks. Steve
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:28 PM   #1057
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Will be getting our 2016 Spartan 1032 next week....will really be interested in what you think. What do use to pull....how does it work? What do you like best/least? Thanks. Steve
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:39 PM   #1058
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After buying the rv...a 2015 GMC Denali 3500HD with a Duramax diesel....5th wheel hitch...and all the accessory stuff required to get started....my cost per night will not get below Ritz Carlton rates until the next turn of the century!!

Best of luck and fun with yours.
Hahahaha. We all feel that way after buying a new camper. I changed pop ups and spent all kinds of money.

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