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Old 07-01-2015, 01:55 PM   #21
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The new Silverado is long bed only and crew cab, so for me it's to long and I'll walk before I drive a ford. I may try a dodge one day.


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Old 07-01-2015, 04:00 PM   #22
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Join the HDT crowd and get a big truck with a Smart on the back and tow what ever 5th wheel you want. Some say we are crazy or over kill but with patience & time you can find one ready to go and cheaper then a new pick up. It took me about a year before I found mine, Check out Escapees forums under the HDT threads for plenty of info. Plus never a hard time parking the Smart.
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:17 PM   #23
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Plus never a hard time parking the Smart.
I better get a bike trailer so I can pull my kids behind it.
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:51 PM   #24
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I better get a bike trailer so I can pull my kids behind it.
I hear you there, we had to wait till the kids don't want to go anymore, now they just ask to borrow the truck & camper
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Old 07-01-2015, 05:01 PM   #25
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Dually You will never have to upgrade your TV.
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Old 07-01-2015, 05:42 PM   #26
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go with hutch can't go wrong with a drw
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Old 07-01-2015, 05:57 PM   #27
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Chicken.

MANY drive thrus are doable.

Even many parking garages are, as well.
No, Burgers.......not chicken....
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Old 07-01-2015, 06:06 PM   #28
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Please a have a look at the Lemon Aid book by Phil Edmonston. He's been a Canadian consumer advocate for vehicles for years and his books are totally unbiased as he doesn't accept any advertising.

He says it like it is and gives you the hidden warranties and service bulletins that the car manufacturers won't tell you about.

I first bought his book when I had problems with my brand new Olds Calais and everything that was wrong with it, was in his book.

It's been my vehicle buying guide since and it's never steered me wrong. Some people have told me that $35 for a book is expensive with everything that you can find on line for free, but really....when you think of the investment your going to make ($50k or $60+) for a vehicle, $35 is a drop in the bucket.

I told myself I would never buy a GM again, but I just bought a 2015 Silverado HD LTZ and I love it so far and that's the one that was recommended in the Lemon Aid book.

Like he said, there is no perfect vehicle out there, but his book can help you make an informed decision.

Happy shopping!
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Old 07-01-2015, 07:05 PM   #29
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Sorry to say length is part of the equation. Dulley is longer. It comes with a 8ft box compared to the 6'6 ft box. This is for Chevy don't know about other brands. If you get the extended cab it's a tad bit shorter. I've owned both . Try going to Charleston SC park a dulley on the street and your sticking out in traffic. Lot of Historic type towns can not handle these large vehicles and you park a long ways away from the action. Later RJD
Most of Durango Co wont let you park the larger trucks on the street
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I've had a Ford 7.3 diesel Dually Crew cab, then two different Dodge Cummins Dually Extended Cabs, and now a 2007 GMC 2500HD Short (Std) bed CrewCab Duramax. All 4x4s. We pull 5th wheels. After fighting maneuvering, parking and car wash problems with the dually, we decided to go with the smaller vehicle and have been VERY pleased with that decision. Key factor is how much pin weight you have to carry. We are able to carry a 50 gal auxiliary fuel tank (full) plus our Montana 2955 with all tanks filled and are still within 50# of the rear axle rating. Call that close enough. I would never go back to a dually. Only improvement I would make if I purchased a new truck is to go to a SRW 1 ton to get another 1000# bed capacity.
Note that all were 4x4's which I greatly recommend, regardless of whether dually or not. I've been trapped at least twice on RR tracks, truck on one side, 5r on other with gravel under the rear wheels and no traction. Push a button and 4x4 solves the problem.
Good luck with your decision.
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