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Old 07-28-2013, 11:48 AM   #1
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2009 Chevrolet 2500HD or 2011 Ford F350

I am looking for a bigger truck. I found a 2009 Duramax for 31995 with 74000 miles on it. Are these good trucks? I was also looking at a 2011 Ford F350 with the 6.7L with a little less miles but they want 39900. I think that the 2500HD is strong enough to pull my Sabre. What truck would you choose? The F350 has gotten good recommendations but am also watching the $ I have to spend.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:52 AM   #2
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I have a stock 08 duramax and pull a 31rets-6 with it. don't know its back there.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:55 AM   #3
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The Ford should have much more payload capacity than the Chev...may not need it now, but would for the next camper.

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Old 07-28-2013, 12:05 PM   #4
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I am looking for a bigger truck. I found a 2009 Duramax for 31995 with 74000 miles on it. Are these good trucks? I was also looking at a 2011 Ford F350 with the 6.7L with a little less miles but they want 39900. I think that the 2500HD is strong enough to pull my Sabre. What truck would you choose? The F350 has gotten good recommendations but am also watching the $ I have to spend.
I absolutely LOVE my 2008 Duramax. I would not swap it for a 2014 Ford (no fights - just my opinion!)

At 74,000 that Duramax is just getting broken in and you can expect good service for another 300,000 miles.
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I am looking for a bigger truck. I found a 2009 Duramax for 31995 with 74000 miles on it. Are these good trucks? I was also looking at a 2011 Ford F350 with the 6.7L with a little less miles but they want 39900. I think that the 2500HD is strong enough to pull my Sabre. What truck would you choose? The F350 has gotten good recommendations but am also watching the $ I have to spend.
I drive a 2011 f250 6.7 diesel.
My best friend has a 2010 2500hd Denali Gmc
We both pull 39 foot bunkhouse 5ers. (Wildcat 344qb for me and a Crusader 355bh for him)

Both trucks loaded. They are amazing vehicles.
You are in a win/win situation here. Truly awesome trucks. Both pull like freight trains and literally could care less if trailer is back there.
I have spent significant time in both and basically it all comes down to preference/dealer.

Most guys here envy your choices.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:29 PM   #6
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Can't go wrong with either choice!
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Can't go wrong with either choice!
X2. I have the 2007 2500 HD , but the F350 would be tempting also. A little suprized and happy yhat the resale value is so high...
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The only thing I would add is the Ford may still have Ford's premium care warranty bumper to bumper warranty as many people opt for it. My 11 has it as well as my 09 Escape, and I would think it would be extra peace of mind buying any used vehicle I know it was a selling point for me.
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From what I've read from your other post you only intend to move your RV to and off a seasonal site and maybe a trip to the dealer for warranty work. If that's the case I'll say again, get/pay someone to move it for you. You will be way ahead $$$$$$ wise. Why get rid of a perfectly good F150 for a 3/4 or one Ton for a couple of moves a year? Believe me the F150 is a much better daily driver. Just my 2 cents worth.

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Old 07-30-2013, 10:56 AM   #10
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Payload

For me it isn't an issue of Chevy Vs Ford Vs Dodge. A one ton will just have more payload hands down. Take your pin weight, weight of occupants and cargo and see what is left over on the 2500. I just purchased a 2014 F-350 and the difference in payload between the F-250 & F-350 was almost 1000 pounds with almost no difference in the ride. Glad I made the choice. As a matter of fact we are on our first day of a shake down cruise with our new Sabre 32-RCTS-6 and loving it. So far nothing major to complain about...
Good luck to you.
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