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Old 09-03-2016, 05:43 PM   #11
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12k is diesel territory. At a minimum, SRW 1 ton.
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Old 09-03-2016, 05:54 PM   #12
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12k is diesel territory. At a minimum, SRW 1 ton.
X 2. An F350 SWD up to 14,500 then dually area for max comfort.
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Old 09-03-2016, 06:45 PM   #13
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Just a small point of contention. A new 3/4 T GMC/Silverado gaser is rated a just over 14,000# 5er towing. The rear tongue towing is maxed at 13,000#. As is the Duramax. 5er towing for the Duramax is much higher however.
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Old 09-03-2016, 07:09 PM   #14
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Should have looked at the 6.4 hemi 410 hp 429 torque 3.73 gears. I had a 6.0 with 3.73 s the hemi is a much better vehicle. Gm puts 4.10 s in to compensate more fuel all the time. Ram has got some real great deals mine listed at 56 and change online price was 45 fully loaded Laramie also the gm is 360 hp 380 torque
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Old 09-04-2016, 01:08 AM   #15
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I have a 2016 Chev 2500 HD gas and pull a 31' 5er- 9122# loaded with no problems and getting 9.4 to 9.7 miles /gal.


That's impressive. I had a 2014 and could only average 7.5-8 mpg towing a 7000lbs loaded TT. Maybe the aerodynamics of a TT and 3.73 gears were a problem in my case, but nearly 10mpg in a gasser is impressive all the same.
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Old 09-04-2016, 01:27 AM   #16
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Gas vs. diesel.....3/4 ton vs. 1ton.....Chevy, Ford, Dodge....this conversation is endless! It happens almost every day, and it is just opinions. Just do what is safe, and recommended by the mfg of the truck that you're interested in. Payload will be the determining factor in your choice....just sayin'!
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Old 09-04-2016, 02:23 PM   #17
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Buy a diesel and be done sorry
You will not enjoy the fuel mileage nor the constant shifting and high revving of a gasser and that weight.


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My 6.4 hemi doesn't shift nearly as much as the 6.0 vortec, the 6.0 has no torque especially with 3.73s that's why gm uses 4.10 s standard rear in the new ones. I have 3.73s in mine cc no problem pulling anywhere, been out rt 78 Easton and west and zero complaints with power.
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That's impressive. I had a 2014 and could only average 7.5-8 mpg towing a 7000lbs loaded TT. Maybe the aerodynamics of a TT and 3.73 gears were a problem in my case, but nearly 10mpg in a gasser is impressive all the same.
My 2016 2500 HD has a 4:10-- Love this truck- always had Ford's. But this a LT DBL and fits in my garage. Looked at the Ram 2500 HD Gas 6.4- just could not make myself like the looks of it. The hill climbing test (at high altitude) In a video I watched (under full load) the Chevrolet bested the Ford and Ram 2500's
oops I'll regret saying that !
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My 2016 2500 HD has a 4:10-- Love this truck- always had Ford's. But this a LT DBL and fits in my garage. Looked at the Ram 2500 HD Gas 6.4- just could not make myself like the looks of it. The hill climbing test (at high altitude) In a video I watched (under full load) the Chevrolet bested the Ford and Ram 2500's
oops I'll regret saying that !
Don't regret it. Saw several Ram commercials best the others as well. Ford may have a commercial as well showing it on top or just may figure it does not need to. After all, there are many reasons Ford outsells the others. LOL
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Old 09-06-2016, 09:25 PM   #20
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I used to pull my 340RK with a 2500 HD Silverado gas for some months but was not fun, specially on the hills. I traded for a 3500 diesel. NP now.
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