Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-24-2019, 07:47 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 143
New Chevy truck reliability?

Im curious if anyone can give me some feedback on the reliability of the newer 2500 hd trucks. When I mean reliability I mean the reliability after 50k. Years ago I had a 2005 Chevy 1500 and it was the most unreliable vehicle ever made. That thing had the stupidest most random issues ever. I swore Id never buy GM again but I do like the extra payload a 3/4 2500 has over the Tundras. Im not interested in fords, diesels, dodge or Nissan, just asking about the Chevys. So wondering if Chevy has improved their reliability since the old days?
__________________

deepseadan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2019, 07:59 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Crusadernoob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 800
We've got an 06 that I wouldn't hesitate to tow our 5er anywhere right now and it's got over 210k on it. The 2500, 3500 gas and diesel are very tough trucks and I wouldn't recommend one if I didn't trust them enough to get the job done, period.
__________________

__________________
2006 2500HD CCSB 2WD 2014 Crusader 285RET
Nights camped in 2013 - not enough!, 2014 37, 2015 40, 2016 39, 2017 38, 2018 36, 2019 37, 2020 9
Crusadernoob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2019, 08:06 PM   #3
Georgia Rally Coordinator
 
aceinspp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: GA
Posts: 16,396
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crusadernoob View Post
We've got an 06 that I wouldn't hesitate to tow our 5er anywhere right now and it's got over 210k on it. The 2500, 3500 gas and diesel are very tough trucks and I wouldn't recommend one if I didn't trust them enough to get the job done, period.
I had a 2015 Chevy 2500 that I bought new but I only had 40000 miles on it when I traded. It served me well and 0 issues and all miles where basically towing miles. It had the 6.0 with 4:10 gears. I had Chevys all my life but I tend to trade about every 4 to 5 years and Chevy was not coming up with anything new same old interior and inferior to what truck I have now. If I decide to buy again I may look at Chevy again. Time will tell. Later RJD
__________________
2020 Shasta Phoenix SPF 27RKSS
2018 Dodge Ram 2500 6.4 3:73 gearing. Traded 2015 Chevy 2500 6.0, 4:10
Traded 2015 30WRLIKS V-Lite
Days camped 2019 62
Days camped 2020 24
aceinspp is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2019, 08:14 PM   #4
SPRING IS COMING!!!
 
BriaBeck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Southern Illissouri
Posts: 635
If I remember, 2005 was about the time that GM was having some financial difficulties and facing bankruptcy. They cheapened their final product in an effort to stay afloat... and their quality suffered.


I don't know if it's a fair comparison to compare a truck from that generation to what is coming out today when times are better after they got bailed out by the US taxpayer. Any comparison should show that today's product is higher quality than those from 10-15 years ago. At least I would hope so!
__________________
Brian & Becky
__________________________________

2018 Avenger ATI 27RBS, pushing a 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Duramax w/ Allison 1000


BriaBeck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2019, 08:20 PM   #5
Georgia Rally Coordinator
 
aceinspp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: GA
Posts: 16,396
I'd say any of the big 3 trucks today will perform better than they ever use to. Take your pick. Later RJD
__________________
2020 Shasta Phoenix SPF 27RKSS
2018 Dodge Ram 2500 6.4 3:73 gearing. Traded 2015 Chevy 2500 6.0, 4:10
Traded 2015 30WRLIKS V-Lite
Days camped 2019 62
Days camped 2020 24
aceinspp is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2019, 08:20 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 230
Quote:
Originally Posted by deepseadan View Post
Im curious if anyone can give me some feedback on the reliability of the newer 2500 hd trucks. When I mean reliability I mean the reliability after 50k. Years ago I had a 2005 Chevy 1500 and it was the most unreliable vehicle ever made. That thing had the stupidest most random issues ever. I swore Id never buy GM again but I do like the extra payload a 3/4 2500 has over the Tundras. Im not interested in fords, diesels, dodge or Nissan, just asking about the Chevys. So wondering if Chevy has improved their reliability since the old days?
https://www.autoblog.com/photos/the-...#slide-7456212
__________________
Unencumbered By The Thought Process
tande is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2019, 08:22 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Kalamazoo
Posts: 1,795
There has not been a dodge truck in forever and you are overlooking a great truck in Ram.
Kimber45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2019, 08:23 PM   #8
Georgia Rally Coordinator
 
aceinspp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: GA
Posts: 16,396
Quote:
Originally Posted by tande View Post
Not much that they said More if its on the internet must be true. Ba hum bug. Later RJD
__________________
2020 Shasta Phoenix SPF 27RKSS
2018 Dodge Ram 2500 6.4 3:73 gearing. Traded 2015 Chevy 2500 6.0, 4:10
Traded 2015 30WRLIKS V-Lite
Days camped 2019 62
Days camped 2020 24
aceinspp is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2019, 08:29 PM   #9
Grammar Pedant
 
67L48's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Frederick, CO
Posts: 1,486
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimber45 View Post
There has not been a dodge truck in forever and you are overlooking a great truck in Ram.
Good catch. I think we reached the 10-year mark of Ram ... Dodge hasn't made a truck in a decade, but people still refer to that brand. It's still a whole lot better than the owners who keep referring to their Cummings engine. Ugh.

All 3 make a great truck. All 3 have a non-zero defect rate. Pick the one you like best.
__________________
Every time you use an apostrophe to make a word plural, a puppy dies.

RV: 2018 Rockwood Mini Lite 2504S
TV: 2019 F-350 Lariat 4WD CCSB 6.7 PSD 3.55, 3,591 lb payload
Former RV: 2007 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah
Former TV: 2005 F-150 King Ranch 4WD SCrew 5.4L Tow Package
67L48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2019, 08:45 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
robbiels7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: New port Richey FL
Posts: 1,356
My 08 Sierra is just shy of 150,000 the only thing besides maintenance stuff was a tpms sensor. The truck is rock solid and runs like a champ.
robbiels7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2019, 08:47 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Go West's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Posts: 129
Our '07 Avalanche has that era's 2500 series drivetrain: 6.0L Vortec, 4L60E heavy duty transmission, 4.10 rear-end, oil & transmission coolers, etc.

170,000 miles and the old Avy is still going strong. If I needed a 3/4 ton, I would not hesitate to buy a new-generation Chevy 2500HD.
__________________
________________________
2017 Cherokee Grey Wolf 25RL
2017 Nissan Titan SV 4x4
Husky Centerline TS
Go West is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2019, 09:05 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 413
51,000 on my 2015. The only thing that went wrong was the DEF tank heater burned out under warranty.
__________________
2015 Solaire 201SS
2015 GMC 2500HD Duramax
PSU Turf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2019, 09:12 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 402
You may have got a bad truck or had a bad service department working on it but I worked for Chevy back in 05 and those trucks were really good trucks. I still have a 05 Tahoe that has served us great for 160,000 miles. My 07 that I tow with has 115,000 and is hardly ever driven without a trailer of some kind hooked to it. I think the competition in the truck market is too tight for any manufacturer to build junk these days. They will all have a problem sometime but trucks are way better than they were 20 years ago.
bigmurph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2019, 09:14 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 126
I have a 2013 and was thinking of buying new. The active fuel management on the 2020 was a deal breaker for me.
Nascon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2019, 09:14 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
NMWildcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southern NM
Posts: 5,749
Don't even understand this question. Chevy has more older trucks on the road than anybody else, depending on which statistics you believe.

Ok, so you got a lemon. Can happen with any brand, any year. Asking folks if any brand is more reliable than another for any year is something that nobody can realistically answer.

You want a new truck? Buy it and take your chances like the rest of us. At least we know that the chances of getting a lemon in any truck is astronomically lower than in the RV realm!
__________________
Scott and Liz - Southern NM
2012 Wildcat Sterling 32RL - w/level up (best option ever)
2007 Chevy 2500HD 4dr short bed Duramax w/allison
Reese Fifth Airborne air ride king pin coupler with Sidewinder
NMWildcat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2019, 09:36 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
B and B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 10,640
Send a message via AIM to B and B
I say buy a Ford with a Diesel. Best towing vehicle I have owned. New GM come close but being first year is a do not buy till its proven.

It just wasn't 2005 GM had issues try 1994 GMC Safari with a V6 complete POS 4.3 L engine and electrics and 1974 Chev Suburban with 454 Big Block complete train wreck.

Best GM TV was a 1971 Suburban with a 350. Great Truck!
B and B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2019, 05:52 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
BigH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Posts: 826
The consumer report...report...my understanding is the engine problems were related to the new Duramax but I lost faith in consumer reports researching motorcycles a few years ago when they were giving the high marks to a company that had more than twice the recalls of the next highest brand. Makes you wonder who they are polling (kinda like some other polls a couple years ago).

I've worked with the same contractors for almost two decades and we talk trucks. I've watched them switch from diesels to gas and like someone else said, no one builds a never going to have a problem truck 100% of the time.

If you search on the Silverado 6.0 forums, that motor turns up all the time with 200,000 trouble free working miles. I saw a guy that delivers trailer loads with his and is now over 500,000 miles with only replacing a water pump and two alternators (maybe vise-versa). One of the contractors I deal with at work has a 6.0 plow truck that just went over 200,000 miles. He pulls a trailer all summer and plows in the winter. Another contractor has been a friend for many years (we had very similar Fords for our last trucks -talk about problems ) he has a 2500 Chevy 6.0...he says it works better than the Ford it replaced.

I don't think any of the big three current trucks are bad but if I was buying today I would buy before the new motors hit the ground. -While I like that they are updating I prefer low risk in a tow vehicle...the old 6.0 fits that mindset.

I'm not brand loyal. I've had Dodge/Ram/Ford/Nissan/Chevy...I research and buy what suits my needs. My Chevy 6.0 has been great pulling a 9,500lb trailer and if it was in an accident, I would replace it with the same thing. To answer your question directly, my research showed that nothing out there in the HD gasser class has a better chance of being trouble free than the Chevy 6.0.

Good luck.
__________________
17 Chevy 2500 DC Long box Gasser Z71 4.10
18 Vengeance 28V
BigH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2019, 06:14 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
nomad297's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 4,038
I currently own a 2015 3500HD 6.0 gas SRW and a 2016 3500HD 6.0 gas SRW, both with over 50,000 miles on them. Before these trucks I owned a 2004 2500HD 6.0 gas SRW and a 2005 3500HD Duramax diesel SRW.

I have had no problems at all with either of my newer trucks. With both of the older trucks, the only real problems I had were rusting brake lines. I got rid of the diesel truck in 2015 when it had about 200,000 miles on it and it began to have little problems here and there that began to add up to more than a new truck payment every month. I got rid of the 2004 gas truck because my wife made me. I loved that truck, and it was one heck of a towing machine.

Bruce
__________________
2016 Rockwood Windjammer 3029W Diamond
2015 Chevy 3500HD LTZ 6.0 Crew Cab 4x4 Long Bed 4.10:1 SRW
nomad297 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2019, 06:41 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
jrk341's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Etters,PA
Posts: 238
Chevy has more older trucks on the road than anybody else, depending on which statistics you believe


Yea, 85% of the Chevys are still on the road the other 15% actually made it home!!Just kidding, a little Monday humor.
jrk341 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2019, 06:55 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Dave Lyon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Oshawa, ON
Posts: 928
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrk341 View Post
Chevy has more older trucks on the road than anybody else, depending on which statistics you believe


Yea, 85% of the Chevys are still on the road the other 15% actually made it home!!Just kidding, a little Monday humor.
Haha.....that is funny
__________________

__________________
Dave, Southern,ON



2017 GMC SLT HD All Terrain Crew Cab (6' 6" Box) 2012 Roo 23SS
E2 Trunnion WDH (1,000 lb / 10,000 lb)
Dave Lyon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
truck

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:35 AM.


×