anyone out there had to have their Duramax injectors replaced ? I guess GM had a "quiet recall" back in 2010. My Duramax only has 80,ooo & I've had no problems. But the guys on the Duramax site say "I will". It's about a $4000 job so I wonder if I should trade up my `03 Duramax before I'm hit w/ that big bill. Thnx in advance
From the Chevy charts it appears that the 1500 will trailer more and pull more than the 2500. Why is that? The comparisons (off the Chevy) website are as follows:
Silverado 2500 GVWR=9500 payload=3347 Max trailering(3.73=) 9700 GCWR(3.73)= 16000
Silverado 1500 GVWR=7200 payload = 1947 (2500 wins here)Max trailering = 11300 GCWR = 16700
I don't understand that comment about a "1500 maxing out payload first". My 6000+lb. TT has a tongue weight of 650 lbs. That leaves 1350lbs still avail payload in the Silverado 1500. If 2 pax = 400 lbs. that leaves 900 lbs in the bed. I figure my generator, compressor, truck junk, golf clubs, TT pads,etc. will weigh 300lbs. So- I can't understand about a "1500 always maxing out payload first". Not arguing, just confused.
If a new 1500 w/ max trailering pkg will trailer 11300 & its GCWR is 16700; it "seems" that my 6000 TT & a 7200lb truck (that's maxed out weight-GVWR), leave me safely at about 75% of my "factory max capability". What am I missing ? thnx again-everyone!
Correction to my first post. I said " TL did not publish the GVWR. But after reading the towing advise on this website, I was surprised. It looks like to me they were probably towing within about 96% of their GVWR."
I meant GCVWR- Gross Combined Vehicle Weight Rating. I'm betting this truck/trailer combo is too close to the GCVWR. Sorry-should've proof read better.
Just to muddy up the water some more, here's a puzzler. Reading the Apr 2013 Trailer Life, I read a review on a 9000lb (wet/loaded weight) TT being pulled by a new F-150, V-6 turbochg'ed, 3.5 L. The F-150 had a "towing rating" of 9600 lbs. The F-150 itself weighs 6500 lbs I think. TL did not publish the GVWR. But after reading the towing advise on this website, I was surprised. It looks like to me they were probably towing within about 96% of their GVWR. The article extolled the V-6, no problems accelerating or stopping, etc. etc. No tongue droop, no swaying. Don't know what hitch they used. (a WD hitch I hope) I was surprised to see Trailer Life promoting this "perfect" towing combination. I thought from my reading that this is way too heavy a TT for this truck. Maybe there is something I missed. Any thoughts on it ? I wondered if any of this site's "experts" had seen it also. Thnx in advance.
does anyone know of a RV window shade installation location ? Not MCD in McKinney, TX. I find plenty of mail order places, but none that install. We want pleated insulated shades/blinds and need someone who will install them for us. Our TT is in Killeen but we can travel almost any place in the South, SE or SW. thnx.