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RE: 2016 silverado/sierra duramax next Gen ??

I think when GM went to that larger fuel tank, Titan fuel tanks cried a river.
ksss 10/06/15 09:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Colorado/Canyon

I suspect that they use Ike, not because it is frequently traveled but it is an easy way to test and compare towing capability. I have never pulled over it, and would avoid it if I had an option to do so. However it is a great way to compare and contrast pickup performance. Much more revelent than quarter mile times. If a tow rig can own Ike it likely can handle about anything in North America. The little Dmax should be pretty much bulletproof. They have been running this motor in other parts of the world for some time now. I will take a guess that the little truck stays above 40 mph going over the hill at max payload. I look forward to this test regardless, but I really want to see what the real world MPG results are going to be.
ksss 10/04/15 08:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Colorado/Canyon

The Avalanche looking thing in the back is part of an optional (and very expensive) offroad package. Should this little pickup hit in the low to mid thirties MPG, they will sell regardless of fuel prices. The specs on this pickup are nearly identical to those of the 6.5 TD of years past. While it is not going to replace anyone's HD tow rig, it is not just helpless transportation, but should be capable to perform light duty towing. I think they will easily hit their 10% take rate they are shooting for. I am going to take one for a test drive when they come out. I like the idea of one.
ksss 10/04/15 10:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 silverado/sierra duramax next Gen ??

It is interesting. Mine says OK until it gets to around 25% and then it gives you percentages and miles until empty. I would also like to see it give percentages the entire range from 100% to 0%. At 25% I still had 800 or so miles until I was out of DEF.
ksss 10/02/15 04:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Windows Breaking in Fuzion 342 from Rocks

I lost one last year in my 342 on a just chipped highway. That is the only one.
ksss 10/02/15 04:14pm Toy Haulers
RE: 2016 silverado/sierra duramax next Gen ??

Yea I would like to see the DEF tank moved. I don't think it is the issue that some like to make it to be, but never the less, it is perceived to be an issue by many, so they should move it for no other reason than to shut people up about it. I filled mine for the first time since I bought the pickup a couple weeks ago. I filled it at a truck stop. I don't mind the under the hood fill location. That urea is kind interesting stuff when it dries. Kinda looks like cement. No wonder it takes out fuel systems.
ksss 10/01/15 10:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 silverado/sierra duramax next Gen ??

I had not heard the frame redo until a week ago or so which came from the commercial sales manager here. I think if they are going to need to if they plan on challenging Ford at the 32K pound tow rating.
ksss 10/01/15 07:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 silverado/sierra duramax next Gen ??

The 2017 HD GM trucks are getting the next gen Duramax and new frames. 2016 HD will be a short model year. The 16 HD's wont show until Nov. or so and the new HD will be here late Summer. So I was told.
ksss 10/01/15 07:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: New 2017 Superduties

From the picture, I would say the dually fenders look better than the current SD version which is nothing but gawd aweful.
ksss 09/27/15 04:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Shocks

I see Bilsteins posted all the time on this forum. However, I have to ask, does anybody run the Rancho 9000 XL? I've personally been curious about this shock. It's an adjustable shock so you can set it to a softer setting for daily driving duties and then set it so something more aggressive for towing when you need more dampening. I run them on my 06 3500. I like them. They don't get the press that the Bilsteins get, but I think they do a great job with the added flexibility of being adjustable.
ksss 09/10/15 12:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: New fusion420 or new XLR 420?

My dealer says working with the Fuzion folks on warranty issues is great. Probably the best one the service guys recommended. But that being said, a lot of that has to do with your own dealer and their relationship with each manufacturer. My dealer sells a LOT of Fuzions but usually only carries a few XLRs at a time. On the other hand, if you're going to keep the 2500, you gotta go with the XLR. In my opinion, hitch weight is THE biggest factor when hauling with a single rear wheeled truck. I've gone from an F450 back to an F350 SRW. The XLRs are high on my list for our next toy hauler because they seem geared toward lighter pin weights; even on the triple axle models. I've also had great success with all my Forest River campers. I have had really good experiences with Fuzion and their warranty support, but I credit the dealer with a lot of that. I like the Fuzion trailers, I have had two and doubt that I will look elsewhere.
ksss 09/07/15 08:31pm Toy Haulers
RE: GMC/Chevy HD gasser question

Today I pulled 12500 up a 6% grade that goes for 5 miles with my 6.0 and was passing semis. That motor is so dam strong, it will drink gas but it flat will pull a load. Unfortunately it looks like we will be trading off the 6.0 on a Duramax this week. I am gonna miss that truck, likely my personal all time favorite.
ksss 09/01/15 10:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GMC/Chevy HD gasser question

I went across the scales with a combined weight of 29600 with a gooseneck trailer and equipment. My 2015 6.0 has been pulling this weight off and on all Summer, up to about 7000 feet. It pulls it surprisingly well. A Duramax would certainly pull it better but the capacity of the truck is very impressive.
ksss 08/31/15 09:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 8.1 versus 6.00

I can tell you I'm at the upper limit of what the 6.0 can do at approx 8500-9000lbs. Sure, it does great on the flats but get it up in the mountains and it falls a little short. Combine 7-8 mpg towing with a 26 gallon tank, well do the math. The 8.1's were in the duallys and the workhorse chassis motorhomes, for a reason. With the cruise set at 65 it'll hit second on a majority of overpasses, that get's aggravating on a long day of driving. Upper limit at 9K? That is not even a warm up. I am running at a combined weight of 29K at 5-7K feet with my 2015 3500 with the 6.0L
ksss 08/29/15 04:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge 6.4 hemisphere vs Chevy 6.0

The 2017 HD gas GM trucks will have the 6.2L in it. I don't know the details of that engine. However if it has the DNA of the engine in the half ton. It might really be worth the wait. Where have you heard this? I know there are a lot of rumors about this, but nothing concrete. As for the Ike Gauntlet tests, it sounds like they keep the trucks in drive to make things "equal" as they say. I would like to see 2 test back to back, one in drive, then a test that they manually control the trans. Then the results would be a combination of the two tests! http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2015/07/spied-2017-chevrolet-silverado-3500-gmc-sierra-3500.html http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2015/07/spied-2017-chevrolet-silverado-3500-gmc-sierra-3500.html
ksss 08/23/15 08:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GMs new 6.2 gasser in HD trucks ??

The 6.2 is going in the HD in 2017 along with the more powerful Dmax. I don't know the power settings, I would bet it wont be aluminum like the half ton version, hopefully it shares the power and mileage of the half ton version.
ksss 08/23/15 03:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge 6.4 hemisphere vs Chevy 6.0

The 2017 HD gas GM trucks will have the 6.2L in it. I don't know the details of that engine. However if it has the DNA of the engine in the half ton. It might really be worth the wait.
ksss 08/22/15 09:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2006 Duramax LLY vs. LBZ

Yes, the '06 6spd lly is the same as the LBZ. It has all the revisions except for the finalized tune of the LBZ. If you are still concerned, check the diesel place dot com for further clarification. Christopherglenn is also correct about reading the flash. I'm just adding this redundancy because there was some innacuracies in earlier posts. Good luck, if all checks out, I would have no issues bumping the tune to at least LBZ stats. Neighbor has a 36', or larger toyhauler he pulls out to Glamis through hills,desert, winds, and has been doing it since '06 when he bought his LBZ. It's also raised, big tires for the sand and tuned +40hp. Desert out near Palm Springs can cook, he has had no issues. FWIW. I have a 40 hp tune on my LBZ. Makes a huge difference.
ksss 08/18/15 05:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1500 and hitch or holdout for 2500

A buddy of mine just traded in a 2015 2500HD Black in color with a 6.0 LT with leather, 40/20 split front seat, 9K miles to Tad Jenkins Chevy in Rigby, Idaho. He bought the same truck with a Duramax. You might get a great deal on that truck if it is what your looking for. We are 90 miles from Yellowstone park and the Grand Teton NP, you can make trip out of it.
ksss 08/14/15 04:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New 2016 Colorado diesel rating released

`This reversal on the price of gas verse diesel has admittedly caught me by surprise. I bought my '15 3500HD with a 6.0 for intermediate towing, I had a '12 2500HD and for the same purpose and came out very well. Diesel is .30 cents cheaper now than gas here. I have not seen that since the early 2000's I think. I am not coming out so well on my gas this time, except it was 8-9K cheaper then a comparable Duramax. I took my wife to look at these little pickups a couple weeks ago. She is currently in a 2011 AWD Lacrosse and have been considering getting her into one of these. We didn't drive one, but on appearance and appointments a Denali version of the Canyon would be a nice addition.
ksss 08/13/15 10:13pm Tow Vehicles
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