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RE: GMC 3500 DRW

Yep the above is the trick.
ksss 06/27/22 07:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: first trip with new truck

I get 15 mpg with a 2020 3500 with a steel flatbed. Numerous trips from Idaho to North Dakota and all the wind, hills and so forth in the way.
ksss 06/17/22 06:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy 3.0 first tow.

That is impressive! Did it heat up at all climbing the hills?
ksss 05/28/22 08:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Discoverer AT3 XLT

The Falcon Wild Peak AT is a great tire.
ksss 05/20/22 09:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 6 liter vortec what are you towing with it?

I have had several 6.0 HD's. I had an '11 and a '15. The '15 had 4.10's, the other was 3.73's. I routinely weighed 31K combined with the '15 moving equipment. There of course is little wind resistance verse pulling an RV. The truck though would pull up passes up to 8K, slow and it would rev, but I thought it did very well. I would not have taken it up Teton Pass that heavy but short of that I felt comfortable pulling it at that weight. The diesels are better without question, but the 6.0 is very capable gas engine.
ksss 05/06/22 08:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: '22 Powerstroke seems a little thirstier than the '21 was.

The upside would have been it would have made upgrading to an Indian a little easier... My friend that is going to help rebuild the trailer has a 17 Darkhorse Chieftain that is VERY nice! I will say I am more than impressed with my 09 FLHTCU ElectraClassic UltraGlide. My two best friends came down to SoCal to visit and ride, ride, and ride some more earlier this month!!! https://i.imgur.com/colC4n3l.jpg Very nice!
ksss 04/24/22 10:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: '22 Powerstroke seems a little thirstier than the '21 was.

The upside would have been it would have made upgrading to an Indian a little easier...
ksss 04/23/22 09:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM buying back 6.6L Duramax

So your saying that living in Texas, you actively plug your truck in? Or are you just pissed that they cant fix the recall (that gets my vote)? I wont argue that two recalls on the same cord is dumb. However, what do you care? No one living in Texas needs to plug their truck in anyway. Now if you lived in a Northern State you could be put out by the cord recall and could have a reason to complain about it. That said, I spend time in Montana, and North Dakota as well as East Idaho. I have had at least one Dmax since '01. Not once has it not started in subzero cold when not plugged in...Ever! I think your looking for something to complain about, but not enough to actually do something about it, but enough to complain. Your Dmax will never be worth more than it is right now, and Ford and Ram are still selling pickups. If you really want one, I am sure there is one that can have your name on it.
ksss 04/18/22 08:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM buying back 6.6L Duramax

Howdy! Hell I have a 2018 Chevrolet 3500 LTZ Duramax 6.6 and from day one the engine bock heater was recalled. Been replaced once. Shortly after that it was recalled again. Every time I ask the dealership they state there’s no replacement available. I had a long conversation with GM costumer service and they only stated the same thing “NO FIX AT THIS TIME”. My only response was “THATS NO WHAT I PAID FOR”. Still waiting! If they want to buy this thing back they can have it! “Happy Trails” Chiefneon Mine has also had both block heater recalls. I have plugged it in all Winter and every Winter since 2018. How often do you plug yours in being in Texas? If you don't like it, sell it, you will have no problem getting rid of it.
ksss 04/17/22 06:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM buying back 6.6L Duramax

Well I just started having coolant issues with my 2019 with 40,000 miles , I need to change the coolant tank and see if the low coolant message goes away. All they mentioned was the L5P so about five years of production. The tank is bad. I just had mine replaced on my 2018. It is not all L5p''s that are being replaced. It was a group of newer trucks.
ksss 04/17/22 06:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM buying back 6.6L Duramax

The only thing I can find was on a Duramax forum in comments on a thread. According to that, it seems to be a "heat treatment issue with the block that causes warping and hydrolock" Rob Thats what I found as well.
ksss 04/17/22 09:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking for power?

I think I like the new Toyota powertrain the best for a half ton. Haven't driven one, that's just based on a few reviews and Toyota's reputation. It has not been a smooth overall roll out for their new powertrain so far.
ksss 04/15/22 05:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Finding a 3500 series truck to test drive....

Thanks for the replies everyone. Sorry for the no response, I was away from the computer. The older 2500 Dodge's with the diesel are well known for the poor front end. I already spent $3,000 on the front end once and 5 years later I am looking at doing it again. I am also looking at a heavier 5th wheel so I want to go to a 3500/1 ton. The length of my garage dictates it will need to be a short bed so SRW is where I need to be. I have used the GMC search option and contacted all of the dealerships within 50 miles trying to find a truck to drive. As for Ram's, a search for them found one DRW within 200 miles. We are getting prepared for retirement and we will be traveling across the country putting many miles on. I want to be comfortable in whatever truck I end up buying. How many miles on the ole Dodge? "The older 2500 Dodge's with the diesel are well known for the poor front end." is just plain funny. Yes the 2nd Gens with D60 (not kingpin 60s) did wear a bit quicker. The AAM axles and Dodge components were/are as durable as any solid axle truck out there. A great deal of the "bad" front ends were and still are customers who get suckered by shops telling them a perfectly good setup is "out of spec". I had one of those. It "needed ball joints" according to the shop at like 70k miles. Sold it at 190k with original ball joints, tie rods/ends and pittman etc. Still drove straight good tire wear and fairly tight. Regardless, have you tried Chevy dealers and used car lots? It's not magical. They are all similar if you are in a similar trim level. GM seats in the newest model trucks do have short seat bottoms compared to the other 2 brands. Not uncomfortable, but I'd take the 100k mile seats in my 2016 Ram over the new leather seats in my 2020 Silverado, if given the choice. It's a 2007.5 and has just under 100,000 miles. I have already replaced $3,000 worth of front end parts and I have the early smaller wobbles starting again 2 years later. It's getting so I'm half afraid to run it on the highway because I am one pothole away from the full death wobble again. I need to go to a 3500 for the retirement fifthwheel we want to get and it would be nice to be under warranty when traveling across the country. I had a bad case of the death wobble on a 1984 3500 SRW for a time. It can flat cause PTSD while driving. Not knowing what pothole or rough highway would cause the truck to go wild. That truck it was about 35-45 mph, hitting a bump just right, and you were going for a ride. You don't want to have that one your mind while your driving. I fixed it, and I can't remember now what did the trick. I remember putting dual stablizers on the front of it, but there was more to it than that.
ksss 04/14/22 08:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 Bronco Raptor Debut

The regular Broncos personally look really weak to me. It reminds me of a shorted up Ford Flex which was a terrible looking vehicle. The Raptor version however does look great and apparently built to back up the looks. They will no doubt sell everyone they can build. I am seeing some of these Broncos advertised in the mid 70's which seems very crazy to me, but I would guess the Raptor version will be over 100k. It wont be cheap to look that cool. Have you seen a Sasquatch package Bronco in real life? it has a ton of presence. I quite like mine. https://i.imgur.com/9J3hUpTh.jpg Agreed, I had not seen that version, it does look good.
ksss 04/13/22 10:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 Bronco Raptor Debut

The regular Broncos personally look really weak to me. It reminds me of a shorted up Ford Flex which was a terrible looking vehicle. The Raptor version however does look great and apparently built to back up the looks. They will no doubt sell everyone they can build. I am seeing some of these Broncos advertised in the mid 70's which seems very crazy to me, but I would guess the Raptor version will be over 100k. It wont be cheap to look that cool.
ksss 04/12/22 09:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 F350 6.7 weak start

It could be the batteries or you could have a parasitic draw somewhere that draws down the batteries as it sits.
ksss 04/11/22 11:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Finding a 3500 series truck to test drive....

My 2008 3500 SRW 4x4 Ram has never "death wobbled". That said, I bet a 2022 3500 GM would be a nice truck but what if it didn't drive better? As subjective as what "drive better" means, I think there is zero chance of that.
ksss 04/10/22 03:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Not a good week for Ford

I have a BIL that works at a GMC/Cadi dealer. His job is to sell vehicles to those waiting for work to be done on their vehicle. It must be a thing.
ksss 04/09/22 01:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Finding a 3500 series truck to test drive....

I went from a 2014 Ram 1500 to a Chevrolet 2500 HD without a test drive. I was lucky to find a truck in stock. The guy who originally ordered it got tired of waiting. I got my truck. Win win I guess. What is it that you are worried about that a 20 min test drive will tell you? A lot of truth in that. Being a GM guy, especially easy. You can test drive about any GM HD and get an approximate feel of the suspension and interior layout. Test driving any used gm diesel from '20 to current will give you a feel of the engine, nothing substantial has changed since '20. I like the look of the GMC as well, I am ok with the Chevy version but the GMC AT4 is a great looking truck.
ksss 04/08/22 05:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.6 Chevy gas engine

My brother just picked up his GMC Denali 3500 SRW, CC/SB with the 6.6 gas. Traveling across parts of Eastern North Dakota, we got 14-15 mpg on flat roads empty. This truck would need quite a tail wind to hit 20 mpg. Very nice pickup though. Note that the claimed 20mpg was with the cruise set below 60mph. Considering the 1500's with the same basic motor can get 21-22 mpg. IF some of the same options like 3.42 gears, 10 sp trans, cylinder shutoff were available options, 20 mpg should be doable on a long term level ground. Assuming you are not headed into a 15-20 mph headwind or other known hit to mpg. My swag is this is not going to happen anytime soon in the over 8400 gvw 8 lug pickups. Marty Its not a 1500 though, the bed is longer the height of the truck is way taller. It weighs more. I cant see it hitting that mph with the same basic motor. We had cruise set at 65, it was all two lane road, no Interstate. I don't see 20 mpg possible without going down hill and or a serious tail wind. We bucked some wind, and were down to 11-12 at times. There is way too much pickup there to get 20 mpg. It will be interesting to see what happens when they drop the 10 speed in it. Heck, if you could get a reliable 18 mpg, with an HD gas that would be a huge accomplishment. I really don't think that is possible from any HD gas engine from any OEM.
ksss 04/05/22 07:19pm Tow Vehicles
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