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Posted: 01/06/20 09:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

billtex wrote:

zcookiemonstar wrote:

Have you searched out west for the truck you want? Long beds are more common out west.


I have not, how would one buy a vehicle 1/2 way across the country?

I would think freight charge would be significant.


I bought my F350 CC LB DRW 4x4 in Texas and had it shipped to California for $1000


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I realize this is not the question your raised: But I would not want to carry an Eagle Cap 850 on an SRW when you could choose the stability of a dually.


My 2015 Ram has a sticker payload of 4,300#. This was confirmed by weighing the truck on the way home from the dealership. The Lance 815 I carry weighs about 2,400# wet and loaded for a trip. This means after folks and back seat stuff I have about 1,200# to spare. I would add about 600# to the camper but wouldn't want to add much more than that.

According to TCM, the Eagle Cab 850 has a dry advertised weight of 3,367 which means it's going to weigh at least 4,400# ready for the road. There is no way I'm gong to even begin to attempt to carry that much weight on my truck. It just wouldn't be a pleasant drive much less a safe one.


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Man, when someone literally, intentionally starts a brand war and can't even get a bite, but a weight war breaks out instead.....
I'll go out in a limb and say if billtex has been hauling the 850 on a now 14 year old short bed srw diesel, he couldn't give 2 shts what anyone thinks about him hauling the same camper on a brand new 1 ton long bed srw gasser. Ain't that what you weight cops preach? Diesels eat up the payload for the camper? (They don't, but that's what y'all think...)
To the OP, and this is painful to say, GeeEmm 6.6 will be a brand new power plant. I'd give it a year or just go for the Ford or the Hemi. At least you'll be able to get more than 6 forward gears with the Blue Oval or the Ram.


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Have you tried searching for a new GM truck using the locator on the Chevrolet website ? You can filter for what cab, bed and engine you want. It shows some trucks like you want within 150 miles of my area however the other car sites do not.
Might be worth a try. I hate to see you not get to drive one before investing a large amount of money in something you will have for a long time.
A lot of folks don't like the looks of the new Chevy HD trucks, but I do like them. The new 6.6 gas engine would be great for those of us who don't really need a diesel.
Good luck in your search.


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Bill, did you look at Banks Chevrolet/GMC in Concord, NH, they usually have a large truck inventory

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Grit dog wrote:

Man, when someone literally, intentionally starts a brand war and can't even get a bite, but a weight war breaks out instead.....
I'll go out in a limb and say if billtex has been hauling the 850 on a now 14 year old short bed srw diesel, he couldn't give 2 shts what anyone thinks about him hauling the same camper on a brand new 1 ton long bed srw gasser. Ain't that what you weight cops preach? Diesels eat up the payload for the camper? (They don't, but that's what y'all think...)
To the OP, and this is painful to say, GeeEmm 6.6 will be a brand new power plant. I'd give it a year or just go for the Ford or the Hemi. At least you'll be able to get more than 6 forward gears with the Blue Oval or the Ram.


Right.

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Mote wrote:

Have you tried searching for a new GM truck using the locator on the Chevrolet website ? You can filter for what cab, bed and engine you want. It shows some trucks like you want within 150 miles of my area however the other car sites do not.
Might be worth a try. I hate to see you not get to drive one before investing a large amount of money in something you will have for a long time.
A lot of folks don't like the looks of the new Chevy HD trucks, but I do like them. The new 6.6 gas engine would be great for those of us who don't really need a diesel.
Good luck in your search.


Have been waiting for months. No GM 6.6 Long bed CC anywhere. Frustrating.

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I wouldn't be concerned about the fuel usage of the new ford 7.3.

I have the 2017 4x4 f350, cc, LB, 6.2, 6 speed and I'm only getting on the highway 10.5 to 11 mpg no load with the winter fuel. I can get 13.5 to 14 mpg no load in the summer. All this is done at 70 mph or just under. Anything over 70 mph it's thirsty.

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Am I missing something?
What about this one?
Chevy
I did an autotrader search using advanced search within 300 miles of newport RI and used Chevy and GM 3500 gas 4 door 4wd trucks and there are a few 6.6's when you scroll the results.
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Or is there something specific I missed as far as what you are looking for?

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Why not just order your truck? I've had my truck for almost 16 years now, and there's never a time when I get in it and think that I would have been better off with one off the lot. Never. I'm hoping to keep it for another ten years and maybe I'll order a new truck then. I was 21 when I bought it and I'll be 46 then, I figure that's about the right amount of time before a new truck is needed.

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