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Posted: 09/11/20 02:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm curious if anyone here is towing a TT with the new Silverado 3.0L Duramax 1500. If so, how do you like it? How well does it tow, up hills especially? How does the towing compare with the same truck, but with gas 5.3L V8? What fuel mileage are you getting with it city/highway and towing a TT? Thanks.

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Posted: 09/11/20 04:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very rare in California. I watch for them closely. Three spotted, none towing.


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I am curious too. I tow with a new 5.3 8 speed and I would be surprised if the diesel pulls better but I'd like to know. My 5.3 pulls pretty good.


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I can't compare, other than a generalized "our previous diesels (1 each of the Big Three) outpulled my Silverado" - but our 5.3 V8 got about 11.4 mph pulling our (small!) #4500 20' TT on a recent trip. We ran around 65 mph on relatively flat expressways. Ed got around 13+ mpgs pulling our car hauler with a large SUV loaded (around #5000) but that's much more aerodynamic than a TT....LOL!

Our previous diesels pulled our 30' 5th wheel like it wasn't there. Going up mountain highways, it just boosted the turbo a little bit - if the truck actually downshifted, Ed and I would laugh and say "Oooh - steep!" The 5.3 downshifts a lot, and generally runs over 2000 rpms when in tow/haul mode - BUT: as my also "daily driver" - the Silverado is one sweet truck. We don't camp enough to justify the cost and extra maintenance of a diesel, nor does our trailer require it.
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