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Sjm9911

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Oh, to add, the 2500 and higher do not list mpg i belive because they dont have to conform to the emissions stuff. This means they will eat up some more gas but you get power in return. I much rather spend a few more bucks on gas and be able to accelerate safely then to floor the accelerater and hope i get around/ merge in time . Worth the money for me.


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It will be a ton of an improvement over the 150. Lots of power. My TT is light so maybe 5400 loaded and i load up the bed of the truck. It has power to pass and stop. Like a lot of it. I have no problem now passing big rigs on big inclines. Before with the 2012 gmc i had issues going up large inclines. I had to pull onto the slow down lanes for the trucks. Now , i can honestly say i pull faster, 70 ish. Where before was 60 ish. With 0 problems. Plus is more cab room, more bed room ( a lot). I like the back up camera for hitching up, and when your close you swap to hitch veiw to get it lined up perfectly. Also, it automatically puts the ellectric e break on so you dont roll out from the hitch. Other great options, auto scolls the lights for a pre check. No more needing a second person or a weight to hold the break down in the truck. I like it for towing a lot. Especially with a smaller trailor. It had a good upper limit on tow weights also. Longest trip this year was nj to lake george, so 4 hours. Also did a few trips to pa, through the water gap, big inclines. Mirrors are better to see out of hitched up. Only con is not great gas millage, and its big. So its my DD. Its fast.

Was the 2012 a 6.0? I have a 17 and tow all over out West(Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana) and that has not been my experience.
I like the 6.6 but for me it wasn't enough difference to go back into payments. I am waiting to see if you can get it with 4.10s and a few more speeds.

No it was a 1500 5.6 , max tow. I think it had to do a bit with the emissions stuff. Your a lot newer also, so 5 years will make a diffence. It had the auto cylinder thing. So by the time you stepped on the gas and the slight time delay in the relays it was too late( just assumtions on that reading after the fact). I did use it to tow to disney and back. It towed fine, just got squirrely at 60 or 65 mph. That atually depending on the road type. And it got pushed around too much by the 18 wheelers blowing past me. Addtionally the small gas tank made the disney trip way longer then it needed to be. And accelerating to get on and off the hyway because of lower power wasnt fun eaither. Could it tow. Yes. Was it fun. Hell no.

So probably a 5.3. That explains your experience. You made a huge jump. Not only did you get the 6.6 but you went to 3/4 ton or better.

* This post was edited 12/30/20 05:19pm by ls1mike *


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Cliffy49,
my younger brother just bought a leftover 2020 gmc 2500 with all the bells and whistles. it even has trailer tire pressure monitoring. it has the 6.6 gas and his tt is around 5k pounds. he and his wife took it from northern delaware to inglis, fl. for their anniversary. he said he got around 11 mpg. which is pretty good since the truck isn't broken in. if i were to buy a truck now, i would go for gas. good luck with whatever you decide, oh, by the way, he was a ford guy, which is not a bad thing. if you ask me, i don't think you can go wrong with any of the big 3, jmho.


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ls1mike wrote:

Sjm9911 wrote:

ls1mike wrote:

Sjm9911 wrote:

It will be a ton of an improvement over the 150. Lots of power. My TT is light so maybe 5400 loaded and i load up the bed of the truck. It has power to pass and stop. Like a lot of it. I have no problem now passing big rigs on big inclines. Before with the 2012 gmc i had issues going up large inclines. I had to pull onto the slow down lanes for the trucks. Now , i can honestly say i pull faster, 70 ish. Where before was 60 ish. With 0 problems. Plus is more cab room, more bed room ( a lot). I like the back up camera for hitching up, and when your close you swap to hitch veiw to get it lined up perfectly. Also, it automatically puts the ellectric e break on so you dont roll out from the hitch. Other great options, auto scolls the lights for a pre check. No more needing a second person or a weight to hold the break down in the truck. I like it for towing a lot. Especially with a smaller trailor. It had a good upper limit on tow weights also. Longest trip this year was nj to lake george, so 4 hours. Also did a few trips to pa, through the water gap, big inclines. Mirrors are better to see out of hitched up. Only con is not great gas millage, and its big. So its my DD. Its fast.

Was the 2012 a 6.0? I have a 17 and tow all over out West(Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana) and that has not been my experience.
I like the 6.6 but for me it wasn't enough difference to go back into payments. I am waiting to see if you can get it with 4.10s and a few more speeds.

No it was a 1500 5.6 , max tow. I think it had to do a bit with the emissions stuff. Your a lot newer also, so 5 years will make a diffence. It had the auto cylinder thing. So by the time you stepped on the gas and the slight time delay in the relays it was too late( just assumtions on that reading after the fact). I did use it to tow to disney and back. It towed fine, just got squirrely at 60 or 65 mph. That atually depending on the road type. And it got pushed around too much by the 18 wheelers blowing past me. Addtionally the small gas tank made the disney trip way longer then it needed to be. And accelerating to get on and off the hyway because of lower power wasnt fun eaither. Could it tow. Yes. Was it fun. Hell no.

So probably a 5.3. That explains your experience. You made a huge jump. Not only did you get the 6.6 but you went to 3/4 ton or better.


Might have been, i will say i am a happy camper now. No white knuckle driving, and it makes for a much better trip. And I'll agree, with the above any newer 3/4 will be simmiler. Im always a gm guy. I did look at other stuff but i stuck to what i had for the last 30 years. GM. And they gave me the best deal.

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So probably a 5.3. That explains your experience. You made a huge jump. Not only did you get the 6.6 but you went to 3/4 ton or better.

It would have been a huge jump in towing performance also from his '12 1500 with the old low hp/torque to the newer 1500 5.3 with 355 hp and 383 torque and a 8 or 10 speed tranny.
Of course anytime one moves from a older low performance 1/2 ton size truck to any new gen 3/4 ton truck with a bigger engine/heavier chassis/more axle load capacity its a big plus.

The wife is looking for a new 2500 GMC 4wd crew cab std bed now to replace her '16 1500 4wd 5.3 355/383 engine with the 6 speed tranny.
She's leaning a bit towards the 6.6 gazzer over the Dmax but hasn't made her final decision.
I'm guiding her towards the gazzer as her truck won't be pulling any of my heavier trailers (14k-16k lbs). I still have my Dodge/Cummins NV5600 tranny for that purpose.


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So probably a 5.3. That explains your experience. You made a huge jump. Not only did you get the 6.6 but you went to 3/4 ton or better.

It would have been a huge jump in towing performance also from his '12 1500 with the old low hp/torque to the newer 1500 5.3 with 355 hp and 383 torque and a 8 or 10 speed tranny.
Of course anytime one moves from a older low performance 1/2 ton size truck to any new gen 3/4 ton truck with a bigger engine/heavier chassis/more axle load capacity its a big plus.

The wife is looking for a new 2500 GMC 4wd crew cab std bed now to replace her '16 1500 4wd 5.3 355/383 engine with the 6 speed tranny.
She's leaning a bit towards the 6.6 gazzer over the Dmax but hasn't made her final decision.
I'm guiding her towards the gazzer as her truck won't be pulling any of my heavier trailers (14k-16k lbs). I still have my Dodge/Cummins NV5600 tranny for that purpose.



Got to appreciate a wife that is willing to have a voice on such decisions and you for letting her get what she wants. I asked mine if she wanted to trade her 2016 5.3 8 speed for a new one. I have been driving a loaner while they fix the camera on my 3500. I really like it and hers is getting some miles. The deal they threw out is really good. Just not that interested.


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GM has always made reliable engines, 6.6 is no different but as an unbiased truck owner, 6.4 Hemi and Fords 7.3 are just as reliable.

We tow a 7700# trailer with a 3/4 ton,like the buffer.

Oh....when I'm looking at trucks I simply show my wife to the kitchen.

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Well it seems that my purchase of a 2500 may be more difficult than I would have thought.Every time I find one that fits my budget and that I like, it gets sold before I can ever get a chance to look at it.

Between a short supply and increased demand and cost this may be tricky.


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cliffy49 wrote:

Well it seems that my purchase of a 2500 may be more difficult than I would have thought.Every time I find one that fits my budget and that I like, it gets sold before I can ever get a chance to look at it.

Between a short supply and increased demand and cost this may be tricky.


I had to order a truck, painless other than the wait.....ordered 10-20 delivered 12-23.

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I here you on that, the cheaper ones sell quickly. And ordering them takes time, im surprised that it only took 2 months, they were shut down for a bit and everything got backed up due to delays in stuff because of the virus. 2 months is almost normal wait time.

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