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Recently purchased a 30" travel trailer gvwr 10000Lbs. Sold my 1500 1/2 ton 02 silverado to upgrade to a 2018 2500hd Silverado. Just would like some opinions on which Silverado to chose the 6.0 vortec or the diesel and the 6.6' or 8' bed. would appreciate any input.

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The 6.0 will pull it, you will know it's there. It is a good motor that been out for a long time. It will make power but need to rev to do so. If I was towing with one I'd want the 4:10 gears.
The new L5P Duramax will pull 10K like it's not there. The Duramax has also been out awhile, and mechanical part is also proven. There have been software and sensor issues, I don’t know if GM is having any more or less than any other manufacture is. Our 05 Duramax never had any major issue, nothing internal. Our 18 is quieter and rides better. Time will tell if it’s as reliable.
Bed length is personal choice, We have a 5’th wheel and I prefer the 8” bed. But the standard bed trucks will be easier to park, and maybe fit in a garage.


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DURAMAX!


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deltabravo wrote:

DURAMAX!


Here's mine

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I have a 30' TT. loaded weight is just under 10K. My TV is a 2016 2500HD 4x4 CC standard bed 6.0L, 6 spd. auto with 4.10 gears and tows it fine. If I were a full timer and traveled a lot I'd have bought the Duramax for better mileage. But for the half dozen times a year I tow the TT plus I use the truck as a daily driver I couldn't justify the added cost of the diesel package.
The 6.0 likes to eat, I get between 8-9MPG towing and 14MPG empty with a good tail wind. A previous TV was a 2006 2500HD with Dmax / allison and got 19-20 MPG empty and 14 towing a 7500# trailer. Sorry I sold that one. I don't think the new Dmaxes get that MPG. For a TT I like the standard 6'6 bed if I had a FW I'd go with 8'.

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deltabravo wrote:

DURAMAX!


Yep! [emoticon]


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Beds are.made shorter than 8'

I also.prefer to keep my trucks out of the garage. That usually means something broke, which costs me time and money! :-)

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I chose double cab with 6.6ft bed cause it fit in my garage. Had to be careful on 5er hitch choice to work with shorter bed and the Andersen Ultimate has worked beautifully. Engine? Duramax diesel for best tow ever.


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RAM guy here. I would be driving the GM if RAM was not available and it would be the Diesel no question!


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