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Old 09-11-2019, 08:04 AM   #1
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Towing with 6.0 GMC

I currently drive 06 duramax cc ,run great tows great but getting rotted, looking to get new gmc 2500 cc with long box 6.0 gas motor, looking for comments on pulling a 10000 lb fifth wheel loaded thanks
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You're gonna miss the mileage and power you have with the Duramax....
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:56 AM   #3
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Do you mean 'New' or 'Newer' truck? Either way it will be way better than your 2006 Duramax. All trucks improved in 2011 especially the GM frame

If you really mean 'New' holy smokes are the new trucks nice. They are way more refined from 2006. Especially the GM trucks for the 2020 model year. In 2020 they have a 6.6 litre gas motor to replace the old 6.0 litre gas motor.

I know you want a GM truck but in 2020 Ford will have a new 7.3 litre gas motor.

I am thinking any of the newer trucks will tow a 10,000lb 5th wheel good.

And just an FYI - a new 2019 Chevy LTZ Duramax 2500HD truck can be bought for around 52k. In my area there is one with a MSRP of 66k with $14,132 off MSRP.

A lot has changed since 2006. So much so that Ram and Ford should also be considered. I have a 2017 F-250 6.2 litre gas truck with a cargo capacity of 3,497 lbs. A 6.4 litre gas Ram 2500 will have 3,300 lb. cargo capacity.

Best new truck right now is the redesigned 2020 GM trucks IMHO. That is until the 2020 Ford trucks come out. Ram trucks are also very good.
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New 19 gmc gas, canít afford diesel, but I want to hear from someone first hand, donít wanna take salesmen word
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if your willing to let the gasser rev up to 3000 rpm or so. Youll be okay. The has engine has to rev to get to peak of its torque curve. Let ot scream. If you dont mind it rev it. My gasser does better on mpg revved up towing then lugging.
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I'm in the middle of a 3,000 mile trip through 6 states out west. Ore, WA, Id, WY UT, NV and CA. Been on every grade and road type you can imagine.
I'm towing 9500 lbs +/- with a 2018 Ram 2500 6.4, 4.10 gears.
To put it bluntly, I really miss my 2012 Ram 2500 Cummins.
Seriously thinking of selling it and getting a used diesel again.
Not a GMC 6.0 but a gasser none the less.
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if your willing to let the gasser rev up to 3000 rpm or so. Youll be okay. The has engine has to rev to get to peak of its torque curve. Let ot scream. If you dont mind it rev it. My gasser does better on mpg revved up towing then lugging.
3000rpm is not screaming for a gas motor. But you make a good point. It will rev and make more noise. Modern trucks are so well insulated I would bet a modern truck with a gas engine running 3krpm wont be as lout as a 2006 diesel.

5000 to 5500rpm is screaming for a gas motor. But modern engines with modern oil will do that for thousands of miles.
Its a boat thing. Live with boats for a few years and you realize 3000rpm is just light cruising. 4200 is making some speed. 4800 to 5200 is the limit.
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I have a 2015 silverado crew cab 2500 with the gas engine and 4.10 gears. Our 5th wheel weighs about 10,000 pounds. I'm ordering a new 2020 gmc with the duramax. The gasser pulled it ok but its probably at its limit. We went to Tennessee from New York and going up any grades my truck would be screaming over 5000 rpms.
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3000 rpm gas motor is screaming compared to a diesel chugging at 1800. if the OP is used to a diesel the 6.2 will sound like its screaming to him. 3k is where my 8.1L likes to pull. The LS series likes to rev higher.
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3000 rpm gas motor is screaming compared to a diesel chugging at 1800. if the OP is used to a diesel the 6.2 will sound like its screaming to him. 3k is where my 8.1L likes to pull. The LS series likes to rev higher.
Its all in the design. The big factor is piston speed past the cylinder wall.

This diesel engine is designed as a direct replacement for a gas engine in boats. Its 230hp is rated at 3800rpm.

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Screaming is going up a 10% grade in 1st gear at 4800 rpm doing 25 mph+.
My Ram 2500 cruises all day at 2300 rpms at 65 mph as long as there's no hills or headwind. I could set the cruise at 65 on the freeway and it will pull my 9500 lbs all day in very quiet conditions. 4th is at 2800 rpms. Still not loud by any means. When I hit 3800+ is when it starts to get annoying if I have to be there for extended periods.
Like mentioned most new trucks and cars are really quiet compared to 15 years ago.

Noise is not really the issue these days. The big issue is altitude. I've been up over 5,000, for weeks in WY, UT, ID and NV. A gasser loses HP at around 3% for every 1,000'. So thats about 15-18+% I lose in HP. It really showed on stepper grades at higher elevations.
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Been pulling mine with Ram 2500 6.4 Gasser, for almost 4 yrs, no problems first camper was 9k lbs dry, this one is 11k dry , haven't noticed any drop off in performance , don't go in any mountainous areas but takes hilly terrain fine , up bridges etc.
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I have a 2017 6.0 gmc sierra 2500 6' box 4x4 crew cab and it tows my 12K 5er just fine at 8 MPG. It does not scream. The torque curve on the 6.0's is almost flat so throwing in a bunch of rpm isn't necessary unless you are doing camper races or some long mountain grades.
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