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Old 06-22-2005, 08:52 AM   #1
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Recently located a 2003 GMC 3/4 CC with an 8ft. bed WT edition, 4.10 RE and 6.0 gas. It seems to be exactly what I am looking for, but I wanted feedback from the board. Currently I have a 96' GMC 1/2 ext cab with an 8ft bed with the 350 vortec. 3.07 rear end but equiped with the tranny cooler and gas/spring rear shocks. It does OK with my 26' TT which weighs in at about 5500lbs. I'm certain that this new truck will not have any problems with existing TT but will it be sufficient for 5r in the future? Believe it or not, the 1/2 ton pulls fairly well even in the White Mts region in New Hampsire, but with 150,000 miles on her, I don't know for how much longer!
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Old 06-22-2005, 08:52 AM   #2
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Recently located a 2003 GMC 3/4 CC with an 8ft. bed WT edition, 4.10 RE and 6.0 gas. It seems to be exactly what I am looking for, but I wanted feedback from the board. Currently I have a 96' GMC 1/2 ext cab with an 8ft bed with the 350 vortec. 3.07 rear end but equiped with the tranny cooler and gas/spring rear shocks. It does OK with my 26' TT which weighs in at about 5500lbs. I'm certain that this new truck will not have any problems with existing TT but will it be sufficient for 5r in the future? Believe it or not, the 1/2 ton pulls fairly well even in the White Mts region in New Hampsire, but with 150,000 miles on her, I don't know for how much longer!
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Old 06-22-2005, 10:46 AM   #3
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If there's any way you can manage to go to 3/4 deisel, do it. You won't regret it and you will have more than enough to pull what you have, and it will open up future options.
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Old 06-22-2005, 11:00 AM   #4
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Old 06-22-2005, 11:38 AM   #5
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I have a 2005 1500HD 6.0L 3.73 rear diff
I tow a 2004 30ft 5'er it does extremely well
as long as you stay within the limits of your tow vehicle you should have no problems.
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Old 06-23-2005, 11:27 AM   #6
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Sounds like a winner , go for it . All things to all people are different as to what to get and within your means. Do it . Skipper entry level over fifty years.
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If you go with that truck you will be able to towsome of the smaller 5vrs w/o any problem. Fuel mileage will be about 6-8 if you are luckly. If you can swing it look for a 3/4 ton truck (any type) with the diesel engine. You will not regret going with a diesel. It will also allow you to get the 5vr you actually want, when you start shopping for one.
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