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Old 06-04-2012, 11:21 PM   #1
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My New Tower

Well, here is a picture (not a good one however) of our new (almost) towing truck. It is a Chevy 2007 2500 HD. 6.0l engine, 6 speed tranny, Chevy's towing package AND only 18500 miles. This is a nice truck! Can't wait to get the trailer this weekend.
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:37 PM   #2
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A 5 year old 2500 with less thank 20k miles on it? Great find! Have fun towing with it!
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Sweet find. Now, you need a little something to pull.
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:25 PM   #4
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Sweet find. Now, you need a little something to pull.
Picking that up this weekend. A 2012 Dutchmen 277....can't wait!
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A tower is a tall structure, usually taller than it is wide, often by a significant margin.
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I'd be interested in hearing how the 6.0 handles the load.
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My dad pulls a 30 boat with his 6.0 suburban. Way heavier than a camper. It pulls strong. Don't plan on any mpg. Lol
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:38 PM   #8
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My dad pulls a 30 boat with his 6.0 suburban. Way heavier than a camper. It pulls strong. Don't plan on any mpg. Lol
I understand the MPG situation but I wanted a truck that can "walk away" with the new trailer and leaving a little if I want to go to a little bigger TT later.
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It's not a Duramax :-) but it won't have a problem with a TT. I would recommend that you invest in a set of extendable tow mirrors. You can find the best deals by searching "silverado tow mirrors" on eBay. One of the best purchases for my truck.
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Well, here is a picture (not a good one however) of our new (almost) towing truck. It is a Chevy 2007 2500 HD. 6.0l engine, 6 speed tranny, Chevy's towing package...
Sounds like you did a good job of matching truck to trailer. Your truck probably has an overstated GM tow rating of 12,000 pounds, so in the real world it's good for TTs with GVWR of up to about 11,000 pounds without being overloaded when wet and loaded on the road. Assuming your TT is a 278RLS, it has a GVWR of 9,680 pounds, so you have some safety factor there. (There is no model 277RLS on the Dutchmen website, although some dealers claim to have one for sale.)

Enjoy the road!
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nice looking truck! ive heard nothing but good things about that 6.0 gasser.enjoy!!
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