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Old 12-11-2011, 03:18 PM   #15
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Travaleen, I don't want to burst your bubble, but you might want to double check the numbers on that rig. Looks like the dry weight is a little over 15K which will put it near 17K loaded for full timing and that means it should have a pretty heavy pin weight, dry looks close to 3K so depending on how you load it you will be pretty close. While all the numbers for the new Chevy's may look good, there is a little hidden note from GM that the Max Pin Weight should not exceed 3500 Lbs. Everyone gets caught up on Cargo Cap and max towing cap that they forget that little gem from GM. If you go with the Duramax you'll love it. I'm pulling a 35 footer and no problems. Best wishes
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:17 PM   #16
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They discontinued the engine? I was on Chevy site and watched a video about the 2012, gee your information must be further up to date than their web site. If that is the case then I will be going with the diesel. That is another thing, I can not understand how the gas companies are getting away with charging more for diesel than gas when it is the first run worked on when refining oil, the junk of the oil world yet they are charging more....law of demand I guess.
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:26 PM   #17
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The engine is still avail, it's the 5.3L with Active Fuel Management, BUT it's not an option for a 1 Ton. Vortex 6.0L Gas or 6.6 Turbo Diesel (Duramax) for the 1 Tons. For the size and weight of the 5er you're looking at, I wouldn't even try it with anything less that a Diesel Dually.
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That's why I like this site, ya tell it like it is and it is right on the money. I really want this 5th wheel, but man I hate the idea of the expense of a 1 ton. Maybe I need to rethink the monster 5th wheel and drop back down to a smaller unit so I can utilize a smaller truck. My daughter has now told me she intends to move to the South instead of Oregon as originally planned. I am so grateful because I had been really worried about my arthritis in colder weather. Now I will have a home base, so larger rig really isn't necessary. But we will see what we will see.
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