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Old 03-15-2021, 07:37 AM   #1
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I really wanted a 1500 to work for my new truck to pull a travel trailer and tried to talk myself into it as well as most of the camper salespersons. The math just didn't work for payload and safety was a huge factor too. Went with the Silverado 2500 6.6 Gas Custom. So far I love it! Old truck was an 06 Sierra with a 4.8 V8. Expect to be pulling a newer TT with GVW of 7500lb - 8500lb. Thanks for all the input. Thought this might help others that may be in the same situation I was in on making a new truck purchase decision. Price wise it was about the same as a 1500, yea I don't have a heated steering wheel or heated leather bucket seats but I'm not into that stuff. Keep it simple.
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I really wanted a 1500 to work for my new truck to pull a travel trailer and tried to talk myself into it as well as most of the camper salespersons. The math just didn't work for payload and safety was a huge factor too. Went with the Silverado 2500 6.6 Gas Custom. So far I love it! Old truck was an 06 Sierra with a 4.8 V8. Expect to be pulling a newer TT with GVW of 7500lb - 8500lb. Thanks for all the input. Thought this might help others that may be in the same situation I was in on making a new truck purchase decision. Price wise it was about the same as a 1500, yea I don't have a heated steering wheel or heated leather bucket seats but I'm not into that stuff. Keep it simple.
Please keep us posted on reliability, fuel consumption or any other issues. I am surveilling info on these 6.6 gas engines.
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You will be much happier with the 2500

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Youll be way better off with the heavier duty truck. As you just proved i see no reason to try and stay in a half ton, the price and size is way too similar to compromise.
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I test drove a 2020 Chevy 2500 Custom truck with a 6.6 litre gas engine. These were the first trim levels to hit the dealerships around me. I really liked this truck. The features were good for the price.

What is the payload on your truck?
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Nice job! That's a great truck that will safely pull just about any travel trailer out there with room to spare. New anything these days is just an incredible ride. Enjoy!
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