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Old 05-29-2024, 03:57 PM   #61
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Congrats! I think you're going to really enjoy your new truck. I've been towing trailers for 40 years and never wanted a dually for all of the common reasons. I finally decided it was the safer, more stabile choice and went for it. Now I'm wondering why I put if off for so long. It's not that hard to park and is SO much more comfortable a ride...especially when the wind blows.
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Old 05-29-2024, 04:18 PM   #62
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Congrats! I think you're going to really enjoy your new truck. I've been towing trailers for 40 years and never wanted a dually for all of the common reasons. I finally decided it was the safer, more stabile choice and went for it. Now I'm wondering why I put if off for so long. It's not that hard to park and is SO much more comfortable a ride...especially when the wind blows.
Thanks!

I'm looking forward to all the benefits quickly outweighing the small obstacles I cited I was worried about too!!
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Old 05-29-2024, 04:20 PM   #63
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Much appreciation to those above. Sorry if I missed anybody.

I brought home a 2024 Chevy Silverado 3500 DRW Diesel yesterday. Got it for a decent price under MSRP and good trade on my 2500HD (only had 38626 Miles and was basically new).

I weighed my new truck today and it weighs 9620 compared to 8860 apples to apples. Not bad at all. New truck has a cargo capacity of 5331 so I should be good on the 23% of 16,500lbs GCWR of 3795lbs. We still plan on traveling light and only packing what we need for our outings. But as others have said, why come with just enough truck I may need more truck. You cannot always plan every need.

Much respect to John for finding the 4135 was the 2500HD 2WD Crew I had focused on in a separate Chevy spec document which did not go into the level of detail that the document John found did. I saw that on the lots this weekend. The 4135 cargo max was not on any 4WD 3500 SRW truck on the lot. I think they were 36xx max or something.

So now itís time to work on reviewing and adjusting my tire pressures on the truck and camper.

And to everyone who said the ride wasnít harsh and their 3500, I was VERY pleasantly surprised with the ride on my new truck compared to my 2500. The 3500 actually rides much smoother and handles better than the 2500. Perhaps the difference is my 2500 was a Z 71 standard bedand the 3500 is of course dual rear wheel and a long bed.

Again, thanks to all!
Congrats. Remember when I had advised not bringing up diesel vs gas... the don't bring it up advice DEFINIELY applies to tire pressure. We will 13 guys chime in claiming to be world experts and argue till the original question gets lost in the fog of war.
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Old 05-29-2024, 04:39 PM   #64
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Congrats on your new truck.
Most manufacturers say to put some miles on the truck before hooking to tow.
I think mine was around 500 before towing anything.
I guess they want a break in period without too much stress.
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Congrats on your new truck.
Most manufacturers say to put some miles on the truck before hooking to tow.
I think mine was around 500 before towing anything.
I guess they want a break in period without too much stress.
Thanks! Yessir, that is the plan. We have no camping planned until this fall.
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Old 05-30-2024, 06:54 AM   #66
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Congrats!!! You will love the stability in cross winds (think Wyoming), it wonít take long to adjust your turns either.
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Congrats!!! You will love the stability in cross winds (think Wyoming), it wonít take long to adjust your turns either.
Thanks! Yessir, On our last trip we had some wind and I could feel it. I'll be happy to have the extra stability from now on.
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