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Mac, 

I have a 2012 Chevy LTZ Z71. I have always been a chevy guy based on the interiors. They just seem more comfortable, and not so industrial/truckish. Mine is just leveled with 35's on it and it rides really nice. Not sure of the difference, but my buddies standard 4x4 rode more like a work truck. 

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Mac,

I bought my new DMAX in 2018, I have a 16' box trailer fully loaded is about 5k lbs. Did I need to go Diesel, nope...but I love it.

Especially towing my trailer, doesn't even know it's back there and knowing down the road I can get a bigger trailer if I want to. 

I haven't done one thing to it and it drives so nice!

I'm not leveling it out, or putting 35" tires on it either or some GHAY :hah: lift on it with tires sticking out 14" on each side.

I think the thing looks classy the way it is and when I hook up my trailer it sits perfectly level. I wouldn't change a thing and couldn't see myself driving a gas after owning 2 diesels now.

Was it expensive...yes, but when you get exactly what you want...it doesn't really matter does it?

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Well if your going to buy new , great way to flush $15k down the drain, might as well make the next mistake and buy a gas truck as well, go for the trifecta while your at it. Get 2wd.

 

 

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I vote for diesel. I love my 2019 diesel truck, I love the features it has, I love that it gets 20mpg + on the highway, I love the fact that it is super solid and has zero squeaks and rattles, I love that I can tow pretty much anything I want, I love that the air conditioning blows ice cold, I love that it is plush enough to dress up and go out on the town in it, I love that it is big and heavy and I would likely fare very well if involved in a collision, I love that if I decided to sell it the resale value would be generous, I love the sound it makes and I especially love the fact that I can get from 60 to 100mph in a surprisingly short amount of time. The new diesels make an effing thousand pounds of torque, no programmer, no monitoring EGTs, no aftermarket crap and all warranted by the manufacturer for 100k miles.  The sheer joy of driving one makes it worth every penny. 

Ok some of the things I love about my diesel would also apply to a gasser. What I don't like about it...I have to use a 7' step ladder to wash it and even then I can barely reach the center of the roof.

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Diesel. If Ram is out of the question which I don’t blame you but the ecodiesel is legit, Ford has the only gas engines out worth owning and towing with. We just traded in our Eco boost but it towed almost daily 7500 lbs for 130,000 miles and ran like a champ. They are worth looking at.

I still buy the diesel.... so much so I own a few. But I tow a lot...

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Serious point here.

Your trailer is big and heavy, you know this. If you put that pig behind a 6.0 gas engine you will hate life, sure it will be twice a year but your going to hate it. So you will need to get the big block and if you get the big block your not going to want to get the long bed so you will get the small gas tank.  You will be able to pass anything but a gas station.  If you get a head wind on one of your two trips a year your going to be even more miserable,  your going to cuss at yourself every time you feed that thirsty pig 20 gallons at a time.

Then there will be the daily driving . If you get the big block your going to be hitting the gas station what every 250 miles or so and we all know how pleasant that is to do in the state of California....

 

Just suck it up and get the Diesel.  Don't worry about the DEF that's $10.00 every oil change on my FORD.  Loving my new to me truck so far and today is it's maiden run pulling my trailer.  So looking forward to not having a white knuckle experience.

 

 

  

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@Mac………...well let's see it!

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5 minutes ago, MWB said:

Serious point here.

Your trailer is big and heavy, you know this. If you put that pig behind a 6.0 gas engine you will hate life, sure it will be twice a year but your going to hate it. So you will need to get the big block and if you get the big block your not going to want to get the long bed so you will get the small gas tank.  You will be able to pass anything but a gas station.  If you get a head wind on one of your two trips a year your going to be even more miserable,  your going to cuss at yourself every time you feed that thirsty pig 20 gallons at a time.

Then there will be the daily driving . If you get the big block your going to be hitting the gas station what every 250 miles or so and we all know how pleasant that is to do in the state of California....

Just suck it up and get the Diesel.  Don't worry about the DEF that's $10.00 every oil change on my FORD.  Loving my new to me truck so far and today is it's maiden run pulling my trailer.  So looking forward to not having a white knuckle experience.

 

 

  

Mac,

MWB makes a lot of good points here / I am always on the low end of the $$$$ spectrum...…… If you can swing it financialy, the diesel is ALWAYS the best option.  I was thinking gasser because I was thinking of my budget in the situation you described...You are in a way different situation.....Go with the diesel and knowing you, if something does go wrong....the General Motors management will get an earful and you camping out at their door until the repair is covered under warranty...……………...You want the diesel in your head.....GO FOR IT...…………. Just my HUMBLE opinion :lol:

Post Pics when you get it.....

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Congrats Mac...pretty sweet truck!

:lmao:

 

 

 

 

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Dammit!   I told the sales guy not to tell anyone!

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1 hour ago, dbart said:

Congrats Mac...pretty sweet truck!

:lmao:

 

 

 

 

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I heard the Amish were building something cool, never crossed my mind it would be another horse drawn buggy :dunno: 

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My .02 I'm a Chevy man and always have been and will own nothing else.

I bought a new 2003 Silverado LT Duramax 2500HD Crew Cab Short Box and drove that truck for 15 years. Other than normal maintenance it never let me down and had 300K on it when I sold it.

My current truck is a 2019 Silverado High Country 3500HD Duramax Crew Cab Dulley. I will drive this truck for the next 15 years as well.

 

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I just downsized and purchased a 2020 Chevy TrailBoss.  Pretty sick ! Comes with a factory 2” lift and loaded down, and has the 5.3 355hp and the new 10 speed tranny, 4wd and all the options.   I just towed my 27ft tag along TH to Glamis and then to my property in OW where I keep most of the time, so my normal tow is 52 miles to Glamis.  The rating on this truck is 9400 lbs.  Truck towed it like a dream as the TH weighs 9000lbs  loader with everything.  The same truck and frame with the 6.2l ( not the TrailBoss) tows an amazing 13,500lbs. In the 1500.  I couldn’t see spending the extra 20k for the same truck in diesel this time.

Its definitely not the diesel truck I use to tow with but for my daily driver I’m ecstatic!      Tows and drives like a cady.   Good luck with your choice. 

 

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^ ^ ^ that is a good looking truck . . .

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3 hours ago, mike dee said:

I just downsized and purchased a 2020 Chevy TrailBoss.  Pretty sick ! Comes with a factory 2” lift and loaded down, and has the 5.3 355hp and the new 10 speed tranny, 4wd and all the options.   I just towed my 27ft tag along TH to Glamis and then to my property in OW where I keep most of the time, so my normal tow is 52 miles to Glamis.  The rating on this truck is 9400 lbs.  Truck towed it like a dream as the TH weighs 9000lbs  loader with everything.  The same truck and frame with the 6.2l ( not the TrailBoss) tows an amazing 13,500lbs. In the 1500.  I couldn’t see spending the extra 20k for the same truck in diesel this time.

Its definitely not the diesel truck I use to tow with but for my daily driver I’m ecstatic!      Tows and drives like a cady.   Good luck with your choice. 

 

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why u gots to take up so many parking spots ?

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12 hours ago, Jscc said:

Diesel. If Ram is out of the question which I don’t blame you but the ecodiesel is legit, Ford has the only gas engines out worth owning and towing with. We just traded in our Eco boost but it towed almost daily 7500 lbs for 130,000 miles and ran like a champ. They are worth looking at.

I still buy the diesel.... so much so I own a few. But I tow a lot...

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Diesel for the Win,  mine 2013 ltz D-max  I love it 195k.

now how about what you are towing...……..I love that package even better!

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If you get gas and the i8 grades are a concern...try going through Ramona, left at Dudleys, at then down the S2...the only grade you really go up is the 67 out of Lakeside.  After that's it very minimal compared to the 8...on the way home, it's the grade near the end of S2, and then another near the Santa Isabel Casino...again, very minimal compared to the i8.

I live in Ramona and go this way every time as it makes sense to me...but its a dramatic difference in large grades (coming from someone who went i8 for 20 years before).  If you only make the trip twice a year - its prob only a 20 or 30 miles difference for you.  FYI FWIW...something to consider if anything.

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Thanks for all the input and discussion here.  I went looking for a gasser...ended up finding a new 2019 diesel with everything I wanted on it for $17,000!!!! less than a new gasser (all the 2019's are sold out).

I'm stoked.  I take delivery tomorrow.

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1 hour ago, Mac said:

Thanks for all the input and discussion here.  I went looking for a gasser...ended up finding a new 2019 diesel with everything I wanted on it for $17,000!!!! less than a new gasser (all the 2019's are sold out).

I'm stoked.  I take delivery tomorrow.

congrats Mac....... u can keep ur man card now for getting a diesel

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We have had both and I am currently going back to diesel because “I have to”.  We have had 5th wheel trailers where diesel is needed....... and we are now selling our 30’ Attitude which was towed by a 2015 F350 gasser with NO problems.  Purchasing another 5th wheel 38’ at present and also a new 2020 diesel to pull it.

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Mac's new ride...

2019 Silverado 2500 LTZ, diesel, 4x4...freaking love this thing ready!

 

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Very nice and congratulations 

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