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RE: New truck! Got it!

Ah, so NHT must be the RPO code for the HD trailering package. When you say "increased" RAWR, GVWR, GCWR, I'd be interested to know what those numbers are. Seems like the 1500's are getting so capable that going to a 2500 doesn't get you much. The OPs truck will be a great tower, for his use, but not even close to a 2500! JIMNLIN wrote: Nothing close to GMs 2500 11550 gvwr and 6600 rawr. Jerry Agree. Thought hard about it but decided that this truck should be perfect with 7500 lbs and the unloaded mileage is pretty crazy for a truck. It won't be close to it's 12,900 tow rating but I don't think any 1/2 ton should be towing over 8,000 lbs and if I thought I would get a bigger trailer one day, I would have gotten a 3/4 ton but I have already been down that road and for me with plans for a lot of tow miles a 25 ft trailer is perfect.
LITEPHIL 05/18/22 07:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck! Got it!

with NHT tomorrow! What's an "NHT"? Increased towing and GCWR Automatic locking rear differential Handling/Trailering2 Suspension Package Enhanced cooling radiator Revised shock tuning Heavier duty rear springs and increased RGAWR 9.76" rear axle 3.73 axle ratio Trailer brake controller
LITEPHIL 05/17/22 02:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck! Got it!

Thank you all! And I'll let you all know how it pulls 7,500 up 7% grades
LITEPHIL 05/17/22 11:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck! Got it!

Anticipating a picture... Looks like a jewel! BTW... I read that GM is updating the 3.0 Duramax for 2023 MY. I see that there is a new engine coming but I waited 3 years to make sure this one was any good and hardly any concerns with it and I wouldn't want to wait another 3 years to see how the new one was.
LITEPHIL 05/17/22 07:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck! Got it!

Picking up my new refreshed Silverado RST 3.0 Duramax with NHT tomorrow! Little over 3 months from the day I ordered it. That's awesome, but I want to see a pic of the '54. Is it an original Napco truck (idk if Napco was around yet in '54) or do you have it on a newer chassis. Not a Napco,Dad bought it in 64. My first car. Napcos were only on 3/4 ton or bigger Chevys in 54. Original frame but with Dana 44 front and corporate 12 bolt rear. I don't tow with it anymore, was just moving trailers around. https://i.imgur.com/71o9qnrl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/lCvwEeWl.jpg
LITEPHIL 05/16/22 07:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck! Got it!

No pics, didn't happen!!! :B Happens tomorrow! Not sure how to put up a picture
LITEPHIL 05/15/22 01:29pm Tow Vehicles
New truck! Got it!

Picking up my new refreshed Silverado RST 3.0 Duramax with NHT tomorrow! Little over 3 months from the day I ordered it. https://i.imgur.com/xPF4anHl.jpg I traded in a 2019 Silverado 1500 with the Z71 package and got this guy with the NHT package and they ride completely different. The Z71 was pretty soft and this rides nice and firm and flat and just feels rock solid. I stayed around 55 for the 140 mile trip home and she showed a smidge over 33 mpg. The mirrors are pretty big but I bought it to tow and we'll see how it does pulling 7,500 lbs up the mountains. The new interior and so nice too. Really love it so far but it's going to take a wile to get used to those big ace mirrors!
LITEPHIL 05/15/22 01:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trans coolers

By the way, Most of my towing is up to the Arizona High country and often when I leave the Phoenix area in the summertime, it's well above 100 degrees out and sometimes in the 110-115 range and the hills are 6-7% grades and EVERY truck I have had including a Dodge 5.9 and a Duramax 6.6, transmissions have gotten to 220-225 on the climbs and the coolant temps would go 3/4 on the temp gauge. The only time I would worry is if it was stop and go. But I do keep an eye on things.
LITEPHIL 05/14/22 08:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trans coolers

Everything sounds normal. 220 on a steep grade and towing is perfect and 3000 rpm at 45 mph is great. none issue.
LITEPHIL 05/14/22 07:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing performance - F150 vs F250

The new half tons are pretty stout. I tow with a half ton right now but would never consider pulling any fifth wheel with one. To me, the main concern are the non floating axles. The weight is supported by the actual axle shafts. The reason people are able to over load 3/4 ton and larger trucks with seldom failures is because of the axle and bearing set up.
LITEPHIL 03/07/22 06:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck Fire Ford SD 6.7

Possibly,new or new to you truck in your future? Will be interesting to learn the repair estimate if you care to share it. I suspect we will be looking at totaled, the right side of the engine compartment and everything on the engine on that side is burned up. The right front quarter, the grill and the hood are kaput. The truck body is OK and maybe the engine other than all the stuff attached to the right. Alternator, battery, starter ect. Front wheels OK. Right in this case is the passenger side in other words. We will see what Allstate has to say, hopefully it is repairable. Believe me, you DO NOT want to try and repair it. Don't open that as an option to the insurance company
LITEPHIL 02/20/22 08:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck Fire Ford SD 6.7

No telling what caused it and you'll probably never know. Most certainly electrical. There is always more damage then meets the eye. The position of a vehicle is always from the driver's seat. Right side is passenger side. Been involved in Many Mercedes fire investigations over the years. Most were after market components that were not properly fused or heat generating components stuffed into tight areas but I have also seen batteries blow up too. New truck time.
LITEPHIL 02/20/22 05:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordered!

My post was about my new truck I ordered. No mention of why, where or how or how much I paid. That is all insignificant to me and not sure why it's so important to others. You work hard, you do your home work and buy what you want. Pure and simple.Nothing is getting cheaper. Thank you all.
LITEPHIL 02/17/22 06:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordered!

Nothing to do with the OPs new truck or him in particular, but I am flat amazed at the magnitude of shear financial stupidity of such a large number of people since this inflation and availability thing took hold. The fact that so many people are buying new vehicles when there’s virtually no way NOT to overpay, when they have perfectly good vehicles already, is just mind blowing. Goes to prove that the instant gratification mindset is firmly planted across all age groups. Pretty heavy assumption there. You have NO idea what other peoples finances or needs are about and you have NO idea what is important to some and what is ridicules.I don't think it's too smart putting a 6" lift on 37s on a 3/4 ton but to each their own.
LITEPHIL 02/17/22 06:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordered!

NHT is the RPO code for the maximum trailer towing package. Thanks Bob! Yes, it's a very nice tow option. Heavier rear springs and shocks, bigger rear end and instead of 3.23 gears you get a 3.73 with the Duramax. And extra coolers on some of the models. Can't wait!
LITEPHIL 02/14/22 07:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordered!

As far as comparing prices, it's really hard since Chevrolet's website has not been updated to the refreshed 1500 version yet and although, when you do add the 6.2 engine, it forces you to buy other things and ends up being more and things like the NHT package do not show available with some builds with the 2022 LTD since it's a new option. Until Chevy updates it build option on it's website, the only way to get real prices is through a Chevy dealer that is willing to take the time and build your truck. As far as I know anyhow
LITEPHIL 02/14/22 08:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordered!

I’m sure I’m late, but never buy any diesel with Eco in its name or any kind of small diesel! Maybe it's not too late to change my order! Did you know that all those class C and B with a Freightliner,Dodge or Mercedes front ends on them are nearly all 3.0 diesels? Thanks for your input
LITEPHIL 02/14/22 08:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordered!

If the payload and tow rating are good, should be a nice option, particularly if non-towing is the bulk of miles. I would be curious of the price difference for your 3 options. I only built the truck with my dealer in two different configurations since the 5.3 wasn't orderable. I built it with the crew cab short bed and the double cab standard bed and the was around $3,000 difference. I settled on the crew cab. The payload is 1920 lbs with a 7,300 GVW. I built every different option I could on the Chevrolet website but the refreshed 2022 1500 won't show up on the build configurer until next month. I was referring to the 3 powertrain options you laid out. But looks like bit2ski addressed it. Of the three trucks I originally mentioned,one was the 6.6 gas in the 3/4 ton. I was never interested in the 6.2 gas.
LITEPHIL 02/14/22 06:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordered!

From what I understand, they are now talking 2022 GM trucks being labeled 2023 since no production has started. GM has been building 2022 HDs since Q3 2021, and was building the limited 1500s until now. The new truck, with updated front end and new interior is now under way. As for knowing when a truck will be built, and arrive 6-12 weeks later, is all a thing of the past at this time. Supplier issues, Covid causing absence issues, transportation issues, etc have caused havoc. I have seen some vehicles get ordered, built with all parts, and shipped. I have seen where they are complete and not getting shipped because of transportation carriers. I have seen orders not having all the parts. I didn’t make this up as I read it on the GM Authority site a few months back. Also read they built 2021 trucks till mid December. I now read plants are scheduled to start production in the spring. Read the date has now moved back at the Ft Wayne plant until March 14th. GM Authority is owned and operated by Motrolix LLC. In addition to GM Authority, Motrolix also owns and operates the following properties: Ford Authority Cadillac Society GM Authority is not owned, operated, supported, or otherwise condoned by General Motors, its brands, subsidiaries, or partners
LITEPHIL 02/13/22 10:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordered!

From what I understand, they are now talking 2022 GM trucks being labeled 2023 since no production has started. GM has been building 2022 HDs since Q3 2021, and was building the limited 1500s until now. The new truck, with updated front end and new interior is now under way. As for knowing when a truck will be built, and arrive 6-12 weeks later, is all a thing of the past at this time. Supplier issues, Covid causing absence issues, transportation issues, etc have caused havoc. I have seen some vehicles get ordered, built with all parts, and shipped. I have seen where they are complete and not getting shipped because of transportation carriers. I have seen orders not having all the parts. I didn’t make this up as I read it on the GM Authority site a few months back. Also read they built 2021 trucks till mid December. I now read plants are scheduled to start production in the spring. Read the date has now moved back at the Ft Wayne plant until March 14th. First off, GM authority is not part of GM and what is written months ago really means nothing today. This is from this morning. As it stands now, production of the refreshed 2022 Silverado and 2022 GMC Sierra will kick off at the GM Silao Assembly facility in Mexico on February 21st, rather than February 7th, as originally reported. Afterwards, production of the pickups will begin at the GM Fort Wayne Assembly facility in Indiana on March 14th, rather than March 6th. They will label 2022 trucks up until sept-oct but I would listen to a GM employee that is in the trenches before what GM authority says.They are often wrong.
LITEPHIL 02/13/22 10:21am Tow Vehicles
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