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Grit dog

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Posted: 07/05/19 11:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

At the same time, I understand peace of mind and the lack of available time to tinker on things with having kids. We're at the epicenter of kid activities, work and life. Virtually zero downtime to do other things, I get it.
Just depends how strong your wallet is vs your problems with your truck.


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For that size trailer a 3/4 ton Gasser will do the job just fine. I had a 12000 pound fifth wheel and towed it with a 2014 6.4 liter hemi and it did a great job. The new ones would be even better with the new 8-speed transmission.

That said it is always cheapest to keep the old truck and fix it. The new diesels will tow even better than what you have now. All depends on how much money you have to throw around.
Agreed.

I towed the same 10k TT with a 2015 F-250 6.2L and a 2018 F-250 6.2L and even those were miles apart in performance.


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I was at or near wvu_traveler's point 2 years ago. I had a good running 05 Duramax that had body issues. Yes it would have been cheaper to have put money into that truck than to trade. But at some point you have to move on. We just figured sooner was better and bought the 18 Duramax. It is not my daily driver, only used for towing. I could have gotten a gasser or a SRW truck. Both would have marginally done the job, the DRW diesel does the job better.


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Depends on the condition of your present truck. If NO rust, and basically near pristine (no dents, damage, parts falling off, etc) then spend the money to fix the issues and do some pre-emptive maintenance an parts replacement.

Consider adding a lift pump and filter kit ($745)(such as from Kennedy Diesel), and possibly go ahead and replace the pressure regulator (new Bosch, $185), and relief valve ($195), and you will be good to go for many miles.

I do lots of pre-emptive maintenance on vehicles, so I don't have to worry about problems cropping up at a bad time. If you are one who runs a vehicle into the ground and doesn't fix anything, even minor cosmetic or interior issues, then just go ahead and trade it in. Someone like me will pick it up, do the research, and go through it from front to rear and get all fluids and hoses replaced, do upgrades that improve reliability, and put many miles on it.

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Posted: 07/10/19 08:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Had an 05 Chevy 2500HD with the diesel for the past 8 years. Other than replacing the head gaskets it was a great truck. Had 178k miles on it and it was in great shape, but after 8 years wanted something newer. Bought a 16 with the diesel last November and haven't looked back. As much as I liked the 05 the 16 is better in every way.


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We have sold our our truck to a local and are currently hunting for a newer one. We just outgrew it and needed a few things fixed, but it would still be a good truck for someone. The newer trucks are so much bigger inside with 4 doors, etc. It didn't take long to notice the other benefits that will come along with a newer truck after a couple test drives.

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Well, that solves that! Sounded like your old truck was only an extended cab as well, which is pretty limited for space.
I'd be comfortable with any LML truck, save for maybe the first year 2011s. Buddy has had some issues with his '11 emissions, but he drives it like a prius too, so....
Or a newer L5P would be the cats @ss.
LML in the new (soon to be old) body style 2015-newer would be nice for the newer amenities and bit bigger cab.

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Posted: 07/11/19 12:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

new diesel will not like being idled around town nor will it like short trips. They do like being worked hard and long highway trips, im certain this is why ive never had an issue yet, for around town i have a motorcycle or we take teh wifes car.


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The money spent on payments every month will do more repairs than you will ever need. Anyone that says they will be money ahead buying a new one, is just wanting a new one no matter what !


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