towing with a 2500HD

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Re: towing with a 2500HD

Postby mac's bird » Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:51 pm

jtaylor1920 wrote:That is one nice looking truck. I keep trying to talk Laurie into letting upgrade to a dually but all I get is a big NO.

Oh, we'll some day I'll get there :d.

I guess it worked. thank's for the help. I didn't want to up grade either, because I really liked my 2500. I hope this one is just as good, but the weight issue was just to much.
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Re: towing with a 2500HD

Postby jtaylor1920 » Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:19 pm

You'll be much happier with the 3500 DRW. Much more payload and the safer towing experience will definitely be worth it.
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Re: towing with a 2500HD

Postby mac's bird » Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:00 pm

jtaylor1920 wrote:You'll be much happier with the 3500 DRW. Much more payload and the safer towing experience will definitely be worth it.

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This is my bird with my 2500.
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Re: towing with a 2500HD

Postby jtaylor1920 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:47 am

That is a nice looking Bird.
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Re: towing with a 2500HD

Postby Olbird » Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:09 am

Very nice looking truck, you made a good decision to go with a DRW, the 3850RL is heavy and wants to push and pull the TV when loaded for a long trip on bad highways most all states have.
Air Ride hitch or pin box works well on these heavy units.
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Re: towing with a 2500HD

Postby mac's bird » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:05 pm

Olbird wrote:Very nice looking truck, you made a good decision to go with a DRW, the 3850RL is heavy and wants to push and pull the TV when loaded for a long trip on bad highways most all states have.
Air Ride hitch or pin box works well on these heavy units.


that is what I am hoping for. Got a 1300 mile trip planed in Nov. I haven't had a chance to pull my trailer yet. But the gas mileage on this DRW compared to my 2500 really sucks.
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Re: towing with a 2500HD

Postby mbrolin » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:41 pm

jtaylor I feel you pain. Sandy says no as well. :(( I tried using the heated/cooled seats, its quieter than our present truck, "look an automatic so that you can drive" etc. I guess after 41 years of marriage Ive gotten rusty with my salesmanship skills. =))
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Re: towing with a 2500HD

Postby sew2bhappy » Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:25 am

mbrolin wrote:jtaylor I feel you pain. Sandy says no as well. :(( I tried using the heated/cooled seats, its quieter than our present truck, "look an automatic so that you can drive" etc. I guess after 41 years of marriage Ive gotten rusty with my salesmanship skills. =))


Have you tried using the "it will be safer for towing and your life is precious to me" approach? Works for me :d
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Re: towing with a 2500HD

Postby mac's bird » Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:33 pm

mbrolin wrote:jtaylor I feel you pain. Sandy says no as well. :(( I tried using the heated/cooled seats, its quieter than our present truck, "look an automatic so that you can drive" etc. I guess after 41 years of marriage Ive gotten rusty with my salesmanship skills. =))


I though I was going to have problem. After we when across some rough roads she started to change her mind. Since we just forked out some big bucks, I look around and found a dually the same year as our's, so it didn't cost that much to up grade the safety factor made the difference.
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Re: towing with a 2500HD

Postby mac's bird » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:38 am

mac's bird wrote:
mbrolin wrote:jtaylor I feel you pain. Sandy says no as well. :(( I tried using the heated/cooled seats, its quieter than our present truck, "look an automatic so that you can drive" etc. I guess after 41 years of marriage Ive gotten rusty with my salesmanship skills. =))


I though I was going to have problem. After we when across some rough roads she started to change her mind. Since we just forked out some big bucks, I look around and found a dually the same year as our's, so it didn't cost that much to up grade the safety factor made the difference.


Now I am even happier. Image
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