I could be missing something, but from the numbers I’m looking at it seems the 2500 Duramax will have an 11k GVWR giving it 1000lbs more payload than current gen...that’s huge! Also, the 3500 DRW gets 1000lb payload increase which is also really nice to see but the 3500 SRW is only increased by a couple hundred pounds, weird. Cre Cab Payloads- Current Gen- 2500- 2600 3500 SRW- 3900 DRW- 4900 Next Gen 2500- 3600 3500 SRW- 4100 DRW- 5900
Laura seems to be where you would get the best deal, I don’t know much about GMC but I got around $13k off my High Country Duramax in July right before the next model year was out (‘17 model in July of ‘17) but there were very few changes unlike this year so maybe a bigger discount if you can wait 6 or so months.
The only difference between the 2500 Duramax and the 3500 is an extra leaf (and also higher load rated tires from the factory) They dont put the upgraded axle in the 2500 gassers (they do have the upgraded axle in the 3500 gasser) and will want to make sure you aren’t over your Rear Axle weight rating.
Wow, I guess my next truck won’t be a Chevy for the first time in years....they checked most of my wish list off with this one and I love the way it looks. I wonder what the $$$ premium will be over the Chevy, they are pretty comparable right now with the GMC maybe $2k more on the sticker for Denali vs High Country but I bet it’s closer to $10k if the Chevy really doesn’t have a lot of those new features.
What are the chances the new 2020 HD from either Chevy or GMC will be on display at the Chicago Auto Show in Feb? Not sure what the timing of these things are, just wondering if anyone had a guess. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Well [email protected]$, I was all ready to order a new HD when these were released but that thing is the worst looking truck I’ve seen in a long time. I’m not a huge fan of the new 1/2 tons but they are growing on me but this thing is terrible. Unless somehow the higher end trims look significantly better (I don’t like anything that says Chevrolet over the bow tie across the front) I will have to make a decision.
While I am not in the market for a half ton, I will be looking to upgrade next year when the HD’s are updated and there are a lot of areas that Chevy missed the mark with this new ‘19 that I’m hoping maybe they tweak before next year and this is one. The Max Tow Package is actually pretty legit...larger rear axle, bigger radiator, locking rear diff, heavier rear springs, tuned suspension etc. These are real life upgrades and not just a different axle ratio and a wiring harness. The fact that that you can’t get the trailing cameras and the other tech (360 camera, hud, dic, etc) together is very frustrating. While I am used to large trailering mirrors on the HDs I would still like the option of the cameras and it would be a HUGE upgrade to the mirrors on the half tons that are crap when towing. Ford has been so far out in front of GM with their tech it’s embarrasing and this could have been GM’s chance to maybe have a leg up, if only for one year, but they decided to only catch up (if that even) after years of lagging behind.
As someone mentioned, the 16k lb number you see is the gross COMBINED weight rating not the tow capacity. As someone who has experience towing 14-16k LB loads I would tell you that even 12k is crazy to consider that in a half ton even if they say it’s possible. The brakes, rear axle, suspension isn’t meant for that kind of hauling and your truck will be completely worn out in no time. The 2500/3500 WT’s are very little extra money over the 1500. I know you were just commenting on the max tow rating but if you are actually considering towing 16k get a 3500.
That is a terrible photoshop putting together some features of the '19 1500's and a hood scoop. Even the actual teaser picture from GM that looks better than this one has Chevrolet across the grill instead of the bow tie, and that look is garbage regardless of how good the rest of the truck is. It will be available in one or two trim packages but most will retain the bow tie I'm sure. I too would not be interested in anything that looks like the picture above, but I have a feeling it will be a much nicer finished product once we actually see it.
Just a guess from your numbers... Actualt trailer weight right at 16k and your probably right around 11k gross weight for the truck (or about 1k over the 10k gvwr) does that sound right? I will be upgrading our 5er in the spring to a very similar unit and was curious about the need to upgrade the truck too (which I don’t want to) so i appreciate your feedback
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