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  1. 2019 GMC Denali with 6.2. Stock except tonneau cover. Mixed city and highway over 1000 mile period = 17.5. Highway trips = 20.5. Pulling Polaris Ranger 1000 with full windshield on aluminum trailer = 10.5 - 13.0 depending on terrain. Very happy with my truck. Came from a F250 with Powerstroke
  2. 2019 GMC Sierra Denali with 25K miles: Last 800 miles with mixed city and highway - 17.6 MPG running nothing but 87 octane
  3. I only run 93 about every 10th tank. Run 87 the rest of time.
  4. I like all trucks! I’m just a truck guy. I currently have a 2019 GMC Denali 1500 with 6.2 engine. If not for a 6.2 engine, I would not be driving a GM product. I think both the Ram and Ford are better looking trucks and both have much nicer interiors. But, in my opinion, neither RAM or Ford has an engine in a half ton that holds a candle to the 6.2. I am a firm believer in the 6.2 and not afraid to admit it. I’ve owned (3) 5.3 trucks and would not even consider GM if this was the only engine available.
  5. Here is my issues with diesels. Yes, the engine is warranted for 100,000 miles, but all the emissions stuff that a Diesel engine requires is not warranted for 100,000. At least it wasn’t with the Ford I owned. Maybe GM is different. I had issues with my Ford Powerstroke emissions at 50K. Their Diesel engine warranty is 60K. When I took in they told me out of warranty. They said emissions didn’t fall under Diesel engine warranty but the bumper to bumper 36K warranty. I stated without the emissions the Diesel engine wouldn’t run. They said nice try but no. Sold it as soon as it was fixed and came back to a GMC with 6.2
  6. I only run premium in my 6.2 if I’m towing long distances. I agree if running premium all the time, the diesel is cheaper. Of course, repairs will be more expensive but that’s another story.
  7. My opinion and advice: If you want a new truck with a Diesel engine - go for it. You only live once. If you think you are saving money by having a diesel, put the pencil to it. You may find that the diesel costs more.
  8. Most of the time, a criminal will go for the easiest way out. A Bakflip does prevent a thief somewhat. I have owned several Bakflip covers. The Mx4 I have now leaks more than any of them. I complained to the people that installed it and they told me that it was due to the GMC super functional tailgate.
  9. One thing to consider is who will fix the diesel when it breaks. My dealership only has 1 diesel mechanic and he is always behind. You could be without your vehicle for extended periods of time.
  10. I wrecked my 19 GMC in January. The air bag deployed and and it destroyed the rotary knobs. They just came in Friday, and were installed yesterday. Took GM 5 months to get them. Driving the truck with them being loose was pure hell. Every bump would change the display.
  11. I have the truck. Not a SUV. Owners manual says up to 7,000 pounds a weight distribution hitch is optional.
  12. I don’t know anything about them
  13. So if I was to get load under 5000 Pounds, I can go without a weight distribution hitch?
  14. Hello All! I’m back in the GMC family as I recently purchased a 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali with 6.2L and 10 Speed Transmission. I love this truck. I came back to GM from the dark side having been in a Ford Powerstroke. I just didn’t like the upkeep of a diesel. Now to my question... I tow a 8.5 X 18 enclosed trailer that weighs 3000 pounds empty. My Polaris Ranger weighs 2300 pounds and I plan on having an additional 400 pounds of gear in trailer for a total of 5700 pounds. I’m well within towing range of truck but do I need to run a Weight Distribution hitch? Thanks for any advice!
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