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About mjcmichigan

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  1. Towing Question

    A long time ford truck guy switched to Chevys after borrowing my 1500 5.3 Silverado to go retrieve is boat when his 150 blew its tranny. He could not believe how much better behaved it was. That said, his Ford was 90’s vintage and vs the new at the time Silverado. What won him over beyond on road performance was the maintenance schedules. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Towing Question

    Yes. I think it would pull it fine. My boat is 9.5’ wide and 8.5’ tall, so it has a lot of surface area. The 2.8 pulls it nicely. In Canada heading up for a week if fishing, 4 men and gear, it took an 8% grade to make it downshift. It’s a really torquey truck. My father in law has the 95 version of your truck. When I retire, I’ll get a 2500 or 3500. Lol. My 24yr old has an 07 top kick with the 6.6l duramax. That was an eye opener for a young man. Commercial class vehicles are harder to insure and harder to get parts for. My neighbors 25’ Airstream goes 7500#. He pulls with a full size gas truck. Wishes it had extending mirrors so he could see when backing it in. The canyon would be harder being narrower and 7500 is over the GWVR. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Towing Question

    Lol. Just to torment you a bit. That 2.8 pulls 30 mpg at 70-75mph. If I’m doing 55 it’s pushing 40. 23 around town Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Towing Question

    I’ve got a canyon with the 2.8 l duramax. I pull a 4000# boat no problem. The big thing you’ll notice coming from a 2500 is brakes. The 2500 has big heavy duty brakes. The canyon stops a lot longer. FYI the 2019 1500 is supposed to have a 3 litter duramax. Depending on your car trailer weight, that might be a better choice. Check the tongue weight. I think the canyon is 600#. You won’t have the heavy springs you have on the 2500. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Service Emmission System

    Thank you for the clarifications and corrections. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Service Emmission System

    Thanks for the update.... have a good trip with the truck... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Service Emmission System

    Please post when they figure it out! Thanks! At 55mph, pulling 38 mpg? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Service Emmission System

    Was thinking about it more. My commute is 20-40 minutes of highway driving. That’s what they want for a regen. If the previous owner did a lot of short trips and no highway... it really just might need a road trip. Idling isn’t good enough for regen. It needs to be working a bit to regen. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Service Emmission System

    Regen has to do with DEF. I haven’t had an issue with mine, but have only 15k on it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Any Diesel shifting problems?

    I have the little Duramax in a Canyon. Have almost 15k on it. It’s very drivable. The tranny does behave pretty good. On a trip to Canada on the 90km/hr highways, it was taking 8% grades to make it drop to 5th. Held the speed perfectly, and no heavy lugging. I think you are right. Comes down to who is doing the tuning.
  11. Any Diesel shifting problems?

    I have the 2017 GMC with the Diesel 4 cylinder. Loving it. I commute with it and do the hunting fishing thing. Over the first 4700 miles my odometer says the average diesel mileage is 27.8 mpg. Highway trips its 30+, around town 22-23. Yes it holds the gear on grade, but it holds the speed and I found grades it would down shift. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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