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  1. $8k off list at Laura is a good sign for buyers. Might be some end-of-year incentives on top of that. I'd sure like to see some DRW's hit the lot.
  2. The 6.6 has been on the street for maybe a month. Then you need to find someone with real world 6.2 experience as well. There is a chance everyone in the country with experience in both trucks has already responded to you.
  3. For those who have diesels, what size is your fuel tank? My 13, 16, and 19 all came with a 36 gallon tank, but there are reports of much smaller tanks now. Thanks.
  4. Both my 2013 and 2016 standard bed Crew Cab with Duramax came with 36 gal tank, so did my '19 DRW Crew Cab with long bed and Duramax. I seriously doubt GM is going backwards on this.
  5. The 2500 opens up the door to safely tow 14k flatbeds and 14K dump trailers and will carry the tongue weight with no weight distribution hitch. This range of trailer has so many uses its ridiculous, but 1/2 tons are useless for this range of trailer.
  6. Ski boats are worse. Sticker on a new nicely equipped 2009 Ski Nautique was about $40-45k. I about had a heart attack when I was looking at new 2016s with an $80k sticker. Silly me, the 2019s sticker at $120-130k with the big engine. Ugg.
  7. I suspect based on some buying history the best chance for early incentives on a new model would be the last two weeks in December. Otherwise, I suspect significant incentives probably won't hit till June/July on the 2020s. You might get lucky with that order time frame.
  8. On my 2016 I paid sales tax on $6.5K in factory rebates on my 3/4 ton. GM absolutely periodically offers factory incentives on 2500s.
  9. 1. I said you have to time the discounts: they are not always available and you are not going to get a discount on a 2020 when they first come out. Next year the 2020s will probable get incentives started June - July and the incentives will be hit and miss through Christmas. But they will be there and when they do I will own a 2020 3500 Duramax Denali. 2. I clicked a quick link for an example that took 10 seconds to find. I did not try and time the discounts or do exhaustive research. 3. I bought a loaded, 2019 3500HD Denali with a Duramax in June for $12k off sticker, about $61k and some change out the door. (The diesel is a $9.5k upcharge). I probably could have haggled more but didn't feel like wasting a bunch of time. I picked up the phone and got the same price as the Laura advertised price 1500 miles away in the Pac NW. I can pick up the phone right now and get the same price as Laura is offering online on a similar truck within about $500-1000. ("Hey, this is jjackkrash. Laura has this truck for this, what can you do for me that would save me a plane ticket.") 4. I'm glad you got good deal on a truck you like. Right now is a great time to buy a 2019 GM 1/2 ton because sales are struggling a bit compared to historic sales vs. Ram and Ford and there are some reported issues with the tranny. In fact, my dad is looking for a 2019 1/2 ton, and there are some at $15k off msrp right now. That's a pretty stout deal and nothing to sneeze at. But you can get similar deals on a 3/4 tons if you shop when the incentives hit. It just might not be today. (I bought my 2016 2500 Denali with a Duramax for a similar discount when the '17s hit and felt pretty good about it.).
  10. I got more than $10k off sticker on my last 4 GM HD trucks, 3 of them 3/4 tons. You have to time the incentives and they don't usually advertise the incentives. If you have a relationship with a good dealer they call when the incentives hit. Here's a nicely equipped 3/4 ton SLT for $49k (this dealer posts the real price, but I can always get similar deals locally with a phone call). https://www.laurabuickgmc.com/VehicleDetails/new-2019-GMC-Sierra_2500HD-Crew_Cab_Standard_Box_4_Wheel_Drive_SLT-Collinsville-IL/3502656533
  11. I don't buy wet dirt, just pointing out its heavy. I can and do haul up to 4 yards of heavy material like 5/8 minus or crushed concrete in my 14k dump trailer behind my HD truck. You can't do that with a 1/2 ton either.
  12. 1/3 of a yard of dirt can weigh over 1000lbs., depending on the dirt. https://downeastermfg.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Cubic_Yardage_Chart-D.pdf
  13. I'm looking forward to driving a 2020, but I think the ride quality on the GM 2500s has been very good since about 2011 (the year the HD trucks got the big chasis and suspension update).
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