Mdb replied to Drumnatural's topic in 6.6L Gas V8 & HD Transmission Powertrain (L8T/MYD)Alright, just towed the boat yesterday, pretty much the same results as the camper from prior post. The boats a 22' tri toon, with a 150, sitting on bunks, about 5k. Again a pleasant drive. Headed to Lake Cumberland this summer, can't wait.
Mdb replied to Drumnatural's topic in 6.6L Gas V8 & HD Transmission Powertrain (L8T/MYD)I just got to tow our camper for the first time. 24' TT, 6k gvwr, say 800 in the truck including us, dog, firewood, gear. I am very pleased with towing performance. Acceleration is not an issue at all. On cruise w/tow mode, ran 75 up and down a few grades on I-70 in eastern Ohio. Truck would not have to drop to 2nd @4500 to maintain like the old 03, 6.0 hd did. It did drop to 70 and stayed at 3200 while climbing and that's OK I guess, the limit is 70 after all. Descent was controlled and no speed gain at all. Avg. 9.2 mpg on this trip, again better than the 8 or so from the 6.0. Integrated controller was effective, set at 4.5 and worked perfect. There is an engine/tranny braking effect when in tow if you tap the brakes to slow, the trans will downshift and noticeably reduce vehicle speed. Trailer light test mode is a handy option, between that and the b/u camera I don't need to bother the family while they do their tasks. All in all, a bad ass towing package for us, so much more pleasant.
Mdb replied to texasnavy05's topic in 6.6L Gas V8 & HD Transmission Powertrain (L8T/MYD)I always record my repairs I've done in the owners manual, this coupled with receipts kept would make their proving it wasn't, even harder. I will continue to when I do my own on my 2500
Yes, rivets. You will have to drill them out.
Mdb replied to Flash23's topic in 6.6L Gas V8 & HD Transmission Powertrain (L8T/MYD)Rolling empty on the highway at 80, 15. Local rural driving mid 14s. Have not yet towed, look forward to camping and boating with it though. only 1300 mi. on truck so far.
I'd hate to think of how many quarts of oil I've poured doing them myself for over 35 years. Of course now I've got 3 Chevy's and a Pilot to do, not to mention Quad, ZTR, outboard, tiller, log splitter... holy crap. If a good coupon shows up I will allow the dealer to do the wifes' Pilot. I will get my freebie and then do them myself. I recently started using the Rotella myself, buy 5.3 filters by the 6pk. I bottle the old and take it to the local tech who burns it in his shop HVAC.
Mdb replied to Carolina's topic in 6.6L Gas V8 & HD Transmission Powertrain (L8T/MYD)I just did my first long trip, empty, 325 miles. It was freaking great, but I'm used to an 03 1500hd. I went down to Lake Cumberland from central Ohio, rolled 80 thru the KY hills on I 75 on cruise and there was no downshifting to climb, no accelerating when descending, just rolled 80... got about 15 mpgs. I am so glad I bought this truck, can't wait to see how she tows.
Mdb replied to GMdude2020's topic in 6.6L Gas V8 & HD Transmission Powertrain (L8T/MYD)I spent the last couple of months thinking I was going to get a new used truck, drove my wife crazy. Prices are flat out insane. I traded in an 03 1500HD Sierra with 107000 and in great shape, got 7500 for it and came home with a 21 gas 2500 Custom DC. Although around here, lower priced, decently equipped 2500s are hard to find in stock. I might have gotten a bit more selling outright but trade comes of the taxable value and all DMV paperwork on both ends is handled by dealer. Employee pricing, 750 rebate, plus 2.69 interest rate. It is a good time to buy new. I cant wait for camping and boating.
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