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Traded my Sierra 1500 for a Silverado 2500 yesterday


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Both are 2020 year trucks, but after upgrading the boat this spring it was time to upgrade the truck to pull it better. The new (to me) truck has 37k miles, duramax, LTZ loaded with I think all options... Love it so far, only mods I'm thinking are tires, possibly wheels... need to know if 35's will fit with stock suspension or if I'd need to do a lift/level? I really don't want to lift it much so it'd be just the minimum to get a 35 with no rubbing and minimal trimming.

 

The old truck with new boat, then the new truck.

 

 

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I put a 2 1/2 inch leveling kit on my 2016 Silverado LTZ Z71 and had 35s - 285/65/20 Toyo Open Country’s on it, with no problem. 

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Before you do anything, hook the boat up and see how much rake you have to work with. My old 25' inboard with two axle trailer sits level and about 3/4" of rake to spare on the stock truck.  Of course, the engine is right over the axles. Fuel tank under the stern and gear stowed forward in the cabin. 

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On 10/2/2021 at 7:21 PM, Stand By said:

Before you do anything, hook the boat up and see how much rake you have to work with. My old 25' inboard with two axle trailer sits level and about 3/4" of rake to spare on the stock truck.  Of course, the engine is right over the axles. Fuel tank under the stern and gear stowed forward in the cabin. 

I didn't have a lot of time to play with how it looks, nor did I have an adjustable drop hitch just had to use a 3" drop hitch and only got this one picture not on level ground but the truck and trailer appear to be relatively level. I need to get better pics on level ground to make sure the trailer is sitting level as well to ensure proper tire wear, even though I don't plan to tow it too much, it's like 15 miles round trip from storage to ramp.

 

I will say WOW the difference in towing from the 1500 to the 2500 is night and day. While the 1500 technically did the job, I was maxed out on the towing capacity and you certainly knew the boat was back there the whole time. I was usually forced to use 4wd to pull it up the ramp and the hills leaving the neighborhood and lake. The 2500 just does everything better!

 

 

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had 1500, went to 2500 and back to 1500.....now another 2500......all within a year or so......2500 is just more solid and your right its hard to go back....i am a hot mess with decisions, lol

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On 10/9/2021 at 10:18 PM, Dunn said:

had 1500, went to 2500 and back to 1500.....now another 2500......all within a year or so......2500 is just more solid and your right its hard to go back....i am a hot mess with decisions, lol

Wow you sound like me. Went from 19 F250 to 21 Tundra to 21 Chevy 2500 all within 7 months. 

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I did the same thing, but I went from a Silverado to a Sierra. 

 

Originally had the 2019 1500 pulling a 1963 26' Airstream, no problem whatsoever.  But when we sold the Airstream and picked up a 34' Travel Trailer, the 1500 had to go.  Picked up a 2020 Sierra 2500 AT4 gasser back in September. 

 

The AT4 pulls our new camper like a dream.  You forget that it's being towed until you look back in the rearview.

 

 

 

 

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