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RyanB

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD

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MLBurns

I decided to go with the High Country Deluxe Chevy. I ordered the Iridescent Pearl Tricoat with black/umber interior. Decided to go with a 3/4 ton due to new towing capacities this year. It has the power up/down tailgate unlike the GMC transformer tailgate (I would be to one to put it into the hitch anyway) and full towing package and 3.42 gear. The new options are basically like my 2019 Silverado 1500 (rear heated seats/tire sensors for trailer/cameras/etc.) but the HD's have a bed view camera also. They didn't know yet the exact base price but did confirm the Silverado Deluxe will still be less expensive than the Denali, so I decided to go Chevy and spend the difference on wheels/tires/lift when it comes in. The color options are the same as the new 1500's. Will have to wait for tuner to figure out the new 10 speed Allison trans before we turn it up.

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jjackkrash

That is going to be awesome.  I can't wait to hear reports on the new 10 speed.   

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jjackkrash

I pulled my new 5+ton mini-ex home the other day; its right at 14K lbs. with the trailer and 1 bucket (I had 1500 lbs. of tongue weight as loaded).   I gotta say that is about all I want to pull with my 2016 2500HD w/ Duramax.  I am hoping the extra HP/Torque and the 10 speed on the 2020 will make a significant difference towing in that weight range.  

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MLBurns

Have you considered a tune? I ran a tune from new to 85k on mine with DEF still on it and pulled a 43' toy hauler. Pulled great, my father in law's deleted truck (wont say brand to keep down arguments) overheated on our way back from his ranch with his Kubota on a trailer while following me. I just recommend doing the trans tune to help protect it. I deleted at 85k and now have 171k on it, still a beast. 

http://duramaxtuner.com/

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jjackkrash

I have tuned several turbo-charged audi's but none of my trucks.  If I were keeping this one outside warranty I'd probably consider a tune, but I am for sure getting a new 2020 this year so I'll just keep it stock till I trade it in.  

 

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leje0306
On 12/4/2018 at 11:25 AM, boardjnky4 said:

Aside from the looks. I'd be concerned about just how often this thing is changing gears while towing, with a 10-speed transmission.

Are we assuming the V8 will be the same as the 6.2L in the 1500?

The 10 speeds have been discussed online to a great extent. They don’t hunt for gears in the F150. The total ratio is the same as the 6 speed which means smaller ratios between gears leading to very smooth shifts.

No, they won’t put an aluminum block engine in a heavy duty truck.

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jjackkrash

The 3500 SRW Crew is rated to pull 20k from the conventional hitch.  

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jjackkrash

Man some of the features listed in the link look really cool.  

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jjackkrash

I just picked up a 2019 3500 DRW Denali on close out.  I want to see if I can live with the dully as a daily before I order a 2020.  So far I love it.  It took about a half hour to get used to the size but now it seems normal.  The ride isn't bad and the truck feels very planted.  The sales manager I deal with says I'll likely be able to get as good or almost as good a deal on a 2020 if I wait till October to order for December delivery with the likely end-of-year incentives.  

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MLBurns

If you get a 2020 the 3500 SRW will be close to same tow ratings as the 2019 DRW if you don't like the size of the dually.

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jjackkrash

So far I am digging the DRW and the long bed.  The rig is so stable its ridiculous.  But I also haven't had it long or done any driving in tight situations yet.  I figure I'll give it a few months and try and keep an open mind.  Because you are right, the new SRW is rated to tow 20k from the hitch as well.  That gives me some cushion towing my mini ex and some room to get a pretty big fiver down the road even if I get a SRW 3500.  

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RyanB

My truck is a DRW but it is a dedicated tow vehicle. I would sell it tomorrow if it had to do daily driver duty. 

I wouldn’t get a DRW unless it can be just a tow vehicle or unless you really need it. 

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jjackkrash

Well, there is allegedly a 2020 3500 DRW Denali in Pacific Blue Metallic on a train headed to a dealership in Beaverton.  My dealer is supposedly working out a dealer trade and it should be in my driveway in a week or two.  

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