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Bit the bullet on a new tractor hauler today. I liked my little Half ton Chevy but every time I hooked up to it with the trailer I was pulling close to 10k. So wanting a bigger back seat I went looking for a 3/4 ton crew cab for the bigger cab. I knew I would be loosing gas mileage in going from a 5.3 to the bigger 6.6 gas gm gas and lower gears well almost getting a silver gas job  I ended up liking this Red Diesel better. So I pick it up on Tuesday 

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Sweet, You won't be disappointed with power/torque. I'm on my 4th diesel they keep getting better MPG as the years go by. Have 2017 hi-way driving 23-24 MPG  Hook a trailer up it be half of that.

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4 hours ago, 806 man said:

Sweet, You won't be disappointed with power/torque. I'm on my 4th diesel they keep getting better MPG as the years go by. Have 2017 hi-way driving 23-24 MPG  Hook a trailer up it be half of that.

It’s a step up from this half ton that has served me well.we’re just at a point of needing and wanting to grow some 

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Looks like a nice outfit.

Can't beat a diesel for pullin'

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Nice looking truck. You will like that diesel when pulling.

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1 hour ago, Wes806 said:

Nice looking truck. You will like that diesel when pulling.

Had a couple Cummins years ago loved em  just didn’t need the expense of the diesel anymore. Dad had bought a 2011 ram dually with a Cummins and has on got 35k on it now it parks in the winter works great as a tractor hauler. I was looking to step up my towing game again unfortunately this will se some winter use as it’s also the family car when needed but I still will still fluid film it this fall and try to leave it in the garage as much as possible driving my old rusty 02 2500 gas job as much as I can it owes me nothing been paid off since 05 and only has 125k on it and a plow. 

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Great thinking, now you have no reason not to buy a bigger trailer with all that capability  - honey im going need a bigger tractor too!!!!

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12 minutes ago, searcyfarms said:

Great thinking, now you have no reason not to buy a bigger trailer with all that capability  - honey im going need a bigger tractor too!!!!

Got them already 2 I9’s 2 600’s a 650  a WD9 and a few other big tractors in our collection.  I bought my 17 half ton befor I had any of my M’’s then figured it was just big enough to pull them locally but a few pulls I have been too it’s pushing it with the M weighing 8000 pounds on my trailer behind my half ton it had plenty of motor I was not disappointed at all with it just wanted bigger.  Now bigger trailer bigger garage comes to question i figure I can always pull my dads gooseneck with one of the big girls on it if I need to now. 

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10 hours ago, sandhiller said:

Looks like a nice outfit.

Can't beat a diesel for pullin'

People ask me how much HP my pu is I tell them i have no idea other then it's has plenty when pulling a loaded trailer.

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6 hours ago, 806 man said:

People ask me how much HP my pu is I tell them i have no idea other then it's has plenty when pulling a loaded trailer.

Yup that’s the way I look at it it has plenty of power for what I need. I have told people horsepower is like sex just when you think you have enough a little bit more is better

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You still got your other truck to pull your 9s/600s with?

 

GMC is a better choice than the ugly Chevys.  Great color too. 

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3 hours ago, drglinski said:

You still got your other truck to pull your 9s/600s with?

 

GMC is a better choice than the ugly Chevys.  Great color too. 

Yes my father still has his dodge dually. I drive most of the time because  he doesn’t want to. I figure this can also back under that gooseneck if needed. I still have my 02 Silverado 2500 with A snow plow on the front to go back and forth to work with till it fails inspection due to rust. 

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Bet that cost about the same as your home. Can you live in it?

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nice truck! It must be related to mine.

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we can park in the same red Chevy area, like I found by accident at Bloomsburg RPRU.

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10 hours ago, drglinski said:

You still got your other truck to pull your 9s/600s with?

 

GMC is a better choice than the ugly Chevys.  Great color too. 

You know, when they first came out i agreed with you, still do on the half ton, but the HD chevy grill has grown on me, think they we’re going for the 60’s look...i kinda like it. 
 

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@forwhldrv

that is one sharp looking truck! I am hoping to get down your way this year a few times, ill keep an eye out for you... pretty sure I drive by your dads house on the way to Fitchburg.  

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1 hour ago, ny bill o said:

we can park in the same red Chevy area, like I found by accident at Bloomsburg RPRU.

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Having a Red truck at a RPRU isn't just limited to Chevy's. There are a lot of Red trucks of all makes at RPRU. Makes finding yours a bit more challenging. :)

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6 hours ago, ny bill o said:

nice truck! It must be related to mine.

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we can park in the same red Chevy area, like I found by accident at Bloomsburg RPRU.

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I had my red Chevy at bloomsburg I didn’t realize there was a special parking area for them I should’ve taken advantage 

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5 hours ago, vtfireman85 said:

@forwhldrv

that is one sharp looking truck! I am hoping to get down your way this year a few times, ill keep an eye out for you... pretty sure I drive by your dads house on the way to Fitchburg.  

If you head out RT2 at all from 91 towards Fitchburg you drive past his exit. There is a small show and pull in Greenfield Ma put on by a friend of mine in may if all goes well on may 8. Some friends are getting together in a fre weeks for a private invite only plow day then I hope to bring a tractor and plow to one in Claremont Nh on may 1 if weather is ok. Other than that there’s not much show wise going on this year around here 

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40 minutes ago, forwhldrv said:

If you head out RT2 at all from 91 towards Fitchburg you drive past his exit. There is a small show and pull in Greenfield Ma put on by a friend of mine in may if all goes well on may 8. Some friends are getting together in a fre weeks for a private invite only plow day then I hope to bring a tractor and plow to one in Claremont Nh on may 1 if weather is ok. Other than that there’s not much show wise going on this year around here 

We are having our pull Columbus Day weekend love to see you there

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5 hours ago, vtfireman85 said:

We are having our pull Columbus Day weekend love to see you there

We have a small one that same weekend 

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Got the truck home last night  to find out it’s 2 feet longer than my other had to move a bunch of stuff around in the garage to just squeeze it in 

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