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bc-00044

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Upgrading from a 27'TT to a 41' 5er. Obviously now also need to trade in my TV for something more capable.
Relying on the collective wisdom of this group for guidance. I do not have any strong brand loyalty beyond american made -- concerned about driving experience, ride comfort, towing capacity for the quoted trailer, and reliability. Make your proposals.
Pretty well set on a diesel, but convince me if I am wrong.
Trailer is 40' UVW 14344 lbs

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Posted: 01/21/21 09:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2021 Sierra Denali 3500 Crew cab with Duramax dual-rear wheels, with Technology package, gooseneck / 5th wheel prep, trailer tire pressure monitor sensors. Assembled in Flint, MI.


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Posted: 01/21/21 09:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Any of the big three one ton dual rear wheels will work.


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RAM HD's are "Assembled" in Mexico with mostly US Made components.

Ford's Diesel is Made In Mexico.

Guess you need to look into GM's total content.


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Only you can decide since most of your requirements are subjective. Any of the big 3's 3500/350 series DRW diesels will work. I'd decide on which options aren't "optional" and drive each one. I don't think you can go wrong with any of them as far as reliability goes.

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100% go diesel. DRW vs SRW is TBD. I'd go DRW FWIW.
Any of today's diesels will tow that size 5er all day without breaking a sweat.
Whats different is the interiors and the ride.
Best to drive all 3 on a long drive vs the short route dealers like to take you on.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

RAM HD's are "Assembled" in Mexico with mostly US Made components.

Ford's Diesel is Made In Mexico.

Guess you need to look into GM's total content.


Right now, the GM with Duramax is a great choice! Either of the others, a good choice, the Mexican made/assembled, not really an issue IMO.

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Why go small with the 1 tons? If your going to go big, go big.

https://fifthwheelst.com/heavy_duty_trucks_hdt_towing_rv.html


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bc-00044 wrote:

Upgrading from a 27'TT to a 41' 5er. Obviously now also need to trade in my TV for something more capable.
Relying on the collective wisdom of this group for guidance. I do not have any strong brand loyalty beyond american made -- concerned about driving experience, ride comfort, towing capacity for the quoted trailer, and reliability. Make your proposals.
Pretty well set on a diesel, but convince me if I am wrong.
Trailer is 40' UVW 14344 lbs


What's the GVWR...I would guess 17-18k. (empty weight is pointless as you aren't going to travel with an empty trailer) That suggests a pin weight of 3500-4000lb. Is it a toy hauler? Those often have pretty large payload capacities.

Even at the lower end, you are in 1 ton dually minimum territory and being from Denver, the high altitude advantage of a turbo along with exhaust braking recommends a diesel.

Any late model will do the trick. (10-15yr old trucks may not be capable but it sounds like you are going new, so that may not be relevant)

You might also want to look into some of the 450/4500 models but the line has gotten blurry with the 1 ton capabilities climbing substantially.


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Should have added more detail. GVWR = 16,800# Hitch weight 2686#
Very interested in the comments on DRW v SRW

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