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Diesel to Gas? Should I do it?

mark_m

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Year
2007
Boat Model
SX
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23
I just traded the Duramax last night for the 1500 high country with the 6.2. I liked the duramax but we will prospectively towing in 2020 and beyond only a few times per year. I should have bought this truck in March, but I didn’t get hurt too bad on the deal in the end.
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I just traded the Duramax last night for the 1500 high country with the 6.2. I liked the duramax but we will prospectively towing in 2020 and beyond only a few times per year. I should have bought this truck in March, but I didn’t get hurt too bad on the deal in the end.
 

2kwik4u

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Year
2017
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AR
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@mark_m That's a sharp looking truck. Neighbor brought home a 2019 LTZ/Z71 truck this spring. He traded a 2016 2500 Duramax for it. So far he's been pretty pleased with it. Figures he'll keep it a few years then move back to the 2500. He does heavy construction though and is constantly sending me pics of his 1500 on the verge of being overloaded. Not sure he realized how much he used the 2500 capabilities when he traded.

I've been trying to convince the wife to let me upgrade my '15 GMC Sierra SLT+ for an '18 Denali. Local dealerships still have over 20 (combined) on the lot of '18 models. Some are selling them for low $40k range currently.....sticker prices are over $65k. They can't get the '18s to move off the lot though because everyone wants the '19+ body style.

The first 2018 Denali that breaks under $40k is gonna come home with me. Really want that 6.2L and a few of the other "denali" level options.
 

mark_m

Jetboaters Commander
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Location
Columbus, OH
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Yamaha
Year
2007
Boat Model
SX
Boat Length
23
@mark_m That's a sharp looking truck. Neighbor brought home a 2019 LTZ/Z71 truck this spring. He traded a 2016 2500 Duramax for it. So far he's been pretty pleased with it. Figures he'll keep it a few years then move back to the 2500. He does heavy construction though and is constantly sending me pics of his 1500 on the verge of being overloaded. Not sure he realized how much he used the 2500 capabilities when he traded.

I've been trying to convince the wife to let me upgrade my '15 GMC Sierra SLT+ for an '18 Denali. Local dealerships still have over 20 (combined) on the lot of '18 models. Some are selling them for low $40k range currently.....sticker prices are over $65k. They can't get the '18s to move off the lot though because everyone wants the '19+ body style.

The first 2018 Denali that breaks under $40k is gonna come home with me. Really want that 6.2L and a few of the other "denali" level options.
Thank you! The 6.2 is a fantastic motor, what I appreciate about the 19 is they have paired it to the 10 speed automatic transmission. It is almost as smooth shifting as the six speed Allison in the Duramax I had before. The torque on the gasser is roughly half of the Duramax, thus the seat of the pants feel isn’t as “direct” with the 6.2 but the overall ride and performance is more in line with my needs.

I think the ‘18 comes with an eight speed transmission and it would do very nicely pulling our boats. I have not towed yet, I’m trying to stay true to the breakin procedures as close as I can until I put the boat away for the winter.

The higher end goodies are really nice, hopefully they won’t get gremlins as the time and miles rack up. Good luck grabbing an ‘18 and thanks for the kind words!
 
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