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    A better tow vehicle

    Thanks for all the input. We went with the GMC 1500hd. It has the 6.0. I have already been through one tank with combo driving but no trailer. It got about 14mpg. I will deal with that and hope that the mpg with the trailer is okay. I do not know the gearing but it either has 3.73 or 4.10. Thanks again. Just one more question. Are there any safe mods to help the efficiency or is it just run what you got?
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    A better tow vehicle

    I appreciate all the posts. It appears that I have narrowed it down to the 1500hd and the 2500hd. Both are very similar with engines and set up. What is the big difference between the 1500hd and 2500hd. I will be towing around 5000lb travel trailer (loaded) with two bikes, gear, 4 people, and generator. Thanks again.
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    A better tow vehicle

    How will the 5.3 on the 1/2 ton tow my 4500lbs versus the 6.0 in the 1500hd and 2500hd?
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    A better tow vehicle

    All the input that has been given is greatly appreciated. I have narrowed it down to four vehicles. All relatively similar. One is a 2004 1500 extended cab chevy 4x4 with the 5.3 and tow package. The second is a 2005 gmc 1500 crew 4x4 with tow package and 5.3. The third is 2006 1500hd gmc crew 4x2 with tow package and the 6.0liter. The fourth is a 2006 chevy 2500hd crew 4x2 with tow package and 6.0liter. All are gas and gm products. I would like to know if anybody has any of these and what they think of each based on towing, mpg, and overall truck. Just as a side note. 4x4 is not mandatory just a nice luxury. Any help would be greatly appreciated again.
  5. This forum is great to gain knowledge and perspective and I need both right now. I have a 4500lb travel trailer that I tow with a 1998 chevrolet silverado 4x4. It has a 5.7 liter v8. I put my bike and the generator in the bed of the truck. I am really disappointed that it will not any better than it does. I live in a flat area and tow in these areas most of the time. I am getting only 8mpg-8.5mpg at 60-62 mph. I am wondering if this is normal or if there is a better option out there. I would like to know what you all think is the best tow vehicle for what I am doing as far as fuel mileage. Also this ten year old truck does not have tow haul mode and I feel that the technology is much better in newer trucks. I am just looking for some input as I really like camping at the races but would really enjoy a few more mpg's as well.