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    I Switched (back) to a Chevy

    So, as some of you may know, I placed an order for a new 2020 Silverado 2500HD High Country. The truck arrived last month, so I've had a little bit of time with it to share with you.

    The ride is super. Very nimble truck and it absorbs bumps very well for a 2500. The steering is near effortless and the new 6.6 gas engine is quite strong and has a great sounds to it. The cameras on the truck have good pictures and the way it will switch from front to back camera depending on whether in reverse or drive at low speeds is a nice touch. The side step for the front of the bed is a great idea for this and most any other trucks produced today, since the bedsides are so tall.

    I opted for the jet black/umber interior and that is a great combo. I've gotten many compliments on the color choice and on the interior as a whole. The upgrades are nice, the extra room in the rear as well as the console vents, electronic plug ins, and heated seats make for a great rear seating area. The front interior is laid out nicely, not as fancy or flashy as the Ram Limited, but it actually fits this truck perfectly, to me. The materials and fit and finish are very good also in my High Country. The new gen MyLink has worked well and is very responsive.

    The LED headlights are very bright and the parking lights look nice at night and actually very good under full brightness when used as the DRLs. The truck doesn't have the power running boards that my F250 did, but the stock ones look good on this truck and don't make look like it's on the ground.

    The fuel mileage seems pretty good, I've seen a 18.7 over 25 miles, 8.6 towing my 9500lb TT, and 11-12 in town. Only about 1300 miles on it so far, so don't have many examples of various types of driving and mileage.

    Overall, I'm very happy with it and think that GM did a great job on these new HD trucks.
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    Re: I Switched (back) to a Chevy

    Congrats! GOOD LUCK with your new HD.
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    Wow! Sharp looking truck - I hope you have many years of good luck!

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    Re: I Switched (back) to a Chevy

    Beautiful! Welcome back from the dark side
    HC trim looks great. What is your payload capacity? I looked at an LT CC 4X4 payload was 3570 GM really upped their game with these new HD’s. Love all the added features and tow related tech. Looking forward to your future impressions on towing and engine performance.
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    Re: I Switched (back) to a Chevy

    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoasthd View Post
    Beautiful! Welcome back from the dark side
    HC trim looks great. What is your payload capacity? I looked at an LT CC 4X4 payload was 3570 GM really upped their game with these new HD’s. Love all the added features and tow related tech. Looking forward to your future impressions on towing and engine performance.
    Thanks! Yeah, I like the bowtie front trims with the chrome. The script looks good on the body-colored grilles, but not in chrome, IMHO. The payload on my truck is certified at 3265, per the door sticker. Looking a 5th wheel that has a pin weight of 2500, so I'm thinking I should be good on that one. The one towing trip so far, I was impressed. The transmission didn't hunt and constantly shift. It seemed to find the right gear and stay there. I was expecting more hunting and up-shifts, down-shifts in the rolling terrain, but it didn't. At this point, I think the revised 6-speed is fine for the new gas engines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun View Post
    At this point, I think the revised 6-speed is fine for the new gas engines.
    Hence why they kept the 6spd despite the all knowing internet outcry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun View Post
    Thanks! Yeah, I like the bowtie front trims with the chrome. The script looks good on the body-colored grilles, but not in chrome, IMHO. The payload on my truck is certified at 3265, per the door sticker. Looking a 5th wheel that has a pin weight of 2500, so I'm thinking I should be good on that one. The one towing trip so far, I was impressed. The transmission didn't hunt and constantly shift. It seemed to find the right gear and stay there. I was expecting more hunting and up-shifts, down-shifts in the rolling terrain, but it didn't. At this point, I think the revised 6-speed is fine for the new gas engines.
    That’s a nice payload number for that trim. By comparison my 2016 F250 Lariat is at 2719 lbs. I too recently traded my 35’ TT for a FW. Assuming you ordered the FW prep package? I like how GM opted to move mount location back a couple of inches. Having a short bed and depending on the setup you go with, you may not require a sliding hitch to make those tight maneuvers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoasthd View Post
    That’s a nice payload number for that trim. By comparison my 2016 F250 Lariat is at 2719 lbs. I too recently traded my 35’ TT for a FW. Assuming you ordered the FW prep package? I like how GM opted to move mount location back a couple of inches. Having a short bed and depending on the setup you go with, you may not require a sliding hitch to make those tight maneuvers.
    Yeah, I ordered the FW/Gooseneck prep package and got the drop-in ball and chain hooks last week. The FW kingpin will be replaced with the Reese Goosebox, also. Hoping to take delivery soon. Interested to see how it pulls, too!
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    Please let me know how you like it in the long term, looking for the 3500s Dually High Country because I have to have the bowtie...but I am really wondering if the interior is going to change next year, and I see they will have some different packages next year so I may wait to order. STILL CANT EVEN PRICE ONE YET ON WEBSITE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PHAT-JAY View Post
    Please let me know how you like it in the long term, looking for the 3500s Dually High Country because I have to have the bowtie...but I am really wondering if the interior is going to change next year, and I see they will have some different packages next year so I may wait to order. STILL CANT EVEN PRICE ONE YET ON WEBSITE.
    Seriously?? That's not like GM at all. /sarcasm


    Man, in some trims the new HDs look freaking good and others you are just like....HOW DID THAT MAKE IT OUT OF THE STUDIO.

    Really like the look of yours. Should be a workhouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PHAT-JAY View Post
    Please let me know how you like it in the long term, looking for the 3500s Dually High Country because I have to have the bowtie...but I am really wondering if the interior is going to change next year, and I see they will have some different packages next year so I may wait to order. STILL CANT EVEN PRICE ONE YET ON WEBSITE.
    Will do. Once I hook the FW to it, it should be a good test.
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    Towing the 5th wheel was great. Truck handled it fine and got it moving nicely. I also used the factory puck system with a gooseneck ball since my 5th wheel has the Reese Goose Box. I'd highly recommend that setup if one doesn't want the king pin hitch in the bed of the truck.

    The trip was a relatively short one, about 120 miles split 50/50 rural roads and interstate. I averaged 7.4 while towing the 5th wheel, so not too much of a drop from the TT we used to have.
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    Look at that monster!

    I was wondering how I missed this thread, then I looked at the date, I was driving to the Richmond Race that day, entire weekend was blur, including the 11 hours drive home on Sunday.

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