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Old 11-05-2014, 03:21 PM   #1
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2015 Heavy Duty Towing Test

Found this interesting article. Nice to see some real world towing numbers. Only thing is why can't they test apples to apples.?
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:06 PM   #2
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GM #1, as it should be.
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GM #1, as it should be.
Still not going to trade my Ford for a GMC.
Just don't understand why the didn't test a Ford dually with a 3.73 rear end.
I don't think it would have changed the out come but the 1/4 mile times would have been a little faster.
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Found this interesting article. Nice to see some real world towing numbers. Only thing is why can't they test apples to apples.?
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I agree, if a SRW Ford beat out a Dodge DRW, I have to wonder how a Ford DRW would have stacked to the GMC DRW. Any time I see a test like this I can only conclude that the test was handled in such a way as to make sure the preferred brand "won".
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Still not going to trade my Ford for a GMC.
Just don't understand why the didn't test a Ford dually with a 3.73 rear end.
I don't think it would have changed the out come but the 1/4 mile times would have been a little faster.
Each of the three trucks in our comparison were supposed to be duallies but unfortunately Ford sent a single-wheel and said, “take it or leave it.”
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Each of the three trucks in our comparison were supposed to be duallies but unfortunately Ford sent a single-wheel and said, take it or leave it.
Yeah, well.....

I'll keep my Ford for now. I really think we will upgrade to a dually, but only after we sell our house to downsize. In the meantime, our '08 Ford works well for us. At this point, 10,000+K miles in towing, average 10.5 MPG. Works for us!
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I highly doubt this test will sway anyone's brand allegiance. I will revisit this article in 15 years, when I may be able to afford that sweet GMC.
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The wife and I are former Blue Bird Wanderlodge owners. We still go to the rallys in our Voltage. Two weeks ago a Wanderlodge broke down on the highway in the hills of Georgia 6 miles from the rally. I was asked to tow him in... okay I said. Took my 2014 Dodge 3500 DRW and did just that. The bus.... 36k dead weight 6 miles up and down hills. I'll keep my Dodge thank you. Bus owner was happy too.... no tow bill

Okay before I'm asked let me add this... yes he had air brakes with an aux on board compressor. He did all the breaking. I towed him... he stopped us.
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The bus.... 36k dead weight 6 miles up and down hills. I'll keep my Dodge thank you. Bus owner was happy too.... no tow bill
I'm sure it did fine, just way longer than the GMC would have taken.

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Hardy harrrrr... harrrr...
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