Perfect. I have the 6 speed, so it makes most things easy. I've actually towed the camper with a full water load and the bike (with a gas can) up and over Sonora Pass. I needed first gear on the 26% incline part, but it did pretty well all things considered. I got the brakes a little hot on the way down, but nothing to get too scared about- despite the Jeep being rated to be able to tow what the GVWR of the camper sans trailer brakes, they make a world of difference and there is no way I'd tow any weight for any distance without them.nice setup! how does the rubi tow/stop in the mountains?
what make/model is the bike? do you like it?
Nice looking truck Steve!
Thanks!Yeah buddy - wow!
It is a 2015i/2015.5 with Duramax. I really wanted the new power fold towing mirrors that come on the 2015.5. I had considered going gas, but knew that I would be disappointed the first time I towed.That's an awesome way to celebrate the new year - Denali HD. With a Duramax I would imagine?
I can tell it's a 2015.5 (some people on forums call it that, or a 2015i for "intermediate" model year change) since it has the new style tow mirrors
If something caused me to buy a new truck, it would probably be a GMC rather than a Chevy - the Chevy grille and headlights on the 2015s don't quite appeal to me.
The Duramax won't disappoint you. The 6.0 / 6.2 gasser is a decent engine, but the torque of the diesel is what makes towing an effortless job.Thanks!
It is a 2015i/2015.5 with Duramax. I really wanted the new power fold towing mirrors that come on the 2015.5. I had considered going gas, but knew that I would be disappointed the first time I towed.
I also love the LEDs!The Duramax won't disappoint you. The 6.0 / 6.2 gasser is a decent engine, but the torque of the diesel is what makes towing an effortless job.
I love both of mine, and the 06 is hitting the road again tomorrow. I can literally set the cruise control once I hit the top of the hill outside of Spokane, and run cruise control all the way to the Columbia River where I have to slow down for a curve, then once I get back up to speed, I can set the cruise again and run it all the way to Easton, then the road construction slows me down.
Once you tow with a diesel, there's no going back to gas. I always get a chuckle about people on the RV forums getting in to a big debate about diesel or gas. They bury their head in a bunch of mathematical details trying to see if owning a diesel truck makes sense for them financially. The way I look at it, if someone has to go in to a big math formula to try and "see if it pencils out" they should just buy a gasser.
I don't care that a diesel truck costs more to maintain - I enjoy the less stressful drive towing with one verses a gas truck. My 06 gets better empty fuel economy than my JK ever got.
The only added costs for normal maintenance are fuel filter changes, which I do about every 10k miles or so, 10 qts of oil instead of 6, and the Allison spin-on trans filter which I change every other engine oil change.
I buy the Allison filters from various online sources, usually at least 3 at a time. There's a fuel filter access door that replaces a piece of the inner fender liner, so it makes access to the fuel filter much easier. I will research it and find the info on the 2015 HDs.
I agree about the chrome on the Chevy - there's just far too much horizontal chrome on the grille.
Oh, and since I have a thing for LEDs, I love the LED DRLs on the Sierras!