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Old 01-28-2021, 06:48 PM
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Anyone towing 10k+ boats with gas 2500s? Don't plan on doing it long just might have to do it for a little bit on local back roads, nothing major, mostly flat and not highway.
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Old 01-28-2021, 06:57 PM
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Towed our 37 AT with a 6.4 RAM. It did it really good too.
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Old 01-29-2021, 07:19 AM
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I have towed over 1,000 highway miles (total, two separate trips) and locally to the ramp. Ford gas V10 Excursion, Formula 311 with twin big blocks.
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I have towed over 1,000 highway miles (total, two separate trips) and locally to the ramp. Ford gas V10 Excursion, Formula 311 with twin big blocks.
Stopping can be the issue/concern.
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The biggest boat I have towed with my 2008 Silverado 2500 with the 6.0 was a 26' chris craft with twin small blocks, no problem for the truck. This summer I towed a 30' enclosed trailer with 2 Jeep wranglers (1 was a 4 door) and the truck was working pretty hard, but it handled it well. That load was an estimated 14k pounds.
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I towed my Cafe well over 2500 miles with a Ford F250 6.2 gas motor. Boat and trailer loaded are probably over 13,000 lbs. up and down hills with no problems. Watch you trans temp. and oil pressure and you will be fine.
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I towed a 37' boat on a trailer with a gas 2500 8.1L Avalanche for a couple years. And then I had a couple 8.1L/Allison 2500HD trucks.

Lots of folks are buying gassers now, especially since the Ram 6.4L and the new Ford Godzilla 7.3L gassers are pretty good towing machines.

The problem you are going to run into, it's actually, getting gas. You may have your favorite gas station for getting your whole truck and trailer into to fuel up the boat. However, when you are on the road...
...there are not enough "RV islands" at all of the fuel stops. It's always easy to fuel up your diesel truck at a truck stop. Pilot/JK truck stops usually have one RV (with gasoline pumps) lane that is in the car fuel pumps area that is often a PITA to get through with a truck and trailer.

I have the same issue when I am towing my race car/toy hauler. My truck is diesel, but I usually try to stop at the a station close to the track to fill my portable tanks with fresh 93 octane. Getting the rig close to gas pumps with 93 is a PITA at times.

As long as you plan ahead, and don't paint yourself into a corner with a completely empty fuel tank in the truck, you should be fine.

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I have a 2016 Silverado 2500HD it has the 6.0, I don't plan using it long. I believe its rated at 13,500 and I will be pushing the limits of it for sure. Mostly back roads. I want to go back to a dramax but I'm stuck on either 1 ton dually or SRW. Plus I want to stay with the 2015-19 body styles
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Towing my Fountain 35 on a aluminum Myco with EOH brakes with a 2500 Avalanche 8.1. Tens of thousands of miles towing never a problem with the drivetrain even on the hottest days.

I'll be switching to a new 1/2 ton soon probably the new Tundra when it comes available. The new 1/2 ton GM's are great on paper but too many reliability issues currently and the class actions are starting to pile up.

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Originally Posted by Sydwayz View Post
I towed a 37' boat on a trailer with a gas 2500 8.1L Avalanche for a couple years. And then I had a couple 8.1L/Allison 2500HD trucks.

Lots of folks are buying gassers now, especially since the Ram 6.4L and the new Ford Godzilla 7.3L gassers are pretty good towing machines.

The problem you are going to run into, it's actually, getting gas. You may have your favorite gas station for getting your whole truck and trailer into to fuel up the boat. However, when you are on the road...
...their are not enough "RV islands" at all of the fuel stops. It's always easy to fuel up your diesel truck at a truck stop. Pilot/JK truck stops usually have one RV (with gasoline pumps) lane that is in the car fuel pumps area that is often a PITA to get through with a truck and trailer.

I have the same issue when I am towing my race car/toy hauler. My truck is diesel, but I usually try to stop at the a station close to the track to fill my portable tanks with fresh 93 octane. Getting the rig close to gas pumps with 93 is a PITA at times.

As long as you plan ahead, and don't paint yourself into a corner with a completely empty fuel tank in the truck, you should be fine.

With that being said , the extra 60 gallon fuel tank and 900 miles worth of fuel is very handy!



There`s also after market gas tanks that go under the truck but they are triple the price.
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