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    Default For all you big truck owners or future owners...gdg

    http://www.popularmechanics.com/auto...s/4230317.html

    I still could never own a Chevy as long as Obonga is a stockholder.

    Hey Homburg, your bringing up the rear.
    These are field trials and the people involved largely don't understand a normal day much less a "normal days hunt".

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    they are comparing apples to oranges the winner is at least 700lbs lighter and single rear wheels not comparing the same trucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by djansma View Post
    they are comparing apples to oranges the winner is at least 700lbs lighter and single rear wheels not comparing the same trucks

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    Besides carrying a chasis mount dog box I don't see the disadvantage. What would the additional 700 pounds added to a dual wheel Chevy not be able to do?
    These are field trials and the people involved largely don't understand a normal day much less a "normal days hunt".

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    They do make the disclaimer that even though the GMC was SRW drive truck the extra weight and handicap of DRW version would still have out performed the Dodge and Ford product.
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    they claim the dual wheels only add 250lbs more. the tires and wheels would weigh more than that also the ford weighs 1600lb more than the chevy also they choose a king ranch the highest price tag you can get
    I am on my 2nd f250 had a 03 with a v10 and now have a 08 with a v10 and I am really pleased with both trucks
    the ford is rated 350hp and 650ft lbs of torque
    and the chevy is rated 365hp and 660ft lbs of torque
    you add that to almost a ton less weight and yes you have more power but will the frame hold up long term
    to that type of hauling?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Guthrie View Post

    I still could never own a Chevy as long as Obonga is a stockholder.
    Ken, you mean the new Gooberment Motors (GM)?

    Don't believe what the Feds are saying that the U S Tax Payer will be divested of this bad investment by 2012.

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    I read the article and real quick its apparent that maybe the writer missed a few things. 1st they talk about hooking up to a 2 5/8'' ball. I have never seen one and have even dumped the weak Chevy class 3/4 hitch for a class 5 that has a 2 1/2" shank with a 2 5/16" ball. 2nd I am sure that even the same Chevy 3500 a dually will have slower zero to sixty times and get worse fuel milage. Lastly all the trucks had similar HP/torque and should not be that far apart performance wise. I have a dually duramax and like it but given the option as I have stated before give me a ford body, cummins motor and allison trans. As expensive as these trucks are I feel the quality and performance for all 3 suck. These are supposed to be heavy duty, hard working and long life and as close to a commercial truck as you can get. Hey big 3 how about some freakin 8 cent grease fittings and serviceable parts. 56 k not much bang for your buck. Ill buy a freightliner or International for the next real truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Guthrie View Post
    I still could never own a Chevy as long as Obonga is a stockholder.
    Stockholder? He picks the CEO and BOD. What do you call that? Defacto owner? Majority stockholder? Until Government Motors is privatized again (100%) I don't want anything they make.
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    We have a 1/2 ton Toyota Tundra that can pull 10,000 lbs. and then some. My husband pulls a trailer that weighs 2,980 lbs. and puts a 12,300 bobcat on top of that and the Tundra has no problem!!! I forget the gas mileage, but I remember that is was decent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuntinDawg View Post
    Stockholder? He picks the CEO and BOD. What do you call that? Defacto owner? Majority stockholder? Until Government Motors is privatized again (100%) I don't want anything they make.
    Unfortunately if everyone thought the same way as you they would stay Government Motors for a long time!

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