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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-27-2020, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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Upgradng my 07 LBZ

I am thinking of upgrading my 07 2500HD. We are buying a pretty heavy 5th wheel trailer soon, and think the 2500 isn't going to be enough. The hitch weight will be approx. 2800lbs, and the trailer will weigh in at 16,000lbs. I'm wanting a 3500HD. But have no idea as to what year of truck to purchase? New is out of the question. It's a really hard decision. As my 07 is in perfect condition with only 90,000 miles on it. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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Consider instead a smaller 5er?

Lots of room to be had with a 33-35 footer in the 12-13k gvwr range.

You've got what many claim is the 'Holy Grail' of Dmax versions.....with hardly any miles on it. Count your blessings, go with the jewel you have and a smaller 5er.
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We have been pulling a 39' Landmark Pinehurst the last 3 years without any issue. It seems the newer models are much heavier. I don't want anything smaller than what we had.

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27k miles
https://www.cannonsubaru.com/used/Ch...394e0db09c.htm
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Wholly cow.

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SRWs are more popular than DRWs, so there's a possibility that you could make the upgrade with little $$ added to the deal.

Personally, I'd be keeping what you have and adding another to the fleet.
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I would prefer a SRW as well. The colour doesn't do anything for us either. I wonder why it hasn't sold yet? What year would be a good upgrade from my 07? Moving into a 3500HD.

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'cause it's red?

Meh....all the years after yours have their problems with added emissions.
'08-'10, DPF
'11-'16, CP4 disasters, 9th inj, DEF problems, weak pistons,....
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The NBS '08 forward have a much higher bed rails, presenting problems with a 5er fit, leading to flipping axles, lifts, etc. on the trailer.
But there's always a flatbed option.

You're not going to get where you need to be for that 5er, unless you go DRW.

There are various colors out there available, beyond the glowing RED

Black, 60k miles
https://www.jwautova.com/details/use...-3500/61985658

White, 87k miles
https://njtruckking.com/2007-chevrol...-08096/6751559

Black and white, 85k miles
https://www.emautos.com/details/used...assic/61692179

They're out there....LBZs come at a premium price vs later model LMMs.

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I am thinking of upgrading my 07 2500HD. We are buying a pretty heavy 5th wheel trailer soon, and think the 2500 isn't going to be enough. The hitch weight will be approx. 2800lbs, and the trailer will weigh in at 16,000lbs. I'm wanting a 3500HD. But have no idea as to what year of truck to purchase? New is out of the question. It's a really hard decision. As my 07 is in perfect condition with only 90,000 miles on it. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
Assuming 2800 is the actual (as opposed to OEM-quoted) pin weight, a 3500 SRW should be able to handle your new trailer. I'd recommend a 2017-2019 (L5P) truck, as the fuel systems are much more robust than their predecessor (LML). Just be aware that deleting/tuning an L5P is a much more involved and expensive process than it was on earlier models. If you're not willing to accept the emissions systems on modern trucks then you may want to look at another vehicle entirely (the good news is that the emissions systems on these newer trucks seem to be much more reliable than they were on older designs).

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OP stated new $$ wasn't an option, and you still have the high bed rails issue for fit.

PW estimates are always understated. Plan on 3500.

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