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Old 08-07-2019, 06:03 PM
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after years of being a loyal GMC owner, specifically denaliís both gas and diesel, I swapped over to a 2018 Ford F-150 king ranch 3.5 echoboost. While the truck is loaded and rides nice, Iím just not a fan. Iím currently beating up a dealer on a new 2019 Sierrra Denali 6.2l with the Ulitmate package which includes a host of options, Trade on the f150 is stronger then expected, and Iíve beat this dealer down almost 10k in the potential new ride.

Any real world thoughts on the new 2019 Denali with the 6.2l? Last 6.2 I owned was over 6 years ago, then went with a 6.0 2500 and the last was a 6.6l diesel. Not hauling anything otherwise would have picked up,another diesel. Boat is racked.


So this will be my daily driver






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Please get the silly tailgate and make a video of dropping it with your hitch in.
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Sheís a beauty man. Got a 18 Platinum and love it.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Please get the silly tailgate and make a video of dropping it with your hitch in.
Guess No one is capable of remembering to pull a hitch out???

6.2 is an awesome engine. New 10 speed tranny is sweet as well. Hope the deal works out you are working toward a sweet ride.
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Originally Posted by Flatout71 View Post


Guess No one is capable of remembering to pull a hitch out???

6.2 is an awesome engine. New 10 speed tranny is sweet as well. Hope the deal works out you are working toward a sweet ride.
itís a slick truck for sure, but having to remove a commonly used pickup accessory to utilize a highly advertised feature is a huge oversight. Without a toolbox in the bed there is no safe way to store a hitch in a truck. In the cab is an absolute non-starter. Itís a 20-40lb projectile waiting to kill you in a wreck.
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I did basically the same thing went from a 2017 F150 3.5 MaxTow to a 2019 Chevy 6.2 MaxTow and am very glad I did. The Ford was starting to have a few issues. I am not a brand loyal type of buyer.
Everything about the Chevy I like better and am happy they redesigned everything from the ground up, A much better ride that the last model. The Chevy that probably the same as GMC has a MaxTow package that has a heavy duty axle, towing gear I think is 3.42, and a few other things.
I am glad I found one with this package. The truck without MaxTow will probably get better mileage if thatís important to you.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post

Without a toolbox in the bed there is no safe way to store a hitch in a truck. In the cab is an absolute non-starter. Itís a 20-40lb projectile waiting to kill you in a wreck.
Unless you buy a RAM w/the little storage boxes in the rear floor. My current truck has them and the one behind the driver's seat comfortably holds my hitch, pin, trailer light plug, and winch harness. There are also safe compartments under the rear seats (my '07 had them too) which will easily store the same items and more. I think my buddy's 2019 GMC has something similar so the OP may be in luck w/his potential new ride .
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Thanks the one I’m looking at has 3.23’s, which should get ok mileage, I’m hearing somewhere around the 17 mark for around town which is right about what my eco boost is getting.. here’s a pic of the new rig..
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6.2 is a beast and is the only V8 I'd order in a new fullsize GM. But I'm just not keen on having to run super unleaded in a daily driver pickup. (My wifes garage toy is a 2017 SS droptop with the LT1 6.2, it's a beast but still gets 30+ on the interstate. But that's certainly not happening with the trucks) Good bud just bought his wife a 2019 Denali XL. He tried regular unleaded but said the 6.2 knocked.

For 2020 GM is going to make the 6.2 available in several trim levels, not just the top two as in previous models.

I'm interested to see the realworld life of the new 10spd. The old 8spd seemed problematic in some of the trucks. (My wifes SS has that 8spd but it's "cream puff driven" and obviously not towing anything.) I have zero complaints with the 6spd in my 2016 5.3 Silverado CC 4x4 once I learned to tow with it in M5 + the tow-haul engaged. I need to look up the ratio of the 10spd gears. One thing about it, the new gazillion speed trans have negated rear end ratios needing to be what they once were. My wifes 2015 Suburban (5.3, 6spd, 3.08 lock rearend with tow pkg) tows my BlueWave as equally well as my Silverado that has 3.42s. Plus the 3.08s get 1-1.5mpg better towing the same load!
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post


itís a slick truck for sure, but having to remove a commonly used pickup accessory to utilize a highly advertised feature is a huge oversight. Without a toolbox in the bed there is no safe way to store a hitch in a truck. In the cab is an absolute non-starter. Itís a 20-40lb projectile waiting to kill you in a wreck.
To be fair, you can store the hitch in a Ridgeline's trunk beside your soccer ball, supertech homeowners toolkit, and shoulder bag.

However...it is advisable to instead find a man and store it in the receiver of his real truck, since it will pretty much exceed the Ridgeline's payload.



As for the chebby...can't comment but I'm sure it's a nice truck. The tailgate is dumb and I can't get on board with the styling, but it's sweet no doubt.
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Ok, I get that "Truck People" are very loyal, maybe even More Loyal than "Outboard Brands".

But I don't understand this statement
Trade on the f150 is stronger then expected,
or this one
I’m just not a fan.
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Better than expected trade, is that because it is your first Ford Trade? Ask yourself if you are basing "Cost of Ownership" in this equation?
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I thought both statements were pretty clear, there are those who prefer one brand over another, I tried ford, and it’s not for me, I’m not going to specify my finding as every manufacturer has their pros and cons. What’s good and exceptable for one owner may not be good for another. Relating to your cost of ownership statement. I have no comment and response, I trade every two years, so it is what it is. I hope this satisfies your questions,
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post


itís a slick truck for sure, but having to remove a commonly used pickup accessory to utilize a highly advertised feature is a huge oversight. Without a toolbox in the bed there is no safe way to store a hitch in a truck. In the cab is an absolute non-starter. Itís a 20-40lb projectile waiting to kill you in a wreck.

I wrap the ones I'm not using in a beach towel and keep them under the rear seat. Been doing that now for around 400k miles and 17 years. No problems so far. I usually have about 4 of them in the truck. The towel is more to eliminate noise as they jostle together while driving.

I do agree on the having to pull the hitch thing. I cannot tell you how many times my hitch has saved me from having to leave my truck at a body shop to repair damage done by someone rear-ending me. Over the past ~28 years, ~1 million miles and 3 trucks I bet I've been rear-ended close to 15 times and only had to go to the body shop once, Got a new bumper and hitch.

But I do also REALLY like the idea of having that tailgate too. Just haven't figured out how to leave the hitch in and remember to pull it if I drop that part of the tailgate. Thinking that I may wire up a safety circuit that will keep the Swiss Army part of the tailgate from opening if there's a hitch in the receiver.
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Originally Posted by Back-in-Black View Post
I wrap the ones I'm not using in a beach towel and keep them under the rear seat. Been doing that now for around 400k miles and 17 years. No problems so far. I usually have about 4 of them in the truck. The towel is more to eliminate noise as they jostle together while driving.

I do agree on the having to pull the hitch thing. I cannot tell you how many times my hitch has saved me from having to leave my truck at a body shop to repair damage done by someone rear-ending me. Over the past ~28 years, ~1 million miles and 3 trucks I bet I've been rear-ended close to 15 times and only had to go to the body shop once, Got a new bumper and hitch.

But I do also REALLY like the idea of having that tailgate too. Just haven't figured out how to leave the hitch in and remember to pull it if I drop that part of the tailgate. Thinking that I may wire up a safety circuit that will keep the Swiss Army part of the tailgate from opening if there's a hitch in the receiver.
Have you ever looked into the Curt adjustable hitches? I think they may be a decent solution for it, and let you leave the draw bar in, but remove the ball or pintle hook portion. Not positive it would clear, but probably so. https://www.curtmfg.com/part/45900

Funny story from when I was in college. I had a '99 2500 LD. First year of the 6.0 GM trucks. This was in 2003 or 2004. Got rear ended by HS aged girl in a civic. It was wet from rain, and she just didn't stop in time. Before the age of cell phones being a real issue, and she didn't appear to having been doing anything stupid. At the time I had a torsion bar hitch for a large enclosed trailer on it. Massive chunk of steel, and it went right through her grill/radiator. Hopped out and she was fine. Car banged up, but repairable. She was in tears. My truck wasn't hurt at all, other than knocking off an aux. backup light (maybe $20). Got her calmed down, and she was getting ready to call the cops. Then told me her dad owned a body shop. Explained to her my truck wasn't hurt......and we needed to call her dad, not the cops. Got her out of the road. He got there about 15 min later in a rollback. Handed me 2 crisp $100 bills. He seemed surprised I wasn't mad about the whole thing. Just figured he could address any underlying issues without getting reamed by higher insurance rates, especially if he could fix it himself.
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Last time I got hit it was a high school girl. She was actually rear-ended by the boy behind her (from same school - they had just left the school ) who rammed her into me. I got mad at her because she was crying. Told her no one was hurt and that cars can be fixed or repaired. That dried her up. The front of her car was actually stuck on my hitch and I had to yank some more stuff off the front of her car to get loose. Anyway, that was THE one time for the body shop. I guess something about the way she was pushed into me shoved the hitch and bumper of my truck down pretty bad and screwed it up enough that I couldn't tow until I got it fixed. That hitch has put many holes in the front of other vehicles over the last 17 years LOL.

That hitch looks interesting. I will be looking into it. I've always just bought a platform and ball for each trailer I normally pull with the correct drop or rise but adjustable would make it easier. I like the aluminum, adjustable ones with the gear teeth. They look nice but I'm afraid of them. Watched a guy destroy one at Grand Isle one day and he wasn't trying all that hard. He had an aluminum work boat (~20' or so) that he was trying to pull out of the launch. He had backed the trailer too far down the ramp and the trailer tires dropped over the end of the ramp under water. Rather than just pull the boat off, pull up a few feet with the truck and reload the boat, he tried to pull it over the hump. Watched that hitch split in half right along the weld where the vertical and horizontal portions of the hitch are joined. Not going there. I'll probably wait until (if) I get a new truck to buy another platform / ball. What I have now works with this truck but the new ones sit soooooo much higher than mine, I know I'll have to do something at that point.

As for the OP of this thread: I test drove a '19 silverado when they first came out. Very nice truck and a heck of a lot of improvements over the old models. I have a friend that had the 6.2 in his last Denali. His current Denali has the 5.3. He's going back to the 6.2 on the next one. To me, that says it all.
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I had an '18 GMC 1500 with the 6.2 and max tow package. It was a very strong truck. Were I buying another gas truck (and I might, in a few more years ) I'd only buy a 6.2l/max tow/large mirrors. I've added the large mirrors as a must have to ANY truck i ever drive. I don't know I how I drove without those.

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I also don't trust any aluminum hitches. I do too much dye penetrant testing an aluminum parts to ever have faith in them for that application.

All of our trailers other than boat trailers have adjustable channel tongues on them, and either a 2" bulldog coupler, or a pintle ring for anything over 7,000 lbs. My brother and I both have Buyers pintle combo hitches that have a 2" ball and pintle hook in one function. On my dad's suburban, he uses a B&W Tow and Stow. With the trailer tongues being adjustable, we have them set so that they are all the same height. No fiddling with hitches, just hook and go. We got lucky and all 3 boat trailers are basically the same height, and set the others that that height.

Re: 6.2 vs 5.3. Night and day. One of the partners in the family business is on his 3'rd 6.2 High Country. Has a new 2019 now. Had a 6.2 6 speed, and 8 speed in the prior body style. All have been beasts compared to the 5.3 in dad's suburban. He plans to buy a 6.2 suburban now that they are going to be available in the near future. I'm thinking hard about buying his current Suburban from him for driving around day to day, and keeping my truck for tow duty. Had to pull my boat home from the beach with the Suburban last weekend after my transmission died due to a repair mistake, and it does OK with the boat, but wouldn't be any fun with much more weight than that. Pulling the boat is about the only time I need interior space for kids/luggage, plus the ability to tow.

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The '07 Yukon Denali I just gave to my kid had the 6.2, 6 speed tranny with 3.42 and it was a beast 0-60 was less then 6 sec which doesn't sound like a lot but considering the beast dry weighed in at just under 7K that's moving. The weight of the Yukon also takes away from it's tow rating which is only 7900#'s.
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My now departed Silverado LTZ Z71 had the 6.2. Perfect engine for the truck.

Iím not replacing it with a 19 though. Iíve now driven 3 trucks. (2 AT4s and an SLT) and am underwhelmed. Way too much plastic; uncomfortable seats; a tailgate that hits your trailer hitch, etc.

Iíll replace it with an 18 Denali, or - more ilkely - something else.
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Originally Posted by Jbshoo View Post
I thought both statements were pretty clear, there are those who prefer one brand over another, I tried ford, and itís not for me, Iím not going to specify my finding as every manufacturer has their pros and cons. Whatís good and exceptable for one owner may not be good for another. Relating to your cost of ownership statement. I have no comment and response, I trade every two years, so it is what it is. I hope this satisfies your questions,
All very true. I just unloaded my 2014 F150 that had the non-turbo v6, and it was about the most reliable thing ever. Plenty of zing for normal driving. The ecoboost seems like too many parts; something has to go wrong. The GMC is a great looking truck, but not without issues. My Ford F250 diesel has the suspension of a Conestoga wagon- pulls hard, but handles poorly.

Basically, you get what you think you will like, and see how it works out. If it were just utility, everyone would be driving Corollas. I'm scheduling another mid-life crisis for when the new corvette comes out.

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