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were these 09 models? ive been hearing way to many problems with the new 6.4l in the 08 models. hopefully the 09s were fixed but would still be worried about purchasing one...unless u dont mind it being the shop. my honest comparsion between the 2 i would pick the gmc...not only becuase im a big gm fan and have a chevy dually but ive heard very few problems with the new lmms.

another thing to consider about on the gvwr is i know here in texas you have to have a cdl if you gcwr is 26k or more so if you were to tow a trailer with 2 7k axles rated at 14k you would need a cdl with the ford but not with the chevy. the only reason id go with a ford is to get the f-450 but even then id be worried about the motor and the horrible mpg
 

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Well, I do have a CDL, so that's not a issue. I also have a 08 Ford 550, never had a problem, but its a lot of truck and the gas millage on it is even worse than a already bad 350.

After sleeping on it, I will probably go with the 3500 GMC, just wish they had another color besides flame/torch red. But I'll first call a Artic Fox dealer and make sure the truck camper I want to purchase next will fit in a 08 GM long bed.

Thanks for all the good info
how bad is the mpg on the 550? im assuming it has a 6.4l and 4:88s? also over all how do u like that truck? im asking becuase im thinking im going to need a bigger truck next and will probably be between a f450/550 or kodiak/sidekick

i also agree with the dealer trade...just about all my truck have been and usually have them within a few days.
 
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