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Another tow/offroad rig

Overview

Still have the C3500HD and it will stick around as the backup vehicle since it doesn't have a backseat or 4x4 capabilities.

Picked up this truck over the weekend. 454tbi, nv4500, 4x4, 4.10 gears all stock even on the 215/85r16 tires. Trans was recently rebuilt or replaced and the engine runs well with the common 10mpg cruising at 70mph hauling the motorcycle. Rode down to the border, bought the truck and drove it back.

While I prefer a diesel engine have had 454's before with little issues and low maintenance costs. Long as this averages 8mpg or better pulling the camper it's good to me, HD with the 6.5 gets 10mpg pulling that trailer.

Why was 4x4 so important for my primary tow rig? Simply put the driveway is damn steep and the HD struggles getting up it empty, can't pull the camper up it. This thing just idled up without even spinning a tire hahaha. And financially this is cheaper than converting the HD to 4x4.

Known plans are: Armor, rear locker (maybe front as well), 32-35" tires, bed work, extra fuel tank. Not planning to tow above 10k since the HD is far better suited to cover that stuff.

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Specs

Year
1995
Make
Chevy
Model
K3500
Trim Level
Silverado
Interior
Tan
Factory Options
Power seat, usual electric stuff inside
Engine
454tbi
Transmission
nv4500
Transfer Case
np241
Steering
Stock
Suspension
Stock. IFS, leaf springs
Axles
IFS, 14 bolt FF
Wheels
Dually 16"
Tires
Tiny currently. plan is 32-35"
Paint
Green/tan

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