My beloved 2007 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax Diesel truck was totaled back in October. I loved the truck and expected it be the only truck I ever owned.
I replaced it with what I thought was a comparable 2007 Chevy Silverado, but I have had nothing but problems. My mechanic explained that Chevy changed the emissions stuff midway through 2007 and that my original truck was before the emissions changes and my “new” truck after all the changes. What I know for sure is that I have spent close to $16,000 on repairs for less than 2000 miles of driving. The bottom line is that I do not trust this truck to be a reliable partner when I’m hauling.
So, DH and I have decided to shell out the big $$ and buy new, either a Ford F250 or a Chevy 2500. The huge decision is do I switch to gas and avoid all the problems associated with the current diesel engines (I live in California and deleting is not an option) or will I regret this when I am hauling my horse. My trailer is a Logan 3-horse GN, steel frame with aluminum skin, and I usually have just one horse but occasionally two. All of my hauling is within California, mostly NorCal with a rare trip down south (over the Grapevine – maybe once a year?).
I am not mechanically inclined. Reliability and safety are of utmost importance. The truck will be used only for hauling, not as an everyday vehicle.
Thoughts? Recommendations? Advice?