Brooke Smith, head of the North American camper transport company, shared his experience of owning two working pickups. They traveled more than 1.5 million miles (2.5 million kilometers) for two.
The 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 sold a million miles (1.6 million kilometers). His odometer went into the second circle and now shows 39 thousand miles (63 thousand kilometers). The pickup has traveled to every US state except Hawaii and all 10 Canadian provinces.
- With such an impressive mileage, the 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel remained native - only the valves were adjusted to it, and the nozzles and the fuel pump were replaced on a run of 500 thousand miles (800 thousand kilometers). The six-speed "automatic" Allison also never failed, thanks to the fact that its torque converter was strengthened immediately after buying the car.
The 2015 GMC Sierr3500 traveled over 508 thousand miles (817 thousand kilometers). Brooke Smith bought it with 93,000 miles (150,000 kilometers). He uses it not only for transporting heavy loads, but also as a mobile office. It's as reliable as the older pickup, and what Smith likes the most is that the GMC has single wheels at the back. With the same payload as the Chevrolet, which has only six wheels, it can change half as many tires.
- Both pickups are regularly serviced, and their actual mileage is impossible to tell from their appearance. Brooke Smith is very happy with his work cars and has no plans to replace them with new ones yet, even though the Chevrolet Silverado has started to rust.