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Old 04-21-2016, 12:15 PM   #11
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congratulations on the truck, you are especially going to like it up here in the mountains and thinner air. that is a great trip you have planned, there is a lot of things to see and do out here. take your time and have fun.

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Old 04-21-2016, 01:38 PM   #12
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Congrats on the truck. The Duramax / Allison is a great combo...

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Old 04-21-2016, 02:26 PM   #13
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Very nice!
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Old 04-21-2016, 07:18 PM   #14
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Just picked a new to me Nissan Titan as a tow vehicle
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Old 04-21-2016, 08:36 PM   #15
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I've got the 2014 version of the Silverado and absolutely love it. It's quiet, smooth and has plenty of power. The Allison is amazing in tow haul mode. On a down hill ride the tranny does all the work of keeping the speed down....sometimes a little too much. Between that and the exhaust brake I hardly have to use my brakes.
With all the hp and torque it's easy to keep up highway speed on enen 6% grades.
With full fuel, 5th wheel hitch in place and two of us in the truck my rear axel weight is 3800lb. Max is 6400 I believe. My new 5er has a kingpin weight just under 2000 so I feel like I'm at my "personal limit". I don't like pushing the weight envelope. The truck is rated for a GCRW of just under 25k ( or so GM tells me).
My old 5er weighed just under 10k loaded and the truck hardly noticed it. The new one will weigh 10400 empty so I'm anxious to natch them up and hit the road.

Bottom line.....it's a GREAT truck! Happy camping!
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Old 04-22-2016, 02:28 AM   #16
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Congrats! Man I bet that is like night and day in towing or it will be.

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