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Old 09-30-2013, 09:14 PM   #11
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I don't know about a 2010, but mine is 10.1 qts. with filter for an oil change. Now go sign yourself up on the duramaxforum.com and start learning everything about your truck.
Look into EFI Live for your truck. Well worth the money.

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Old 10-01-2013, 08:41 AM   #12
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Congrats! I bought my first diesel in 2011 and never looked back, you will love towing with it. Definitely check out some of the diesel forums, they have tons of useful information.

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Old 10-01-2013, 10:46 PM   #13
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Congratulations on the new truck. As mentioned, find a diesel forum and do lots of reading.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:50 PM   #14
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Old setup:
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LT with a 2004 Jayco JayFlight 29BHS
2014 Greyhawk 31FS with a 2007 Tahoe toad
New setup:
2014 Thor Palazzo 33.3 with a 2007 Tahoe toad
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:02 AM   #15
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Had to use it for something and no camping on the calendar for a while [knee replacement in 10 days] so headed over to the landscaping place on Tue for a ton of decorative stone. Dropped it in the bed with a Bobcat and the bed didn't move until the last bit was dumped in. Only droped about 1 1/2" and drove the 35 miles home without even feeling it back there.

Next step is to hook up the TT and check out the balance on the hitch. Think this truck sits a couple inches higher than my 1500 so may have to drop the tow bar a notch or two. Shame because I spent $150 in the spring for a tall boy bar for the reese hitch so I could raise it far enough to fit the new White Hawk. O well its just progress.
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:53 PM   #16
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Not sure what hitch you are using or coupler style on the Whitehawk -- here is something to keep in mind.

When I went from 1/2 ton to 3/4 ton I readjusted the WD Hitch so everything sat level and did its job. However, during one of the first trips out I had to really jackknife the trailer to hit my spot right. In doing so my trunnion cam came in contact with the TT frame and left a pretty nice "idiot mark". Not sure if I never had occasion to turn so tight with the 1/2 ton, or if the geometry with that set up allowed the trunnions to clear, but not the case with the Duramax. Since my coupler is "top of frame" mounted, and I use trunion bars not round bars, it required a hitch ball with a 1" rise and several adjustments of the hitch head to get both the correct weight distribution and provide clearance.

Maybe not a problem for you, but in case I want to share my experience in hopes that you avoid the same ugly scarring my trailer A Frame has.
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:10 PM   #17
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Bassdogs has left me behind still sitting in my 1500. I do appreciate all of you guys posting about your 3/4 ton + TV and diesel engines. I'm making sure my wife reads them all....just laying the ground work for next Fathers Day gift
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:37 PM   #18
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Had to do a little negotiating with the wife before she would let go of her red truck. She loved it and all the grandkids loved it. Thought they had a pretty fancy grandma who drove a Silverado. We'll shes getting a lot of looks and comments in the new "Black" HD so I think the transition has been a success. Has already washed it since the rock run.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:54 AM   #19
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I just came back to my home base from my summer host position this past Tuesday. My truck and 5'er are listed in my signature. 255 miles towing and my truck performed flawlessly and averaged 12.8 mpg. Love my Duramax.


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