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Old 01-29-2014, 04:07 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Bassdogs View Post
Thanks. Blast off in 3 days and counting. Started loading the truck bed yesterday. Found another benefit with the HD, the standard bed is a foot or more longer than the short bed on our 1500 crew cab. Makes a big difference in how we load the truck. We have a clam shell roof carrier that we use in the bed of the truck to load things that we don't want exposed to the elements. Can now set it front to rear [instead of side ways to the tailgate] while still having room near the cab for the truck box and other camping items. We trimmed down when we went to the bigger TT so we could handle it with the 1500. Have added several new things and some of the purged items since we now have the extra fire power. Still taking on the stuff we have "Used" on recent trips. Fighting temptation to fill the bed of the truck, but will stick with the plan.

My first Diesel trip and the first real roadtrip with the loaded White Hawk. Combined TV / TT length is near 54' so that will take some getting use to.
Trip so far has been great with the 2500. Duramax very smooth and locks on speed setting with cruise. Drove 65mph on interstate most of the way and got right at 10 mpg pulling the White Hawk 30dsre. Pulls so easy that it would be easy to forget its back there. Reminded myself about 500 times to take wide turns and not turn in to tight quarters. Went to one truck stop and used the big rig lane. The oversized pump nozzle is really nice. Had to get creative at the current CG site after getting yelled at for parking the TV in the grass [actually dirt]. Ask CG host and got ok to park with the front wheels off the paving. The extra length takes some getting use to.

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