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Old 04-03-2014, 05:06 PM   #99
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Oh ok
What do you think PH? You looking at trading the 2500? Or just kicking the tires?
I'm torn. On one hand, the 2500 is supremely capable and tow all day up and down anything, on the other, it's exceedingly thirsty and rides somewhat roughly when driving solo.

We use the thing to tow and also to drive from Eugene over the mountain passes to go skiing so that's a fair amount of solo driving. Honestly, I wasn't seriously considering anything until I drove it the other day... the new one is that good.
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:13 PM   #100
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Wow! They look great as well! By the way, thanks for the short review. We have an 08 Tahoe LTZ with only 25k miles on it so we are keeping it a little longer. If it was up to me though, I would get a new gen Tahoe or Yukon.
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:19 PM   #101
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Wow! They look great as well! By the way, thanks for the short review. We have an 08 Tahoe LTZ with only 25k miles on it so we are keeping it a little longer. If it was up to me though, I would get a new gen Tahoe or Yukon.
I've told them to give me a call when they get an LTZ version with the 3.42 gearing. Also, I understand that the new OnStar LTE system will be added at a mid-model refresh so we will probably wait until then to decide.

We're in a similar situation with our current, low milage 2012. It's doesn't really make sense to replace it now but, man, the 2015 might just be that much better.
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:22 PM   #102
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The other thing I've read was that GM will be putting a 8 speed auto transmission next year or 2016. May be worth the wait for that as well.
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:28 PM   #103
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The other thing I've read was that GM will be putting a 8 speed auto transmission next year or 2016. May be worth the wait for that as well.
I read that, too. I'm thinking maybe I'll wait for 6 months and see if they announce more about that 8 speed. That would be a significant improvement.
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:30 PM   #104
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I forgot to ask you about the outside rear view mirrors on the 15 Suburban you test drove. There is another thread here with comments made that the mirrors were too small, what was your impression regarding the size and view?
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I forgot to ask you about the outside rear view mirrors on the 15 Suburban you test drove. There is another thread here with comments made that the mirrors were too small, what was your impression regarding the size and view?

They're way too small for towing... but that was my impression from the previous generation's regular mirrors. I have the tow mirrors on my 2012 and, while they're great for towing, they make a lot of noise and are pretty annoying in non-towing driving. I contacted CIPA about a set of slip-on tow mirrors for the 2015 model and they tell me they're in the works.

I've done no research to see if the tow mirrors from the 2015 Silverado will fit the Suburban.
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No not for towing. In general everyday driving.
I recently bought and have used the Melinco brand tow mirrors and they are great. They will fit just about any mirror out there.
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No not for towing. In general everyday driving.
I recently bought and have used the Melinco brand tow mirrors and they are great. They will fit just about any mirror out there.

I found them to be adequate in everyday driving when properly adjusted. I find that most folks have no clue how to adjust mirrors and these are not large enough to make up for poor adjustment.

Keep in mind that you can also get this thing with a host of features like lane departure warning and blind spot monitoring, both of which seemed to work well.
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Hello,
I have a 1978 Argosy Minuet and a 1998 Yukon. I see that you also have a Yukon, but much newer. I was wondering if you hooked up an after market brake controller or if it came with your Yukon? Thanks. I do not have a brake controller, but will be looking to add one and would like to know about the process of such an endeavor. Thanks you!
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Hello,

I have a 1978 Argosy Minuet and a 1998 Yukon. I see that you also have a Yukon, but much newer. I was wondering if you hooked up an after market brake controller or if it came with your Yukon? Thanks. I do not have a brake controller, but will be looking to add one and would like to know about the process of such an endeavor. Thanks you!

I've actually done it both ways. My first Suburban didn't have an integrated controller and I was able to have one installed at a local hitch shop for around $200, IIRC. The newer Suburban has the built-in version. I think the built-in version works a little better but the add on one from Tekonsha worked just fine.

Good luck!
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If you're asking me Mik0, our Tahoe, pretty much the same as the Yukon, I installed a Prodigy. I believe only 4 or so wires, no biggy. It works great. The 2008 models did not have the integrated brake control. I don't know when they started installing them from the factory.
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First Hook Up

We took the 25FB out of winter storage today and hooked it up to the new '15 Yukon. The 20 mile tow to have the trailer prepped for the season was a breeze. We'll see how it goes on a long trip in a couple of weeks but so far it is a very nice ride.
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Beautiful combination. I share your enthusiasm for a road trip. Jim
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