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Old 10-13-2011, 08:31 AM   #29
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There's an outfit in Florida that specializes in making "Duraburbs." I have to admit, I've been really tempted to give them a call.

Check out the video: Duraburb
Duraburb does not have a web site at this time. Feel free to contact Brenda at (407) 889-5966 or via email at brenda@duraburb.com

Brenda indicated she will email pictures to me later today. I'll post them when I have time.

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Old 10-13-2011, 11:51 AM   #30
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:11 PM   #31
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:30 PM   #32
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What's the current wisdom from Detroit on the future of the Suburban? Is it still being discontinued? Are they ever again going to have a 12,000 pound tow rating as they did in the 2002-2008? Will there be a diesel someday?
I can't imagine that GM would kill off the Burbs in their various flavors at this point, they would be getting ride of one of their highest profit rides.

Other have commented on the comparison to the Crown Vic, but the comparison with the Crown Vic / Grand Marquis doesn't quite apply to the Burbs. While it is true that government agencies like both the Crown Vic and the Burbs, the Burb has one thing going for it that the Crown Vic never had, legions of Soccer Moms using them to drive the kids around.

(IMHO) While I have no idea what GM is planning, I suspect that we will see some sort of alternative fuel (i.e. Diesel or EcoBoost / Hybrid) in the next generation Burb. However, along with the better mileage, we will also see lower tow ratings. The big three were just a little bit too quick to agree with the government's new CAFE standards the last time around.

But then again, maybe people are buying more Silverados & Sierras for towing, so maybe GM's marketing department feels that the Burbs don't need to have that tow the 5000 SqFt ranch home around the country capacity anymore.

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Old 10-13-2011, 02:45 PM   #33
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But then again, maybe people are buying more Silverados & Sierras for towing, so maybe GM's marketing department feels that the Burbs don't need to have that tow the 5000 SqFt ranch home around the country capacity anymore.
It's pretty clear that the crew-cab pickups have taken over a fair amount of that market at the same time that 5th wheel hitches have taken market share from bumper hitches among SOBs.

Around here a trip through the used car ads shows that 9 out of 10 suburbans that are out there aren't set up for heavy towing. Quite a few are sold to families of 7 or more who can't fit into a minivan, and they've always been popular with people who hunt and fish who can't fit all their stuff into a Tahoe without removing the 3rd row seat. Those seem to be the market segments Chevrolet is interested in addressing.

I'm going to keep mine until the body panels are full of rust holes unless something better comes along than what Detroit has to offer today.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:29 PM   #34
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Duraburb does not have a web site at this time. Feel free to contact Brenda at (407) 889-5966 or via email at brenda@duraburb.com

Brenda indicated she will email pictures to me later today. I'll post them when I have time.

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Old 10-13-2011, 04:11 PM   #35
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Thumbs up D-max Burb...

So you want a Duramax 'Burb...anything is possible for the right price.

I gave up and got the last 8.1 works well for me.

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Old 10-13-2011, 07:30 PM   #36
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I sent an email to Brenda and I spoke to her on the phone. I have not received a response yet. If I don't hear from her by tomorrow morning I'll call her again. Inquiring minds want to know.

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Old 10-13-2011, 08:51 PM   #37
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If I don't hear from her by tomorrow morning I'll call her again. Inquiring minds want to know.
I received a brief email from Brenda indicating she's been too busy to put together the pictures and descriptions. She promised to send information soon.

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Where was this picture Taken?

It looks to me like the big hill on I-84 east of Pendleton, Oregon.

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I think that was 14 in Wyoming, BigHorn National Forest. I'm trying to find a pic that was geo-tagged.
It was a good, long haul up there.


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