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Old 12-09-2006, 09:22 PM   #29
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:50 AM   #30
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Miles on tow vehicles.

I have had a 1982 Chevy Suburban 1500 w 350 motor, 1987 1500 'burb w the 350 (fuel injected, though), 1995 2500 'burb w 454 and now a 1999 2500 'burb w the 7.4. Have put almost 300K on those vehicles with great luck. Always changed oil about 2500 miles or so and only used OD on flat streches. Have used K&N air filters for the last few years. Oil brand was usually valvoline.
Live in Colorado, so a lot of the towing has been on grades.

Owned a 2005 Duramax crew for a year but could not get used to the pick up after so many years of driving Suburbans. It was an amazing tow vehicle though.
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Old 12-10-2006, 01:27 AM   #31
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Only about 18,000 miles on my '03 GMC Savana Van. Almost all of the mileage is towing and it sits comfy in my garage awaiting spring. It gets an annual change of Mobil 1 each spring. I usually get it out once a month in the winter just to get it hot and keep the fuel running through the injectors.
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Old 12-10-2006, 07:34 AM   #32
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I have over 230,000 miles on my '96 XLT F-350 2WD Dually 7.3 PSD and actually prefer to drive it over my wife's 2004 F-250 Regency Conversion FX4 6.0 PSD. Granted the newer truck has more pep, but the old one rides more comfortable and is a far better tow vehicle from a safety standpoint. The only issues I've had with the old truck is replacement of a fuel filter and idler pully. The '96 goes somewhere every day. The '04 sometimes isn't driven for weeks at a time if that tells you anything. I'm like a previous poster, the age of the truck doesn't bother me as long as it is dependable. I don't have to drive the newest or fanciest ride in town.
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Old 12-10-2006, 07:40 AM   #33
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2003 GMC Duramax/Allison 2500HD. 42,300. About 30% towing. I have a horse trailer, boat and 18' flatbed trailer that it also tows. Been running Mobil 1 5W40 synthetic. It is gettin hard to find, so I may switch back to 15W40 Mobil Delvac.
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Old 12-17-2006, 09:57 PM   #34
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Crazy Lev,

Have not pulled mile One with my 2002 MV Weekender so I've got some catching up to do! Ha. Just a little trailer restoration first.

Good to know that I'm not the only Eurovan guy. I got the idea it could be done a couple of years ago when I met a Montreal VW dealer in NJ on his way to VA Beach towing an SOB that looked to be 25+ feet long. Said he chose the Eurovan over any other VW (pre Phaeton and Toureg of course).

I'm sure the AS will outshine the poptop in the campground but it sure generates alot of interest all by itself.

Could you PM me on what type hitch you have sometime?

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Old 12-18-2006, 01:46 PM   #35
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Our new Calssic 31 has less than 600 miles of towing since we purchased it, but we plan to take care of that very, very soon!


But this question comes to my mind, how are airstreams delivered from the factory? Are they pulled normally, or put up on a truck and driven?
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Old 12-18-2006, 01:59 PM   #36
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Well, other than vacations, we don't get out much. So our 2000 model truck (for the AS) has a little over 30K; our 1996 Honda (for personal travel) has around 27K; and the 1978 MGB is our high-mileage vehicle with a little over 120K.

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Old 12-23-2006, 10:24 PM   #37
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Old 12-24-2006, 07:02 PM   #38
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But this question comes to my mind, how are airstreams delivered from the factory? Are they pulled normally, or put up on a truck and driven?
Some of the smaller ones are put on a trailer and hauled two at a time , but most are hauled just like you do, by towing them with a truck.
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135,000 on our 2001 GMC Denali. Just started towing the AS this past summer but towed a enclosed motorcycle trailer over the past few years moving bikes from here to there (I prefer to ride). Normal maint. and oil change at every 5K plus 100,000 mi maint. Replaced the fuel pump at 130k and plan to go to at least 200k before looking for another vehicle.
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Some of the smaller ones are put on a trailer and hauled two at a time , but most are hauled just like you do, by towing them with a truck.
That's what I thought, thx! Makes sense for hauling the base camps that way.
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