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Old 09-24-2015, 08:42 PM   #57
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What does bicycles have to do with Chevys and dodges?
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Old 09-24-2015, 08:51 PM   #58
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You see, what had happened was...
I said something about Tundras (and all pickups and SUVs) hold there value.
Then someone said the value of my truck went down due to my ugly Beverly Hillbillies bike rack...
And then...
And then...


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Old 09-24-2015, 08:53 PM   #59
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MHoney,

This set up on my TV has limited visibility interference.

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That is the bike rack I need. What brand? Where do I get one?


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Old 09-24-2015, 09:03 PM   #60
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CHEVY our current unit has over 408K and had just general maintenance!
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Old 09-25-2015, 05:06 AM   #61
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That is the bike rack I need. What brand? Where do I get one?


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I have had this for several years, and several RVs. I also used this on my F-250 with excellent results. Originally purchased at Camping World. I believe that they still sell a rack very similar to this.

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Old 09-27-2015, 09:10 PM   #62
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Well I gave the Tundra one last shot this weekend. From Naples to Key Largo with 87 Octane I got 9.3MPG stop and go from 45-60mph.
Re-fueled with 87 Octane again and traveled later on the roads and got 9.5mpg going mostly 55-65 mph.

Now this summer we towed the AS to Wisconsin and I ran exclusively 91 octane and got 11.5-12 mpg but the 91 Octane is the same and or more than the Diesel so at than point the cost for gas vs diesel per gallon really is a mute point.

So it would work if we didn't plan to travel as much as we plan to next year.....

So I'm going to the local Chevrolet Dealer to try and work a deal on a LT on Tuesday and or the Dodge Dealer on Wednesday.

Personally I'm leaning towards the GM product as that is what we have always bought but if the price is not competitive then I'll probably go with the Dodge.

This is my first diesel and no more than an Airstream weighs I'm sure either truck will do just fine.....
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Old 09-27-2015, 09:36 PM   #63
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Man, we sure love the new Chevys and GMCs.

Did a long close look at the big 3 and a lot of test driving, and the Chevy Silverado LTZ, GMC Sierra SLT, and GMC Sierra Denali really flipped the switch for us.

We finally settled in on a 2015 Denali HD Duramax/Allison and, as others have indicated, this is an awesome truck in so many different ways. Wonderfully quiet, smooth, and powerful diesel engine! Great build quality, fit, finish, and ride comfort. Creature comforts and amenities galore.

Fantastic features for towing, which we have very much appreciated. We do a lot of travel up and down Arizona's many mountain ranges, the Rockies in Colorado, and the Sierra Nevada in California/Nevada and this truck is a dream towing machine for our 30' Serenity through all of these conditions.

I know that you recognize what the Chevy offers... so, good luck on your negotiations. Today's best trucks are on a completely different level than trucks of just a few years ago.

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Old 09-27-2015, 10:46 PM   #64
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DHart,

What a great looking rig!!
I'll post photos if all goes well.......
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Old 10-01-2015, 02:14 AM   #65
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Well we pulled the trigger on a 2015 Silverado 2500HD DuraMax yesterday.
I hope I will not regret going with a diesel as this will be my first time.

Thanks for all of the help guys.
Pretty good incentives if you can find one on the lot and a dealer willing to work with you.

We haven't taken ownership yet but I'll post photos as soon as we do.
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New Truck Advice Chevy or Ram?

Only regret you'll have is why you waited so long to go with a Diesel... I bought my first Diesel in 2000 and I've never even considered going back to a gasser.


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Old 10-01-2015, 09:09 AM   #67
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Well we pulled the trigger on a 2015 Silverado 2500HD DuraMax yesterday.
I hope I will not regret going with a diesel as this will be my first time.

Thanks for all of the help guys.
Pretty good incentives if you can find one on the lot and a dealer willing to work with you.

We haven't taken ownership yet but I'll post photos as soon as we do.
You just bought the greatest truck out there! You will LOVE it.

We have the twin sister to yours and every day we comment on what a perfect choice it was for us!

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Old 10-01-2015, 08:49 PM   #68
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Congratulations. They are addicting.
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Old 10-25-2015, 10:50 PM   #69
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Could not be happier with the purchase.

In the Tundra with the 5.7 Liter running 87 octane I was getting 9.2-9.7 mpg stop and go flat ground traveling from Naples, FL to the Key Largo the last trip and maybe 11.0 going 60 mph on the Intersate. Anything over 62/63 and it dropped to 10-ish...

So with the Duramax we just got back for a Rifle Competition and got 15.0 on the highway going 68 - 70 mph and the stop and go stuff on State Highways going through North AL. and TN. we got 12.5.

Pretty happy with the results. If I scaled it back to 60ish mph I'm sure it would get better.

I plan on traveling from Naples, FL to NW Georgia to deer hunt this coming weekend and I'm traveling at night. I plan to set it on 60ish to compare apples to apples...
So far I'm really impressed and the whole Engine Exhaust Braking thing oh my what a great feature!!

I'm sold I will always have a Diesel I don't care what the EPA says!!!
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Good choice, you will love the power...
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