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Old 10-26-2015, 07:18 AM   #71
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They are addicting, glad you like it and it worked out for you. The other thing you will find out about diesels and 3/4 chassises when traveling long distance AS hauling, especially through curvey roads and mountainous areas, is how much less driver fatigue you will experience, much more relaxed and confident in your ability to deal with an emergency maneuver. Safe travels. PS: not that you have to or want to do very often, but your new truck will allow you to pass anyone anywhere anytime, safely.


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Old 11-02-2015, 08:14 PM   #72
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I have about 5,500 miles on a new 2500 hd 4wd gas silverado with 25 ft safari. Gets 10.5 mpg, and its power is adequate. However, it is just barely adequate at higher elevations (7500 ft plus). I considered a diesel, and it would have been nice, but the cost and payback periods are just too long for me (10 -15 years). So I gave up power for convenience. Less maintenance, quieter, and less smell. We'll see how I feel in two years. However, I wonder if the Chevy diesels are a part of that cheating scandal?

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Old 11-03-2015, 11:44 AM   #73
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So one final update on the towing.....
Going from Naples to NW Georgia I got 14.5-15.0 mpg towing a 27' 1999 Safari at 63 mpg.

On the way home I upper it to 66 mph and got around 13.5 mpg. on the stop and go State Highways I never got below 13.5 mpg so I'm pretty stoked but more impressive is the engine braking as it was raining the whole way back last night and being able to allow the drivetrain to slow the AS down in traffic was way better than the performance of the Tundra.

Now I love the Tundras and I hope the Chevy will last as well but so far I'm really impressed....

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