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Old 04-14-2012, 10:41 PM   #15
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I couldn't find a 2500 in the entire state of California in 2010 and ended up going with a truck. Good luck with the break in. Better to be safe than sorry.
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:48 PM   #16
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They're Bridgestone Duravis (I think) LT with E load rating... I'm pretty sure.
As you can tell I've been looking forward to how this rig shakes out on all aspects.

(If they are) Bridgestone r265 in 245-75/16 LT E I'm also looking forward to your reports on them. MICHELIN has long been the RV'er touchstone, but reports I see about the Bridgstone m500 and r700 may cause me to change if I ever wear out the ones I have (time will get me before miles it looks like).

The optional tire/wheel size for a 2012 3/4T Sub is the same as on my truck, 265-70/17. Can't go wrong with either size would be my guess.

Does the Sub have "autoride"?

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Old 04-15-2012, 12:25 AM   #17
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I couldn't find a 2500 in the entire state of California in 2010 and ended up going with a truck. Good luck with the break in. Better to be safe than sorry.
Oh, absolutely, I'm just trying to figure out some trips that will let me get up to 500 miles towing that don't require going more than 50! It pretty much rules out the interstate and major highways: we'd get run over by a tractor-trailer.
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:02 AM   #18
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As you can tell I've been looking forward to how this rig shakes out on all aspects.

(If they are) Bridgestone r265 in 245-75/16 LT E I'm also looking forward to your reports on them. MICHELIN has long been the RV'er touchstone, but reports I see about the Bridgstone m500 and r700 may cause me to change if I ever wear out the ones I have (time will get me before miles it looks like).

The optional tire/wheel size for a 2012 3/4T Sub is the same as on my truck, 265-70/17. Can't go wrong with either size would be my guess.

Does the Sub have "autoride"?

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No Autoride on this one, it's got plain 'ol leaf springs in the back and torsion bars up front. If I decide to replace the tires I'll certainly look at the Michelin's as that's what I've got on the trailer already. I also have really liked Nokian tires and they've got one called the Rotiva that comes in the correct size. I think that its P metric but it's a 10 ply 121 load index tire so it'll probably handle just fine. I've got a tire guy who hasn't given me bad advice yet and has actually talked me OUT of getting an expensive set of tires or two before.

One very appealing thing about the Rotiva is that it carries the Severe Service icon which means that it qualifies as a snow tire by Oregon's chain law.
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:58 AM   #19
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Oh, absolutely, I'm just trying to figure out some trips that will let me get up to 500 miles towing that don't require going more than 50! It pretty much rules out the interstate and major highways: we'd get run over by a tractor-trailer.
Really nice truck. You'll love it. We have a 2010 3/4 ton Chevy truck TV with the same engine and drive train and are very happy with it.

I think you should recheck your owners manual. I believe you are not to tow anything for the first 500 miles while limiting your speed to 55 mph and varying your speed. As I understand it, this primarily has to do with the rear differential gears breaking in. I may be wrong but it would be good to recheck just in case.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:02 AM   #20
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Wasn't on the lot; they searched other dealers, found the one I wanted and traded the other dealer for it.

The problem now is that I've got to break it in before I can tow with it. And then I'm supposed to tow under 50mpg for the first 500 miles of towing!!!!!
Nice ride! Gotta love a Suburban there is nothing like it.
I am certain you will get less than "50mpg" forever though......
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:58 AM   #21
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We have an '08 2500 with now, 53,000. No issues other than a new battery and a adjustable side mirror that fell out of its housing. It is my daily driver as well. Over the time I've owned it, it seems to ride more and more like a truck, but of course, that is what it is.
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Oh, absolutely, I'm just trying to figure out some trips that will let me get up to 500 miles towing that don't require going more than 50! It pretty much rules out the interstate and major highways: we'd get run over by a tractor-trailer.
phbarnhart;

Not sure if the maint schedule has changed for the new Burbs, but I remember a break-in service for the locking differential also, check the manual and ask the dealer if it needs to be changed.
Synthetic fluid with the GM additive has worked well in ours.

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Old 04-15-2012, 04:19 PM   #23
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My friend, you will have some fun running some routes past that CAT Scale that include back roads with diners and coffee shops you've always meant to check out . . solo or towing. I much enjoy trip planning. There is a thread up today about road food with some suggested sites.
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That's beautiful, and I started checking out the 2500's today, though muttering, "I don't want another Suburban", having just driven one 200,000 miles and humming "a change is gonna do ya good". Now I see your picture and sigh loudly.

Back to hunting down a 2500.
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That's beautiful, and I started checking out the 2500's today, though muttering, "I don't want another Suburban", having just driven one 200,000 miles and humming "a change is gonna do ya good". Now I see your picture and sigh loudly.

Back to hunting down a 2500.
Not only are they attractive, but there ain't a lot of options in the 3/4 ton SUV area, and if you want one made in the last 6 or so years your only choice is a Suburban.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:11 PM   #27
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Good choice. Enjoy.
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