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Old 04-30-2012, 01:14 PM   #57
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That's great advice, I was wondering how to keep the cable from getting fouled up in the hitch head while driving! That's a great idea with the zip-tie on the connection, too. I admit to being a little underwhelmed with the sturdiness of the little plastic catch on the backside of the connector cover.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:29 PM   #58
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Thank's for the kind werdz....

My first AS repair was the replacement of the trailer 7-way plug after it separated from the TV on the way home from the dealer, didn't notice the red light on the BC 'til it was to late, ground it down nicely....lesson learned.

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Old 04-30-2012, 01:38 PM   #59
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Excellent TV. I'm jealous.

Is there a load rating sticker on that receiver?

Can you post the hitch receiver height?

Thanks

... don't want to hijack your thread, but I'm looking for feedback here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...vwr-90497.html
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:02 PM   #60
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Maybe I'm a little prejudiced but I think there's no better looking sight than a Suburban and an Airstream.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:21 PM   #61
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Excellent TV. I'm jealous.

Is there a load rating sticker on that receiver?

Can you post the hitch receiver height?

Thanks

... don't want to hijack your thread, but I'm looking for feedback here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...vwr-90497.html
Joe,

Check out this thread that Phil started when he was researching the new Burb.

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Old 04-30-2012, 05:09 PM   #62
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Excellent TV. I'm jealous.

Is there a load rating sticker on that receiver?

Can you post the hitch receiver height?

Thanks

... don't want to hijack your thread, but I'm looking for feedback here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...vwr-90497.html
Joe,

I replied on your thread with some info from my owner's manual.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:25 PM   #63
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Nice rig,

Congrats...


Hope your MPG's are better than my 88 Burb 454, 10mpg

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Old 04-30-2012, 08:15 PM   #64
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Congrats...

Hope your MPG's are better than my 88 Burb 454, 10mpg

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I'm looking at about 11 while towing 15 solo. Ugh.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:37 AM   #65
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Question Fretting mpg's...

I've found that towing our abode compensates nicely for our 11.1 average.
Would I rather leave it behind just to gain a few?........NOT.

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Old 05-01-2012, 12:47 PM   #66
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I've found that towing our abode compensates nicely for our 11.1 average.
Would I rather leave it behind just to gain a few?........NOT.

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That's my thought as well. It's interesting to me that I'm actually getting about 2mpg BETTER mileage with the 3/4 while towing than I did with the 1/2 ton. Then again, it's able to do it at a much lower RPM so I suppose that's not all that strange.
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Thumbs up

My experience also...

We had a 95 2500 454 Burb for 13 Seasons, many up-grades done at 2500mi to improve towing mpg's...took 150000mi to break even, sold it at 168000.
I was concerned that the 8.1 w/4:10's would get nowhere near the 11mpg that the 95 got....turns out it gets a bit better.

Plus it tows happier also...

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That's my thought as well. It's interesting to me that I'm actually getting about 2mpg BETTER mileage with the 3/4 while towing than I did with the 1/2 ton. Then again, it's able to do it at a much lower RPM so I suppose that's not all that strange.
Your mpg experience is the same as mine with a crew cab 2010 2500HD pickup vs. a 2008 1500 pickup. Both trucks have 3:73 rear end and 4X4. 1500 had a 5.3 engine with a four speed trans. 2500 has the 6.0 with 6 speed. 2500 gets better mpg while towing the AS.
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Congratulations on your new TV! I'm sure your rig plays well together. Happy to see Sean sent you the longer drop hitch bar; I towed about 2000 miles with the shorter one before I swapped to the longer one.
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Congratulations on your new TV! I'm sure your rig plays well together. Happy to see Sean sent you the longer drop hitch bar; I towed about 2000 miles with the shorter one before I swapped to the longer one.
Thanks! Yes, they do seem to get along, certainly much better than the 1/2 ton did.
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