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Old 06-19-2011, 09:41 PM   #15
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So, gonna sell a suburban!?! How many miles are on your two?
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:29 PM   #16
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So, gonna sell a suburban!?! How many miles are on your two?
Olivia (the '05 Quadrasteer 4wd) now has 104,000 miles on her. Daisy (the '04 Quadrasteer 2wd) has 76,000n on her.We're going to keep Olivia as our compact "run around" vehicle which can also tow Lucy if needed.

Our son, who is currently in Afghanistan, wants to buy Daisy for his 19 Bambi. That would probably be a good fit for him.

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Old 06-19-2011, 11:51 PM   #17
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:48 AM   #18
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Your are correct, there is less than two weeks left to order a 2011. We were going to wait for a 2012, but production won't start until August. We're afraid that we would get it in time to pick up the truck camper.

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Congrats Brian...were you still able to get all the options you wanted on a 11 or did you have to take what was available?
IIRC you wanted plow pkg, etc...

I did 500 miles last weekend with the TC, ~ 100 miles on logging roads in northern NH. Averaged just over 14 mpg...not bad for that kind of trip. I was doing over 15 mpg on the highway on the way up north, the logging roads brought the average mpg down a bit. I was travelling VERY heavy also...it was a backpacking trip, with 5 people...lots of gear. (3 in the TC, 2 slept in tent)
The TC was used as a base camp.
You will love the new deezul...

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Old 06-21-2011, 02:32 PM   #19
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Congrats Brian...were you still able to get all the options you wanted on a 11 or did you have to take what was available?
IIRC you wanted plow pkg, etc...

I did 500 miles last weekend with the TC, ~ 100 miles on logging roads in northern NH. Averaged just over 14 mpg...not bad for that kind of trip. I was doing over 15 mpg on the highway on the way up north, the logging roads brought the average mpg down a bit. I was travelling VERY heavy also...it was a backpacking trip, with 5 people...lots of gear. (3 in the TC, 2 slept in tent)
The TC was used as a base camp.
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Thanx, Bill. We got the '11 ordered exactly the way we want it, snow plow prep package and all. We decided to go with the LT trim level to get some of the options that we really wanted like the electronic 4wd control. We were surprised that we could get the rubber flooring in the LT. We were also able to get the leather front bench seat without the console. We were told it will take 6 to 8 weeks to get it.

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Thanx, Bill. We got the '11 ordered exactly the way we want it, snow plow prep package and all. We decided to go with the LT trim level to get some of the options that we really wanted like the electronic 4wd control. We were surprised that we could get the rubber flooring in the LT. We were also able to get the leather front bench seat without the console. We were told it will take 6 to 8 weeks to get it.

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Nice...good idea on the bench seat. I have had both bench and buckets. While all the GM truck seats are comfy...I think I prefer the bench by a small margin..a little bit more wiggle room, and if you ever need to seat 6...
Good luck, ;et me know if you need any help with the TC set-up.

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Old 06-22-2011, 10:22 AM   #21
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Our Dmax crew cab long bed 4x4 has provided great service for 5 years, now. But it's huge around town. We park at the back of all parking lots in 2 spaces when unhitched.

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Nice...good idea on the bench seat. I have had both bench and buckets. While all the GM truck seats are comfy...I think I prefer the bench by a small margin..a little bit more wiggle room, and if you ever need to seat 6...
Good luck, ;et me know if you need any help with the TC set-up.

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Thanks, Bill. As a matter of fact, I do have a question. I will be going with a spray-in bed liner for Fred. Do you have a brand or type recommendation for thew liner?

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Our Dmax crew cab long bed 4x4 has provided great service for 5 years, now. But it's huge around town. We park at the back of all parking lots in 2 spaces when unhitched.

Question: What happens to the kayaks?
We already park out by the street at Wal-Mart. We can stand the exercise.

The kayak will still go up on the roof with the Thule Hulavator.

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Thanks, Bill. As a matter of fact, I do have a question. I will be going with a spray-in bed liner for Fred. Do you have a brand or type recommendation for thew liner?

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Hi Brian, no specific recommendations on spray-in liners. I still use old school drop in as I have always had good luck with them and they stand up to the abuse pretty well. I often haul firewood, gravel, etc and the drop-ins excel in impact resistance. I do put a rubber matt on top before I load the TC to prevent slipping/sliding.
Having said that, if I was doing a spray-in (and I do think they are nice) I would opt for something non-skid. This way you won’t need a rubber mat…and you will want to be watching your weight. The mats can be 50#-100#! So light weight and non-skid would be the order for the day…
Be sure you have them wire the 7pin behind the cab. The harness is there, you will need to get the plug. This will free up the rear plug for Lucy.
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I have gotten the YU2 option, trailer wiring provisions for camper, fifth wheel, and goose neck trailer.

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I have gotten the YU2 option, trailer wiring provisions for camper, fifth wheel, and goose neck trailer.

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Brian, that gets you the harness...no plug on the end of it IIRC...you may want to check.

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Old 06-23-2011, 07:51 AM   #28
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Sound's Great . Congrats. Have you Chosen Ethel yet? Ive thought of 4X4 Slide in campers. Its been a while since my last research. The power hook up in bed will come in handy for hook up in camper. Engel Fridge etc.
What is Gas tank size? Relative just got Ford Version of your's to tow his 5th wheel and it came w/ 23 gal? tank. Now he has to add after market tank $ 1500.
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