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Old 05-20-2012, 06:13 PM   #11
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With the 6 liter and the good rear gears, you should be good to go.
What kind of camper are you pulling?
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:22 PM   #12
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There's only a few of the members on here that I know of who have a 3/4 ton suburban, so it might take a while before you get any real feedback.

That's pretty nice that you have a company that provides a vehicle that you can use for your own personal needs too. Good luck with the new rig when you get one.

I got fortunate like that too. My company gave me the option of taking a company truck (std cab) or a monthly car allowance. I took the allowance and bought my own. Way better deal...especially since they pay my gas too.

Oh and the company logo's are magnetic... even better!
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:29 AM   #13
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I've got a 1995 K2500 Burban 4x4, With a towmaster chip in it , Air bags, Its my sole TV and its great. Not a diesel but next best thing. It tows my 27ft rockwood 2701SS with ease and I am always loaded and with full tanks, gear etc. Its a great truck and extremely huge inside.
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:11 AM   #14
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the Burban doin just fine this weekend.....
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:04 AM   #15
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I hope your company

pays for fuel as well.(Even though I doubt this would include vacationing) My cousin has a 6.0 in a 2500 4x4 Silverado, and she averages 12 mpg unloaded. I would expect 14 highway, 10 city, and 6 or 7 towing a trailer. Hope I'm wrong, but be ready to feed it.

Edit: Other than the mileage, the 6.0 is a stout engine that should last a long time with routine maintenance.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:08 PM   #16
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Pulled the camper to the lake yesterday and set it up for the wife and kids. I had to work today so I'll be going down tomorrow. It had no problem pulling the trailer and got 11.8 mpg while towing it. I can't complain with those mpg numbers considering what my old truck used to get 7.5 to 8 mpg.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:01 AM   #17
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Looks like you got the same mileage

as my cousin does running empty. I would consider her driving habits to be normal- she doesn't granny around but doesn't hot rod by any means. At 11.8, you got the same mileage as most diesels do pulling, and they are know to be much more efficient when pulling. This trip wasn't downhill with a tailwind, was it? Not trying to start a war, but you are getting MUCH better mileage than most people I know claim to get with a 6.0.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:36 AM   #18
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Do you know where Otsego or Monticello is? My parents live up there and we are going there next month. thinking about taking the TT and wondering if there is anywhere good to camp
Champlin is just a few cities over from Monticello. My co-worker lives in Otsego. I know of River Terrace Park and it gets good reviews. Is right on the Mississippi and has (some) full hookup sites with pull through. I would try to book ASAP though, sites around here dont last long. We had to book ours for next weekend at Country Camping in Isanti about a month ago and got the last two full hookup sites for us and my parents. My brother missed out on a FHU site, but still got FW and 30A services a few places down.
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Well that didn't take long. Two days away from the forum and this happens. Sure, herk why wouldn't I lie about the mileage? Seems there is a contest I'm not aware of. How could I possibly know how to figure fuel mileage? Why not just make up a random number? *deleted* I'll stay here at the lake with my family enjoying the outdoors in my camper that I'm towing with a furnished vehicle with all the fuel I can pour in it.

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For everyone else with intelligent comments, thank you and happy camping.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:25 PM   #20
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I am sorry you took my comment as a direct attack on you. It was not; but if you took it that way I am sorry. It was a flip remark and a generalization.

You are right; it was your thread and the "pile on" was not warranted.
I will think twice (or three times) before I do that again.


With your permission I will clean up the thread.
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