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Old 02-06-2012, 11:52 AM   #41
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bigsilverado, if you are only going 150 miles, what does it matter that you might get a little lower fuel mileage by going slower?
Considering the truck you have, I think you like going fast, blowing by everyone else.
And yes, by risking the lives of your little ones, you get to the campground a whole 20 minutes sooner! That is definitely worth the lives of your family.
I knew that was coming eventually.
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:48 PM   #42
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I knew that was coming eventually.
I think he means well. Sometimes we can all word things a little strongly when we believe strongly. I know I've done it. And tone is hard to read in text form. I think the point is made so let's not get on each other. Peace!
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:55 PM   #43
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Oh I didn't mean anything against Crocus.I just knew someone would say it eventually.
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Sorry to come across a bit strong.
I was just considering that the guy has a truck that is all hopped up, obviously not set up for towing, and is trying to justify driving fast.
I see so many of these trucks in the city, absolutely pointless. And I see how the people who own them drive, absolutely ridiculous.
Hopefully bigsilverado is not one of those!
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:33 PM   #45
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We're good! All well meaning.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:54 PM   #46
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Ouch 10 mpg mt! With diesel running around the $4.35 per gal around here. Thats ugly. The 08 Duramax got around 16 to 18 mt, if i kept my foot out of it. The 11 not so good yet but its only got 5000k on it. If its anything like the 08 it will get better.
Well, I keep getting lots of excuses from my sales guy. I even went after this truck out of state because it has 3:73 gears and the one he had on the lot had 4:10s. One issue they keep coming back to is the dually- say they always get worse mileage. Just amazes me that nothing seems to change this truck. My old 7.3 loved the diesel kleen, would boost my mileage by 1-2 mpg. Since the truck mileage is so bad, I find it not economical to drive, so it only has 15,000 miles on it. Thought the turbos were acting up from truck just sitting, but dealer says only thing they can find is a slightly restricted air filter. $95.00 later, and it still only gets 10 empty. Well, at least it looks good sitting in front of the fiver.
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Wow, that's crazy Mike. Mine also had the 3.73 gears. 4 door and long bed. It was not 4X4 though. I can't believe that mileage. If you're in a position, you might want to look into the 11/12's. I'm getting close to 19mpg empty daily driving, and almost 23mpg on the highway. And you won't believe the difference in towing. Just a thought......
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:49 PM   #48
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Sorry to come across a bit strong.
I was just considering that the guy has a truck that is all hopped up, obviously not set up for towing, and is trying to justify driving fast.
I see so many of these trucks in the city, absolutely pointless. And I see how the people who own them drive, absolutely ridiculous.
Hopefully bigsilverado is not one of those!
So what if he is "one of those"? This is what pizzes me off about this site.All the "senior" members thinking they know how somebody else should drive. Just because the man likes doing things to his truck don't make him any different than the man that goes and spends 50-100G's on a car that has over 500 hp and is capable of running 200 MPH. The only difference is his sports truck will also haul his camper too. I don't agree with the way some people drive either but I also know there are people that don't like the way I drive or you drive. It seems like I'm the only one on here that will stand up and say that if you don't want to drive as fast as me then don't just stay in the right lane out of my way. I have camping and fishing to do. I see all the scenery I want to see everyday at work.

Sorry for the rant just had to speak up just like everyone else does on here.....

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Old 02-07-2012, 11:33 PM   #49
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Sorry to come across a bit strong.
I was just considering that the guy has a truck that is all hopped up, obviously not set up for towing, and is trying to justify driving fast.
I see so many of these trucks in the city, absolutely pointless. And I see how the people who own them drive, absolutely ridiculous.
Hopefully bigsilverado is not one of those!
Except my truck has most of it's mods for towing and just because I drive with the flow of traffic which is ussally safer, then being the one that is causing everyone else to slam on there brakes doesn't mean i'm not driving safe. There is a time and place for everything, and I drive on one of the straightest roads is america. We have no hills or turns just fairly straight roads in florida. Also I have up graded to all radial tires, and check them all the time, replace or repack bearings once a year, I do all the things most people espeacialy of the older side forget about or don't even know how to do. I talk to a lot of campers at camp grounds and it's amazing how many don't know or care to do rotiene maitenance. Which is also dangerous. Told you I never should have posted that.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:42 PM   #50
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bigsilverado, if you are only going 150 miles, what does it matter that you might get a little lower fuel mileage by going slower?
Considering the truck you have, I think you like going fast, blowing by everyone else.
And yes, by risking the lives of your little ones, you get to the campground a whole 20 minutes sooner! That is definitely worth the lives of your family.
one of the reasons I try to stay around 300 miles round trip is to save on gas money for one thing. I'm a single income famialy if 5 and can bearly keep out trailer not to mention actually use it now. I have been one of the ones that my job I have had for 14 years ended up closing, so when we can go camping i'd rather drive only 150 miles get there and make the most out of our time there. Rather then drive 1 day have 1 day to camp and then drive a day back.
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