Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-20-2019, 09:41 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
gastan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 281
My new to me TV

I recently asked questions about and solicited opinions about LBZ Duramax engines and several trucks. I really appreciate all the answers and opinions. I learned a lot and, I think, it helped me avoid some lemons. After several false starts I am driving my new to me rig home. I had to go to Michigan to get it. A 2007 GMC 2500HD classic design LBZ extended cab, standard bed, 4x4, with 127k miles, SLE1 trim with towing/camper package. Almost just what I wanted. (I think the odds of finding a good LBZ extended cab, long bed are probably right up there with winning the lottery). It has been de-badged, though, which I don't like. I'll have to re-badge it when I get home.

This truck is solid. No body rust anywhere and minimal (almost zero) undercarriage rust. A few cosmetic issues but nothing serious - - less than $500 to fix altogether. It already has almost all of the mods I am/would be interested in - - EGR delete, 4" MBRP exhaust, PCV reroute, upgrade to LT265/75R16's, and a tune for economy/tow which added the exhaust brake (or is that the compression brake? whichever - I can never keep them straight). The only thing left is to add a lift pump.

I am most of the way to Texas to visit my sister and so far - - from central Michigan to just south of Little Rock - - this rig is purring and roaring along with never a hick-up. Gas mileage so far is 20.355 mpg (735 miles and 36.108 gallons of fuel). I am sure I got a good one. I am very happy. Thanks to everyone who helped.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	new truck.jpg
Views:	72
Size:	97.4 KB
ID:	207875  
__________________

__________________
2012 Rockwood MiniLite 2104
2007 GMC ECSB 2500HD Duramax

gastan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2019, 08:54 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
MillMitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: MN
Posts: 886
Nice looking truck, congrats.
__________________

__________________
Mitch in MN
2018 Patriot (Grey Wolf) 23MK travel trailer
2011 Durango 5.7L and OEM tow package
MillMitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2019, 08:58 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
clarkbre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 892
Very clean! I always liked that body style.
__________________

2017 Forest River Surveyor 247BHDS...
...Tugged by a 2016 F250 XLT FX4 SuperCrew, Shortbed 6.2L, 4wd, 3.73...
...Joined with a Husky Centerline TS 800-1200lbs WDH
clarkbre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2019, 09:43 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Iwannacamp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 7,298
I don't see a Dodge or Ram emblem on there... HA HA congrats

BTW... get that gas word out of your mouth
Gas mileage so far is 20.355 mpg (735 miles and 36.108 gallons of fuel)
__________________
2017 Puma 297RLSS
2005 Ram 2500 4X4 diesel SMOKER!!
I love puns, irony and tasteless jokes...
born in Texas.... live in Arkansas
Iwannacamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2019, 09:55 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 4,583
Son found a similar GMC Canyon (gasser) similar miles and clean as heck about 3 months ago. Congrats on the nice find.
TheWolfPaq82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2019, 09:59 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Greensboro NC
Posts: 989
Thats a nice rig! seems you did your Homework and I'm sure you'll be very happy with it for years to come!
__________________
Ron and Kathy
2019 Cougar 369BHS 5'VR
2018 Cherokee Limited 304 BH (Traded)
Joyfully Towed with a 2018 RAM 3500 6.7 G56
ronheater70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2019, 10:22 AM   #7
Multi-Slacker
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,306
Well done! So few do their homework before spending their money. Congratulations!
__________________
2017 Forest River Sonoma 280RKS
2018 Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L, 4:10 rear
Prodigy P3 Brake Controller
Andersen WDH / 2700 lb 2.5" Receiver

CurtPutnam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2019, 04:55 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: western ny
Posts: 48
Thumbs up LBZ

A Great find that should provide years of service and good looking to boot
tonyb1725 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2019, 07:28 PM   #9
Retired Panpsychist
 
Theo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Western Massachusetts
Posts: 325
Actually, Iím rather partial to the de-badging on that truck!
__________________
Theo & Carol

2007 GoldenDoodle ("Cooper")
2020 Rockwood Roo 23IKSS
2015 F-150 SCab, 5.0L, 3.73, 36gal, HD Towing Pkg (53A)
Theo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2019, 07:56 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: West Texas
Posts: 142
Nice find! The LBZs are rare gems.
__________________

__________________
2018 Chevrolet 3500HD CCSBSRW
Duramax/Allison

Demco 18k Autoslide
2012 Puma Unleashed 356QLB toy hauler
Toys - CRF250X, CRF250R, CRF450R, TTR230, TRX250EX, STX-1500 jet ski
rmoore0852 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:26 AM.


×