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Old 04-17-2016, 08:27 AM   #1
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She's Home!!

Took the 8 hour ride out to Lake Shore RV in Muskegon Michigan on Friday and pulled our new toy hauler home yesterday. I may have went a little big for my first trailer, lol, but with all the research and help I received on this forum it was a smooth ride home. The Duramax pulled the trailer with ease and the exhaust brake is incredible in bringing it all to a stop. Thanks to everyone that answered my questions and pointed me towards the Equalizer hitch.
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:42 AM   #2
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Congrats you got it home now when and where are you taking it for the first real camp/tow?
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Old 04-17-2016, 09:06 AM   #3
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Took the 8 hour ride out to Lake Shore RV in Muskegon Michigan on Friday and pulled our new toy hauler home yesterday. I may have went a little big for my first trailer, lol, but with all the research and help I received on this forum it was a smooth ride home. The Duramax pulled the trailer with ease and the exhaust brake is incredible in bringing it all to a stop. Thanks to everyone that answered my questions and pointed me towards the Equalizer hitch.
You should add your truck and trailer specs to your signature.

And tell me about the duramax. I'm longing for a duramax.
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Old 04-17-2016, 09:12 AM   #4
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Love my Duramax. Had a 6.2L Yukon Denali XLR previously. It did okay, but as we planned for a 5er, we decided to get the truck with Duramax. Can't even tell there is a trailer behind you. Wouldn't go back.
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Old 04-17-2016, 12:54 PM   #5
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Congrats you got it home now when and where are you taking it for the first real camp/tow?
First camp will be Memorial weekend for the first BBQ competition of the season in Rochester NY. First "real" trip we have planned is July 4th to Lake Placid and the area for a week. I'm sure we'll do a couple local trips before that though.
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Old 04-17-2016, 01:00 PM   #6
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You should add your truck and trailer specs to your signature.

And tell me about the duramax. I'm longing for a duramax.
Added info to my sig, I think.

The Duramax is incredible. I ran about 70 MPH all the way to Michigan and got 19 MPG, still had a quarter tank left after 500 miles. The mileage on the way back with the trailer was about 11 MPG. The truck still ran 67 MPH at 1500 RPMs, like it wasn't even trying, but the extra 9,000 lbs and huge wind drag kill the mileage. I am more impressed by that exhaust brake than the towing power though. It slows the entire set up without having to barely use any truck or trailer brakes.
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Old 04-17-2016, 01:18 PM   #7
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Nice looking combo, and appears to be a sunny / blue sky day !
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Woo Hoo! Congrats on the new rig! Looks great!
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Congrats on your new travel trailer. We are considering an eight hour drive to Lakeshore RV to save $4000. I was just curious about your buying experience at Lakeshore. Did they spend ample time during the walk-through? Did you have anything that needed resolving? Any feedback is appreciated.

We are actually selling our toy hauler in favor of a more traditional tt.
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