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Old 07-12-2016, 10:04 AM   #41
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Ok so just got back home and it was a whole different ride. This time I averaged 11.9 mpg, I had one weird rpm spike just to 4500 rpm , I rode it for about 20 seconds and then decided to tap the brakes which stops it. Since it was now my second tow with with this vehicle I felt much more comfortable and was at 70 mph, one hand - she handles really well . I even stopped at a weigh station and I'm 2000 lbs under the max gwcr so that's a good felling. This tells me I can actually upgrade my tt now .


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A simple suggestion---slow down a bit! 70mph is pushing things as your tires are most likely rated for 65mph MAX. Also, going 70 may seem easy, however, think about getting that "train" slowed down or stopped in an emergency situation. 62-65 is what the majority of us travel and if you look at the additional miles traveled in a 8-10 hour day, it's only 40 to 50 miles. Think about what your families safety is really worth? 40 miles per day gained seems like a high price to pay in IMHO!
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:32 AM   #42
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A simple suggestion---slow down a bit! 70mph is pushing things as your tires are most likely rated for 65mph MAX. Also, going 70 may seem easy, however, think about getting that "train" slowed down or stopped in an emergency situation. 62-65 is what the majority of us travel and if you look at the additional miles traveled in a 8-10 hour day, it's only 40 to 50 miles. Think about what your families safety is really worth? 40 miles per day gained seems like a high price to pay in IMHO!
Agree! We travel app. 400-450 miles per day, which is app. 1.5 tanks of fuel with stops for meals and potty breaks. That's about all both of us can handle for 7 or 8 hours. Plus, we never try to find a campground after dark along the interstate. We stop before dusk so we can see our site and can hook everything up.
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:37 AM   #43
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MRPEP what did you do with your van? My wife had a 1999 Chevrolet conversion van for years and loved it. We finally sold it when we ended up with her mom's Subaru Forester. It was sort of a sad day to say goodbye to that van as so much life had gone on, (and I mean hauling kids around and stuff like that), in that van. By the time we sold it, it had many miles on it and the front end steering was a little loose, (it sort of drifted around a little), but otherwise it was in great shape.


I had to let her go and boy did I love that van. I bought it off of a 75 yr old man who garage kept it its entire life, it was mint and the back half was virtually unused. I just needed more power to tow my trailer. I was over exceeding the limits and didn't want to risk a major transmission break down or other issues. I like this Denali, it's in great shape but have no attachment yet. I'm still hurt for having to let go of our van. The kids like the Denali more but all agree that the van was much more comfortable. I'll post another pick of my beauty ..... I have to get a tissue now , lol




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Mrprep, your Denali may already have oil and trans coolers. I know my Denali XL('14) came stock with them and a brake controller, but no hitch. You know it's a gas guzzler, when your "economy car" is 4x4 dually crew cab DMax!
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Mrprep, your Denali may already have oil and trans coolers. I know my Denali XL('14) came stock with them and a brake controller, but no hitch. You know it's a gas guzzler, when your "economy car" is 4x4 dually crew cab DMax!


Yes it does have a cooler , I'm thinking of adding a second though, I reached about 215f on the highway and hear that's kind of high. Yes this is a bit of a gas guzzler too - better than my van, but not by much.


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Old 08-04-2016, 08:54 AM   #46
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Old 08-04-2016, 12:58 PM   #47
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I would never subject my family to such humiliation :-) Humor aside, the new Powerstrokes are really nice looking rigs. They are coming out with some colors that my wife really likes. Ford did good with the appearance package.
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Yes I have a 2011 f350 dully I get high 14 with about 3000 lbs tools in back around town an pulling our 36 tt not taking any of the tools out at 70 MPh I get 19 miles towing that's ok my best friend is a Chevy guy
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Old 08-04-2016, 03:11 PM   #49
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