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Old 06-15-2008, 10:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Towing for the first time

I thought I would post a good thing about the new LMM. First off I want to say that this is my second Duramax and Chevy has truely refined this new model. I purchased this truck 2 months ago and have not had time to enjoy my sand toys since but this weekend the wife and I headed to the dunes for the day.

To start our trip I hook to a 38FT GN enclosed LQ trailer with 2 ATV's and a Yamaha Rhino inside along with 55 gallon drum of fuel and my tool box. I am guessing the trailer loaded is around 10K or a little more. Coming form my 03 LB7 with a programmer and exhaust this new LMM pulls the trailer better and smoother than my old truck. These new LMM's are pulling machines. I had very little wind on the way down and DIC indicated 12MPG's running 65-70. But my biggest point is that this truck pulls a load so effortlessly and did I say smooth??? I am so happy with my purchase that I don't care that Diesel fuel is 4.79 a gallon I would own anything else. I could pull my trailer 75-80 or even faster if I wanted without any bother. ON the way home I had a crosswind of probably gusting to 25MPH and the truck and trailer were rock solid steady the whole way. The only reson I knew it was blowing that hard was I heard it on the radio weather report. I felt comfortable to drive with 2 fingers on the wheel and the cruise set at about 70 and no worries. These trucks are freakin awesome.

Sorry for the long post I am just stoked about pulling with this new truck.Thanks for listening.

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Old 06-17-2008, 02:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Had the very same experience as you did loboboy. Can't say enough about this truck, I love it.
Son-in-law now has the 1995 Chev 2500 4X4 6.5 TD 4L80E - Banks Exhaust, Hollow Kitty, K&N, Pilar Pod w/Tranny Temp, Exhaust Temp & Boost . Kennedy fan clutch and fan, Heath Turbo Master, Heath 2.0 Chip. B&M Deep Dish Tranny Pan, High Idle switch. Really miss the old truck!

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Old 06-17-2008, 05:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 06-17-2008, 05:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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X how many are before this. The thing I like most is I can finally out pull my wifes pickup. You don't know how bad it is to have your wife smoke your *** on hill pulling and all you can do is sit there and be pissed. These new pickups are the best so far on all accounts.
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