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    I get 10-11 MPG towing my 8K enclosed 8X24 flat...

    I get 10-11 MPG towing my 8K enclosed 8X24 flat nose trailer. GVW would be about 15K. That is all fwy with a couple short but steep grades mixed in. Truck is 2005 2500HD extended cab RWD gas. You...
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    I'll try the towel. Looks like this is the...

    I'll try the towel.

    Looks like this is the issue: http://www.shopanimalnetwork.com/productbackissue.aspx?pid=1610&cid=91&mid=2 I'll see if there is anything else on the WWW, otherwise, $7 isn't...
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    I lifted the seat, and the wires did not cut...

    I lifted the seat, and the wires did not cut through the padding. However, I inserted cardboard anyway between the wires and foam and it seems to have dampened the spring in the seat a bit. The...
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    Does that apply to leather seats too?

    Does that apply to leather seats too?
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    How to firm up the seats?

    I bought a used 2005 Silverado 2500HD with 74K miles. I knew the seat was a bit sagging when I first bought it (and used that to my advantage in negotiating). Now I'm trying to figure out what to...
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    I ended up getting an '05 6.0L gas, shown in my...

    I ended up getting an '05 6.0L gas, shown in my avatar. It was able to pull fully loaded trailer (about 10K#) and loaded truck bed (about 1K#) up one of the steepest and longest local grades. ...
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    Does the Suburban also have the 4.10 rear end? A...

    Does the Suburban also have the 4.10 rear end? A lower ratio may give you much better mileage. Like Jake, I bought the 2500HD mainly for towing 10,000# trailer. Fortunately, I work only 2.7mi from...
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    Thanks folks.

    Thanks folks.
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    MPG on 2005 2500HD 6.0L V8

    On my first calculation, I got 10.8 MPG. This is 75% city with auto transmission, 4.10 rear end. no towing.

    Does this sound about right?
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    Sticky: Here is my 05 2500HD 6.0L. It's my first Chevy,...

    Here is my 05 2500HD 6.0L. It's my first Chevy, and after only 3 weeks of ownership, I'm lovin' it.

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    Thanks! I put up a pic a couple posts back. ...

    Thanks! I put up a pic a couple posts back. Here is another.
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    I-Stop IQ. Not totally dialed in yet, but does...

    I-Stop IQ. Not totally dialed in yet, but does the job.
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    Just took some photos of my new rig. Pulled the...

    Just took some photos of my new rig. Pulled the fully loaded trailer up one of the local grades (Sunol Grade) without too much trouble. Definitely felt the weight though.
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    What repair manual do you recommend?

    Need one for 2005 Silverado 2500HD. Haynes is usually a bit thin, Bentley only covers up to 1995. What repair manual do you use/recommend? I'm not looking to rebuild the engine, but do need good...
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    Thx for the tips. Can't believe I forgot the...

    Thx for the tips. Can't believe I forgot the year, it 2005. I'm planning on taking the truck to a shop to do a thorough run through. I bought from a Chevy dealer and I think they changed trans fluid...
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    NEW (used) TRUCK (Yay!).... Now what?

    Hi everyone. So I finally settled on a truck. I was torn between two 75K mi 2500 HDs ext cab, short bed. One was black, fully loaded with sunroof, power seats, premium sound, aftermarket wheels,...
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    Thanks guys, great feedback. Appreciate you...

    Thanks guys, great feedback. Appreciate you being patient with me too. The allison is tempting, but I feel a bit more comfortable with the 6.0L by getting the aftermarket trans cooler upgrade.
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    Hmmm, maybe that's why there are a lot of V10s on...

    Hmmm, maybe that's why there are a lot of V10s on the market with low miles...
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    Need help selecting the best tow vehicle.

    I'm having a hell of a time deciding which truck to get: F250 V10 or 2500HD 6.0L or 8.1L. I'm looking at ~2001-2006 years. The Ford 5.4L doesn't seem to be able to hit my max load requirements.
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    My brother drove this setup from California to...

    My brother drove this setup from California to Colorado over Rockies and Sierras and reported ~9 MPG. It is 2500 with 8.1L/Allison. It has 130K mi, so maybe it's just getting tired. Obviously it's...
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    I thought the 8.1L was more like 8 MPG, and the...

    I thought the 8.1L was more like 8 MPG, and the 6.0L was about 15 MPG without towing? Are you saying the 6.0L gets close to 8 MPG while towing?
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    Guys, THANK YOU!!! Just checked out another one...

    Guys, THANK YOU!!! Just checked out another one yesterday, in great condition, 97K mi, typical wear and tear issues here and there. asking $11,500. Engine ran smooth, suspension felt a bit soft...
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    So I found a truck I like, only 60K miles, and is...

    So I found a truck I like, only 60K miles, and is in pretty good shape..... at least until I looked underneath. Looks pretty rusty to me, what do you guys think?


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  24. Poll: I think it has a lot to do with it being a habit...

    I think it has a lot to do with it being a habit instilled in us while we were kids. My parents were strict about me wearing mine, and it eventually became automatic, and now I also have the feeling...
  25. Wanted to Buy Used 2500 HD Extended cab short bed in SF Bay area

    Looking for a reliable tow vehicle in the San Francisco bay area. I'm looking for:

    2001-2007 2500 HD extended cab, short bed
    I don't care too much about the physical condition of it, but prefer...
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