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    We just returned from Cody, WY., which is just outide of Yellowstone. It was about an 8 hour trip one-way from Denver. My father in-law just moved up near there and it has some spectacular views and tons of wildlife (mostly proghorns). When we arrived, it was also the first day of hunting season, which made for some additional and interesting scenery.


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    Sounds good. An 8 hr trip for me gets me just past New York City.
    I've been out to Jackson Hole, and it is amazing out there. Love Denver too, especially the skiing at A-Basin and Copper Mtn. Great city too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Als09Sierra View Post
    That sounds like it would work out real nice for me. Let me know how you found it. What did you search on? The biggest issue I have is carrying all the stuff for me, my wife, my daughter and our choc. lab when we travel. There's never enough room. Thanks Mike.
    We go camping several times a year and space (or lack of) has and continues to be a problem. A couple of items though that have really helped us out are the rubbermaids action-packer containers (we use 4 of 48" width ones) that stack on top of each other and the cargo carrier that fits in the tow hitch. It's amazing how much space these items free up in the bed of the truck.



    Mike (Denver, CO) - 2008 Sierra 1500 Z71 SLE 5.3L 4WD

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    Great ideas. I saw a company online had those aluminum carriers on-sale recently. I'll have to look into that some more. I like the idea of the stackable containers too. Do they fit on the carrier, or do you use those in the bed?

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    Yes, they fit on the carrier, with about a foot to spare. I stack two there and place a couple of 7 gallon water jugs on the side of the containers using the extra space. The other two, I stack together in the bed. I also added rope w/plastic tubes as handles to the containers. It makes it very easy to load and unload the truck as well as stores our camping gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Als09Sierra View Post
    Sounds good. An 8 hr trip for me gets me just past New York City.
    I've been out to Jackson Hole, and it is amazing out there. Love Denver too, especially the skiing at A-Basin and Copper Mtn. Great city too.
    I hear you about getting out of NY. Heck, last time I was there, it took me forever to get out of La Guardia and then over one of those expensive bridges. But the city is great...I do enjoy going there.


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    I joke about it, but it's nice to be close to the City. I've always loved the mountains though, and think about it when I'm sitting in traffic. Then again, I'm not in LA.

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    Haha, New York to California was my road trip last month. It was a interested experience thats for sure...wish I coulda spent more time seeing things along the way, but it was neat seeing the scenery change around me as I went through all the different states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiiKid View Post
    Haha, New York to California was my road trip last month. It was a interested experience thats for sure...wish I coulda spent more time seeing things along the way, but it was neat seeing the scenery change around me as I went through all the different states.
    Must have been an awesome trip. That is one thing on my list to do.....coast to coast. How long did it take you?


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    SUSPENSION: Rancho 4" Suspension Lift; Rancho RS9000XL Shocks; Rancho Skid Plates; Rancho MyRide Wireless Shock Controller;
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    DRIVE TRAIN: 4.56 Gears; Detroit TrueTrac Differential; True Cool 40k Transmission Cooler
    PERFORMANCE: DiableSport Predator Tuner; Custom Tuned by Diablew; Magnaflow Exhaust; AFE Cold Air Intake
    ELECTRONICS: Kenwood DNX6180 Touchscreen; Subthump box w/10" Kicker; Driver Information Center (DIC); Rear View Camera
    ACCESSORIES: Westin Brush/Grill Gaurd; Westin Nerf Bars; Truxedo Tonneau; 20% Tint; Tow Mirrors w/Heat & Signals

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