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  1. Private campgrounds are opening here May 1. I’m. Not sure about state parks. Our first trip is booked for early June.
  2. Today my truck tied the knot! I’m really excited for the adventures this will allow us to take!
  3. It’s been a while since I had my Sierra in deep water, but everything on these trucks seems sealed up well. I’ve changed all my fluids since and have no evidence of water. Many miles since and no issues. Good to see others enjoying the outdoors and adventure!
  4. Yeah I would’ve liked that. The outdoor kitchen, which 19dbxl has, was a huge priority for my wife. I didn’t think it was a deal breaker, but it’ll be nice to get a beer without going inside.
  5. This is the one we were set to buy, it does have double bunks. 19dbxl:
  6. That unit is almost exactly the same as the one we would be getting if not for Corona. Ours has the bunks and bathroom flip flopped but similar weight and length. I’ll have about the same cargo as you and fiberglass cap as well. Good to know the truck can handle it. I hope I can still get mine after all this nonsense goes away.
  7. He has a double cab 5.3 so I’m sure he’s got more than 1500lbs payload. My truck is a loaded crew cab standard bed and I have just shy of 1500lbs. We just placed a deposit on our first TT as well. Forest River Wildwood X-lite 19dbxl. The dry weight is 4300lbs. Gross Weight is 7500. These guys saying to base off gross trailer weight are crazy. Each TT has a different cargo capacity, mine being fairly high. The one you’re looking at has less than 1500 lbs Of cargo capacity. There’s no way we will have over 3000 lbs in our trailer. I’m guessing we will be around 5,500 loaded to camp. Any way you slice it payload is going to be your limiting factor. We are going to have to pack strategically to stay under our 1500lbs truck payload.
  8. Good to see a positive review on these trucks! So much negativity as of late.
  9. I screwed up in the beginning as well. I didn’t realize these need about 48psi to wear correctly. I also put off getting an alignment for far too long. Despite poor maintenance, these have lasted and I have good traction.
  10. STT MAXX are not severe weather rated, so they can use a harder rubber compound that wears better. They do not make sense for my use though because they don’t have that rating. 75% of the purpose of my truck is to make it to work and up my driveway in the worst of winter conditions.
  11. Hi guys, I’m looking at a 2008 Duramax with 118,xxx miles on it. It looks like a solid and clean truck. What can I expect from the LMM motor? I know it has DPF and some associated issues. Seems like regular oil changes hep with that, but it’s hard to know what the previous owner did.
  12. Nice write up! Is the procedure essentially the same for a six speed?
  13. So you’re saying change the fluids. I’m doing mine as soon as the weather breaks and I can start DDing my car. What are the torque specs on the Transmission pan bolts? Anything else I need to be aware of before tackling this project?
  14. You’re right, 285-55-20 is 11.7” wide which might be too much. I think 285-65-18 is where I want to be, Little taller and little wider than 275-55-20. They’re 11.5” wide. There’s also the option of 265-70-18 which would be 10.7” wide. I’d like to be around 32.5” tall so 639 revs per mile roughly.
  15. My truck is a 14, and the front has 2” spacers above the coils. It was like that when I bought it, so I have no idea what brand they are. OEM shocks though. I’ve had the truck for 40k miles so it’s been set up like that at least that long. I haven’t had any front end issues. If I stayed with the 20’s I was going to try 285-55-20 tires. I really think 18’s is the way to go though.
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