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specta

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Posted: 06/26/20 03:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Took the old HWY 89 to Kanab in southern Utah for a few days to work.
Mountainous HWY with a few good grades to climb along the way.
Climbed the grades with the cruise set at 65 mph. It would drop down to 3rd gear and 4000 rpm but held 65. Never did shift into 6th.
Truck never uses a drop of oil between changes which it has seen every 5000 miles ever since I bought it with 20,000 miles on it.
Fresh water tank full and both LP tanks full. Food and clothing for 4 days.
310.3 miles round trip, 31.1 gallons of gas = 9.97 mpg.
This has been a pretty darn good truck. Especially for a Chevy. [emoticon]


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Posted: 06/26/20 03:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good care = good service.


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Posted: 06/26/20 04:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes it has.

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And that is another reason why I love my 09 HD with the 6.0. GM really made that engine one of the best. I have spoke with a lot of 6.0 owners that work them via pulling trailers, camping, and farming. I have seen so many of these trucks with excess of 300k and still run and perform like new. I have 97k on my 09 so I have a lot longer to go....!


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Yep... You got a good one.


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kw/00 wrote:

And that is another reason why I love my 09 HD with the 6.0. GM really made that engine one of the best. I have spoke with a lot of 6.0 owners that work them via pulling trailers, camping, and farming. I have seen so many of these trucks with excess of 300k and still run and perform like new. I have 97k on my 09 so I have a lot longer to go....!


That's good to hear.

I had a hard time finding it. There's not a lot of regular cabs running around out there.

5 headlight bulbs, i license plate light bulb and a fuel pump at 180,000 miles. Its still has the factory brakes on it.

I keep up on the maint and don't abuse it.

I've pretty much retired it to just hauling the camper.

I don't see hitting 300,000 miles being a problem. [emoticon]

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