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Offline Foxx4Beaver

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New 5th wheel hauler
« on: February 01, 2014, 07:36:42 AM »
Well I won a newer truck for towing my 5th wheel today at a fairly local auction thanks to my dad and his best friend since high school. When they retired from their jobs, the two of them started to transport cars and trucks all over New England for private dealers, dealerships, banks...etc, and my dads friend has an auctioneers license. I told him last summer to keep his eyes open for a newer Chevy/GMC Duramax because my old one(a 2001 Chevy Duramax) was getting old at 310K, and was starting to get a little rusty.
Well he called me Thursday night and said they found an 07 GMC Sierra SLE Duramax/Allison 2WD with 79K, 2 owner, that was in exceptional condition, and was a bank default that was going to auction. Fortunately, there isn't a big demand for 2WD trucks around here at all, thanks to our snowy winters, so it was only us and one other guy bidding on it. We were sure we were gonna be battling it out to the point we couldn't afford it....but, the other guy quit at $9600...our last shout was $9900....SOLD!!!!. I did have to borrow a couple K from the old man, but he was happy to help.
It's not perfect...it needs a few things, full brakes, tune-up, power steering hose leaking, tailgate mechanism has issues, hood has a couple small chips in the paint...mostly minor stuff. Just drove it home and it rides like it's on air, just as smooth as can be, and all kinds of power!. I decided I'm gonna give my 01 to my dad for hookin me up with the small loan and finding this one.
Here she is...













 
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Re: New 5th wheel hauler
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2014, 01:10:03 PM »
Wow.   You suck.     

I'm jealous

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Re: New 5th wheel hauler
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2014, 01:54:02 PM »
haha...yeah I'm psyched, never expected to get it for under $10K!...we figured it would go as high as $14K-$15K.
it took 8 months for something like this to come around, and I was starting give up.
2WD are very hard to come by around here...dealerships don't carry em...you have to special order a 3/4 ton PU in 2WD.
this one's originally from Maryland.
I can't wait to see how it does towing my trailer once I get the brakes done.
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Re: New 5th wheel hauler
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2014, 02:22:59 PM »
That is an Awesome deal and very low miles!
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Re: New 5th wheel hauler
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2014, 02:35:11 PM »
Is it the lbz motor?

Should tow great with the 6 speed and the Jake brake

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Re: New 5th wheel hauler
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2014, 04:23:03 PM »
I could live like a king in that there trailer.

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Re: New 5th wheel hauler
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2014, 10:17:22 PM »
Is it the lbz motor?

Should tow great with the 6 speed and the Jake brake


yes it is the LBZ....if I remember right they were only in the 06 and 07...then sometime in 07 through 2010 they had the LMM....10-11 was LGH...then the LML.
my 01 had the LB7...great motor, but they had some issues. 
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Re: New 5th wheel hauler
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2014, 10:38:00 PM »
I could live like a king in that there trailer.

lol...yeah camping to me these days is barcalounger-queen size bed-full bathroom-32" satelite tv.
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Re: New 5th wheel hauler
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2014, 04:17:21 AM »
Lbz was the best of the bunch in my opinion

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Re: New 5th wheel hauler
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2014, 06:43:48 AM »
Lbz was the best of the bunch in my opinion

glad to hear you say that, because that's what I've been hearing for quite some time....it'll be a couple months before the weather is really good enough to de-winterize the 5th wheel to take it for a haul down the highway. 
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Re: New 5th wheel hauler
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2014, 07:09:08 AM »
Hey Foxy.
where do you live?
we could be buds an I can fix up your trailer real good fer ya.

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Re: New 5th wheel hauler
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2014, 07:27:27 AM »
Hey Foxy.
where do you live?
we could be buds an I can fix up your trailer real good fer ya.

Scoresby Sund :-P
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Re: New 5th wheel hauler
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2014, 11:27:30 AM »
Sorry I didn't get to ya sooner foxy.
it a ways from my van to the liberry.
that sounds like a cold place.
but if you got beer I will bring the candy.

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Re: New 5th wheel hauler
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2014, 11:56:25 AM »
anyone have any experience with performance chips/programmers?....I have the Superchips 2840 from my 01 that made huge improvements, and it'll will work just fine on this one, just looking to see if anyone has any input on the Banks or the Diablo programmers...or any others that work good.

http://www.xtremediesel.com/chipsmodulesprogrammers_8.aspx
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Re: New 5th wheel hauler
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2014, 11:05:27 PM »
going in for tune-up and downpipe-back Magnaflow 5" stainless today. :-D
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