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#1 HOSS

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 10:44 PM

The saga continues......
I put in some serious seat time the last couple days.
Thursday morning I jumped in Marks truck and hauled his trailer home to Post falls and Mark's wife Lisa gave me a ride to the Spokane Lithia Dodge dealership (who happen to have a Demon in the showroom that may or may not have my drool on it)
I picked up my new truck and ran it over to Les Schwab to get the front end aligned. It had a slight pull to the left and with brand new tires I wanted it right.
I stayed in Marks travel trailer and took off at 3:00 am for Nampa for a quick visit with my mom on her birthday. From there I took off to Longview to Ben's to grab my camper and boat.
My trip from Post falls to Nampa to Longview was right at 1000 miles and the truck averaged 19.5 mpg empty. I am very happy with that!
I crashed in my camper and first thing this morning Ben and I put the camper tie downs on the truck and got the camper on and the boat hooked up. I jumped in and headed North. The trip home with the camper and boat did not fair so well in the milage Dept. Crazy bad traffic helped me net 11.6 mpg loaded.
The truck was great to drive in traffic! The Asin shifts so smooth it makes the go part of stop and go great. The exhaust brake made the stop part a breeze.
So all my stuff is home now and I can get some rest! I have been a stressed out mess since this whole thing started. I think I will go to bed now
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#2 Big Russ

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 10:46 PM

Nice!  Glad everything worked out...  



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Posted 05 May 2018 - 11:20 PM

Sweet looking setup Hoss and so glad everything and everyone is home now.

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 12:31 AM

Im not terribly unhappy with 11.6 mpg in stop and go traffic.

Glad you like the truck. Definitely glad you went with some bells and whistles.

#5 HOSS

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 05:42 AM

Im not terribly unhappy with 11.6 mpg in stop and go traffic.

Glad you like the truck. Definitely glad you went with some bells and whistles.

So am I and I have you to thank for that. The tradesman trucks looked good till I got in yours!
Now I need a proper fuel cap and to fix the plastic radiator Y pipe and put on air bags.

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 06:13 AM

Genos has a nice billet cap
Or maybe Mark can CnC some wink wink

Get remote control air bags.

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 07:02 AM

Beautiful setup based on what Ive seen from newer trucks mileage seems pretty decent. Wish mine did that good. Enjoy your new transport.

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 07:06 AM

So am I and I have you to thank for that. The tradesman trucks looked good till I got in yours!
Now I need a proper fuel cap and to fix the plastic radiator Y pipe and put on air bags.

pacbake has bags you control from your phone, pretty slick



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Posted 06 May 2018 - 09:06 AM

Glad you made it home OK Hoss! The thing I have to do to get you to come and visit me. LOL!

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 09:39 AM

Glad your home with all your belongings.

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 10:47 AM

Really nice looking set up Mark  :)



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Posted 06 May 2018 - 11:01 AM

radiators come plastic now .. in trucks  Wow

I can understand cars but HD diesel trucks ... hmmmmm



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Posted 06 May 2018 - 11:11 AM

radiators come plastic now .. in trucks  Wow
I can understand cars but HD diesel trucks ... hmmmmm

Your truck has plastic end tanks new.

The y pipe is a 13-14 truck deal. They have 2 radiators and have to split the flow somehow. The Duramax and fords have used similar fittings for years (different sizes I believe)

I had to look it up when he told me.

Edited by marksmith, 06 May 2018 - 11:14 AM.


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Posted 06 May 2018 - 11:19 AM

Glad to see your getting over the dip in the road. Smooth sailing now Mark.

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 11:29 AM

Very nice. Congrats.

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 01:27 PM

Glad you made the trip without any new surprises. Get some rest! 

Curios what gears are in the new truck? 



#17 HOSS

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 05:30 PM

Glad you made the trip without any new surprises. Get some rest! 
Curios what gears are in the new truck? 

The Asin equiped SRW 3500 trucks all have 342 gears

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 06:54 PM

Good to go Hoss! Glad that you are back on the happy path again.

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 07:15 PM

Your truck has plastic end tanks new.

The y pipe is a 13-14 truck deal. They have 2 radiators and have to split the flow somehow. The Duramax and fords have used similar fittings for years (different sizes I believe)

I had to look it up when he told me.



So just the Y pipe is plastic ? And not the radiator correct ????

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 07:19 PM

So just the Y pipe is plastic ? And not the radiator correct ????

Nope still has plastic radiator tanks.

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