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    Re: New toy to tow the V around in style

    what tonneau covers did you guys go with to cover up the bed ?
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    Re: New toy to tow the V around in style

    Last winter, I factory ordered a new 2011 GMC Sierra 1/2 ton 4x4 with the heavy duty towing package. It came with 6.2 litre and 6 speed.
    For holidays this year I drove it to Houston, bought a E36 BMW, loaded that to a U haul auto haul trailer, towed it to Florida and then home to Calgary.
    It towed like nothing behind it. I got up to 85 mph a couple of times still no problem. I got anywhere from 13 mpg to about 14.5 mpg.
    Truck only cost me $35000. since I only got 3 options on the SLE.
    With the full time FWD, your mileage will suffer, but it is a nice truck. You will enjoy it.

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    Re: New toy to tow the V around in style

    Quote Originally Posted by mberisha View Post
    Nice sleds!
    Yeah. Probably got maggies on them, too.

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    Re: New toy to tow the V around in style

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    Yeah. Probably got maggies on them, too.
    Nah, Rob has them all. Not installed, of course...

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    Re: New toy to tow the V around in style

    Quote Originally Posted by Junior1 View Post
    what tonneau covers did you guys go with to cover up the bed ?
    No tonneau cover yet, debated on a tri-folding one, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. I dont' know what I'm waiting for, oh ya, my V to sell... ha. It'd get me an extra 1-2mpg once installed...

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    Re: New toy to tow the V around in style

    I also do not have a tonneau cover. I did on my s10 and went from 14 to 16.5mpg so they do help. My diesel gets 19 city and 25 highway at 75+ and 16-18 towing 6000lbs so what's 1-2 mpg. And with 500rwhp and 789tq mpg were not top on my list it just happens to get better fuel mileage. I have a 8ft bed with a work box so I would need a custom fit cover just not worth it with my truck.

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    Re: New toy to tow the V around in style

    Still undecided here with the either a hard trifold from extang or full hard tonneau from snuglid....
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    Re: New toy to tow the V around in style

    Have you seen the ones that look like a gurage door and roal up in to a small box at the front of the bed? Try can be locked and are very strong but take up very little room when not covering the bed.

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    Re: New toy to tow the V around in style

    Quote Originally Posted by 1madstsv View Post
    Have you seen the ones that look like a gurage door and roal up in to a small box at the front of the bed? Try can be locked and are very strong but take up very little room when not covering the bed.
    They're nice but I want something over the rail to cover the stake holes...I got it narrowed down to either Snuglid, Gaylord, or the GM Accessories one
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    Re: New toy to tow the V around in style

    About ten years ago, I bought a new pickup and put an ARE hard fiberglass cover on it. The big downside was not easily being able haul things taller then the bedsides such as a sofa or ATV. The Access Cover has been on the Denali for four years and I've had the same brand cover on the previous two machines for a total brand ownership experience of 8+ years. To seal off the stake pockets, I bought the GM stainless retractable tiedown points.

    The AWD is about a 1 mpg penalty - Never being able to spin a tire in dry, wet or snow (at least stock ) is worth it. Classic AWD beauty of mash the pedal and it just goes.

    Another advantage of the AWD 6.2L powertrain is the fun of pissing off the big modded diesels from zero to 80 mph. Physics doesn't ignore weight for oil burners.

    With 71,000 miles on the Denali, it's about time for a new one -- Went to the dealership last weekend to kick tires and am considering ordering a GMC 2500 extended cab, 6.5' box with 6.0/6L90E combo and bolting on a TVS2300. The big decision is black, red or silver?

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    Re: New toy to tow the V around in style

    Quote Originally Posted by StealthV View Post
    ...With 71,000 miles on the Denali, it's about time for a new one -- Went to the dealership last weekend to kick tires and am considering ordering a GMC 2500 extended cab, 6.5' box with 6.0/6L90E combo and bolting on a TVS2300. The big decision is black, red or silver?
    71k miles, you're just breaking it in! it'll last 4 times that easy even if you beat on it... but if i must vote, i vote Silver! more manageable than black for sure!!!!!

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    Re: New toy to tow the V around in style

    Quote Originally Posted by StealthV View Post
    The AWD is about a 1 mpg penalty - Never being able to spin a tire in dry, wet or snow (at least stock ) is worth it. Classic AWD beauty of mash the pedal and it just goes.

    Another advantage of the AWD 6.2L powertrain is the fun of pissing off the big modded diesels from zero to 80 mph. Physics doesn't ignore weight for oil burners.

    With 71,000 miles on the Denali, it's about time for a new one -- Went to the dealership last weekend to kick tires and am considering ordering a GMC 2500 extended cab, 6.5' box with 6.0/6L90E combo and bolting on a TVS2300. The big decision is black, red or silver?
    You do your own tune on it ?
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