1000 mile towing trip with 07 Burb

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Posted by OnBelay ( on 19:50:28 02/10/08

Just returned home from towing my nephew's 67 Mustang to Longmont, CO, then returning home to Lincoln, NE with an empty 8' X 18' tandem axle flatbed.

My truck is an 07 K1500, LT3 trim package with tow. Had about 16,000 miles on before we left, so mostly broken in.

I could not be happier with the new truck as a tow vehicle. Driving 70 mph on the interstate, the engine temp never went over 210 and the tranny temp never went over 180'. Granted, it was a 30' day yesterday running loaded, and about 12' today when running empty. Check this out-trip out, fully loaded trailer and most of his college apartment belongings either in the Sub or stacked in the car on the trailer, and we averaged 13.5 mpg. Coming back today, ran a steady 75 and still got 14.2!

There were times yesterday that my nephew commented that you couldn't even feel the trailer was on behind the truck. Comfortable, even braking, smooth acceleration, blah blah..

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