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I just picked up an '03 2500HD 4x2 LT, loaded with every option, 39K. Awesome ride, steal-deal. Looking forward to reading up on what I really got here. Have heard nothing but good about these trucks, so here goes.

Now I gotta get the big boat to haul with it:hyper
 

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Welcome to the forum! What kind of mileage does that 8.1 get?
 

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Did A Dura Do Dat said:
Welcome to the forum! What kind of mileage does that 8.1 get?
Thanks, it's a great forum. Seems it's fairly new? There isn't a long history of posts, at least not that I could see.

The 8.1 is under a 31' Itasca Sunrise (Winnebago) class A motorhome. The coach weighs about 18K lbs, gets about 8.5-9 no tow, about 7-7.5 towing a 4K-lb jeep wrangler.

It has the 5spd allison tranny also, very nice to drive. We've been very pleased with it. It has quite a bit more power than our last unit with a V10, and gets about a half to one mile to gallon better. The coach is just a little bigger too, and double slides as opposed to none. I think it's a couple thousand pounds heavier too.

With 600ft pounds of torque I just can't figure out why they don't put the Duramax powerplant in the motorhome chassis.
 

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Well for some reason the duramax forum has lagged behind the other two for quite some time and they've all 3 been around for about a year now. I am a moderator over on the PSD forum and we've got a lot of features that this one does not have. Plans are in the works to wake this forum up and get people more active. A big reason why this forum isn't as large or active as the other two is that the duramax is only about 5 years old, whereas the powerstroke has been around since '94, and the cummins since '89......there's a lot larger pool of people out there in those engines, so there's naturally going to be more members. The best way to spread is to make up a flyer and lay it on other d-max powered vehicles I think.
 

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Well, there's a forum for just about any interest a human could have in this country, around the world for that matter. I picked up my truck yesterday, and after doing some clean up on it I did a yahoo search for 'duramx forum' and this one came up first. So you got that right anyhow!

I went out to look at a new left over '05 6.0 and it turned out to be a 'work-truck' trim. Plus the dealer couldn't do anything with my '06 Volvo V50 trade. Yep, had that stupid car for six months, got hosed trading it in. But what the hell, got a real truck :peelout

Went to another dealer, one of those mega-super-big-wig ones with all brands (Power Auto Group?) and they had a Volvo store just down the street. And they had this diesel sitting there and I didn't think I could afford one. They made me one helluva deal and bailed me out of the volvo lease. I think this truck would have been sold but the previous owner smoked in it and it stunk real good :cookoo I found a product earlier in the year for odor removal: www.forceoutproducts.com I used it on every square inch of fabric in that cab, and wiped down all the plastic, deep cleaned the leather and then lexoled it. Man what a difference. She's just about like new again :D
 

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Yeah really, every time I ride in a smoker friends car in the wintertime I just about have to hook up a BHAF to my face to breathe...
 
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