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Old 02-10-2004, 11:20 PM
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JL, how much did you pay to have the cladding painted? I am considering it on mine. How is it holding up? Yours looks FANTASTIC.

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I'm with Sydways and JL. Why decide when you can have both with an Avalanche. Seats 5 (6 with a front bench), pulls 12000#, hauls full sheets of plywood fully covered, and still fits in a normal garage. Try that with a crew cab or an SUV...
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JL, how much did you pay to have the cladding painted? I am considering it on mine. How is it holding up? Yours looks FANTASTIC.
It cost me $2,800 and I did a lot of the sanding. Needless to say, a lot of sweat and tears, but well worth the effort.

It is going on a year now without any problems.
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I have an Avalanche 2500 - pulls 12,000 lbs, has a bed in the back.

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Don't forget....they are FUGLY and the re-sale sucks!
Did your Ford dealer tell you that??? Show me some valid statistics on that, not your opinion…
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Troutly you are right they are fugly, what will happen to that plastic sitting on top of the bed over the years. I am sure it will start to discolor or fade,just my .02

Troutly, would a formula owner ever buy one of those things?
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Stats?? How many of those Chevy 'Things' (kinda reminds me of the VW Thing from years past ) do they sell?? Not many, especially when compared to a Crew Cab pickup.

As for re-sale, drive any lot around here and look at what they go for as compared to a Crew Cab pickup as closely matched in options as possible. I mean, every time I see one I expect to see a Velocity being towed behind it!
Well, the Crew Cab pickup does have a decade + of production over the Avalanche which would give any Vehicle a selling advantage. Athough, I do see more on the road everyday, and I'm yet to see one on a local lot for sale. Give it sometime to grow on you!

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Don't forget....they are FUGLY and the re-sale sucks!
Fugly?? Doesn't bother me, I'm on the inside. You're the one who has to look at it.

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Stats?? How many of those Chevy 'Things' (kinda reminds me of the VW Thing from years past ) do they sell?? Not many, especially when compared to a Crew Cab pickup.
Actually you'd be right if you said "not many, except when compared to a Crew Cab Pickup."
2003 US Avalanche sales ~ 92,000. (all designated as crew cab)
US Silverado Crew Cab sales of 1500 and 2500 series (direct competition for the Av) ~ 95,000. 3500 crew cabs add just another 11,000. Silverado total is just under 700,000 units.

I got your stats right here...

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I pull 9,000 lbs with my Excursion hauling 8 people and their gear to Lake Mead in 105 summer heat and still get 11-12 mpg towing after the lift and tires. My dad has an Excursion also and pulls 13,000 lbs. The key to making an Excursion into a great towing machine is adding a Hellwig rear sway bar $130, not the wimpy factory unit. Whatever you get I would stongly recommend a diesel.
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