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Old 09-08-2004, 11:47 AM
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Drives? Where were going we don't need no stinkin drives. Plus it's easier to tow that way. cb
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Old 09-08-2004, 02:32 PM
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H2 = broken trannys with anything over 7000lbs. I am on my third with my Denali and my buddy's H2 was traded after his first towing a 27 Baja. H2 has no wheelbase and you need load leveling suspension. For my 29 fever on my Denali is horrid. It will tow and handle OK but it will tear up trannys. Save the H2 for the wife.... not to mention about 8 mpg with the H2.
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Old 09-08-2004, 02:43 PM
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Wow...Scott has 85,000 plus miles on his Denali and he has towed Dragons and other stuff all over the state. He has no problem. I have no problem. I will make sure my H2 doesn't read this post. It hasn't figured it out that it can't pull yet. Diesel still the best then. Your correct on gas. Still not as bad as a boat for gas. Diesel best again.
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Old 09-08-2004, 03:37 PM
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Didnt notice you were in FL. Makes more sense there. I busted the trannys in East TN and now in TX my Denali still labors. Towed it last week with a Dodge diesel xtra cab and it was night and day. My trannys are waranteed and by boat weighs about 8 k loaded up. Flat land it is fine but in and out of the lake causes major stress. Actually busted a tranny on the ramp getting out!!!! Not fun. I have 120K on mine so I dont care what happens now but my next one will be a duramax....I just wish those idiots would put it in a Suburban!!! That would be the best. I am actually looking into a custom 2500 GMC that I can have made into a Suburban. There is a place that will do it for about 12K and it is all aluminum no not much extra weight on the Allison tranny. My Denali gets about 10 or 11 with the boat on the back. Even in FL I would think your trannys would be barking.
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Old 09-08-2004, 10:51 PM
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Read these posts = H2 pulls like Chit! They look cool but I damn sure wouldn't trade my Dodge for one!
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I tow with a 2004 duramax 4dr,i rebuild transmissions for a living and all these lightweight gm vehicles use a derivitive of the gm 4l60e/700r4, it just isn't designed for heavy loads. Step up to a vehicle with a 4l80e and thats a different story unless you outright abuse it,and if your like me (in a hurry everywhere you go) buy something with a allisson 1000 in it and quit *****footin around!! remember,this 4l60e in h2 is pretty much the same trans a MINI-blazer uses!!
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Old 09-09-2004, 01:15 AM
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A friend of mine tows his new 30ft Eliminator with one, and says it does fine.
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Old 09-09-2004, 11:06 AM
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WILDMAN, did he have that Eliminator delivered in late April/early May of this year? Just curious. I think I saw that Eliminator on a flatbed heading East at the end of April, from AZ.
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Sorry we got her already. She bought one! NENER NENER NENER!

And they don't tow like chit. It pulled the Gladiator up Cajon pass at a nice safe speed of 60. Thank you very much.

and towing faster would be dangerous.
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Yeah, he got it in May. He already sold it and got a 2005 36' Nortech. I may be taking in a 1999 H1 Hummer with 20,000 miles on it this week. He's trading it in on a new twin engined 21ft Liberator. It will be for sale if anyone 's interested. Yellow, like new, diesel, with a 3000 watt stereo! Email [email protected]
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