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    Default Questions about the Mini-Max trucks

    Howdy
    My daughters 1998 6.5 suburban is on its last legs. She is considering the mid size GM trucks with the Duramax 2.8. Probably a 2018-19 model Z71 or ZR2

    Any and all info, problems, MPG and expectations would be great.

    Thanks!!!!
    1996 Chvy 3500 CCDWLB 6.5 Heathed, NO vac, marine injctrs, ARB bumper, BIG pipe, 3" lift, bright lights, bypass oil system.
    1986 Chvy 6.2 M1009 blazer RAM AIR, Headers, Custom interior
    2001 Chinook RV, V10 gas
    1974 John Deere 1530 diesel tractor
    1993 John Deere 455 Diesel lawn mower
    1967 GTO, 1989 Honda Transalp
    2009 VW Jetta TDI, flashed and piped, 6speed, fun car!
    1998 6.5 suburban, stock, daughter's
    1993 6.5 3500 CCSWLB GM8, Heathed, big exhaust, gauges, Son's

    1984 6.2 ATS turbo 3500, SCDWLB - Son's
    3 kids, 1 wife, 1 dog
    Gunsmith, Tactics Instructor, Fabricator USMC 87-93 Semper Fi!

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    Hi, We have a 2017 Colorado Diesel Crew cab short bed pickup.
    28,000 miles and absolutely no problems.
    We tow a camper that weighs 2,000 lbs. Plus a bed full of stuff another 1,000 lbs.
    Can get 25 mpg towing that. It pulls the camper up mountains like it isn't even there.
    I have talked to other owners that tow 24 ft. and larger trailers weighing up to 7,700 lbs and they say that their trucks handle it as well as any full size 1/2 ton truck would.
    We get 27 mpg around town/city. And can get 36 mpg on hwy, cruising at 55 to 60 mph.
    Cruising at 70+ mph we get 30 to 32 with no problem.
    We love this truck. Hope that answers your questions.
    0000000

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    Sounds great. I think her main reason for liking the diesel is the efficiency of them. She is an engineer.....and she grew up with diesel in her blood.
    Thanks for the real world info!
    1996 Chvy 3500 CCDWLB 6.5 Heathed, NO vac, marine injctrs, ARB bumper, BIG pipe, 3" lift, bright lights, bypass oil system.
    1986 Chvy 6.2 M1009 blazer RAM AIR, Headers, Custom interior
    2001 Chinook RV, V10 gas
    1974 John Deere 1530 diesel tractor
    1993 John Deere 455 Diesel lawn mower
    1967 GTO, 1989 Honda Transalp
    2009 VW Jetta TDI, flashed and piped, 6speed, fun car!
    1998 6.5 suburban, stock, daughter's
    1993 6.5 3500 CCSWLB GM8, Heathed, big exhaust, gauges, Son's

    1984 6.2 ATS turbo 3500, SCDWLB - Son's
    3 kids, 1 wife, 1 dog
    Gunsmith, Tactics Instructor, Fabricator USMC 87-93 Semper Fi!

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    Smile Mini Max Trucks

    You're very welcome.
    Let us know if she goes with a Duramax, and if she does please let us know how she likes it.
    0000000

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    Will do....
    1996 Chvy 3500 CCDWLB 6.5 Heathed, NO vac, marine injctrs, ARB bumper, BIG pipe, 3" lift, bright lights, bypass oil system.
    1986 Chvy 6.2 M1009 blazer RAM AIR, Headers, Custom interior
    2001 Chinook RV, V10 gas
    1974 John Deere 1530 diesel tractor
    1993 John Deere 455 Diesel lawn mower
    1967 GTO, 1989 Honda Transalp
    2009 VW Jetta TDI, flashed and piped, 6speed, fun car!
    1998 6.5 suburban, stock, daughter's
    1993 6.5 3500 CCSWLB GM8, Heathed, big exhaust, gauges, Son's

    1984 6.2 ATS turbo 3500, SCDWLB - Son's
    3 kids, 1 wife, 1 dog
    Gunsmith, Tactics Instructor, Fabricator USMC 87-93 Semper Fi!

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