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Old 09-09-2016, 04:37 PM
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My family and I recently returned from a week-long off-road trip in Southeastern Colorado. Had a really great time, and the old high-mileage Tahoe performed flawlessly!

Found a small mud hole that I couldn't quite clear on the Rawley Mine / Bonanza trail, though. Luckily my buddy with a built 4Runner was able to winch me out without much fuss. Made for good stories the rest of the trip. My wife let out a good scream when we fell in!

I was actually trying to go AROUND the mud pit, but ended up getting stuck.










I was quite amazed at how the elevation affected the 6.5L. I don't get much smoke at home around 2,000 ft. Get up around 6500 and higher, and boy she smokes like a freight train! And the turbo lag is very noticeable.

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Old 09-09-2016, 06:23 PM
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Looks like fun!
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Old 09-11-2016, 06:23 AM
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Brings back fond memories from loooooooong long ago.

Glad all went well.
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Old 09-11-2016, 07:26 AM
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Good thing you had a Toyota along to help you out!
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Old 09-11-2016, 06:52 PM
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Good thing you had a Toyota along to help you out!
Ha ha! Yeah, it seems that the "overland" crowd I hang out with seem to favor Toyota's quite a bit! There were 5 families on this trip, with three Toyota's: two 4Runners and one Tacoma. The other vehicle was a Jeep Grand Cherokee. I'm always the lone Chevy!

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Old 09-12-2016, 04:41 AM
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I can't believe how much you have stashed in the back of the Tahoe! That is one of my complaints about mine. Not enough storage room. Looks like I need to learn from you! Between the weight of all that "stuff" and the 6.5, it's no wonder you slid in there!
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Old 09-12-2016, 06:21 PM
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I can't believe how much you have stashed in the back of the Tahoe! That is one of my complaints about mine. Not enough storage room.


Yes, very little storage in the rear with the factory spare tire location. I built my own swing-out tire carrier this summer, and that freed up a ton of space!











Here we are all packed, ready to take our family of four for a 9 day trip to Colorado!!







I built a shelf to help store all the items and make access easier. And that's a Dometic 12V fridge in the lower RH corner. That came in super handy for this trip!!

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Old 09-13-2016, 04:48 AM
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Nice setup! I have to spend some time customizing the Yukon once I get its kinks ironed out.
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How did you make that tire carrier?
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Old 09-27-2016, 08:15 PM
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How did you make that tire carrier?

I copied the design from a post I found on Expedition Portal:

http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...r-rack-project

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Looks like loads of fun getting into them sticky situations !!
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