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Old 07-23-2016, 08:30 PM
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2013 Chevrolet Avalanche Black Diamond

I brought my 1992 MC Maristar 240 home with a Honda Pilot. Surprisingly, the Honda Pilot pulled the trailer pretty darn good through the hills of Virginia. That being said, we knew the Pilot wasn't going to be our Tow Vehicle. I traded my beautiful 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser Team Trail Edition in for my 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche. The Avalanche has all the tow package along with every option available. She tows the 5K lb boat and trailer very well. That said, another 100hp would be nice, but who doesn't like a little more HP

Love my Avalanche, but miss my FJ.

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Old 07-23-2016, 09:17 PM
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I have an 07 and will keep it for as long as I can. Drove a new 2016 Silverado and still like my LTZ Avy better.
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Old 07-23-2016, 11:55 PM
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I also have an 07 AV and love it. Have a daily driver and don't drive it as much, but drove it to Chicago area on Friday (6.5 hour drive) and it ran awesome with 90,000 miles. I love it even more.


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Old 07-24-2016, 12:24 AM
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Old 07-24-2016, 07:52 AM
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2002 Z71 Avy - 210K miles --- engine still runs like a gem after all these years. Put a front and rear entrainment system which was great for the kids on family vacations and weekend trips - have, and still do, use it to haul house fixer upper stuff each weekend, kids to college, you name it - just can't justify getting rid of it when its paid for and runs great!
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Old 07-24-2016, 09:12 AM
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Had an 02 and a 09. Loved the platform. I still miss the side compartments a lot. My only mistake was that my 09 was 2WD and I got it stuck 3 times, so back to a 4wd.
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Old 07-24-2016, 09:47 AM
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Had an 02 and a 09. Loved the platform. I still miss the side compartments a lot. My only mistake was that my 09 was 2WD and I got it stuck 3 times, so back to a 4wd.
Nice looking combos there.
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Old 07-25-2016, 08:26 AM
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I have had 3 of them an 02 when they first came out... love or hate it was the order of the day.. I loved it because I do allot of upland game hunting and it had the cladding and with dirt road who cares away you went no worries about scratches dings etc... then it started to rust.. so in 08 i bought a 05 and drove that to 100k miles then gave that to my step daughter and bought a 10... it only has 60k miles on it.. funny my wife hated the first one.. then drove it then guess what??? oh well if we are going to get a new truck I would like a red one... that was the 05.. then "I don't really care for the new style" (without the cladding)... but we went and drove one... she liked it after all.. so now in 2 or so years we will have to look for a 13 with low miles on it... or go looking for an H2

We did see a chevy which looks like a Colorado with the same layout at the dealer when we drove by yesterday.. any word on them bringing it back in a smaller foot print.. won't do me any good but I do love the open back with the fold down seat....
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Old 07-25-2016, 08:54 AM
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Started with my 02 and now with the 07...

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Old 07-25-2016, 09:11 AM
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I traded my '05 in on the '15 Silverado. I liked the Avalanche much better.
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