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jbardram wrote:

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Is it a crew cab ? You make want to consider the underseat storage box...gives you lots of space to carry extra items on board and out of sight.


I'm not the OP, but I would like to know more about this storage idea. Any links?


These are the ones from GM, which is what i bought :

gm underseat

The crew cab one holds a a great deal and doesnt interfere with rear passengers. You lose the flat floor when the seat is folded up, so if that is a big concern you may want to pass -or- use it unbolted for easy removal which is what i do.

If you google chevy underseat storage you will find a few other options as well.


I have one as well. I thought at the time I bought it that it was a bit pricey but now I wouldn't be without it.


I like this one a little better than the GM (I think made by Husky):
DU-HA under seat storage
This unit is also compatible with the Weathertec floor mats, another good option to add.


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zackyboy3rs wrote:

Thanks for all the help in deciding to make the switch. Now I noticed there is a place for a 2nd battery in the truck. Why would I need a 2nd battery? Do I need to put one in?

Only driven the truck about 125 miles but I am averaging 16.1 mpg. 70/30 road to city driving.

Last, I have ordered some towing mirrors and a bed liner. Is there anything else I shold consider adding?

Thanks again. Once I figure out how to post pictures I will.


Great choice! The GM 6.0 IMHO is one of the best gassers out there right now. Just a good all around motor and TV combo. Congrats.


I am curious, did the truck not come standard with telescoping towing mirrors?

Thanks!

Jerem


No, I ordered them from a company suggested by someone on this forum. I will list the name and website in a few. $258 I think. Free shipping. I just ordered them yesterday.


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jbardram wrote:

Good luck with the new truck! Is it a crew cab ? You make want to consider the underseat storage box...gives you lots of space to carry extra items on board and out of sight.

Your mileage sounds very good...long term i average around 14.5. 52,000 miles on my truck now, not one problem. Still have original brake pads too which is longest ive ever had a set last.


Crewcab yes. I will check into the storage box. Thanks.

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I ordered the mirrors from:

http://www.discountautomirrors.com

2 year warranty. I will loose the fold in option but they are heated, power and turn signal. $258 I think. No shipping.

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Sounds like a great truck.

Enjoy.




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My 2008 2500HD has two batteries in it, I am not sure which package it came with. My guess is possibly the plow package or camper package?


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AkJason wrote:

My 2008 2500HD has two batteries in it, I am not sure which package it came with. My guess is possibly the plow package or camper package?
I don't know why the plow package would have 2 batteries, so I'll say it's likely the camper package. GM used to put 2 batteries in trucks with the camper package in the 70's and 80's.


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SoCalDesertRider wrote:

AkJason wrote:

My 2008 2500HD has two batteries in it, I am not sure which package it came with. My guess is possibly the plow package or camper package?
I don't know why the plow package would have 2 batteries, so I'll say it's likely the camper package. GM used to put 2 batteries in trucks with the camper package in the 70's and 80's.


Plows run off the batteries. One of the most common things to do to any truck you plow with is add a second battery so you're not left with a dead battery after moving the plow all night.

http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=56715

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Here's another mod for ya'
Catback duals.

I'm an older fellow but still love the sound of duals especially the rumble of a 6.0

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Mitchellg wrote:

Plows run off the batteries. One of the most common things to do to any truck you plow with is add a second battery so you're not left with a dead battery after moving the plow all night.

http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=56715


True, but the gasser dual battery setup is not really a second battery but is an auxilliary battery used for running accessories with the engine off. You want capacity amps for plowing so the better setup would be two batteries tied together in parallel like the Duramax, the gasser setup is totally different so gives no advantage to plowing unless you rewire the factory setup.

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TP2 - Auxilliary Battery (optional on Gas powered trucks only)
TC3 - Dual Battery System (standard on Diesel, n/a with Gas engines)

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