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deltabravo

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valhalla360 wrote:

Me too. I hear people talking about 20-30k, so I thought I was doing good.


There's something about these GM truck with all wheel disc brakes that make them last seemingly forever.

My truck has 74k on it, brakes are still in very good condition even with all the camper hauling and towing I do.


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specta wrote:

They seem to like 2500 rpm. I'm quite happy with the 10+ mpg.


I am too!


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deltabravo wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

Me too. I hear people talking about 20-30k, so I thought I was doing good.


There's something about these GM truck with all wheel disc brakes that make them last seemingly forever.

My truck has 74k on it, brakes are still in very good condition even with all the camper hauling and towing I do.


Most of TC owners drive their truck in passive mode, so they don't use brakes very often, even in rare city traffic.
I put 180,000 miles during my ownership of 1999 F450 and even the truck was used for heavy equipment hauling, I replaced front pads only once, while never touching the rear.
I always had a tendency to observe traffic to avoid unnecessary braking and for decades I manage to make >100,000 miles on most of braking pads.
Lately I put Akebono, ceramic pads on my sedan and rechecking it after 120,000 miles, I still had above 70% of the pads thickness.
Sold the sedan since, but quick calculation makes Akebono rated at 400,000 miles. That on car who has high % of city driving.





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specta wrote:

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The perfect cruising speed for my truck & camper.
MPG consistently over 10 mpg. I'm happy. [emoticon]


how heavy is your camper? Im not happy if I am below 15mpg US.

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15 mpg towing a big camper or a big TC?? Lol. You must either be grumpy all the time, only looking while going downhill or drivin Miss Daisy!


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StirCrazy wrote:

specta wrote:


The perfect cruising speed for my truck & camper.
MPG consistently over 10 mpg. I'm happy. [emoticon]


how heavy is your camper? Im not happy if I am below 15mpg US.

Steve


He has a gas 6.0 engine, 10 mpg loaded is good. 15 mpg even with a diesel when loaded with a camper is hard to do, most are in the 12/13 mpg realm.

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specta wrote:

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The perfect cruising speed for my truck & camper.
MPG consistently over 10 mpg. I'm happy. [emoticon]


how heavy is your camper? Im not happy if I am below 15mpg US.

Steve


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