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Old 11-24-2012, 06:29 PM   #21
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I need a new work truck. I have 2 lil ones so I've been thinking on getting a older suburban. Works good for you?
Actually I mainly use my E250 ford van, however when I am using my suburban it works fine. A little harder to get stuff in and out, but easier in parking garages. Also a lot nicer ride than a 3/4 ton van. I have a 1998 1/2 ton 4wd and it's been incredibly dependable. I have 189K miles and still runs great. The 5.7 vortex engines were some of the best made. Their newer 5.3 V8 is also very good. I wouldn't hesitate to get an older suburban if it's in good shape. You can take out the 3rd seat, fold down the back seat and you have room for a 4x8 sheet of plywood to lay flat. One drawback that I'd like to find a good solution for is having the divider between the cargo area and the front. I do worry about slamming on the brakes and having everything fly up and hit me on the back of the head.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:38 PM   #22
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My old man had an early '90s GMC Suburban. He had 355,000 miles on it with the original engine. That thing was a horse.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:43 PM   #23
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not that i mind, but what a GREAT hijack, and richards had NOTHING to do with it.

I'm gonna hafta create a SRATHA (Steve Richards Awesome Thread Hijack Award)



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not that i mind, but what a GREAT hijack, and richards had NOTHING to do with it.

I'm gonna hafta create a SRATHA (Steve Richards Awesome Thread Hijack Award)

where is he?
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I've been putting up Christmas lights.
My back hurts and so does the rest of my body...I may need to start a "old people pain after Christmas lights" thread.

I ran out of clear strands, and by the time my wife got back with more, it was too dark to finish...as soon as the sun comes up, I'm gonna try to get it done before the (early) Bronco game @ 11.

But I'm glad I could show up here this morning, and show daArch what a SR hijack looks like.
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Speaking of Christmas lights (thanks Steve), now that the extended family has left and the weekend's rain and wind have knocked down the remaining leaves, I can finally get out and finish putting up mine. Getting the tree later this week.
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I just turned mine on for the first time.

All that work, and now it's time to reap the rewards (I love watching the little wheel on the electric meter speed up).

Bought a Lightkeeper Pro this year.. like RH suggested last year. Well worth the $20.
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Speaking of Christmas lights (thanks Steve), now that the extended family has left and the weekend's rain and wind have knocked down the remaining leaves, I can finally get out and finish putting up mine. Getting the tree later this week.
Evergreen or dogwood tree?
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"Exterior Illumination" Tip - If you're putting C9 or C7 lights up outside, squirt some WD40 inside each socket before screwing in the bulb. Fights corrosion, makes for better electrical contact, displaces moisture, and just makes it easier to screw the bulbs in and out.
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All mini's. About 5000. Lost count.
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