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Old 12-09-2005, 02:40 PM   #1
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As some of you know, I ordered my FSC2800 to match the weight ratings of my burb. The coach had an advertised GVWR of 11,000 lb. and my burb has a trailer towing capacity of 12,000.

To make a long story short, I had very little CCC making the coach basically unusable.

After much wrangling with WW, they said with 16" E rated tires, I would have a GVWR of 13,000 LB and gave me the documentation.

I knew now that I would be over on the towing capacity of the burb and a trip to the CAT scale showed me that I was also over on the GVWR, GCVWR and to close for comfort on the GAWR.

Rather then putting my family at risk and allowing for a future TH upgrade, I bought an '06 Chevy 3500 CC DRW D/A. I haven't towed with it yet, but I have 800 miles on it now. The only mod I've done so far is a Line X bed-liner. It's not my favorite color, but I couldn't pass on the smokin' deal they gave me.

I love this truck.



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Old 12-09-2005, 02:40 PM   #2
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As some of you know, I ordered my FSC2800 to match the weight ratings of my burb. The coach had an advertised GVWR of 11,000 lb. and my burb has a trailer towing capacity of 12,000.

To make a long story short, I had very little CCC making the coach basically unusable.

After much wrangling with WW, they said with 16" E rated tires, I would have a GVWR of 13,000 LB and gave me the documentation.

I knew now that I would be over on the towing capacity of the burb and a trip to the CAT scale showed me that I was also over on the GVWR, GCVWR and to close for comfort on the GAWR.

Rather then putting my family at risk and allowing for a future TH upgrade, I bought an '06 Chevy 3500 CC DRW D/A. I haven't towed with it yet, but I have 800 miles on it now. The only mod I've done so far is a Line X bed-liner. It's not my favorite color, but I couldn't pass on the smokin' deal they gave me.

I love this truck.



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Old 12-09-2005, 04:25 PM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I bought an '06 Chevy 3500 CC DRW D/A. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Good man there Wes. AND, I think the color is great. Next, you can upgrade to a fifth wheel and complete the package. Congrats!
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Congrats Senoir Wes! That'll make it soooo much better for ya to haul your TH...



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Old 12-09-2005, 05:30 PM   #5
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the first thing i thought when i looked at those pictures was SWEET COLOR!
nice job hoss, looks great

1) whats up with all these Chevy owners all of a sudden??
2) is that a brake controller I see mounted there??
3) cool video screen !!

(( Don, do you have anything in this?? all of a sudden a couple guys have bought Chevys!! ))
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Wes Awesome Dude... Chevy Rocks. I bought mine while overseas and picked it up in portland. That was before the wife and I had any clue as to what toy hauler we were going to buy. Now with the LE3505 I sure wish I would have bought a DRW. Love my truck but when you hook the beast to it you sure know its their and end up useing both hands on the wheel if you know what I mean. Great job Wes she looks great.

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Wes,

I can smell the leather from here. It is
just beautiful!

Congratulations......
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Old 12-09-2005, 08:51 PM   #8
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My solution to an overweight rig. Get an overweight truck. HDT and don't look back. Also cost me $23k instead of $40k plus. I don't think I will ever have a weight problem again.



High Desert Really that is a great looking truck and will bring you many happy miles. Keep on Trucking
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I'd like to say I'm hot on lacofdfireman's trail, but I'm still trying the figure the whole thing out from square one- he's my guinea pig!

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Old 12-09-2005, 10:05 PM   #10
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Awsome Wes,

Congrats on the new truck....I am envious of the dually...but being my daily driver I couldn't justify dealing with it every day....

I just sold my Excursion tonight....Some guy from Monterey flew up and purchased it....Got a pretty descent price....way over what the dealer was offering me.... I bet you can't wait to do some towing.

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Wes,

Welcome to the dually world!!! What a beautiful truck you got there. I promise you, you'll love it even more when you tow with it the first time.

Congrats my friend!!!

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I am envious of the dually...but being my daily driver I couldn't justify dealing with it every day.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

James:

If I could drive my dually every day like Clarkie Baby does, I'd be in 7th Heaven (like he is!). I've already figured out which lanes and what location to switch them on the way to work. I just love it. In fact, got to drive it today- Moski took my company car to a swimm meet.

Right Clark?!

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Hey Sean,

If I worked at a single location....I wouldn't mind driving it to work....but I am a Self Employed computer geek....I drive all over town everyday.....I drove semi trucks for about 5 years when I was younger... I don't mind driving big vehicles....but driving around town all day, every day doesn't seem like fun.....It's hard enough finding parking with the length of the truck...It is plenty big enough.

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James:

The parking issue is a good one...but still- we're used to it. But to each his own!

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