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Old 05-19-2015, 01:39 AM   #11
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:05 AM   #12
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My wife and I took delivery of our new 5.0TA on Thursday and we are very happy with how everything turned out. The the process went very smoothly. I was concerned about the turn radius with our short bed Sierra, but Reace said from the beginning that it wouldn't be an issue. It wasn't. The Reese 15k non slider is installed on the axle and I have 33" the back window of clearance. If I remember correctly, lot's of numbers this weekend!

The drive home to Tacoma was uneventful and I really enjoyed how the 5.0 tows. It seems to really handle the bumps much better than our bumper pull Casita. Backing up is different. Not hard, it will just take a bit to get used to. We woke up Friday morning and loaded up a few things that always stayed in the Casita. We then went just 10 miles down the road to McChord AFB and camped with some friends on the base RV park. We had a terrific weekend! 2 of the best night's sleep that I have had in a long time.

We are headed out again this weekend. We can hardly wait!

Our first look!
20150507_074454 by bobmac515, on Flickr

Delivery!
20150507_145657 by bobmac515, on Flickr

Ready to leave Sumas. Yes, we closed the hatch.
20150507_162855 by bobmac515, on Flickr

Carefully checked out the turn angle while my wife watched. And constant supervision from our Aussie Bonser!
20150507_175839 by bobmac515, on Flickr

Our friends with a proper welcome to 5'r life!
20150508_120312 by bobmac515, on Flickr

Relaxing at the campsite.
20150509_171916 by bobmac515, on Flickr
Hi - we have 5.0ta coming early august, am towing with same truck, what fuel mpg have u been getting.

thks ken
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:28 AM   #13
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Hi - we have 5.0ta coming early august, am towing with same truck, what fuel mpg have u been getting.

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Hi Ken, our Sierra is the max tow package meaning it has a 6.2 engine with 3.73 gears. It never gets good mileage! We towed our 5.0 about 170 miles this past weeked and the mpg was about 13. That was using the fuel used off of the dash computer, which has always been surprisingly accurate. Your 5.3 should do better. I love the way our 5.0 tows and we are extremely pleased with everything. Bob
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:40 AM   #14
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Hi Ken
We just picked up our 5.0TA a couple of days ago and tow with a GMC Sierra with the 5.3 and got 13 mpg going up the coqahalla hwy from Chilliwack to Merritt, which is a very steep climb. On the flat we get about 15 mpg imp. By the way you will love your new trailer.

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Old 05-19-2015, 01:05 PM   #15
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I have a GMC Sierra with the 5.3 and 3.42 gears and was wondering what MPG (US) to expect with our 5.0TA. Just curious, what speed are you towing?


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Old 05-19-2015, 01:51 PM   #16
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I have a GMC Sierra with the 5.3 and 3.42 gears and was wondering what MPG (US) to expect with our 5.0TA. Just curious, what speed are you towing?


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We were travelling up long steep stretches at about 80 to 90 km and on the flats 110 km. climbing the transmission temp hit 205 degrees F.
All told we are very happy with the setup.
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:02 PM   #17
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I have a GMC Sierra with the 5.3 and 3.42 gears and was wondering what MPG (US) to expect with our 5.0TA. Just curious, what speed are you towing?


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Our past truck, same as yours, 5.3 3.42, we would get 16 to 18 mpg imp, towing at 60mph and towing with gear 6 locked out.

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Old 05-19-2015, 10:08 PM   #18
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Hi Ken
We just picked up our 5.0TA a couple of days ago and tow with a GMC Sierra with the 5.3 and got 13 mpg going up the coqahalla hwy from Chilliwack to Merritt, which is a very steep climb. On the flat we get about 15 mpg imp. By the way you will love your new trailer.

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Hi Doug - southern alberta?, we r in calgary. We r hoping for 15mpg on the flats at 60mph, new ttuck has 5.3 with 3.73 and max tow pkg, i notice the extra 40hp over old truck.

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Old 05-23-2015, 01:29 PM   #19
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We are also looking forward to picking up our 5.0 SOON!!!! June 26th can't come soon enough.
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Old 05-24-2015, 03:01 AM   #20
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We our very happy with our 5.0 and you guy's will be at the factory before you know it. Take lot's of pictures.
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