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eastern spring meet, wv?

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We cannot tell you yet....they are earnestly working on their plans but the region jumped in to help at a late date. Hopefully by the first of the year.

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On 11/4/2016 at 7:53 PM, AnniesSS said:

We're looking forward to a trip to WV :)

 

I am not so sure Annie as we hit a significant upgrade on an interstate in WVA towing back from Cheyenne Wyoming and gave my Generation 1 6.7 F350 a fit.  Tommy's Generation 2 F350 flew over it!!

Robert

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1 hour ago, Robert Street said:

 

I am not so sure Annie as we hit a significant upgrade on an interstate in WVA towing back from Cheyenne Wyoming and gave my Generation 1 6.7 F350 a fit.  Tommy's Generation 2 F350 flew over it!!

Robert

That would be Sandstone Mountain , 7% grade for 7 miles. Coming down is worse than going up.

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1 hour ago, AnniesSS said:

My Burb tackles hills without balking :) Bring them!

I hate to be a party pooper Annie but I have had suburbans before with just about every gas engine offered and was not satisfied with either one towing out west with hills.  Transmission and engine temps went way too high.  That WVA grade would have put any of those gas models into "meltdown".  Now, not towing anything significant they did well.

Robert

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ANNIE: You won't be on Sandstone Mtn.  It's on I-64 east of Beckley. I drive it a lot. Our W.Va. Whitewater AACA Region usually meets there for local tours.  (gives us a "downhill start! )

                         It's a beautiful drive

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On 11/7/2016 at 8:42 PM, Robert Street said:

I hate to be a party pooper Annie but I have had suburbans before with just about every gas engine offered and was not satisfied with either one towing out west with hills.  Transmission and engine temps went way too high.  That WVA grade would have put any of those gas models into "meltdown".  Now, not towing anything significant they did well.

Robert

 

Robert,

 

We've had a succession of Suburbans over the years, and had generally excellent results pulling all of our trailers - specifically the 30 ft long, 11-1/2 ft tall one we currently use, and we are generally pulling a 4,500 to 5,5oo lb car and another 1,000 lb parts and tools, besides all the gear for a family on a 2-3 week cross-country trip. 

 

We've had no problems keeping up with traffic on WV I-79, VA I-81, Colorado I-70 through the Rockies, etc. 

Hills? What hills?

 

The Suburbans include:

1977 C-10 Silverado 350 engine/350 trans - 3.42 diff replaced by a 3.73:1

1978 C-10 Silverado 454 engine/400 trans - 3.73:1 diff

1986 2500 Silverado 454 engine/400 trans - 4.11:1 diff

2002 2500 LT 8.1Litre  engine/auto w/OD - 3.73:1 diff

 

also a 2006 Avalanche 2500 LT 8.1Litre  engine/auto w/OD - 4.11:1 diff 4X4

 

and a 2000 Ford Excursion 7.3L TurboDiesel 4X4

 

I'm certain that the newer 800++ diesels with 8-speed trannys are superior, but then the $80K price tag looks better when applied to another vintage car, or the upgrades to an existing one (plus some donations this time of year).

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I agree with Marty, we seem to have similar tastes in tow vehicles, with the exception of that darned diesel (it's the one that left the mark on my driveway, correct, Marty?)  I like the big engines, I towed for a while with a 350, it's fine in flatlands of Louisiana and surrounding area, but in the Northeast not so much. 

 

The challenge now is finding a big engine Suburban, I believe last year for one was 2006......I'm very happy to have the 2001 low mileage one I now own....

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1 hour ago, trimacar said:

...The challenge now is finding a big engine Suburban, I believe last year for one was 2006......I'm very happy to have the 2001 low mileage one I now own....

 

There were 2 Suburbans this past weekend in the Raleigh Classic Auction - one that was immaculate, 38k on the odometer, 350.... sold for $28,000

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Then there was another with a 454.... very clean, but not as nice as the other. It didn't sell at $8k

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On 11/2/2016 at 11:41 AM, Steve Moskowitz said:

We cannot tell you yet....they are earnestly working on their plans but the region jumped in to help at a late date. Hopefully by the first of the year.

 

Let's get this thread back on track.....

 

So glad the region jumped in to help out. We all own them a big THANK YOU for taking this on.

Hopefully, information available by the first of the year to aid AACA members in planning their meet schedules for 2017. 

 

Do have to wonder where in that area this meet will be held at. No doubt a big challenge for the region hosting this meet.

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Bringing this back to the top to see if there is any new info.

 

Ted, sorry to hear about your wife's declining health.

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On 1/29/2017 at 0:13 PM, Steve Moskowitz said:

Tri-fold is done and waiting for approvals and printing....hang on!!!

 

Thanks Steve!

 

I guess this means we will see the Tri-fold at the Annual Meeting in Philly and on the web site in a couple weeks.

 

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On ‎1‎/‎29‎/‎2017 at 5:25 AM, novaman said:

Bringing this back to the top to see if there is any new info.

 

Ted, sorry to hear about your wife's declining health.

ty, she has huntingtons disease

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Got a trailering question.  It just appears that it's about 6 miles from the trailer lot to the show field and I understand that "there is trailer parking at Showfield" the morning of the show.  I guess we come from host hotel to trailer lot, then rehookup then go to show field for parking unload do the show then back to trailer lot?  I am bringing a non-driver if I enter this one so any information/comments

Robert

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