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Really enjoying this new Denali XL

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by avalonandl, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. swathdiver

    swathdiver Full Access Member

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    Let us know what kind of mileage she averages, see if you can beat the EPA!! LOL
     
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    Not a chance the way I drive. I was doing 18 mpg but the hills of Kentucky and Tenn. dropped it.

    I saw a brand new Navigator get popped by Georgia's finest south of Macon. The road was open and clear (moderate trffic- iwas doin 85) and he had been shadowing me but suddenly he pulled ahead. Trooper was lasering from the overpass and I saw them pull onto entrance- he did too. I had a tense moment- but they lit him up....
     
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    Love it when someone else gets nailed instead of me.
     
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    We always slow down going through Georgia, those boys are the revenue kings of the interstate across this nation! LOL

    I love driving through Kentucky and Tennessee, especially that stretch between Chattanooga and Nashville on 24... Goodness, now that I think about it, it's been 24 years! Well, at least I had the joy of running through there in my muscle car a couple of times.
     
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    Well got to Naples yesterday about 130 pm.

    Unwinding, mpg meter shows 17.2 given I was driving 80 mph most of the way and have 500 lbs of furniture/stuff not bad. Sure is warm here.
     
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    Drove home last thursday-friday with my brother. We left at 5 am thurs. made it to Cincinnati.
    Then friday the last 4 hours. AVG 17.5 mpg.

    Taking the Denali in fo a free oil change today. It has 5500 miles on this oil- changed right after I bought it. Now has 28 % on OLM but the oil is dark enough I am going to do this. Given it had the origininal plugs at 134k its cheap prevention.
     
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    Oil change done, all fluids look great....

    139,966 miles
     
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    The Denali gets tested this weekend. Pulling the Donzi 35 ZF. I know I will be over the tow rating but I have installed the Timbrens and it's a short tow. 30 miles. Its on a triple axle trailer- surge brakes. IMG_2326 small.jpg
     
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    The Denali handled the Donzi VERY WELL.

    Power not an issue. Stability - GOOD.

    Would I tow it to Florida... no. Gasmileage ---- uhhhh who cares... about 7-8
     
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    I thought boat and gas mileage weren’t supposed to used in the same sentence ever!;)
     
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