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Detectorist
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Thanks to all!!

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I completed my move fom Largo, Florida to Raleigh, NC last Monday. Installed a transmission cooler as recommendd by the fine folks on this forum and then installed a 5000lb capacity Hidden Hitch brand hitch. Towed a uHaul 12' trailer. Loaded up about 600lbs of stuff in the van and 1500lbs of stuff in the trailer. Empty trailer was 1800lbs. Grand total cargo was about 3900lbs.

The Astro performed admirally. It sagged only about 3"-4" in the rear.

I kept precise gas records and the over 700 mile trip was 13.5 MPG with all that weight!!

Thanks to all!


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Glad you made the move and all went well but you ain't gonna like the weather this winter. :whistle:
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Good to hear the move went smoothly and that the advice helped :supz:

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i love winter..... i'm sure you will too and you proved yet again why these are awesome vehicles
1998 GMC Safari AWD, BFGoodrich AllTerrain T/A
Jet performance tuner 91 octane preset, Jet under-drive pulleys
Rancho 999000 series shock, on-board controller to be installed later
DHC rock rails and skid plate Add-A-Leaf
G3500 front calipers
Zexel Torsen Diff
11" drums
180 amp Alternator
Long tru-cool 4590 trans cooler

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Post by LiftedAWDAstro »

You guys do realize he moved to North Carolina right? :poke: They don't get winter....just the occasional ice storm. LOL
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1998 Astro 4x4 D44, D60, NP231, full hydraulic system with 9k# Milemarker winch and snow plow - sold to Lockdoc
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ice storm eh..... that wasn't fun.....
1998 GMC Safari AWD, BFGoodrich AllTerrain T/A
Jet performance tuner 91 octane preset, Jet under-drive pulleys
Rancho 999000 series shock, on-board controller to be installed later
DHC rock rails and skid plate Add-A-Leaf
G3500 front calipers
Zexel Torsen Diff
11" drums
180 amp Alternator
Long tru-cool 4590 trans cooler

1997 in storage (project coming soon)
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Post by astronut74 »

I would love to move back to North Carolina, They have some of the best weather ( you actually get to see all four seasons!!) The winters aren't bad (unless you live in the mountains), Just enough to allow you to appreciate it, Summers aren't too bad, though it can get a little humid -- nothing worse than Florida though. But the Spring and Fall is great weather.

But my roots are here in Florida, as long as I have roots, I'll be here.... In hot, humid, rainy, Florida!
Steve O

94 2WD Astro EXT
179,000 miles and counting
Going from an 8 seater to a 4 seater
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