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New member, Alaska bound

Postby DBeans27 [OP] » Sep 03 2014, 3:04am

"Go to Alaska they said. It'll be fun they said." Greetings, new guy here! Got orders to PCS to Elmendorf AFB, AK in Nov/Dec. Realized the Genesis Coupe probably wouldn't cut it anymore, and saw the exact excuse I needed to get back in to a truck. As of this past weekend I am the proud new owner of a 2014 Z71 Silverado. I'll be driving from Panama City, FL to Seattle and taking the ferry the rest of the way in. Historically been a GM family, though I owned a R** and a Dakota in college. Excited to be here, already learned a lot. 2.5" Ready Lift leveling kit going on this weekend. Here is what I'm starting out with (excuse my squadron buddy's R**)

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Re: New member, Alaska bound

Postby Wayne58 » Sep 03 2014, 5:58am

Hello and welcome to the Site from Truro Nova Scotia > Congrats on the new truck and GL in Alaska .
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Re: New member, Alaska bound

Postby semicrazy » Sep 03 2014, 9:50am

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Re: New member, Alaska bound

Postby 2013BlizzardZ71EC » Sep 03 2014, 10:53am

Welcome. Great looking Silverado. Best of luck on your journey...you picked a stellar truck to do it in. Thanks for your service!
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Re: New member, Alaska bound

Postby Copperhead » Sep 03 2014, 12:52pm

Much to do and see in Alaska. It is great. I lived south of Fairbanks for 10 years. You either love Alaska or you hate it. There is no fence sitting. And a new ride to complement the move is the cat's meow!

You will want to put on a oil pan heater, battery blanket heater, winter front, and block heater if you do not already have. Elmendorf doesn't get as cold as the interior, since it is down south near the coast, so all of this not quite as critical as, say, Fairbanks. Just check with the locals and prep the pickup as soon as you get there.

If you are adventurous and love getting out and away from the normal on base / city type stuff, you will absolutely love Alaska. I am happy for ya! Have fun!
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Re: New member, Alaska bound

Postby Daly » Sep 03 2014, 11:28pm

Welcome to the siteā€¦
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Re: New member, Alaska bound

Postby PatrioticRick » Sep 04 2014, 6:36am

Welcome from Eastern Idaho.
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Re: New member, Alaska bound

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Re: New member, Alaska bound

Postby Silvery13 » Sep 04 2014, 2:17pm

Welcome Aboard! 8-) Thanks for your service! :D
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Re: New member, Alaska bound

Postby rdmorgan05 » Sep 04 2014, 3:04pm

Hello and welcome to the site! Enjoy!
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