Chevy Avalanche

GLS

Senior Member
Location
Moline, IL
Does anyone plow using Chevy's new Avalanche? I saw a 3/4 ton Avalanche the other day...and I thought that a 2500 Avalanche would be better than a 1500 Silverado. If anybody uses an Avalance 2500 for plowing, how does it work? Any problems?

Thanks,
Ryan
 

John DiMartino

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Walden,NY
I wouldnt think plowing would be a problem with the avalanche,it is the same wheelbasr as a full size reg cab,long box,so it should handle the same.The avalanche has got to be the ugliest thing Gm has ever produced.,the idea is not bad though.
 

plowking35

2000 Club Member
Location
SE CT
I think the Buick Rendeveau(sp) is even uglier than the Aztek, although they are basiscally the same.
I didnt know the Avalanch had a 2500 series. I would think the biggest issue would be installing the plow frame around/under/through the front bumper surround.
Dino
 

cat320

2000 Club Member
Location
stoneham,ma
I agree the chevy avalanche is ugly anong with that pontiac aztec and its counter part over at buick.What was Gm thinking of I like the looks as well as the convience ,The designers say they get these looks from what we want nobuddy called me how about any one else lol.
 

John DiMartino

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Walden,NY
The avalanche will be available in a 2500 with the 8100 as an option.I heard Chevy's new ad campain for the avalanche will not be "like a rock",instead it will be "like a pepsi bottle".
 

plowking35

2000 Club Member
Location
SE CT
Well actually that works alot better, but I was thinking of back in the 80's when the urban ledgend of "Mikey" from the life cereal commercials was rumored to have died when his stomach exploded from such a mixture.
Dino
 

gotgetter

Banned
Location
Yardley, PA.
I don't know about Mikey, but people did die from that mixture.

And I like the look of the Avelanche. But that Aztec is uuugggllyy! My sister like the Aztec!
Different strokes for different folks I guess.
 
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GLS

GLS

Senior Member
Location
Moline, IL
I do not, and will not plow with a $40,000 truck...I was just wondering if anybody did. I do not have that kind of money, and if I did, I wouldn't buy the Avalanche.
 

nrn51983

Junior Member
I tell you what I went to Lujack's (Screwjack's) the other day and I about fell over at the cost of some of those things. I don't like ford but at least you can still get a base model 3/4 ton under 20K. Lujack's wouldn't even order one for me the way I wanted it. I want it 3/4 or 1 ton, long box, auto trans, 2wd, with vinal interior and a rubber floor. (not carpet) no a/c or radio. They said they couldn't do that because they wouldn't make any money on the sale. I said that was fine I can go to Lindquist.
 
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GLS

GLS

Senior Member
Location
Moline, IL
I hate Lujacks...try going to Mills. I think there's a good dealer up in Maqoqeta too from what i've heard.
 

chrizbie

Junior Member
Location
NY
Just a heads up. I just bought a Boss plow for my 2000 Silverado and I asked about the avalanche The dealer said that there is no plow for the avalanche and also said that Chevy didn't want that vehicle to be able to plow. I guess other Manufacturers might make one, but that's what I was told. FYI
 

chevroletwizard

Junior Member
Location
indiana
that has got to be the worst looking thing on the road. but each their own. if you are near indiana and interested in a new ford, kenny vice in ladoga In . speacializes in work trucks and sells lower than anyone
 

87ChevySilvrado

Junior Member
Avalanche And Aztek = Poop

they avalanche and Aztek are both of the most ugliest Suv's/Truck's Made I Just Wanna Get Like Monster Truck Tires And Plow Over The Damn Things!

P.S Brittany Spears It Hot ;P
 
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GLS

GLS

Senior Member
Location
Moline, IL
I agree the avalanche & aztek are hitious, the Aztek is pretty much just an SUV (SRV actually)...I hear that the 2002 chevy trucks are going to have the front ends of an avalanche (GMC stays the same)! If that is true, I will be buying a GMC, although there isn't much of a difference.

Ryan
 

Avalanche Owner

Junior Member
Location
NEw Jersey
2500 is great..and it plows...

Who says the 2500 Avalanche can't plow?? B.S.

I just bought one...I love it...
Gotta love the big block...350 hp and it gets 21mpg

Snowplow prep package is an option...

Chevy sales materials include pictures of the 2500 with a western plow...

and I paid less than 30K for it...loaded.....

Does it really matter what the front looks like if you're gonna put a plow on it??? besides...with the big block most people only see the back of it....
 

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