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    Bill Schmidt
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    United States
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    2014 Sierra 6.2L crew cab with max tow, 2002 Corvette (race car), 2007 Corvette, 2003 corvette, 2008 Cadillac
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    I race my highly modified 2002 Corvette in time trial events, and fly RC planes
  1. Do yourself a favor and forget about the GM navigation system - it sucks! I've purchased updates for my 2014 GMC and the updates are way behind the actual conditions. New highways that have been opened for over a year or two still do not show up. I purchased a Garmin GPS with lifetime map updates for about the same price as one GM update. The Garmain GPS is MUCH more accurate and user friendly!
  2. I have a 2014 with the 6.2L engine and about 64,000 miles. I use the WIX 57045 filter and have had no problems at all.
  3. Mine is a 2014 - no issues at all. Go for it!
  4. Those thoughts make sense. Thanks for the replies.
  5. Can anyone explain why the 6.2 gas engine isn't offered in the 3/4 ton truck. I have a 2014 GMC 1/2 ton crew cab with the 6.2 and tow package and would like to move up to a 3/4 ton. I really like MPG I get now and don't really want to give that up. I've heard that the 6.0 in the 3/4 ton is a real gas hog.
  6. I only use 91 - 93 top tier gas in mine.
  7. I've been an Amsoil dealer for about 6 years and I use it in everything bumper to bumper including my race car. No issues at all.
  8. I use an Equalizer brand weight distribution hitch with built in anti sway rated at 12,000 lbs. I think this hitch is far better than the old type I used to use with a separate anti sway attachment. I'll have to dig around and see if I have any pictures of my trailer hooked up. I think all or most of my pictures show the trailer unhooked at an RV park.
  9. I have a 2014 GMC 1500 SLT crew cab with the max tow package and 6.2 gas engine, and I've towed my bumper pull travel trailer almost 20,000 miles so far. My trailer weighs right at 9,800 lbs in travel trim according to the CAT scales. No issues at all, and I usually average about 9 MPG while towing at between 60 - 65 MPH. I know you're considering a 5th wheel, but I thought I'd share my experience.
  10. Don't waste your money! The GM navigation system is one of the worst out there. I just updated mine to the 2017 database and some of the major freeways that have been opened for about a year in the Houston area are still not on the map. I mean this is Houston - not exactly fly over country. Very disappointed! Either use your phone's nav system or buy a decent GPS from Garmin (or someone else) with life time updates. That's what I did and I'm very happy with it. Good luck!
  11. I have a 2014 Sierra with the 6.2, 4WD and max tow. I've never had any issues with it at all. Just have it checked by a good mechanic BEFORE you sign anything. Good luck!
  12. Wow, I'm really glad I follow this forum! My A/C just quit yesterday (blowing hot air like there isn't any freon in the system) and I brought it to a local nearby repair shop. i'm almost at 50,000 miles and out of warranty so I didn't even consider bringing it to my dealer. I'm going to bring this information to the shop this morning and contact GM to see if I can get them to help with the cost of the repair. Thank you guy for all the helpful info!

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