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Ravenkeeper

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    Chris
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    Antelope Valley, CA
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    2015 Chevy Silverado LTZ Z71
  • Interests
    Radio communication, model building, tinkering, routine home/vehicle maintenance, vehicle mods, project trailers

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  1. I highly disagree. Leaving it in Drive, on a downhill run, burns a little more fuel as you're using the engine in a engine braking form, a lot like down shifting. In Neutral, YES, it is still using fuel, but not at the labored rate as being in Drive. Ran these same hills in Drive and in Neutral, Neutral it shall remain. NOT SAFE???? Site your source.
  2. Glad I read all the way through before responding to Donstar's post. Was going to post a comment a lot like Aseibel did. Grumpy, that was an interesting post. When I was a Vehicle Control Officer for my last squadron, I did a lot of digging around the internet about fuel economy, prices were around $5/gal here in CA. Most of what I had found said that the best acceleration rate is 1/4th of the throw of the throttle (4" throw, press it down 1"), use your cruise control RELIGIOUSLY, and "best MPGs happen between 45-65" (on most vehicles). Personally, I use my cruise religiously (at the speed limit), know where the long red lights are and put trans in N, limit idle times when parked/waiting, glide (N) down steep/long downhill runs (IE, SR-138, near Wrightwood, heading toward I-15), and don't drive faster than 65MPH. https://www.fueleconomy.gov/
  3. I press/hold (about 2 seconds) the lock button on the FOB as I walk away, to fold them. Press/Hold the unlock button until the second flash of the corner lights to unfold them. If you hold the unlock past the second flash, the windows will ALL lower. We had a good coat of dew a few weeks ago, and my folded mirrors and the adjacent glass was dry. Likewise, last winter, frost not on my folded mirrors, nor the section of windows next to them.
  4. Compared to a tonneau cover, shell should have the same fuel economy. Watched my MPGs go up between the time I bought mine (open bed) and the time I got my tonneau cover installed (2 months later). I ran some MPG checks with my 91 Nissan during the first 3 years that I had it, open bed (tailgate closed), tailgate open, replaced tailgate with ProNet, tonneau cover, and (cab high) shell. Open gate and ProNet were the worst MPGs that I had gotten. Saw no difference between shell and tonneau cover, and as with my '15 Silverado, better with something closing off the bed. I imagine that the "hi-rise" will drop your MPG a little. Sold my Nissan to my dad, around the 4th year, and he put the "Big Blue Box" on it, stuck out about the tips of the mirrors and about 24" above the cab. OH, my Nissan was Midnight Blue Pearl. As for the color of the shell, color match. I'm looking at getting a white shell for my black truck, but that's cause I'm hoping that it will screw with these CA drivers, make them think that there's a CHP ahead of them. When we're in our white Cruze, the white CHP units will draft us to tag the oncoming traffic, similarly with my truck and the black/white CHP units. Nothing like being a "human shield."
  5. It does?!!! (maybe not on a '15) I wish. I know that Pandora and iTunes kind of does that with album art.
  6. My '15 stays dimmed down when I put it in reverse. I only wish that I could dim my interior lights, displays 50% further at night, lowest level is still a little too bright for my liking.
  7. Tow Hitch Tail/Brake Light Mod

    Ok, realized that I didn't number order the pictures, nor did I put in the steps anywhere. 1) Bully Hitch Cover Tail/Brake Light (CR-007A) 1a) Pull the Wire Harness out through opening in hitch insert 1b) Slide Sheath Away from Light Bulb Housing & Almost out of hitch insert 2) Cut BROWN Wire Near Light Bulb (preferably about even with the hitch insert "tube") 2a) Close up (Cut BROWN Wire) 3) Splice BROWN to YELLOW Wire inside hitch insert 4) Secure Splice 5) Sheath Back Against Splice 6) Cut BROWN Wire at Plug (AGAINST THE PLUG) 7) Remove BROWN Wire 8) Pull Wire Harness Back into Place
  8. Over the weekend, I drove up to the Big Bear area and home again, out on Friday and home on Sunday. Cleaned out the truck to make room for a couple that went with us. Only had a small bit of traffic when I was going from I-215 SB to SR-210 EB, on the loop. Way home was smooth all the way home. Now to wash/vacuum the truck one these mornings.
  9. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    Over the weekend, I drove up to the Big Bear area and home again, out on Friday and home on Sunday. Cleaned out the truck to make room for a couple that went with us. Only had a small bit of traffic when I was going from I-215 SB to SR-210 EB, on the loop. Way home was smooth all the way home. Now to wash/vacuum the truck one these mornings.
  10. Yup, these cops know how to spot a non-DOT light at 65+MPH. If anything, they'll write you up for not having a cover on them, except for behind the grill.
  11. Besides my daily ritual of driving to/from work, drove out to Stater Bros in Mojave for a few things, came home, put the perishables away, and went out and tuned my CB antenna. Didn't quite get the measurements I was looking/hoping for, but at least now I'm less likely to fry my radio while transmitting.
  12. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    Besides my daily ritual of driving to/from work, drove out to Stater Bros in Mojave for a few things, came home, put the perishables away, and went out and tuned my CB antenna. Didn't quite get the measurements I was looking/hoping for, but at least now I'm less likely to fry my radio while transmitting.
  13. Daneal, I attached a picture of my Reverse/Cargo connection. Make sure to also push them in at least 1/4"-1/2". If you did have the diode backwards, then your reverse lights will come on with the cargo switch. Also, if you are only going cargos on with reverse, your cargo light switch will also light up in reverse. Freaked my son out one night, and for a short second, me. I used the smallest phillips tip jewelers screwdriver I have to create a passage for the wire on the diode down along side the pins/wires I was inserting the diode into. Pushing the diode wire in can be a little bit of a PITA, without creating a "tunnel."
  14. BRN26 to PNK26 (there are 27 on PNK), on the 2014s and newer, this forum. You will need to find a wiring diagram or check with other 2011 owners. PGamboa may have a diagram for yours already. I downloaded and scoured the PDF for 2011 electrical build, could not find the information for jumpering your cargo lights and reverse lights. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=14&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiU44ezpbLXAhXC8CYKHduDAqIQFghGMA0&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gmupfitter.com%2Fpublicat%2F2011_BB%2FREV_2011_FS_PU_LD_Electric_1210.pdf&usg=AOvVaw1b-jd-jhJ9IpBEpYNvt2Mz
  15. Yeah, tons of "no joy," >$500. I know of something else that I would have rather spent that on.
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