Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
One point of emphasis in last night’s Chevrolet Silverado launch was the cargo bed area improvements. Chevy seems to have taken great care to make not just the strongest cargo area, but the most functional.
The 2019 Silverado will feature the most cargo volume in every bed length. The short-box will have 63 cubic feet of volume. Chevy says this new short box has “up to 20 percent more than a competitor’s short-box.” However, it isn’t just overall volume that improves. Chevy has also increased the maximum width of the bed by seven inches. Furthermore, Chevy will offer new lockable storage boxes that fit over the wheel wells and will still allow 4X8’ building materials to load flat on the floor. The twelve fixed and nine movable cargo area tie downs in the new Silverado will be twice as strong as competitors’ tie downs.
Chevy is also doubling-down on steel as the cargo area material. Still roll-formed high-strength steel to maximum yield strength, a new alloy is used with even more resistance to damage. However, the tailgate is made of aluminum. Chevy made it no secret that it uses the best material for the job during its live launch.
Corner step remains, but cutouts are now larger. The new Silverado will also be available with a class-exclusive fob-operated power up/down tailgate that can also be operated from the interior button or by hand. Other features will include available task lighting, a 120-volt power outlet.
Has anyone ever successfully crammed these bad boys into the stock rectangle fog lights for a '14 silverado?
I'm looking for some fogs that can double as "driving" lights when I want. Not a full replacement, but certainly more than just a little add'l light like stock fogs provide. I like to run with running lights and fogs only a lot.
Thanks for the input!
Hey everyone, first off thanks for the great site. I have been doing a ton of reading and enjoying everyone's vehicles.
I have done a bunch of searching before asking this question but seem to be getting a couple different answers, so I thought I would ask it anyways.
I just purchased a 2017 Silverado LT 4x4. From what I understand the truck comes equipped with LED fog lights and 25 watt HID Hi and Lo beams. These are the D5S bulbs, if I have read correctly. My question is, what HID bulb do I purchase to get the same white color as my LED running rights and LED fog lights? Do I need to get a higher wattage bulb with a 5000k+ temp range? I really don't want to go the direction of swapping to the LTZ headlight assembly at this time but it would look good ;)
Thank you for your help in advance.
Okay - Quantity 100 5-gallon buckets with lids. Each is about 18" tall and 12" across the lid. The stack nicely. Contents inside bucket weigh about 20#.
Trailer is a 5'x10' flatbed utility type trailer.
How would you secure 100 buckets to the trailer?
Stacking two high by 5 across and 10 long ways is 100 buckets.
I'm thinking I use some type of wood strapping to make an angle I can put on the outside 'corner' of the pile and then ratchet straps across that strapping. Any better ideas? Should be secure enough for a 1000 mile trek.
I have never really seen cargo netting that big. I cant palletize them for various reasons.
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