My Ranch Hand is a replacement and sometimes one of the sensors will "fall out" of the hole in the bump and start going off, it has always been the right front one. I've put it back in about 10 times over the past couple of months not sure if that is what yours is doing or not. Also I have read that they may go off at times due to another sensor being near by such as a car or truck in front of you or even one in the other lane, wish I had better answers but I am still working to figure mine out also.
I bought my truck in South TX and the dealer had installed the ranch hand on it between posting it on the internet and me getting there to look at the truck!! I was mad as all hell when I saw it!!! Got over it and bought the truck anyways, The only concern with it is the trannie runs about 15-20 warmer in this truck than it did in my 11 model, is this because of the bumper or did GM change something else? I've asked others and they all seem to think that the 19 model trans just runs hotter than before, but I would look for one that does not block the cooling stack!!!
The engine braking on my 19 is not as fast as it was on my 11 truck, I turn mine on as part of the start up of the truck every time. I drive the same route to work and with the 11 truck at 45 mph I would cancel cruise about 1/4 mile before the first stop light and if the light was turning to red the truck would just about come to a complete stop with out me ever touching the break pedal, with the 19 truck canceling cruise at the same spot it might drop to 40 mph!! I played with it for the first couple of months that I had the truck and got to where I've started turning off the cruise about a mile before the light and using the foot feed more. Just my $0.02!!
With that size trailer I would be all over the 6.0. I had the first year 6.0 in my 99 2500 put 180,000+ miles on it pulling a lot of trailers and it was a good set up to do the smaller trailers but when I stepped up to a box trailer for one of my hobbies the 6.0 just did not like the trailer and I did not enjoy the driving experience then.
Before I removed the hood with the scoop I would check and make sure you can find a safe place to get all the air you Duramax needs, I popped the hood on mine the other day with it idling and could not believe the pull of air into the engine, it had a slight whistle to it!!! Just my two cents worth, also coming from an 11 truck myself I hated that black fake hood object on them, I had mine painted body color the first chance I had and then did not mind it so much after that. Also when you are behind the wheel of your L5P you don't see the scoop anyways!!!
I've had my last short bed truck!!! I will not own anything but a long bed truck. Yes it can be a pain to get around and other people are nondrivers and could not get out of their own ways most of the time, so I back into spots, park in the back forty and when forced to due to stupid parking garages I will leave the nose the on the pig sticking out hoping some one decides to hit the thing!!! Hated the Ranch Hand when I got the truck but it has grown on me so I'll just let the nondrivers take their chances with it. :jester;
Like Donstar said the easiest way it to look at a picture of the drivers side bed, when you see a 3 ft space there its a long bed if it looks like 2 foot or so its a short bed. This is the biggest pain to figure out some dealerships try to be artistic with the pictures and never give a good shot of this. I can tell you from experience you will not find may 2500 lwb unless you want a WT, you will have better luck in 3500 with srw or drw.
Yes Luke, the dealer had front and rear bumpers color matched. I saw the truck online stock, and when I got there it had these installed on it, I started to drive off the lot because I was not wild about them at first.
I had the step installed by the aftermarket company that I bought it from. It took them about 30 minutes to install and part of that was because I was talking to them about something else I wanted to do.
I just installed a Bedstep 2 on my truck this last week and I've used it a time or two since, I'm a big guy 280 lbs and it holds me with out any problem. My only issue is that I have a long wheel base truck and I needed it to be about a foot futher back towards the rear wheel, it is great for things at the front of the bed, but the middle is a little out of reach.
My cheap work truck Ram has had 5 recalls done in the last 6-8 months with one of them stating ( If the gas tank straps fail at any time in the next 10 years we will replace them free of charge) boy that's a load off my mind!!! When was the last time anyone had a gas tank strap fail???? What beer cans are they using for this??? It's the little things like this that I can't just go to Ram.
Not sure about your TH350 but years ago my brother had a TH400 he had built behind a 454 BB that I saw and felt go into 1st from as high as 75 MPH!!! I'm sure that if it had been a stock motor it would not have done it very often but this truck at idle sounded like it would be lucky to get to the next stop light!!! That thing would run like crazy, I've still got the old truck but it broke a valve spring 15 years ago and my brother never fixed it, he was always going to do that next (spring/fall you pick) and never got the chance.
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