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  1. Years ago we had a church that was given a station wagon around a 79-81 model with very low miles on it to use for $1.00 a year for up to 10 years, the church had to provide everything for the car and could not sell, rent, give away or lease it to anyone. They kept it for years to transport kids and things and after the 10 years they could do anything with it they wanted to. :jester:
  2. My 19 truck is a little rougher than the 11 truck was, but I knew that it would be going into the deal and don't care about a car like ride. Speed bumps can be bad if you hit them to hard, but for the bigger payload it has worked out good for me. My 11 truck would squat about 2-2.5 inches when hooked to my 32 foot cargo trailer and the 19 only goes down about 1 inch with the same trailer and more weight in it. :jester:
  3. Guys this is a GM site we are here because we like the trucks, tires are like oil there are as many who like one brand over another for lots of reasons. I'll run Goodyear's as long as the store manager stays the same, he and I understand each other and get along well, if I go in and need tires he will let me know the best time to buy tires for best price. Tire stores are just like dealers they are only as good as the employees working there. Just my $0.02 worth!!! :jester:
  4. We use a plastic folding step stool from Dollar General, it is light and folds us so if we have a load of people or stuff its not hard to fit it into the back floorboard. We've been using this for about 5 years not on both my 11 and 19 trucks. I sometimes get funny looks when I open the door and put it on the ground but as soon as they see my wife step up on it and then to the step bar and then into the truck most will say "That's a great idea". :jester:
  5. I have bought my last three trucks from out of state dealers, I live in AR also and the only issue I've every had was one of the finance guys asked me if I would register his truck because our fees are so low!!!! All the dealer had to do was contact the Department of Revenue and they will ask where you live if it is a city or county and they can tell the dealer how much the tax, title, ect will be. Sounds like to me the dealership got lazy and now have got caught either by the state telling them they didn't send enough money to cover the cost. Also the state will send the tags to you not the dealer, the tag does not belong to the dealer because they paid for it, you paid for it and they just sent in the paperwork!!! :jester::
  6. Difference between front of bed and rear axle, try to put swb hitch in lwb hitch will be way in front of rear axle. Put lwb hitch in swb truck it will be behind the axle.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!!!
  9. 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!!
  10. 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.
  11. My Ranch Hand has the holes in the bumper for the sensors, front and rear!!
  12. 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!!!
  13. 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;
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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