I suppose that’s my point: if I have X trailer to tow, and I took the max towing of a potential vehicle, multiplied by 80%, and it was ok, so it was bought; but with a downward revised rating, if the 80% measure is now under the adjusted rating, maybe not so much the overall tow but especially the downrated tongue rating is exceeded, yeah, should have gotten a 2500 instead. The truck was incorrectly advertised of being capable for what it is now not.
My 2020 Sierra AT4, 1500 crew cab with a 5.3, has a tow rating of 9800lbs. Reason I picked the 5.3 over the 6.2 and the 3.0 is that they were not only more expensive, but rated for towing up to 9200lbs instead. I’ve noticed the 2021 AT4 with the 5.3 is now rated for 9200lbs, instead of 9800 lbs. Anyone have a clue on what might’ve changed?
I will admit, after the shop installed it, I haven’t done anything other than open and close it as-is, have not removed it nor attempted adjusting the latches. I can definitely give that a try, see if I can tweak it to where the inner portion could close... that would be a help...thx for the suggestion...
I've gone back and forth. I'd had a Cherokee then a Wagoneer (older FSJ type), several Rovers, finally ended up in a Sierra, really loved it, had it for about 7 years. But I got ticked when the engine died and couldn't find a replacement (long story short, I had a particular year that limited what it could use), ended up going to a 4Runner. I really liked the 4Runner, it was a good vehicle, but... after 5 years, I'm back in a Sierra again. However, I'm also now in a different place in life: my youngest is now off to college, usually it's just me, or me and the wife, and occasionally maybe one or perhaps even two of the kids may tag along going somewhere but rarely, usually just one of them or perhaps the granddaughter. I kept finding myself limited what I could haul various places, it's been good to have a bed again. The 4Runner couldn't tow what I needed to tow. A Yukon, it would have worked for me too, I think. There are quite a few things I've carried in the bed of the Sierra that, while a lot of things might've fit, some of them couldn't have fit in the back of a Yukon... but, I could have bummed a trailer and dealt w/ such if needed. A trailer can sub for a truck bed in a lot of cases. Now that you've got kids you need to fit, and they'll be getting bigger, it makes sense to have room for them. Then, down the road, get a truck again if you need.
My truck had been in the shop, I just picked it up and got home, got out, pushed the button on the handle to lock it, and, nothing. Unfortunately, I didn’t notice this before I left, and they’re not open until Monday morning. I checked the manual and googled it both: usual culprits are a dead battery in the fob, or it had been disabled. As the fob works to lock and unlock the doors, it’s not the fob’s battery that’s the problem. I tried to enable the keyless entry per the manual’s directions of pushing and holding the lock and unlock buttons on the fob simultaneously, which would get the lights to blink, but, to no avail. I tried checking the vehicle’s settings to change how the door locks behaved, still no luck. Any thoughts on what else to try? I’ll get up with the shop on Monday morning if need be, but I suspect there’s something simple I’m missing that would enable it....
I had a recovery hitch on my previous 4Runner, so, when I got the AT4, I stuck it into the receiver, just in case it was needed to tug someone. It doesn't stick out far, and the clevis hangs straight down, didn't think a thing about it. Was doing some stuff around the yard, had dropped the tailgate AND the inner tailgate... the inner tailgate, I'd set down gently, then... forgot all about it. A couple of hours later, I started to sit down on the flipdown portion of the inner tailgate... then suddenly remembered the recovery hitch, flipped up the tailgate, and drat, I have a shallow pushed-in dent... right there in the very center of the inner tailgate, between the top lip and the top of the handle's trim. Yeah, I don't keep a hitch, not even the recovery hitch, in place now, went and got a hitch plug to stick there instead.....
I originally posted this in the tonneau/multipro-tailgate thread, but seems like it'd be useful to put in this thread to have it all together... https://extang.com/trifecta-2-0-signature-series I have an AT4 crew cab with the MultiPro tailgate, and I have an Extang 2.0 Signature tonneau, a soft tri-fold type. My previous Sierra, I'd just throw a tarp over everything, decided I'd at least try out a tonneau with my new Sierra. Overall, I've liked it. Installation was included, so I didn't install it myself, but I watched and talked about it w/ him as he installed it, explaining various things about them to me. It's a tri-fold, but it doesn't lift up against the cab's back window, it stacks into the 3rd segment's position against the cab: if you need the whole bed exposed, you'd have to remove it. Has been a 'little' hassle once, but, it was easier to deal with not having the entire bed open than it was to bother to remove it. So, here's the thing about it, in conjunction w/ the multipro tailgate: the whole tailgate opens fine with the tonneau in place. The tailgate will close fine, if you’re closing the ‘whole’ tailgate. If you drop the inner tailgate, that's fine too. The crux of the problem is, closing the inner tailgate with the tonneau latched closed: the entire tailgate will close with the tonneau in place but the inner tailgate's arc is a little higher, and collides with the tonneau. You have to reach in and unlatch the tonneau so you can flip it open so you can first close the inner tailgate, *then* open the entire tailgate, latch the tonneau back into place, then close the entire tailgate. You would think, if you have the tonneau in place and the inner tailgate open and the main tailgate closed, that, if you couldn’t just close the inner tailgate (as you would think you should be able to), then it should be easier to open the entire tailgate, close the inner, then close the entire tailgate: however, if you have the main tailgate closed with the inner tailgate open, it doesn’t let you then open the entire tailgate until the inner is closed. A bit of a nuisance, but, I can put up with it.
I have an AT4 crew cab with the MultiPro tailgate, and I have an Extang signature tonneau, a soft tri-fold type. The tailgate opens fine with the tonneau in place. The tailgate will close fine, if you’re closing the ‘whole’ tailgate. If you drop the inner tailgate, then try to close it back, it won’t, with the tonneau in place.... you have to open the tonneau so you can close the inner tailgate, then open the entire tailgate, put the tonneau back into place, then close the tailgate. You would think, if you have the tonneau in place and the inner tailgate open and the main tailgate closed, that if you couldn’t just close the inner tailgate then it should be easier to open the entire tailgate, close the inner, then close the entire tailgate: however, if you have the main tailgate closed with the inner tailgate open, it doesn’t let you then open the entire tailgate until the inner is closed. A bit of a nuisance, but, I can put up with it.
Hi, I have a 2020 crew cab AT4: it has the premium package that has the park assist and blind zone alerts, in-dash navigation with the ProGrade trailering package; however, it doesn’t have the technology package, therefore it doesn’t have the surround view as it lacks the front grill camera nor the cameras under the side view mirrors. While that would have been nice to have had, availability this past year has been, limited, and I got what was available (love the truck, even if it didn’t have the technology package). But even more than the surround view, what I wish I had was the backup camera port for a trailer (such as https://www.shopchevyparts.com/electronics/2020-silverado-2500-transparent-trailer-camera-auxiliary-trailer-camera-models-with-cwm-pdm-uvn/84946379-p-92305265.html). Mine has the 7-pin/4-pin plug, and I’m aware that it’s possible to order the other receptacle that has the two camera ports in place of the 4-pin, and that there is probably the actual port in the wiring harness up behind the rear bumper that could be fished out and put into place in such a receptacle. While it wouldn’t be able to do the ‘invisible trailer’ view as I don’t have the cameras under the side view mirrors, my question is, would it actually work, if I had the camera and port, to have a backup view on the dash’s screen? What else might be needed to get a trailer camera view onto the dash? There are a lot of aftermarket wireless cameras that I could get and use a separate screen similar to a Garmin, but I’d prefer to be able to use the dash’s screen, and not have to have an extra monitor separate from the dash. (Even better would be an ability to have a wireless camera, and plug a dongle into the bumper camera port and feed the wireless signal into the dash unit, but I’m not expecting that to become available anytime soon.) Any help, suggestions, commentary, pointers, are all appreciated.... -L
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