I have two black labs and have always used the hammock style but I hate how cramped it makes my crew cab feel with it connected to my front seats so I generally have it tucked under the back seat. I have been looking hard at Carhartt rear seat covers but cannot get myself to bite the bullet and buy them. I have them on my Polaris Ranger and if they are anything like the ones on my ranger I think they would work awesome for dogs.
Just got my setup installed this weekend. Running an Ready Lift 2" lower strut leveling kit in the front, and firestone air bags on the back axle (for towing our camper, but also raises the back end up a little at the 5psi minimum). 20x9 Pro Comp Series 40 wheels with -12 offset and 4.5 backspacing. Lots of caliper clearance with no spacers. 275 65 R20 BF Goodrich KO2's. Slight rub at full lock. Had to trim about a 3" square off the top inner corner of the mudflap to eliminate it. Overall really happy with the way it turned out. I was worried -12 offset would poke more than I wanted because I drive on a lot of gravel, but the tires tuck pretty much into the wheel wells still. I had to order a stubby antenna since the stock antenna drags on my garage door going in and out now.
I took my 18X9 0 offset XD misfit's off my last truck and they fit on my 2019 silverado. I honestly didn't even know this was an issue until I ordered new wheels this week and started looking at tire sizes. I checked caliper clearance yesterday and it is extremely close but not touching. 1/8" or less I would say. I am hoping that the Pro Comp 40 Series 20x9 +6 offset wheels I just ordered fit my truck when they show up. Fingers crossed.
I am on my third lease in a row. I started with a 2014 double cab Silverado when I was in college because it was a way to get cheap payments and have a new reliable truck. Went way over my miles (15k miles over the 45k total). Bought the truck out and traded it back to the dealer on another lease the same day. Cost me about 2 grand to do it which was cheaper than the mileage overage. Lesson learned on mileage overages. Rolled that 2 grand into the new lease on a 2017 double cab Silverado. It kept my payments low coming out of school, buying a house, paying student loans monthly, and everything else that comes with. Fast forward three years, GM lease loyalty combined with early lease buyout and a few other incentives put me in a new 2019 crew cab 5 months before my last lease was up with zero money down and a payment increase of $30 bucks a month. I was dead set on buying a used K2 crew cab when my lease was up, but I knew where I wanted to be with payments, and itt didn't make sense to buy used and have a similar payment on a truck with 70k miles on it plus very likely have to put money down on it to do it. There are pro's and con's to both, but so far my leases have been good for me. If I still like my T1 I will likely buy it out at the end of the lease. Time will tell.
They are symettrical other than the direction of the slots, I put them on like that because I thought it would catch less wind and prevent any noise from wind whistling throught the steps. They are backwards technically yes.
You'll like the RB10's! Just be aware that they have a heavy texture on them that holds dirt. I love mine. They do a great job at protecting my doors, rockers, and even the box side in front of the rear wheels!
Reading through this makes me feel way more unprepared! I always get called paranoid for the stuff in my truck but now I think I need more! I have an Undercover swing out box with ratchet straps, bungee's, jumper cables, bug spray, and who knows what else. Then I have a rubbermade hd tote strapped in the front corner with 60 feet of tow straps, another 25 feet of chain, a bunch of d rings and hooks, and some short chains for wrapping axles and stuff, along with a gallon of coolant and a quart of oil. We get some pretty nasty winters up here so I always have enough winter clothes to survive the night at least too. I will always stop if there's a car in the ditch to see if they need help. It feels good to be able to save someone a $500 dollar tow bill with pretty minimal effort to do it. So far I haven't came across anybody too sketchy, but there will be a handgun added to my list soon.
It's been over a year since I got my truck from there, and mine was a lease and it was the first one I've ever bought new, so I can't really speak from experience on that question. But from a lease perspective, I talked to my closest dealer before I talked to Smith Motors and the local dealer had a black lt1 double cab and Smith had a black lt2 double cab Z71 with heated cloth seats and Smith was over a hundred dollars a month cheaper for a better optioned truck. I'd give them a call and see what they say. I'm sure it depends on what rebates are active and how long they've had the truck you want.
I bought my truck from Joel Sirek at Smith Motors in Wahpeton, ND. I know its a few hours away from you but I would definitely recommend this dealer. Its about the same distance from where I live to Wahpeton as it is from Sioux Falls and it was definitely worth the drive. Very nice people, very straight forward and they were willing to work with me on getting the best price they could. My truck actually came from a different dealer in South Dakota someplace because they didn't have an LT2 like I wanted. My boss bought his Denali HD there after hearing how good my experience was and he couldn't have been happier either.
My rockers and doors are so chipped I'm embarrassed by it! My trucks got 20k miles and it looks like its seen 100k of gravel. I do drive a ton of gravel but I've never had a Chevy designed so poorly for off highway driving. The doors are basically the rockers now since they stick out farther than the rockers themselves. I have already had one box side repainted due to a hit and run in a parking lot, but the doors and rockers, and driver side box side need a ton of touch up. I've had long mudflaps on since I got it, and the tread on my tires don't stick out past my wheel wells. I finally got my Go Rhino RB10 running boards that are an absolute life saver on whats left of my paint. I'm really debating bed lining it, but it kills me to think about spraying something as permanent as that on an almost brand new truck! Once I go that route there's no going back...
I live 20 miles from the Polaris factory, in our area there are more rangers on city streets than bicycles! The local law enforcement is very good to us about it and Polaris even has clearance to test the Rangers and RZR's on the highway. Its not uncommon to meet a RZR going 60+ on a county hwy. Street legal in town as long as the driver is old enough and seat belts are worn properly
Pulled one of our resort's track rigs home a few weeks ago. My truck spends more time towing boats and trailers then driving empty! I love the way it pulls, much better than my truck in the previous body style. I didn't even have my truck a full month in this picture. The resort is on an island, this was the last trip I made across the ice before it all melted. Definitely a pucker moment driving my new truck through almost a foot of ice cold lake water with a trailer behind me!
I have one of these on the drivers side in my box. I really love the storage, but I can never keep the self tapping screws in place. I drive on alot of rough MN roads and thats probably why, but I have mine bungee strapped up to my bedcover mounts to relief some stress and vibrations on it. Other than that, super handy!
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