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gmckenzie

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About gmckenzie

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    2015 GMC Sierra Max Trailer package

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  1. Oil Change - Dealership vs DIY

    As long as you have the tool for the TPMS reset. I label mine when I take them off so I know I've rotated them properly. My winter set (bought from the dealer when I bought the truck) the TPMS dies on 2 of them. No love from the dealer for that, so they get the same love right back. But when I put my summers back on, I just walk around with the cheap tool I bought and my reset is all good.
  2. Add 120 volt outlet to pickup box

    Could plug a charger into it to recharge the battery.......
  3. Oil Change - Dealership vs DIY

    Mine went to the dealer for the free oil changes. About a 5 minute walk from work, so I just dropped it off and picked it up after work. Since then it has gone to the shop next door to work. Usually get the tires changed over and the oil done. I'd do it myself, but it's not saving a lot and returning the used oil is more trouble than the savings are worth. We have limited places to return oil where I live.
  4. Another thing to watch out for is if you plug something into the ODBII port. Had a Scanguage on my last truck that pulled almost half an amp when the truck was off. Killed the batteries (2) in a few days.
  5. Has anyone just taken the letter in and gotten the replacement parts without having the issue? I've got the letter, but my brakes have felt fine. But I also plan on towing my trailer this summer, and now I'm a bit worried towing with brakes that could fail. Thinking of taking it in regardless.
  6. I've got a similar small dent. I've been thinking about getting a paintable one of these https://bumpercovers.ca/contents/en-ca/d1016_What-Are-BumperShellz_.html And then colour match it.
  7. Add another to the list who would like a regular bed, instead of a short bed, with the CC.
  8. Honestly, my biggest gripe is not with the truck so much, but the TPMS the dealership sold me with my winter tires that crapped out after 2 years. So all winter I get a warning I have to dismiss everytime I get in. They would do nothing for me and now wonder why I get my truck serviced elsewhere.
  9. You will need to find one that has the Max Trailering package. NHT code in the glovebox. Only way to get the payload numbers you are looking at. Without that package, you'll be down in the 1400-1500 lb payload range. Any 3/4 ton with a diesel will be pretty limited on payload, but will clearly tow better than a half ton. I went from an 01 3/4 with a Duramax to a 2015 1500 with NHT. Does not tow as nice but is less headache the other 90-95% of the time. As a daily driver, I prefer gas, but my commute is really short and the diesel just never warmed up. I seem to recall the 2014 having a lower axle rating. Nothing changed to 2015 physically, but the rating was increased. Really only an issue if you get stopped for some reason.
  10. This is what I had done to mine as well. I prefer it over a deflector, but some of those pictured above sure do look nice. I will do the protector on any future purchases as well.
  11. Travel trailer towing capacity?

    What's your payload rating? I have a payload of 2015 and feel like I'm maxed out at 8200 loaded. I scaled mine a few years back, and at that weight I had a tongue weight of 1050 (12.8% for those who care). So I had under 1000 lbs remaining for my hitch, cargo in the truck, my wife, 2 small dogs and the part of me over 150 lbs. Without the max tow, my payload would be 400-500 less, and all of it would have to come out of what I carry in the truck. At 7700 lbs, your tongue should be between 950 and 975, so it won't leave much in the truck.
  12. With trade or no trade

    Was going to say that trading in up here makes a lot of sense with the way the sales tax is collected. How willing was the dealer to run the deal? I'm thinking it's only a little bit more work for them, but can save you a boatload of taxes and not cost the buyer any more. Only one who loses is the government....
  13. I need a middle ground. I don't want a diesel DD (did that and ended up parking it in the winter) but am right at the limit of what my NHT is capable of. Doubling my payload would be really nice.
  14. I went from an 01 2500HD duramax to my current truck and agree. Especially since I have a very short daily commute (~3km). But I also see that a gas (6.6L) 2500 will have a payload just short of 4K lbs and as I'm near the limit of what my NHT will pull, it is intriguing. I'm okay with 400hp, but I wish the gas came with more than a 6 speed.
  15. Anyone in this thread as intrigued by the 2020 2500HD as I am?
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