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  1. I agree with the rest of your post, but this statement is not accurate. Have a wife or a friend operate your truck. Go some 100' in front of it and make sure your eyes are below the cutoff line, where an oncomer may think your brights are on. Then have your assistant flash the lights. You will notice it gets no brigher, but you can tell more light is sent up into the sky. Headlight bulbs used to be dim or bright. Not anymore. They are now either full brightness below the cut-off line, or full brightness everywhere. The only difference is the amount of light going above "horizontal". The problem occurs when the horizontal line is not aimed correctly.
  2. Twice this year Tampa won the battle of the Bays. Neither time did I feel like Tom was responsible. Rather, Tampa's Defense was able to stymie A-rod like the rest of the league only wish they were able to. Tom was just along for the ride. Throwing lame ducks and getting lucky with terrible coverage that gifted them a TD before the half. 1 or 2 plays changed the game. But that's usually the story. We in Packerland are now left cheering for Mahomes and the Chiefs, mostly because we are all sick and tired of the other guy.
  3. I drive a sedan for my work beater. The view is very different from down there. I can easily tell when trucks have their lowbeams on, but are just aimed poorly. The SUV's now are usually worse than trucks, unless its a work truck loaded to the gills and squatting. I do get angry driving to work at 5:00 am with these people trying to burn my retinas. If you are one of those guys who think "hitting them with the highbeams" teaches any kind of lesson, you are WRONG. Since your poorly aimed lowbeams are already projecting the full brightness into someone's eyes, just with the top portion of the beam cut off. You are not actually shining anything brighter at the oncoming driver by flashing. No, instead you are just proving to them that your lights ARE the problem. Gone are the days when light bulbs actually had a dimmer filament for the low function. I wish there was a law to regulate these blinding headlights and people actually got pulled over for not having safe alignment.
  4. After ditching the timbren bumpers, I switched to Hellwig helper springs. I keep them set on the lighter end. I don't have any complaints. Wife and kids don't complain about the ride. Last weekend I helped my dad chip brush. It had just rained and snowed a layer of slush on everything. We had about 10 yards of wet chips on the trailer, heavily biased toward the tongue. I pulled that trailer across the yard until the trailer wheels cut into the sod so deep we couldn't move it. Trailer springs were nearly bottomed out, but my truck was only squatting a little bit. I'm a fan of the Hellwigs.
  5. Yup. I experienced the same thing when I put Timbren bump stops on the rear. (Similar to Sumo Springs) Same problem as yours, I only had about 1" of free travel until they made contact. I thought it would help the ride with sandbags in the back for plowing. But it would bounce and bang when I went over Bumps in the road. So the stock bump stops went back in and I've had no complaints since.
  6. That makes sense. Iowa is no man's land for professional sports. My remembers in grade school, every boy pretended to be Starr or Staubach at recess. I've heard that that early 80 bears team was good. But since I was only 3 when they were champs, and Peyton retired when I was 5... I only have the grainy low definition footage to go off of. I hope you are rooting for the Packers WR Allen Lazard. Born in Des Moines, went to Iowa St.
  7. Grumpy, since you are a resident of northern IL, I can totally understand how you did not refer to any Chicago football teams in your list of favorites. haha! Go Packers and F^$# da bears! I personally went up to Green Bay yesterday to make sure the Tundra is frozen. Even though this year has been short on snow, it is in fact frozen and we got some snow on order for Sunday. Should be a very entertaining game!
  8. are you 100% certain the dust is only coming up from that gap, and not just from the general turbulent air circulating around the rear end of the vehicle? I mean every SUV's rear window is also covered in dust after driving on an unpaved road. I bet your tailgate is brown too. I've never noticed a truck's rear window as being particularly dirty compared to the rest of the vehicle. Usually it stays pretty clean. If you are confident that a piece of foam solves your problem, then can't you cut your piece of pipe insulation in 1/2 lengthwise and stick it in the same as before? or try a different size? Next idea, can you place an adhesive rubber/silicone strip along the top edge of the box? something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Stripping-Silicone-Adhesive-Anti-Collision-Translucent/dp/B08N5CZKTY/ref=sr_1_3_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=rubber+seal+strip&qid=1610655584&sr=8-3-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyT0FXUjFITkpMUjVJJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTA0Nzg3MUJORzJGQkxINE9QViZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNjA0NTEyU0NaTzNRTjhVUEhSJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
  9. There's a hitch sold by B&W trailer hitches to solve the problem if you don't want to keep your hitch out of the receiver. Its only $300..... https://www.bwtrailerhitches.com/product/multipro-tow-stow
  10. I had this argument with my wife. I think they are a scam. Like redwngr said, they don't offer them because they lose money on them. Those plans are huge money makers for the dealerships. The best salesmen get promoted to the "finance manager" who takes you in the back room to sell them to you. Similar to insurance, you hope to not need it. But if you ever do need it, it can help you out. Personally, I'd rather stick $2000 away in a bank account and not touch it. End of the story, we bought the extended warranty on both of our vehicles because my wife wanted the peace of mind. Happy wife, happy life. I agreed to it because I plan to keep my truck for 10+ years. Halfway in, I haven't benefitted from it one cent. So what helps you sleep better at night?
  11. Then you need to look at some different trailers. Your truck would get those moving, but you will be white knuckle driving and God help you if you encounter cross wind or have to stop in an emergency. Suspension and brakes on 1500 are not designed for that.
  12. I got out my tester, can confirm YES the power to the trailer light plug is pulsing with the Speed Turtle 2.0. The 7 pin was definitely working between the different bulbs. It was harder to tell on the 4 pin with the pattern I have selected, but I'm fairly certain you could get strobing trailer lights with either plug.
  13. I have a speed turtle 2.0. That's an interesting question. I have not tried it with a trailer plugged in. I'll see if I can go test the trailer plug output. What truck are you planning to use? I'm not sure if pre 2007 models are compatible. Your signature lists a 2000.
  14. Just picked up a 2021 Acadia on new years eve. It has the Denali technology package, but I would assume the backup camera is the same on all models. My wife has complained about the backup camera not displaying upon cold start, but it works later after re-starting. It has worked each time I drove it, I finally saw the black screen of death this AM. When we were shopping we considered a very low mileage 2020 Acadia Denali that was bought back due to camera/display problems. It had been fixed, but instead, we chose to get a new one in the wife's preferred color. So it seems that this may be a common problem. So, is there a TSB about this? Is there a known fix? Being under warranty, all I care about it getting it fixed with the least amount of inconvenience to us. I'd like to do my research before taking to the dealer, especially since it seems to work when the vehicle is warmed up. I don't want to waste my time if it is something the dealer won't be able to replicate without leaving it sit there overnight.
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