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Capt Bob

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  • Birthday 02/17/1951

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    2018 Silverado 1500 LT Z71 Crew Cab
  1. Well the warranty in 2003 (my last truck)was 3 yrs. 36,000 miles. They increased the warranty (2007 ?) for two distinct reasons. First and foremost was to create the perception that they didn't build a POS and second to lift sagging sales due to the first. Well when sales didn't skyrocket (remain somewhat flat) they decided to reduce the warranty (2016?). The warranty for any object isn't based on how well it works but rather a marketing tool for sales. Why offer a huge warranty? To bolster sales. If it doesn't work, why offer it? This is Marketing 101 and that's why the warranty decreased. To think there is some hidden agenda there is Oliver Stone stuff. Marketing pure and simple. The product isn't really any different (life expectancy wise) from 2003 so why offer an inflated warranty unless sales reflect it works.
  2. Mark, I've stayed back on this but felt compelled to respond. I received my treatment at Moffitt in Tampa. It's a ways from you but I stayed on Campus for free at the Hope Lodge. It was nine years this July that I received my last treatment. I've lived a lot longer than anyone would have guessed. Point is, you never know. Good luck.
  3. New Shocks...

    Well I understand why you are amazed at my suggestion but what I find amazing is you state you can build/fix anything, have ridden in many 3/4 ton trucks, OWN many more and are knowledgeable of their design functions but the rudimentary aspect of proper tire inflation (of which you made no mention of) in relation to load being transported seems to have escaped you. I would however ask that you report back on the ride quality of the Bilstein shocks since I'm considering them in the future, if not for me then, for the rest of the Forum.
  4. Nitrogen ???

    I totally agree with you on all of the above. One could also add that the oxidation rate of both the tire compounds (internally) and the metal rims is reduced
  5. Nitrogen ???

    That is just a little outside. Think about it. Oxygen is denser than nitrogen (check on a Periodic Table) and if "plain air" contains both, then logic would dictate that plain air would be denser than just plain nitrogen since it contains both. Sound about right?
  6. New Shocks...

    Don't mean to rain on your parade but new shocks will not make a 3/4 ton truck ride like anything other than a 3/4 ton truck. The best way to improve your 2500's ride is to load up the bed and tow something big/heavy. That is what they were engineered to do.
  7. Towing a Travel Trailer Question

    Sounds almost identical to my bone stock 2018 pulling my 5000 lb. boat and trailer in 94 degree heat on flat ground. I'm guessing until I change out the T-Stat, it will be the same.
  8. Best tonneau and why?

    Roll n Lock. Not price friendly though.
  9. Why did you buy your GM?

    Guess I'm a loyalty guy. First Chevy was a 57 2 dr. sedan. Had several Camaros and one Vette. First truck was an 85 1/2 ton. Sold in 97 and purchased another 1/2 ton. Sold in 2003 and bought a 3/4 Duramax. After 15 years as a DD, I would trade it in on a 2018 but this time back to the 1/2 ton. It drives very nice compared to the Duramax when it was empty but when towing, that 03 rode sweet. That stated, I really like my truck, but if I hadn't joined this Forum I'd never have found out everything that's wrong with it. Lucky me.
  10. What kind of oil

    Hard Pass eh??????
  11. Well sign me up. On the jobsite today, I pulled up to a storm pond the crew was working on, shut the engine off and spent about 5-6 minutes there. When I returned, truck started but no marker around the PRNDL. Then received a Stabiltrak warning and "drive at reduced speed". CEL also illuminated. Shut off and restarted. Gear marker returned but truck now in limp mode. Drove a short distance and shut down. Restarted and only CEL illuminated. Drove to another site a short distance away with truck still in limp mode.. Parked and completed what I came to originally do. Took about 30 minutes. Restarted and everything is clear, truck in normal mode. Code reader showing 0700 and 0073 codes. Plan to remove codes and see what's next. I did install a catch can last Saturday but I'm guessing I have a ground problem too.
  12. UPR Products catch installed

    I'm just going to piggy back on this thread as I too utilized the deal Joe put out to the Forum. Spoke with "Steve" several times prior to Joe's offer as I tried to decide which route to take. He spent a good deal of time answering my many questions and in the end, they got my business. As has been stated, a very simple install, well made and shipping was very fast but I live Fla. so it didn't have to travel very far. Here's a finished install pic.
  13. Catch Can Skeptic

    That's like a tennis match with all the back and forth over there.

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