I've been a big fan of Truxedo in the past, specifically the Lo Pro. But I'm trying to save some money this time around, so I ordered the Gator ETX from Amazon based on some feedback I've seen on this forum (and the fact that it looks exactly like a Truxedo in pictures). Unfortunately, they sent me the wrong one, so I'm in the process of getting it replaced. It did lead to an interesting finding though. I called Gator support and they needed me to send them some info, and the email address they gave me was a Truxedo address. Based on that and the looks, build, etc, I'd say that Gator seems like it's just a re-branded Truxedo. The one I'm sending back looks good, and seems like the quality will be just fine when I get the right one installed.
On the early changes, this is something I heard years ago. I don't know how valid it is still these days (the last time I really looked into it, and performed an early change, was on a motorcycle I bought 12 years ago). Early changes are usually done because when an engine is new you can have some very tight tolerances, leading to some metal shavings making their way into the oil. You want to run the engine long enough to get things seated, then change it to get those shavings out of there. I think I did my first oil change on that motorcycle at 500 miles. As for me, I plan on my first change at 5,000, and changing every 5,000 after that. I'll take the free oil change, then do the rest on my own using Mobil 1.
I'm not sure if the feature is on the Custom or not, but it's off by default so you may just need to turn it on. In the Infotainment system. I don't have the exact steps in front of me, look for a Remote Window Down feature or something like that. I know it's available in my RST, I'm not sure which trim level it starts at.
I've been reading through the manual and I saw the section about the filling your tires (page 370 for those that want to look it up). I kinda skimmed over it because I just assumed I don't have the feature, but mine is an RST so maybe I do.
I'm interested in the results. I came across the same part in my search, because I noticed the design difference and I want the right one. I haven't pulled the trigger yet though, I have a couple other purchases that need to come first. But if it works out, it will definitely be on my list.
I'm curious who here has the soft rollup from the GM accessories page (part# 19416979), and what you think of it. I've used Truxedo LoPro on previous trucks and I've loved it. But the GM one is $329 vs $499 for the LoPro. And I can use rewards points at GM (although if I don't use them for this, I'll use them for the all weather floor mats instead). From those who have either, do you think it's worth the savings to get the GM cover? From pictures it looks like the GM covers up the hand holes near the rear step, and sits a little higher. The Lo Pro look like it leaves the holes uncovered and sits a lot lower. Are the pictures accurate?
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