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  1. I have a light steel grey metallic 2015 and I have not seen many others. I was looking for some pics of setups (larger tires etc) to see what looks nice with this color. I love the color and get compliments on it all the time. I think some of that has to do with the fact that there are not many out there. I have so far put in a bedliner and added nerf bars
  2. 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3 standard bed with 3.42 gears 2019 Grand Design Imagine XLS 21BHE Equal-I-zer WD Hitch
  3. Your arguments are classic "whataboutism" I say its illegal, you say "What about speeding? What about texting?" Well they are also illegal, so dont do them, but they have NOTHING to do with this discussion. Here is a site you should reference before making an argument https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/ It will help you to not make logical mistakes which invalidate your argument. There are a few thing we can choose to go by here. The LAW The MANUFACTURES numbers NHTSA guidelines for safety Somebody online telling you to disregard all three of the above. I dont know about most of you, but when it comes to something as paramount as my safety and the safety of others, I will abide by 1,2 and 3 before listening to anyone online. Especially anyone who has already suggested breaking the law multiple times.
  4. In that case you can go to the dealership but right now they are just pulling the defogger fuse.
  5. Agreed. I hope you never have the issue just as much as I hope I don't. It seems that the recall was done in Canada first for 2 reasons. Canada is generally colder overall so it makes sense that the rear defrosters are being used and possibly working harder (for longer periods of time) but I live in the mountains of Colorado. It gets cold here too. Secondly is that Canada has much stricter consumer protection laws than we do. If enough people call, they WILL expand the recall. Your reference number (for the call) is your "I told you so" which can lead to a lawsuit. The last thing GM wants is some baby getting fried in the back seat because their blanket happen to be touching the back window when the defroster was used. Risk of fire is a HUGE issue. I really hope more people make the call.
  6. I find it amusing time anyone uses the term "back in the day" to justify behavior that is now considered unwise, sophomoric, or otherwise ill advised. We did a lot of things "back in the day" that were unsafe, ignorant or stupid.
  7. Ok great, so this means that the sensor and maps are it. the rest of the truck (fuel lines and pump) are the same and made of the same materials. I will keep that in mind as mine is NOT E85. I may want the extra power for towing in the mountains.
  8. Congratulations, any credibility you may have had has been shot. You are actively advising users to break laws and guidelines that are there for the collective safety of drivers on the road. Reasons not to tow over capacity other than the law. The brakes begin to fade, the added weight contributes to tire failure, and the extra work required of your engine causes it to overheat, which, in turn, overloads the drivetrain and shortens the life of your transmission. The extra weight pulling on the back of your vehicle significantly hampers your braking ability and steering control. When the back of your truck is loaded down, the front tires come up, causing them to lose some traction with the road. Without those front tires firmly on the ground, you'll definitely see a negative impact on your stability and handling. Your truck's brakes, which were designed to stop a limited amount of weight, will either take much longer to slow the vehicle down in an emergency or they simply won't work at all.
  9. Im getting confusing answers when researching myself so I wanted to ask here. The manual says that if the truck has a green gas cap its E85 capable. But other sources say that this engine is E85 capable period. E85 is a 100 dollar option. Is the difference pretty much only the gas cap? or are all fuel lines/pump etc, different from vehicle to vehicle?
  10. As stated the limits are the law. period. If you get in ANY sort of accident, your fault or not, and you are over the limit, you are at fault. Towing over the limit is risky behavior and those that do it put themselves and others in harms way. Maybe you need to read the NHSTA guidelines and why they exist. Your experience towing does not change the specifications of the truck. Perhaps you should reevaluate your clear disregard for the safety of others on the road.
  11. Also if possible, share this information to any other relevant groups you may be a member of.
  12. I would still do spray in and find an old piece of carpet for when you are hauling kayaks.
  13. I am a fan of weathertech products. That being said, both these products will serve the purpose. If you like the look of one, buy it. Since both products work well, you will get more satisfaction and enjoyment out of the which looks best to you.
  14. GM recalls 160,000 pickup trucks in Canada for fire risks, nothing announced in US yet As of right now there is a recall for all GM 1500's years 2014-2018 that have both a rear window defogger and a power sliding rear window. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/gm-recall-pickup-trucks-canada-fire-risks/ That recall has not been expanded to the US. I Just got off the phone with GM and filed a request to have the recall expanded to the US. I would encourage everyone who this applies to in this forum to do the same. It takes about 5-10 min but could save us all a lot of hassle later. HAVE YOUR VIN READY Call GM @1 (866) 522-9559 Reference this recall number: Manufacturer Recall Number N192220470 (This is the recall number from GM in Canada) (reference: https://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/7/VRDB-BDRV/search-recherche/detail.aspx?lang=eng&mk=0&md=0&fy=0&ty=9999&ft=&ls=0&sy=0&rn=2019325&cf=SearchResult&pg=50) They will tell you that the recall only applies in Canada and not to your VIN. Express to them that the recall needs to be expanded to the US since our vehicles are also affected. Please post here if you have called GM (just so we can keep track) Please also post if you have experienced this issue (smoke, glass breakage, etc) Affected components: electrical – rear window defroster on trucks equipped with the power sliding rear window. Affected vehicles: 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2015-2019 Chevrolet Silverado HD 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado LD 2014-2018 GMC Sierra 1500 2015-2019 GMC Sierra HD 2014-2018 GMC Sierra LD It may be a good idea to sticky this topic.
  15. Firstly the screen can handle it, just play a properly formatted video using the media option and ou will see higher resolution. Secondly the "bandwidth" should also not be an issue since this is traveling over a wire. The biggest issue here would be drivers, and assuming that the open source OS software is used in all situations, the cameras would be selected for comparability so i doubt that would be an issue Lastly, yes, some of us do back up that much especially when using the camera to hitch up. It would be nice to have a better resolution when hitching.
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