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  1. No doubt! That is a great idea actually. Another idea I have is I wish there was a way to display the front senor detection to the 8 inch screen and alert there just like the cross traffic alert that is displayed there. It is hard to see the front sensor detection display behind the steering wheel at times.
  2. I guess it does make sense since the engine is heavier but I am surprised by this also. Seems like the upper trims do tack on way to much weight. The reason why I looked at the 2020 HD was because of the large increase in payload. They did an excellent job there, no doubt! But after saying that, I am glad I went with the Gas 6.6 (and lower trim = LT Z71 20 inch tires) and which allowed me to have a payload of 3488 pounds.
  3. I'd like to give an update on the external trailer camera functionality I experienced during my last trip. To my delight, I can confirm that with the 270 deg system, you can watch this camera view for as long as you want even above 8 mpg. In the camera view selection page on the console where you can select backup view, truck bed view, internal trailer view, or the external trailer view, I was able to select the external trailer view and keep this view up for as long as I wanted. You have an option to either tap the black box X on the top right of the view, select another camera view, or come out of the camera view selection page all together. I was very pleased to be able to do this. It is VERY helpful to see the traffic behind you instead of it being usable only for backing up situations. No "invisible view' of course but hey, you can see everything regardless! I will say this, and I saw this in another post, that you need to make sure you that you truck is powered off when making the camera connection to the back. If you do it while the truck is running, you may or may not have the external trailer view option available to you for whatever reason. Also, one last odd situation. I was never able to use this camera view while in the trailer app on the console. It'll detect the camera as it will give you an option to "preview" the view, but when making that selection, it'll ask if you want to "open this view in the app". Thus far, nothing ever happens when selecting this option, you can keep tapping this box over and over again but again, nothing happens. It never opened. In other words, if you want to view your external trailer camera, you will need to exit the trailer app so that you can go into the camera view selection page. Hope this helps others when deciding to purchase the external trailer camera! I'll give an update if I am ever able to make this work within the trailer app. Thank you!
  4. Good morning everyone! Wanted to explain a situation that we are experiencing and wanted to see if there were any recommendations and/or next steps we should follow. Our 2016 Yukon with 80k miles started to experience the exact symptom described in the Service Bulletin 18-NA-355. When I read the words "rumble strips" I knew we were talking about the same thing. After saying that, 2 weeks went by where this would occur occasionally and then we were out of town for 2 weeks. The Yukon sat during this time at home. Back in town, my GF took the Yukon to work for two days and than it just died in a turning lane; the transmission would not allow you to drive forward or reverse. It was taken to the near by Exxon shop where they said it would need a new transmission. This is around the time I found the SB 18-NA-355. Called GMC corporate and they said it was out of warranty after which I called our local GMC and told them about the Service Bulletin. They asked that we have it towed there, which we did, and they said that GMC agreed to pay 25% for the new transmission and we were responsible for the rental, towing x2, and 75% of the labor and transmission which costed ~$4500. Does anyone have any success stories that they can share or have any recommendations on what we should do? Did the issue in the Service Bulletin have anything to do with the transmission going out fully? They said it would be ready tomorrow, but I feel that the Service Bulletin has something to do with our transmission issues. Thoughts? Thank you!
  5. It was an insecure connection in the steering wheel area behind the airbag. Easy repair and now everything is working like it once did. Also had the recall work done as well: Recall Title: Seatbelt Pretensioner Fire Recall Description: General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2019 – 2020 model-year Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles and in certain 2020 model-year Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500/3500 vehicles built with carpet floor covering (RPO B30). In certain crashes that cause the front seatbelt pretensioners to deploy, the exhaust from the deployed pretensioner may be diverted through an opening in the pretensioner bracket and ignite cotton fibers in the carpet floor near the B-pillar. Safety Risk Description: Following a crash that causes the seatbelt pretensioner to deploy, a fire may develop in the area near the B-pillar, which may increase the risk of injury. Repair Description: Dealers will install a feature that will close off the opening in the pretensioner bracket so that exhaust gasses vent away from carpet material as designed. Thank you!
  6. Thank you for that information and reply. I have the 270 deg UVI version. So essentially, I can use the camera behind the trailer as a function (meaning I can use it for what it is) but will not gain the "transparent" feature. Is that correct since I have the connections for the external and internal camera plug ins on the back of the truck? I am fine with that so long as I can see what is behind me. I'll also let ShopChevyPart know this information since what they have posted is incorrect. Thank you!
  7. Hi there, I just want to clarity as according to ShopCheyPart: https://www.shopchevyparts.com/electronics/2020-silverado-2500-invisible-trailer-camera-auxiliary-trailer-camera-models-with-cwm-pdm-uvn/84580657-p-92305265.html "The Transparent Trailer View relies on the factory tailgate camera and this camera mounted at the rear of the trailer." So, there are some conflicting information here. Can someone clarify? Thank you in advance!
  8. Thank you all for the replies! That was one of my concerns that other buttons were not functioning as well, but I've confirmed they all do except for the button used to turn on the heated steering wheel. I did change out the 7.5 fuse but that didn't work either. What I've read so far is that on the older models, there is another fuse in the steering wheel column, but I'll let the dealership work that out. I hope that is what is going on here. It did work the day before without issue. Anyways, thank you all again and I'll report back on Sunday.
  9. Thank you for the reply! Yup, I have a 3:30 pm appointment with the dealer on Saturday. I'll respond back just in case others have the same issue in the future. Thank you!
  10. Good afternoon! Noticed this morning after using my remote start, it didn't kick on the heated steering wheel. Thought, okay it might not be cold enough, though my seat warmers were on. Drove down the road some and attempted to turn on the heated steering wheel via the button on the steering wheel but it did not light up nor did the steering wheel warmed up. Was thinking the light was out? I've checked the F22 7.5 fuse on the right side instrument fuse panel and it appeared to not have blown visually, but at this point after re-seating, it continues to not work. Anyone with experience have any other ideas for me to try? I've tried turning the steering wheel back and forth to its full extent while hitting the button but that didn't work either. Any ideas would be great! Thank you so much in advance!
  11. Honestly, I really like the look of Chevrolet boldly printed across the grill. Something different and to me it really makes the truck look tough, which we all know it is. I really like this truck! Just my opinion.
  12. Yes, I noticed that too this morning. A little disappointed. The LT has the folding mirrors button so it is absolutely capable of this setting. My take is that they had to intentionally write software code to not allow this. Does anyone know why they chose to not have this setting for the LT? Thank you!
  13. I am very interested in your results with pulling that 14k 5th wheel. Please let us know how that goes for you!
  14. For my gas 2020 2500 HD LT, I am seeing about ~15 MPG day to day; mainly country roads with 4 stop lights. We just took our 9000k 36 foot TT to the NC/VA mountains, averaged 8.9 MPG on that trip. I have a total of 2300 miles on the truck so far. Great truck! Handled those mountains like they weren't even there. Very satisfied.
  15. I've been getting ~15 mpg thus far. I am still under 1k and I don't do a lot of stops, mainly rural and little highway. One thing I do notice with this truck, you pay when you drive it hard. If you keep it calm, you generally get decent gas millage. I am pleased with its performance so far. No complains. Really liking the 36 gallon tank.
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