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Rgpie75

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  1. TIL my truck has dick wheels. I also vote for the dick wheels. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I’d say this is pretty amazing actually. 110 years ago they could make a frame with a bench strapped to it go 80 miles at probably 15 mph on a flat road. Now we have batteries that last for up to 300 miles and you get to cruise in a weatherproof vehicle that goes 70 mph (and gets there in about 3 seconds in ludicrous mode), comfortably seats 4, has all sorts of safety and convenience features, electronics that monitor every possible data point continuously, and is very close to being able to drive itself autonomously. Incredible I’d say and can’t wait to see where it goes in the next 25 years. But of course there will be specific situations like 31 hour trips to Canada where a battery powered vehicle will not be appropriate for quite awhile longer. The internal combustion engine isn’t going away anytime soon. There will just be fewer and fewer of them from here on out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. This is definitely true. They’re just going to keep better and it’s going to have pretty big implications across the entire energy sector. The big utility scale batteries are rapidly improving and falling in price as well. Batteries and renewables will continue to displace fossil fuels in coming decades. Will take awhile but is happening faster than a lot of people think. And by the time electric cars are main stream the grid will be significantly different too and will have no problem keeping up with demand. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Wow some people really hate the idea of electric vehicles. And for some really strange reasons too. Personally, I fully expect the Sierra I just bought last year to be my last vehicle with an internal combustion engine. It's obviously going to be different for everyone. But I'm pretty certain that based on the pace of where EVs are going in terms of efficiency and cost, and for my driving habits, it will work great for me in just a few more years. For a long time there are going to be situations where electric vehicles are not appropriate like the ones that have been mentioned here so for those of you that just have to have ICE I don't think EVs are going to threaten your way of life anytime soon. But the industry is certainly heading there. And even for fleet type work vehicles. All you have to do is look at the investment $ heading that way. Walmart is just getting started. UPS just announced a big investment a couple weeks ago. Amazon is jumping in big. Virtually all the major automakers are on board now too. For a huge percentage of the population and even vehicles used for a ton of industry it's just going to make more sense to go electric as the costs continue to come down and and the range goes up. In 5 years EVs are definitely going to be cheaper and have better range than they do now. And in 10 years it will be even better still. Same goes for the charging infrastructure. Of course it's not as green as the environmentalists try to make it out to be. And if lithium ion were to remain as the leading battery technology it would probably be a major concern. But the breakthroughs are going to keep coming faster and faster now so it's likely some other technology leap frogs lithium ion too. I for one am pretty excited to see where it all goes over the next 20 years. And to the guy that said 50% of our electricity comes from coal with no signs of changing I think your source is about 15 years old. Coal hasn't supplied half the electricity in the US since about 2005 and in fact has been in a sharp decline. (Plenty of data here on that if you're a nerd like I am: https://www.eia.gov/electricity/ ). It's more like 1/3rd now and will continue going down as the majority of the US fleet of coal plants are over 40 years old and are just continuing to retire. And coal plants cost about 3 times the price of a new gas plant to build and require way more maintenance so there won't be any new ones coming. I've never understood the argument that electric cars are just going to get their electricity from fossil fuel anyway so gas vehicles are better. Mainly because I always hear that argument from people who are big fossil fuel supporters. My company actually owns a coal plant and I've spent the last 25 years working in the fossil fuel electric generation business. Let me tell you we would LOVE to have more people using EVs because we sell electricity. And electricity prices in the US right are as low as they've been in my career. We actually put EV chargers right on the side of our coal plant and told all employees they can charge their cars for free. We only have a few people using them right now but more and more people are talking about them and as prices come down and more people adopt we'll gladly add more chargers. I tell our people all the time that if anyone asks them how to support the fossil fuel industry, tell them to go by an electric vehicle as soon as one comes along that they can afford.
  5. Just about to cross 10k miles on my 2019 AT4 and love it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Yeah happens often. I flash back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. This does sounds like what the service manager was describing as the issue. I didn't try to summarize what he told me because I knew I would butcher his explanation! Hopefully the software reprogram takes care of it. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  8. Just an update for the experiencing this transmission shift issue. I took mine in today for the 5k mile service and mentioned that I was having some clunky shifts that felt like I was often starting in 2nd gear and getting a hard shift back down to first. The dealer did a reprogram that they claim will help but time will tell. Have not yet noticed the issue again as of yet but have only driven a few times since then. Will update if the issue returns. Adding a picture of my invoice that shows a reprogram code in case anyone wants to show it to their dealer. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  9. Following. My BakFlip MX4 leaks a fair amount as well although I'm not sure how much is actually from the tailgate. I've been planning to add some sort of gasket under the clamp on rails at some point and probably along the front edge of the bed as well but just haven't yet done any sort of research to see what might work best. It seems like most leak to some extent and mine isn't really all that bad. Just enough to annoy me really.
  10. I have this issue with my 2019 AT4 5.3 w/8 spd as well. I'll be in for the first service in a couple weeks and will see what the dealer has to say. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  11. I just ordered the Bakflip MX4 from truckalterations.com for $780 with no tax and free shipping. I just sent an email and asked for their best price as someone suggested in another thread and they got back to me right away then sent an electronic invoice for payment. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  12. Traded in my 2015 Yukon today on a 2019 AT4 w/Technology package in satin steel metallic. Got it for 12% below MSRP. Definitely could have gotten to 20% off the SLT but that was the lowest any of the dealers in my area were willing to go on the AT4. But it's exactly what I wanted and got the price I was looking for on the trade so I'm happy with it. Glad to be staying in the GMC family too! Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
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