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  1. For clarification, line-x in my area is only open 3 days per week. My appointment for Tuesday afternoon is so they can do the prep Tuesday PM and spray Wednesday AM. That way i can go pick up my truck Wednesday at lunch and start installing the sport bar and tonneau cover Wednesday PM. I do wish the dealership had ordered the truck with the rear wheel well liners and chevytec bed liner. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  2. Midnight edition is an optional package. I've only seen 1 in person, and I have seen several Trail Bosses rolling around in my area. The dealership i bought my truck from also has another blue LT Trail Boss. MSRP is $51,****** on their website, so it's not that loaded. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  3. I'm finding push button start needs to acclimation to. This was helpful info for me. Thanks. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  4. The other option is to get the RST and have the dealer install the GM Accessories lift kit the Trail Boss comes with. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  5. Actually, about half that. Iirc, the upgraded engine is $2,490 more. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  6. So do I. That's why I got one. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  7. North American Made, lol [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] Seriously though, my truck's VIN starts with 3. It was made in Mexico. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  8. Mexico. They came attached to the truck from the factory. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  9. I'm sorry I haven't been updating this. Once I got the truck I started installing the stuff in my garage. So far I've installed the side steps, rear wheel well liners, GM CAI, and the front light up bowtie. I have an appointment with the dealership service department on Thursday morning to do the computer reflash for the CAI. I'm doing this in my driveway, so the heat and humidity are making this difficult. I got to the point today where I was so sweaty that I couldn't hold onto a wrench. Tomorrow I'm hoping to get the exhaust on, and maybe change the badges to black and install the CHEVROLET vinyl on the tailgate. The truck goes to Line-X on Tuesday, and i should have it back Wednesday so that i can at least install the sport bar, maybe also the tonneau cover. We'll see how hurricane Isaias and the movers of my household goods things Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. In the meantime, enjoy this pick of the injury i sustained while trying to install the passenger side step. After hooking one side on, I began to lift the other side to put a bolt in. The first side came off the bolt and dropped onto me. I notice it at the last moment and turned my head just in time to avoid losing an eye. It doesn't look as bad as it did yesterday. By the time I got out from under the truck and into the house I had blood down to my chin. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  10. Where do we start with this.... Dealerships, generally speaking, are idiots when it comes to military personnel. Different states have different laws on how military are treated, taxes, etc. The dealership relies on a computer program that doesn't take the special benefits provided to active duty military into consideration. It usually requires picking up a phone and dealing with the DMV at the other state, but they don't want to do that. I spent 2 weeks dealing with this 3 years ago at a dealership in Langhorne, PA that claimed they were seasoned pros at dealing with military personnel because of how close they are located to Joint Base Dix-McGuire-Lakehurst. I demonstrated to them that they aren't the experts they claimed to be via contacting the Utah DMV and Pennsylvania DOT. Overall, when I finished with them, the taxes and registration fees were settled, and my monthly payment dropped about $50/month. I also just did the same song and dance in July when purchasing my truck, but it only took a few days to deal with because of my previous experience. The dealership is more than capable of dealing with your NJ registration. They have the computer programs to guide them. Any delays in getting your tags could be dealt with by the dealership giving you another temporary tag via the mail. Mine has stated they will do that for me. After all, NJ would send the dealer your license plates, and then they'd send the plates to you. It's not that hard. They just want to be dicks. Since you've opted to go about registering the truck yourself, there are something things to be wary of. First, the sales tax of the truck is based on your residency, not where you buy it. Some states will waive taxes, but i don't think NJ is one of them. Iirc, NJ may have one of the highest vehicle sales tax rates in the country. If the dealership in TX didn't include that expense in your sales transaction, be ready to pay several thousand more out of pocket. Same with registration and licensing fees. I learned this the hard way in 2012 in Illinois. Now, since you indicated your sale is complete, there is a sales sheet you should've been handed that outlines the sales price, VIN, buyer, seller, fees, trade in, etc. When i picked up my check from Navy Federal Credit Union, I showed them this form in order to get the check. I assume you did the same with USAA (I only have USAA Fort insurance). That sheet may suffice with the NJ DMV. Hopefully you (still) have it. It may have all the info you need. All of this is based on the assumption that your LES indicates you're a NJ resident. If not, you're registering in the wrong state, paying the wrong fees, etc, per the Service Members Civil Relief Act (federal law). I'll be in San Antonio in about 3 weeks. I assume you're Army, and quarantined at Fort Hood. If so, and you're still dealing with this, I'd be willing to help you out. I'll be there for about a week. I'm stopping to see family while PCSing from Norfolk, VA to San Diego. Considering the PCS drive, going from northwest San Antonio to Fort Hood isn't that big of a deal for me. I'm not an expert, nor an attorney, but I have some experience with this. Hopefully this helps. If not, feel free to message. Lastly, Welcome Home, and thank you for your service. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  11. My trade in is garbage. 2008 Saturn Outlook. I was given it free, so any money made from selling it is a profit. I started experiencing problems with it a few months after it was given to me. Major engine mechanical issues. I've been lumping it along for 3 years. I was surprised Carmax offered $2,500 for it. The dealership where I bought my Trail Boss offered only $1,000. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  12. It's simple supply and demand. Due to COVID shutting down new car factories, inventory became depleted. That put more demand on used inventory, so prices went up. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  13. About 3-4%. Seems to be the typical annual inflation rate on new vehicles. Only exception I've seen recently is the C8 Corvette. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  14. My truck arrived at the dealership today. Now waiting for them to get their BS done. That includes the first mod of installing the dash camera system. I also added 1 large box to the stash in my garage. It took up the entire space behind the front row of my wife's Traverse. I'm ready to get started on this project. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  15. I ran to the dealership to get the last accessory that I ordered -- sport bar. While loading the box into my (wife's) Traverse I noticed this truck 2 rows away. Once I was loaded up, I walked over and looked at it. It's mine! I got to see and touch it, but haven't been inside it, nor driven it yet. In fact, I haven't driven any Silverado in over 15 to 20 years. I feel like this is a huge gamble. I hope I like it. Seeing the truck did remove any concerns about the towing mirrors. I love them. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  16. My sales rep just notified me that my truck arrived at the dealership today. It's currently in line for pre-delivery inspection. It'll then head over to service to have the GM Accessories dash camera system installed. I'm hoping I'll be able to drive it home tomorrow or Wednesday. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  17. My dealer wasn't willing to match GM's 20% off, so I only had a few items included in my truck purchase. I then went home and jumped on the computer, and bought more stuff. I opted to have my items sent to my dealer for pickup so shipping would be free. The following morning my dealership called and said 1 of the items I ordered online was backordered (black SILVERADO and LT badges). When I asked how long they estimated it would take to receive the item they said about a week. It actually took 2 weeks (12 days to be specific). When everything came in the dealership called me and said everything was ready for pickup. I found that overall communication was great. The 20% coupon was easy to use. I had 0 problems with the online ordering process. When I asked the dealership their role in all of this, they said they're just a distribution point between GM Accessories and the customer. I didn't ask if they get credit for selling the parts, or even a bit of money. I considered it too rude and nosy to ask about. I took 2 trips to the dealership today to grab a much as I could. The biggest item won't fit in my SUV while I have my kids, so I asked the dealership to keep it safe until tomorrow afternoon. Instead, they offered to deliver it to my house for free tomorrow morning. It's almost like Amazon and UPS, lol. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  18. I'm still waiting on my truck to be delivered to the dealership, but all of my GM accessories have arrived. I have a big stack of boxes in my garage right now (pictured). I'm going to leave this 1st post as more of a teaser. I still have 1 more big box coming tomorrow from the dealership. They're holding onto 1 other box until my truck arrives, though. I paid for the install of my first item -- F800 dash camera system. I'm hoping to update this thread soon. I'm under a time crunch to get things done. Packers and movers show up next week for my move across the country (literally coast to coast), but I'll be in my house until mid-August. If I can set aside the tools I'll need I should be ok. There's several boxes behind the ones you see. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  19. I went with the Rough Country trifold tonneau cover. I was looking for protection from water while also fitting with the short bar. Once my truck arrives and I can get everything installed, I'll be able to determine if my decision was sound. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  20. This is a topic where 2 things are inappropriately intertwined. If a dealership or manufacturer refuses to honor a warranty, and the customer sues, the customer is the plaintiff and the dealership or manufacturer are the defendants. The only way the customer is a defendant is if the federal government charges the customer with violation of a law, and the customer chooses to provide a defense against the charges in court. Regarding who is responsible for paying the plaintiffs' fees, it's only applicable if the defendant lost the court case. Should a customer/defendant against the federal government be able to compel the court that the modification actually improves/reduces emissions, then the modification is keeping the intent of the federal emissions regulations, and no violation has occurred. Burden of proof is on the customer/defendant. Should the customer/plaintiff against the dealership or manufacturer be able to compel the court that the modification actually improves/reduces emissions, then the modification is keeping the intent of the federal emissions regulations, and no violation has occurred. Burden of proof is on the customer/plaintiff. As for legal fees, etc, they're only applicable if 1) the plaintiff petitions the court for said fees, and the court agrees, and 2) defense lost the court case. For the record, IANAL. I also don't pretend to be one on the internet. Although I attempt to provide factual information, a lawyer should be consulted. I'm not an expert, but I've done a bit of research over the years. For liability purposes, do not take what i say as the final word on the matter. Pick and choose your battles. Remember, the dealership, nor the car manufacturers, represent the federal government. A lawsuit regarding the warranty coverage of your vehicle wouldn't be against the federal government, but don't be surprised if the federal government was brought in by the dealership or manufacturer should you challenge the matter in court. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  21. If Chevy offered a LTZ Trail Boss, I would've been all over it with the towing mirrors. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  22. 2 weeks is turning into 3 weeks, maybe longer. Every Tuesday in checking in with my sales rep to find out the status of my truck. Last update was that it was "In port and assigned a truck". He thought it would be in by the end of this week. I guess not. Looks like I get to call him Tuesday, again, and ask for another update. In other news, either GM or my dealership has their head up their arse. I placed an order through accessories.chevrolet.com over a week ago. Now the dealership can't find it. When i try to contact people via email or phone, I get the run around or ignored. I have to make a 30 minute drive to stand in front of them to get answers. I'm about ready to walk away from the whole deal. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  23. Why would anybody need blind spot in a towing mirror? I use the convex one for that. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  24. Sorry I didn't respond earlier. I lacked the motivation to pick my phone up off the table that's next to the couch seat I'm sitting in. You know what they say about assuming? It makes an ASS out of U and ME. I'm already an ass, so i has 5/6ths of that covered in my end alone. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
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